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“Feel right at home” 4 of 5 stars
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Canales del Sur
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Av Vicente Perez Rosales 1631-A, Puerto Varas, Chile   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 Puerto Varas B&B and Inns
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Feel right at home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2009

Though our room was pretty small, it was clean and comfortable. In this region, it's also important to be warm! We had our own bathroom and cable TV. One downside is that the internet was down the entire time we were there (3 nights). They are also located 3 km from the center of Puerto Varas so we figured out how to jump on a bus to the Plaza for about 600 pesos for two of us. We also really enjoyed interacting with the other travelers over breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

Hospedaji del Sur was a delight. The hosts could not do more to make you feel welcome and provide you with spotless rooms and bathrooms with PLENTY of hot water! Breakfasts are excellent. They will help you to see the best of the area and will arrange trips for you. Why other travellers do not like Puerto Varas, I have no idea as we found it a charming little town with pleasant people and some excellent restaurants. There is plenty to do in the area.

Flor and Juan Canales will also pick you up from the airport at Puerto Montt and take you back, along with a quick tour of Puerto Montt if you have not had time to visit it!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kitchener
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My husband and I stayed in Canales del Sur in February 2009. I have to say this is one beautiful place. The house is spotless, with a beautiful view to the lake, great gardens all around the house. The owners, Flor and Juan Antonio were great and warm hosts, always willing to help, answer questions, suggest best places to go. They know the area very well and speak very good English. Our room had a great view to the lake and the gardens, with private bathroom, tastefully decorated as the rest of the house. The house is 5 minute walk from a great seafood restaurant called “La Olla”. Excellent food at great prices. You can’t leave Puerto Varas without trying this place, and so close to Flor and Juan Antonio’s place. Look no more for a place to stay. You won’t be disappointed. I will recommend this place in a heart beat to anyone looking to spend sometime in Puerto Varas: If you are looking for hospitality, super clean and tastefully decorated rooms, great service, hosts that go out of their way to help you and make you fell like at home, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My husband and I stayed in Canales del Sur in February 2009. I have to say this is one beautiful place. The house is spotless, with a beautiful view to the lake, great gardens all around the house. The owners, Flor and Juan Antonio were great and warm hosts, always willing to help, answer questions, suggest best places to go. They know the area very well and speak very good English. Our room had a great view to the lake and the gardens, with private bathroom, tastefully decorated as the rest of the house. The house is 5 minute walk from a great seafood restaurant called “La Olla”. Excellent food at great prices. You can’t leave Puerto Varas without trying this place, and so close to Flor and Juan Antonio’s place. Look no more for a place to stay. You won’t be disappointed. I will recommend this place in a heart beat to anyone looking to spend sometime in Puerto Varas: If you are looking for hospitality, super clean and tastefully decorated rooms, great service, hosts that go out of their way to help you and make you fell like at home, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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McKenzie Bridge, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

The hostess of Canales del Sur greeted us with, "Welcome home!" Those words were good to hear, when we arrived, very tired, after 9:00 PM. Our room was very clean, but a little small, with no closet, dresser, or shelf space. We stacked luggage in corners and along walls. (Some rooms are more expensive, and may be larger; I didn't see them.) The owners, Juan Antonio and Flora, are very friendly, and a nice living room and outdoor patio and garden space are all open to guests. Their website is bilingual, and I found it easy to make a reservation over the internet, from the U.S. However, the price is high, compared to some places in Puerto Varas--but those places may not have websites. You are very much in the midst of the family here, including teenagers and their friends!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Martinique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

I loved this place, I've been there 3 times during my trip in Chili. Juan Antonio and Flor have created a very warm atmosphere. They can pick you up at the airport or at the bus station and answer any questions concerning the region. Canales del Sur is located about 20 minutes walk from the center of Puerto Varas, on the road along the lake that continues towards the Osorno volcano, and many restaurants are nearby. You can stay alone or chat with other guests : you feel at home! The rooms are nice and the beds extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

What a find. I made reservations over the internet directly with Juan Antonio. He was very helpful and when we arrived everything was in order. He offered us a pisco sour and showed us around. He has a VERY nice place he has fixed up and lives here with his family. I only wish we could have spent more time at this nice property. It is about a 15-20 min walk to the downtown area. The walk is along the lake with great views. There is really no need to walk all the way downtown unless you just want to. You can get a quick beer and food just a few blocks away. There are plenty of restaurants closer than downtown and Juan Antonio will suggest some if you ask. We went to the fish place just up the hill (La Olla) that he suggested and it was very good. I did take a long shower and my friend got a cold shower because of that…. my bad :-) The rooms are not huge but they are nice and do the job. I would recommend this hotel when in Puerto Varas.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Canales del Sur

Address: Av Vicente Perez Rosales 1631-A, Puerto Varas, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Puerto Varas
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Varas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Canales del Sur 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We open our doors and invite you to join us in our traditional German house, located in the Heart of the southern Chilean tourist circuit and capital of the Andean Lake District: Puerto Varas. Canales del Sur sits on the “Lago Llanquihue” shoreline, close to the best restaurants in town, in an overwhelming environment that will allow you to relax and forget all your worries. Fully restored and conditioned to welcome you with the facilities and comfort you deserve, our house has only no shared bedrooms (singles and doubles)with private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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