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This avant-garde geometric masterpiece is home to five-star boutique hotel Tierra Chiloe; the newest member of the Tierra Hotel family and the pioneer of luxury hotels in Chile’s Northern Patagonia.
Amid quaint fishing villages accessed down a eucalyptus-lined avenue, you'll find Tierra Chiloe; bold yet somehow in keeping with the surrounding landscape, clad in native materials and hand-crafted touches. Each of the 12 cosy guest rooms are minimalist in design featuring large windows framing spectacular sea and fjord views. The rather inviting lounge boasts an open fireplace while the reading room and terrace offer alternative places to relax and take in the view. Be sure to try one of their Pisco Sours - some of the strongest and tastiest in Chile and fast-becoming pretty legendary.
Everything is about relaxation and nature in this part of the world and Tierra Chiloe remains in keeping with this, as a no-fuss an all-inclusive hotel. And that starts with the food. Most ingredients are locally sourced and from which the chef daily prepares a fresh set menu -think mussels, merzula ceviche and fillet steak. The wine-tasting room and open-air fire below the hotel are particular favourite after-dinner spots for guests.
There are a variety of excursions on offer for the adventurous traveller including trekking, biking, horse riding, kayaking and bird watching as well as cultural trips to the UNESCO Jesuit churches dotted across the island. After a long day return to Tierra Chiloe to unwind in the spa, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
It's completely in a league of its own on this hilltop overlooking this inland sea. It's all about its surroundings and the all inclusive nature means you don't have to think about anything once you get there - even the activities are included.
Ollie, Original Traveller