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 stay at the Tierra was one of the most amazing experiences. Not only were the daily excursions superb, but the service and cuisine were top notch. Everything was done for us to make it a most memorable experience. We will definitely consider going back one day.
We spent four nights at Tierra Patagonia in March 2018 with two other couples. Other reviewers who explain the great welcome experience at the hotel are exactly right and I won't repeat that here. Architecture, activities, food & drink... all are totally memorable and I could wax on at length about all of them.
But what I really want to say is that as a former manager myself, I like to think I can recognize stand-out leadership. If I ask myself why our overall experience at Tierra Patagonia was so wonderful, I would have to say Nicholas Russ as the GM has to be a root cause. He's hired a tremendous team, who are beautifully trained and sincerely eager for all guests to enjoy themselves.
One example among many: by the third evening, as I approached the bar the bartender said, "Would Madam enjoy her special dry Negroni again this evening?" Wow.
It was a delightful, special time, and that doesn't happen as consistently as all these great reviews indicate unless you hire great people and lead them well.
The reviews of Tierra Patagonia are consistently excellent. Even before we arrived, we have received strong recommendations from friends to stay there. We were glad we followed their advice.
The architecture of the hotel is thoughtful and inspiring. The curves of the wood and windows blend fittingly into the natural surroundings. And the views from the hotel are spectacular - every room faces the lake and the famous massifs of Torres Del Paine.
The guides and members of the staff feel like family. Every morning we would be greeted by the manager, the excursion organiser, the restaurant staff, and a host of friendly people.
This is a full-board hotel and all meals and excursions are included. The food was wonderful, I especially enjoyed the various flavours of ice cream made from locally sourced fruits.
Tierra Patagonia is without doubt one of the best hotels we have ever had the privilege of staying in.
In celebration of a special birthday, a group of six friends gathered for 4 nights at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel. From the moment we were met at the airport in Punta Arenas until the moment we left the hotel our experience couldn't have been better.
First; yes it is expensive but sometimes you actually do get what you pay for. We were met at the property by Nicolas, the hotel manager, and given an extensive tour of the facility ending at our room. We joined up with our group for a very nice lunch and then met with the guide team to plan our excursions. We had 5 excursions over the course of our trip and they were all excellent. Nacho and Daniel were our guides and couldn't have been more knowledgeable, friendly or personable.
The rooms are charming with ample space and formidable views towards the Torres del Paine range.
The design of the hotel is almost worth a visit in itself. Nestled low in the landscape on the shores of Lake Sarmiento it fades into the landscape as you move into the park. The sweeping woodwork on the ceilings in the public space are beautifully designed and accentuate the views to the park.
Nicolas and his team were fantastic. Friendly, attentive and charming. The restaurant was very good, the service and bartending staff were great.
We loved our stay and hope to return to the Tierra property in Atacama someday soon.
We stayed here for 3 nights. This is not enough if you plan to take their hikes that are scheduled. You need at least 5 nights here
The staff are very professional and helpful. The guides are very experienced and fun to hike with.
The food here is amazing as is the open bar.
I had a massage here too which was one of the best I have had.