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Hotel Antumalal

Km. 2 Camino Villarrica Pucón
Pucón, Chile
TEL: 56-45-441-011
Set in the eastern corner of Chile’s glacier-topped Lake District, Pucón was barely a blip on the travelers’ map when the Hotel Antumalal set the standard in 1950. More than 60 years later, the Bauhaus-style gem remains one of the iconic places to stay in a destination popular for adventure experiences and its proximity to Chile’s southern wine regions. Conceptualized by Chilean architect Jorge Elton, who collaborated with the Czech owners Don Guillermo and Catalina Pollak, the streamlined, cylindrical hotel is set improbably on the edge of a volcanic cliff on the southeastern shore of Lake Villarrica; panoramic windows along the outer edge allow for unobstructed views of the chestnut and pine trees and the deep blue lake. The 16 rooms, complete with log-burning fireplaces, sheepskin rugs, and retro furniture (tree-trunk nightstands; original 1950s tables), may be on the smaller side, but not surprisingly, most travelers spend their time outdoors. More than 12 acres of forest surround the property, and guests take in the nearby waterfalls and gardens from the hotel’s stone paths and private terraces.

Room to Book:

For the same price as the Forest Chalet, the hotel's Royal Chalet (named for Queen Elizabeth, a guest in 1968) is a secluded hideaway, with a private fern-lined patio, stone fireplace, and bedside lake views.

Insider Tip:

If you don’t mind gusty lake winds and the possibility of rain, arrive in winter when the hotel is quiet, the outdoor scenes are dramatic, and you’ll have the lobby’s open fireplace—as well as the spa’s heated pool—almost all to yourself.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Design Hotel
  • Destination Spa
  • Gay Friendly
  • Historic
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Seasonal
  • Tennis
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Number of Pools: 2

Year Opened: 1950

Number of Suites: 4

Other:

Number of Rooms: 12

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