4.5
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What We Love

  • Lake District location with views of Lake Villarrica
  • Activities galore: hot springs visits, golf, hiking, skiing and more
  • Sunset cocktails and meals on the hotel restaurant’s terrace
  • A spa built directly into the rock and an indoor/outdoor pool
  • It’s a five-minute taxi ride to the nearest town, Pucon

What To Know

  • Ski seasons is from late-June to early October
  • Expect to see lots of couples and families
  • Weather can be unpredictable, but the hotel offers plenty of rainy day activities
  • WiFi can be spotty in this mountain location
  • Airport transfers cost about $110, each way, for two people

Amenities

  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Only a few hotels in Chile have been around as long as Hotel Antumalal, which is as lovely as the day it opened in 1950. The Bauhaus design, conceived by a hotel architect who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, is retro-chic and lovingly maintained, with wraparound glass windows, goatskin rugs, tree trunk furniture and walls made with thick slabs of monkey puzzle wood.

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When I wake up each morning, wall-to-wall picture windows with views of shimmering Lake Villarrica and the region’s rain forest–clad peaks greet me. A slowly burning fire and breakfast in bed make wearing pajamas until noon an enticing option. But this is Chile’s Lake District, and Pucon is a mecca for adventure and nature lovers — rising high behind the hotel is the smoking Volcano Villarrica, for hiking and skiing.

Those less inclined to adrenaline-pumping activities can revel in the hotel’s Spa Antumaco, which is built right into the rocky hillside and features a kidney-shaped indoor/outdoor heated pool, a sauna with lake views and massage and body treatments. The hotel also has a private beach for sunning and reading. And come suppertime, Antumalal, whose name means “Corral of the Sun,” has simply breathtaking sunsets that pair perfectly with a glass of Chilean red on the hotel’s terrace.

How to Get There

Hotel Antumalal
KM 2 Camino Pucon - Villarrica, Pucon
La Region de la Araucania, 00000 Chile

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