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San Alfonso del Mar

Av. Kennedy 8830 | Resort San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo 2710000, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Algarrobo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
Chris W Hingham, Massachusetts
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have booked via booking.com one night for 3 persons in San Alfonso del Mar (270 USD!!!). As we came, there were only 3 guards and nobody on reception. The guards didn't have any clue what to do with our reservation and could't reach by phone for long time nobody who could be competent. Finaly, after talking to a manager... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited in November, way too early in the season. Pool was freezing cold and they still charged an access fee. Very limited options for dining and food in the area. All that being said, it is definitely the largest pool in the world.

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Veneta, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

while we were in santiago chile i wanted to see for myself the worlds largest outdoor swimming pool. we rented a small car and drove to the coast, what a wonderful drive to see the coast. we parked at the north end of the properties as the compound is private property. we found a trail to the beach and walked... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Spent 3 days at San Alfonso at the end of March (low season). Owner of condo "failed" to tell us that all pools and restaurants are closed during weekdays! Warm pool also closed (at U$20/ person when open!) A scam in my opinion... Condo was ok. Dated and not very cleaned. Would have been better off at a hotel...

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Santiago, Chile
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The pool itself is quite the sight--glad we got to see it once, but we don't have any urge to go back. We went in the offseason, so it was too cold to swim in the main pools (and since some of the water is pumped in from the ocean, it might be too cold year round!). There is an... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Ok, so in full disclosure, I am a cold water distance swimmer....so this place was like a dream come true! Water was wonderfully cold, and they pump in salt water from the sea so it is not overly chlorinated. Frankly, it is an engineering miracle--you can't really wrap your head around how HUGE the pool is--it is really more of... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Let me preface this review with some important background about the costs of goods, products, and services in Chile after having lived here as a U.S. Expat for four years,---- The standard of value in Chile is very low. By that I mean that you pay a lot for products and services in Chile and get less value in return... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We decided on a side trip to Algarrobo Chile after a most disappointing trip to Vina Del Mar in December of 2013. The entire Vina Del Mar area was not for us. Old, smelled bad, poor quality of food and attractions, and was just generally ugly. Even the ever so touted Renaca and Valparaiso we complete dumps. Thank God we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Expecting to enjoy the worlds largest swimming pool, we arrived in December with our bathing suits packed. Unfortunately there was maintenance going on and not a soul in sight. We hadn't been warned of this in advance so we were disappointed that every cafe and restaurant was closed - as well as the pool!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I visited this location (Puerta del Sol building 13th floor 2 bdrm) as a side trip during the week (Tuesday through Thursday) when I was staying in Valparaiso. It was completely worth the 1 hour+ bus ride from Valparaiso bus terminal. I knew I wanted to be at the world's largest pool and just relax while hearing the waves of... More 

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Address: Av. Kennedy 8830 | Resort San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo 2710000, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Algarrobo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 1000
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