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Palafito 1326

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Gamboa de Castro,, Castro, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Ranked #2 of 25 Castro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
AndoverDan Andover, Massachusetts
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Andover, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to stay in a palafito, a house on stilts over the water, or mud at low tide, which was less picturesque. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly, especially Rosario. We had no trouble parking on the street. Good in room wi-fi. The breakfast was fine. It is about a 15 minute... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This hotel in quietly positioned across the water from the main town of Castro but within 15 mins walking. And we were very pleased to be out of the centre in something a bit quieter. The wood construction sitting on on stilts above the water is very picturesque. We had a double room at the rear looking out across the... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Very nice hotel, nicely decorated rooms with enough space. The view of the room, overlooking the bay was superb! There is also a bar with very good sandwiches (bar has limited opening hours though) and at breakfast there is a lot of choice, and the breakfast is prepared for you on the spot. We had a terrible problem with Alamo... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a bit difficult to rate this hostel. First for the positive: The interior is beautiful, tastefully decorated, subdued natural tones, great bed and a good shower. It really is a nice building. We spent the first night in one of their rooms facing the water and it was very nice. You actually have a very nice view over... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We like finding out of the way locations and this palafito overlooking the bay, away from the center of town, was perfect. The all natural wood decor throughout the hotel is beautiful, and is complemented by the art and tapestries. There are three spacious floors with lots of common areas and the interior windows provide unexpectedly pleasant views. The efficient... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
67 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a charming and friendly little hotel. Light, airy and inviting. Great views. Great local art. Comfy bed. Yummy breakfast. Offering to light the fireplace to get rid of the chill of a damp day would have made everything perfect.

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San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As budget travelers, this hotel is a little out of our budget, but we decided to book it anyway. I am really glad that we did. This place is awesome. The decoration and design is comparable to some of the hotels in Castro that is going for USD 200-300 a night, however, we are only paying a fraction of that... More 

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Washington DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Palafitos 1326 is a very nice place. It is on the edge of town (across the bridge), about a 15 minute walk (much of it uphill) into town. The staff are extremely nice and helpful. I had reserved the wrong date, but they were able to accommodate us without any problem. Our room overlooked the bay and was light and... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the boutique Hostel Palafito 1326 in Castro for one night whilst on route to Puerto Montt. The fee was $78000 Chilean Pesos (approximately AUD$155 or GBP£78) per night including breakfast and Internet access via WiFi. No on-site parking and television was available during our stay. Our room contained a large double and single bed. The adjoining en-suite... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is so special, is a stilt house so you will be relax listen to the sea and watching the tides. The hotel is clean, comfortably and well decor. The breakfast is good too. Excellent and friendly service.

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