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Domingo Atienza 452 | Centro Histórico, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is right in the heart of where the action is in San Pedro de Atacama. Room was fine with gas central heating and shower so easy to adjust to a constant hot which is not the norm. The staff at this hotel are so accomodating and helpful, especially the Receptionists who are willing to help you with phone... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A small complex of Adobe apartments off the reception area. The room was spacious, clean and tidy though it tended to retain the heat. The supplied fan was a real necessity if a little noisy. The small pool area was overlooked by a sun terrace opposite the breakfast and restaurant area. The view from the terrace across the rooftops was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely hotel in a quiet part of town. Excellent rooms, beds very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Helpful staff and a good breakfast offering. I'd recommend it. The only thing that I would say which is slightly negative is that although we picked it because it had a pool, the pool was so cold there was no way anyone could swim... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Enjoyed 4 days here in March 2014. Staff is friendly, and some desk staff do speak some English and Portuguese. Very relaxing place, with no TV's to distract, and the little adobe rooms (sort of like cottages, some with their own porches) are charming. Biggest negative is that the rooms don't cool down easily - but with minimal bedding and... More

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Kent
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29 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Enjoyed the individual huts in this very hot climate. Rooms very eco friendly, which was nice after the busy time in Santiago. Hotel bar and restaurant were on the opposite side of the road, but it did not matter. After chilling on the veranda whilst writing a my journal and nice stroll for a pisco sour was not a problem.... More

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63 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The lady at the reception was most unfriendly. The room was small and gloomy. The toilet didn't work and no hot shower water. We called the reception to have it sorted out but nothing ever happened. The water in the swimming pool was so cold that you could only put a toe in it. The first meal in the restaurant... More

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pobkim, Gerente at Hotel Kimal, responded to this review

Dear guests, I am really very concerned at the contents of your complaint and would have been interested to know the name of the recepcionist in question since we have 5 rotating shifts. It would also be helpful to know your room number since we have a full maintenance team working 24 hours to resolve immediately any such problems as... More

Bergamo
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25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are overall ok, not perfect but acceptable despite the fact that water is not always hot as it should be. What is really disappointing is the service. At the reception only one guy was speaking english and ge was rarely there. The man we always found there was unpolite and never smiling. We arrived in the morning at 10... More

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for four days last week. The hotel Mas over 300 US dollars a night, and definitely not worth the asking price which should be at most around 100. Rooms are painfully dark, no views. Bathrooms need renovation and more care in details. Pool was empty, terrace had cheap furniture Service was ok, but not overboard... More

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place we stayed 6nights at Casa Don Tomas + 1 night here when. We returned from Bolivia! KIMAL is more comfortable & bigger breakfast (best in whole trip) but also more expensive ! If same price i would choose Kimal! Great location since half a block from pedestrian caracoles.! Also if summer pool looked very appealing! We... More

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Darwin, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I loved the aesthetics of this hotel. From the natural features of the front gate to the cactus wood panelling of the closet. Adobe minimalism executed à la 4.5 stars. Turn down service in the evening ensured that heater was on for when we returned from tours. Great service providing bagged breakfast on request for the many early departures due... More

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Address: Domingo Atienza 452 | Centro Histórico, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: Chile > Atacama Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in the centre of town on the corner of the main street of San Pedro de Atacama, four blocks from the square, the church and archeological museum.Hotel Kimal stands out for its design that recreates the traditional architecture of the Atacama with finely finished adobe, wood and volcanic stone in an old orchard. 19 rooms provide the comfort and elegance of harmonious simplicity.The hotel offers rooms with ensuite bathroom, telephone, minibar, room service and laundry service as well as full restaurant, bar and cafeteria service, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.Within the hotel, Restaurant Paacha, famous for its fine cuisine, offers inside and outside eating areas. ... more   less 
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