Tierra Patagonia Hotel And Spa
What We Love
- Local woolen blankets and antique furniture in guestrooms, all of which have spectacular views of Lake Sarmiento and the Paine Massif
- Delicious selection of Chilean wines served with gourmet dinners featuring local meat, seafood and produce prepared by chef Rafael Figueroa
- Uma Spa’s honey and quartz crystal facials
- Zero development — residential or commercial — on this eastern edge of the national park
What To Know
- Transfers to/from Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport (PUQ) in Punta Arenas, about 250 miles away, are included on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and can be arranged through the property; on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, transfers are $150 per person, each way
- Transfers to/from Teniente J. Gallardo Airport (PNT) in Puerto Natales, about 80 miles away, are included on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and can be arranged through the property; on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, transfers are from $150 per person, each way
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Designed by Chilean architect Cazu Zegers, the hotel on the eastern edge of Torres del Paine National Park brings the outdoors to your doorstep, and the undulating all-wood structure blends seamlessly into the rolling dales. Stunning views can be had at every turn: Whether you’re sipping a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc at the open bar or relaxing on a sheepskin-covered bench in your guestroom, Tierra Patagonia, on the cusp of slate-blue Lake Sarmiento, always offers breathtaking views of the water and the Paine Massif in the distance.
Bed and Bath
Tierra Patagonia provides everything you need to explore these wilds in comfort and style. The 40 eco-luxe rooms are built from natural materials (ahem, blonde wood as far as the eye can see) and filled with handcrafted furnishings, like local woolen blankets and antiques. But while each is done up in their own unique touches, all have spectacular views of Lake Sarmiento and the Paine Massif’s jagged peaks.
Traditional Patagonian fare and Chile’s best wines is served in the restaurants, but head to Estancia Cerro Guiddo, the hotel’s working ranch, to try the lamb slow-roasted over an open fire. Or, if you’re looking to be pampered, book a day in the large, glass-enclosed Uma Spa, which has a warm lap pool, steam rooms and relaxing treatments, such as the Tierra Patagonia’s signature honey and quartz crystal facial. Afterward, curl up in front of the cozy fire in the lounge with a book chosen from the hotel’s impressive library.
In the Area
Forget what you think you know about vultures: The sight of the Andean Condor — Chile’s national bird — riding the wind currents with its wings fully extended is a highlight of a trip to this part of the world. The Andean Condor trek ventures into the heart of Condor country traversing rock buttress for views of the birds along with the Paine Massif, Sierra Contreras, Rio De Las Chinas, Sierra Del Toro and the Sierras del Cazador. Meander along the shores of Lake Sarmiento with an experienced guide to help you identify the wildlife that hides in the thrombolites — striking sedimentary geological formations made of microorganisms — lining the lake. Local gauchos guide the Tierra Patagonia’s horseback trek, starting from the hotel’s working Estancia (Ranch) Cerro Guido. If you’re new to horses, start with the Mirador Bosquecito trip, which winds through a lenga forest towards Sierra Contreras for views of the Sierra del Toro, Lago Toro, Lago Sarmiento, Paine Massif and if the day is clear, you can even see part of the southern ice fields.
How to Get There
The hotel is a one of a lifetime experience. The wide variety of tours that are included make it superb. Be sure to tip the staff including the guides!!!!
The hotel food and drink are truly top notch and couldn't ask for anything more--which is good since not much is available to eat besides at the hotel.
The hotel manager would touch base EVERY day and I wasn't the main organizer in the group-what a class act.
Be aware that it's not inexpensive during the HIGH season and consider it a one of a lifetime opportunity. Be sure to stay for at least 4 nights to appreciate all there is to offer. Also don't forget the spa area which has wonderful areas to hang out and doze!
We spent 4 days at this beautiful hotel, hiking with private guides who are hotel staff. The room was fantastic with every comfort and excellent views. Food was excellent. Staff was very personal and top notch. It is costly but includes so many amenities and services. I recommend it very highly in magical northern Patagonia.
We stayed here in January for 4 days and three nights. We had the most wonderful experience ever. We have stayed at some fantastic hotels across the world and I would put the Tierra up there as one of the best ! Our room which was a suite was fantastic with wonderful views (as do all the rooms) the cleanliness of the whole hotel is outstanding. The food was great and the selection of drinks available in the all inclusive package is excellent. However the thing that makes it stand out the most .... is the staff they literally could not do enough for you without being over fussy. The hotel manager is outstanding from welcoming you on your arrival to speaking with you every day to ensure everything is going well. Our trips and guides were all excellent and extremely well run. The highlight was probably the horseback riding especially when you ride back to the hotel tie up your horse and go to the bar for a pre lunch drink!
The atmosphere at the hotel is lovely and it encourages people to mix with each other which we really enjoyed . We met some great people who added to the enjoyment of our holiday.
Many thanks to Nicholas and all his staff you are fantastic!
If you are planning to visit Patagonia, you really should look no further than being enveloped in the warmth & care & that is offered by Tierra Patagonia, Chile.
Located half way between El Calafate (in Argentina) and Punta Arenas (Chile) - Tierra Patagonia sits on the shores Lake Sarmiento with the stunning backdrop of the peaks within the Torres del Paine national park.
There are so many positive elements to the hotel from it’s breathtaking design & location; beautifully appointed bedrooms; the wonderful cuisine and, ultimately, the quality of the activities on offer. The attention to detail is fantastic from the moment you arrive to your reluctant goodbyes.
If, like us, you have not ventured to this region before, or if you are a seasoned Patagonian traveller - what’s on offer at Tierra Patagonia is a true emersion into the stunning natural environment & the pristine wilderness all around you.
On arrival, the activity leaders sit down with you and talk through all the options available for both half & full day tours. From glaciers to horses riding, walking trails with close-up encounters with the wildlife, to more challenging walks to the famed French Valley & ‘three towers’, something to suit every ability & interest.
The activities are supremely well organised with small numbers (no more than 6-8 people on each); the guides are highly processional, friendly and knowledgable and a mine of information about the region in which they live & work. For us, the half day tours gave a great flavour of Patagonia, returning for lunch before venturing out again in the afternoon.
We enjoyed a three night stay and, on leaving & reflection, felt that five nights would have been better to give a day of relaxation & cocooning, in the spa area, sandwiched between the outdoor activities.
Every element of the the Tierra Patagonia experience is made perfect by the friendly, warm & engaging team, headed by the General Manager, Nicholas. We have stayed in many properties around the globe and we have never encountered such a fantastic ambassador & leader who takes a personal interest in each & every guest that walks through the doors.
Some reviewers comment on the property being expensive. However, one appreciates that the price per night is inclusive of breakfast, lunch & dinner and all the drinks you could wish for. Added to that, a wide choice of superb half or full day activities which provide a package & overall experiences which represents excellent value for money.
Highly recommended an hope that we are fortunate enough to return to this piece of heaven on earth.
My nephew and I had a wonderful time staying at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, following right after our Antarctica trip. The hotel is absolutely stunning and beautiful, one-of-a-kind structure built into the nature of the Torres Del Paine National Park. All the staffs are very courteous and attentive. The excursion staffs and guides are beyond professional, they are great and experienced. The whole facilities, services, views, food, wine and hospitality of the Tierra Patagonia was absolutely outstanding. We had a great time exploring the Patagonia with a base that we knew we would be pampered after each day full of exciting excursions and activities. Thank you so much to our hotel resident managers Nick, Cecilia and the whole wonderful crews. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would recommend to other without hesitation.