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Tierra Patagonia is just 15 minutes’ drive from the entrance to Torres del Paine National Park, set on a bluff where the pampas meet Lake Sarmiento, and with amazing views of the peaks of the national park.
The hotel is the spanking new sister property of Tierra Atacama in the eponymous desert of Northern Chile and is designed to blend into the dramatic Patagonian surroundings, barely disrupting the landscape.
Inside, a cosy open plan lounge and fireplace await, and there are just 40 comfortable rooms situated along two corridors with stunning views across a lake to the mountains. The bar and dining room share the views.
The Uma Spa offers a variety of different treatments and massages and also has a sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, and an outdoor jacuzzi for those wanting to brave the elements.
The hotel arranges full day or half day excursions and expert guides are on hand to help spot endemic plants, animals and birds whilst exploring the diverse landscapes of Patagonia, from mountains, pampas, forests, ridges, glaciers, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. The specific excursions include walks, treks, riding, mountain biking and boat trips.
Why we love it
The hotel is near the shoreline of Lake Sarmiento and, if you're feeling brave, why not go for a bracing swim? The less adventurous/foolhardy can wander along the beautiful beach spotting ñandues, indigenous ostrich-like birds.
Saskia, Original Traveller