My wife and I stayed for 8 nights in January 2012. Hotel Antumalal is a perfect retreat to experience and enjoy the magnificent austral summer of southern Chile. The hotel is one of a kind - born through the vision and perseverance of Guillermo and Catalina Pollak. The vision flourishes today in the loving hands of the original family.
The property is on a steep hillside criss-crossed with stone walkways that overlook Lake Villarrica. At bottom is the lake and great swimming in mid January. Midway up is the spa, that is spacious, modern and carefully designed to complement the main building. The main building is an architectural masterpiece that brings Frank Lloyd Wright to mind.
My favourite time of day at the hotel was the morning - when the mix of cool from night, warmth of the sun, and the scent of flowers in gardens combined to create an astonishing freshness to the air.
Although everyone in the town of Pucon was welcoming and helpful, part of the towns charm is that not much English is spoken. In this regard, the engish speaking hotel staff, such as Andrew and Sarah, were knowledgeable and helpful. They can help with almost everything, for example, we rented a car from the hotel for the week. The town is short walk from the property. There are national parks nearby and the trip to the Volcano Lanin, about 90 minutes through the Chilian countryside to the Argentine border was a great side trip.
The room was also very good. The views are fantastic. I understand the hotel is working on a project to further sound proof some rooms this winter season.
We are planning to go back in 2013 !!!
- Also Known As:
- Antumalal Hotel Pucon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- More than just a place to sleep, the Antumalal offers an unforgettable experience. Building began in 1945 fusing vanguard architectural forms with functionality and complete integration with the surroundings. To this day the unique character has been preserved, and all areas offer the amenities of a luxurious boutique hotel. Each of the 22 rooms is paneled with local wood and stone and all materials and furnishings are locally made. The panoramic windows look out over the private park and lake instigating a feeling of calm and total rest. ... more less
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