Our 3-day stay at the Arrebol Patagonia was easily one of the highlights of our trip to southern Chile.
The building itself is a work of world-class modern architecture with distinctive regionalism that makes it both unique and a pleasure to experience. The hotel is furnished throughout with one-of-a-kind creations of local artists, including in every guest room; we loved the chairs in our room, made from hand carved local logs with sheepskin cushions.
All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. In particular the 2 owners, Harold and Michael Opitz, went well beyond what we are accustomed to. For example, when our camera broke in Puerto Varas, Harold immediately loaned us his personal camera to use. Michael helped us to plan a very comprehensive visit to Chiloe Island, marking up a map with all the hidden spots he thought we would enjoy (and he was right).
When we had a craving for Asian food, the chef prepared a very good Chinese meal (obviously not on the menu) using local produce, and even brought us chop sticks! Their flexibility in dealing with an odd special request was very appreciated, and certainly made our visit memorable.
In short, we felt like we were staying at a friend’s beautiful home, and we would love to have the opportunity to visit the hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arrebol Patagonia Hotel and Alelí Restaurant is the place where nature, design, finest art and gourmet cuisine are combined in one incredible place. Enjoy silence,good service, the beauty of its view to the lake and Puerto Varas town. Join the owners in this magical place. ... more less