Awasi PatagoniaTorres del Paine, Chile
The Awasi Patagonia is situated within its own private reserve, on a mountainside just outside the boundary of the Torres del Paine National Park. The first thing which visitors travelling there for the first time may notice is the glinting of the windows of the distant cabins in the Patagonian sunshine. As they get closer, these simple and sympathetically designed buildings appear to blend naturally with the landscape. The twelve spacious villas have been carefully positioned on the hillside to maximise both the views and guests privacy, but are all within easy walking distance of the main building.
Within the main building, from a stylish, modern interior featuring giant wood-burning stoves, natural wood finishes and comfortable furnishings, guests look out over a wilderness landscape of breathtaking beauty, backed by Lake Sarmiento and the Torres del Paine.
Since it opened in January 2014, the Awasi Patagonia has earned itself a reputation for exemplary service and cuisine, and all guests have the benefit their own private guides and 4 × 4 vehicles so that excursions can be tailored to meet their interests and preferences. ‘Must-do’ excursions include a visit inside the national park to go walking or hiking up close to the three famous towers (Torres) or between the horns, or alongside the amazing turquoise waters of Lake Pehoė. Horse back riding and mountain biking can be arranged either close to the hotel from its own ranch outpost, or deeper within the national park. If time permits, a visit to the Baguales Valley to walk and search for maine fossils over 23 million years old, or to simply admire the rather different Patagonian steppe landscape is well worth while.
Meals, drinks, excursions and local transfers are all included, ensuring a totally hassle-free and enjoyable experience.
To complement a stay in Patagonia, the hotel’s sister property, Awasi Atacama, offers an equally spectacular experience in the north of the country. The two Chilean hotels have now also been joined by a brand new property in Argentina, the Awasi Iguazú.