4.5
Very Good 489 Reviews
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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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 489 Reviews
Excellent hotel, gorgeous views
Reviewed 3 months ago

This is a hotel with a lot of history and, in our view, is still a national treasure. It has to be one of the best hotels that we have stayed in. It is a unique design perched on a hill with very room having amazing views over the lake. The staff were very welcoming and helpful at all times. Our room was large and very comfortable with a good sized bathroom, super views and a wood fire - we really wanted to try this but it the weather was beautifully hot! Dinner in the restaurant was very good as was breakfast. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and well worth exploring, with hidden waterfalls and lake access. It is about 20-25 mins walk into Pucon which is very pretty with plenty of shops, restaurants and tour companies giving access to the whole region.

What a fab hotel - warm, friendly staff and in a gorgeous setting.
Reviewed 3 months ago

From the moment we arrived staff were helpful, friendly, and obliging. We loved looking around the the gardens, and we were blown away by the view of the lake from our room. The food was excellent too and we had the most relaxing massages in the spa area. I would definitely recommend staying here!

Delicious Restaurant and View
Reviewed 3 months ago

Went for dinner with my family. Service is excellent and the waiters are attentive and helpful, making you feel comfortable to enjoy every minute. We first had our drinks and appetizers outside with the beautiful garden view with the lake on the background, and later went inside to have our dinner. We were 7 people; all the dishes came in at the same time and the food was delicious!! Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and service. It's a MUST if you come to Pucón area. Worth it from start to end.

Living on past reputation
Reviewed 3 months ago

Reception desk was extremely brusque, had to wait to be served as there was always a queue and made you feel they were doing you a favour. Rest of the staff were excellent but overall rating for service reflects the offhand Reception. Great location and room was large with a fireplace which was a nice touch. Bathroom was very basic, shower light was not working, and the towels were very rough and old. Buffet breakfast was squashed against the wall in a tiny area so you had to keep moving round people. Choice was very limited and disappointing for a hotel of this standard. However the omelette was excellent. Paths around the grounds were loose and in need of repair. Hotel needs a revamp.

Slice of heaven
Reviewed 3 months ago

We had read about Hotel Antumalal, but until we arrived and started walking the grounds, enjoying the views (including beautiful sunsets), dipping in the lake, spending a quiet night, we just didn't know what we'd find. Javi and the rest of the staff were great and set up a great hike with Elena to Huerquehue, fly fishing with Gonzalo and Felipe, and cycling also with Gonzalo and Eduardo. Wonderful experience.