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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

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Camino Pukara | Sector Suchor, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 3 nights at the Alto Atacama were fantastic. The hotel is built to embrace the local environment with stunning views. From pick up at Calama airport through to the welcome upon arrival by Alessandra to drinks, food, excursions, every whim, the staff were patient with us non Spanish speaking visitors. I had cause to report a door handle that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our 4 nights at the Alto Atacama. The hotel itself is beautifully built to be as unobtrusive as possible in the valley, the staff were superb, the excursions well organised with great guides and the food was very good (I guess you would call it "New Chilean" - Mediterranean based with an innovative twist using local ingredients). The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a beautiful architecture and the location is fantastic - what a view! It is very quite, relaxing and nice. The pools are pure luxus and also the service is very very good. The restaurant is excellent, the bar wonderful.

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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant location and the tours take you to amazing places. The hotel is well laid out and it looks all set to be a 5 excellent experience. The reality was it was close to a 3. Saved to a 4 by well meaning staff and the effect of the location. There were three main problems. First the rooms were dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The hotel is located in a red canyon from which you can see the snow capped Andes mountains. It is architecturally in keeping with its surroundings and the buildings are low rise, tasteful and free from desert dust. It is located approximately 30/40 minutes walk from San Pedro (depending on time of day) as the desert sun can be fierce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had heard of the beauties of the Atacama Desert and so arranged to stop over here for several days on our way through to Bolivia. Like all South American hotels we stayed in we found the service from the staff universally personal and excellent. The hotel is sited in a valley affording spectacular views from any position. Our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was my second stay at Alto Atacama and it is still a charming desert oasis. The rooms are wonderfully styled to the desert experience. The cuisine is superb, featuring local produce and each dish beautifully explained by the friendly warm wait staff. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and 'simpatico' and the excursions are amazing. So many highlights in the... More 

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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

One of the best place I ever stayed. Great location in desert.All inclusive resort.All the 5+ star services.Great tours of desert. Good food and wines.Most helpful staff.They always there to help on outdoor activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Me and my wife had a wonderful experience at this place. The Staff is very friendly and make you feel like home. I felt a bit spoiled to be honest as there were no NOs on our requests. We also liked the design which goes very well along with the characteristics of the desert. Another strong point is the tours.... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

from our greeting at Calama to being left there 4 days later this was an incredible experiance.The hotel is in a deserted high sided valley remote from the dust of San Pedro and very comfortable.Roberto is very eager to ensure that your trips are right for you taking into account altitude.The guides,especially Arturo were very attentive knowlegable and eager to... More 

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