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“A lovely hotel with great views” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Puelche
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Imperial 695, Puerto Varas 12345, Chile   |  
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Ranked #6 of 29 Hotels in Puerto Varas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A lovely hotel with great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

We had no high expectations of our stay in the Lake District. When we arrived the weather was overcast & the view across the lake disappointing so when we woke up the next morning to see Mt Osorno in all its glory we had such a lovely surprise!! The hotel rooms are large and airy & we had a view to die for! The staff were excellent & the breakfasts very filling! Our bed was so comfortable too!
A short stroll and you were in the centre of town with a good choice of restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Peak District
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

The Hotel Puelche is a smallish botique hotel ideally located on a quiet street within easy walking distance of the bustling and noisy centre of Puerto Varas. The rooms are large and very well appointed; the breakfast (included in the room price) was the best we had in Chile; and the hotel restaurant is good (although one is spoilt for choice by the many really excellent restaurants in Puerto Varas). The hotel staff are all extremely helpful and in particular arranged all our excursions for us before we arrived. Overall, we would unreservedly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, MD
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

Puerto Varas is a pretty little resort town on the shores of a deep-blue lake with views of two splendid snow-capped volcanoes. We can't say enough in favor of the Hotel Puelche, which is comfortable, well-managed, and equipped with every modern amenity wrapped in a crisp, blond-wood Scandanavian modern decor. We didn't use the adjoining restaurant, which looked quite nice. Breakfast, on the hotel's second floor, was a fine Continental buffet. The staff was totally professional and helped us competently and cheerfully with a couple of problems we encountered which were not their fault. We were worried when the hot water ran warm in the middle of a shower, but it soon got hot again, and we suffered no undue discomfort. The location is about a twelve minute walk from the center of the town, which is small enough to be safe but large enough to have plenty of stores, pharmacies, etc. We dined that evening at the "German Club," established long ago by German immigrants to the area. It still serves some German specialties, but no one there speaks a syllable of German. We were glad we hadn't shown up in lederhosen. The town has many other fine dining spots, many of them likely better than the Deutsche Verein!

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rugby, England
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31 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise and one of 7 in our trip to Chile & Argentina.
It is located in a quiet area, about 10 minutes easy walk into the centre of the quiet little town of Puerto Varas. We had wonderful views of the lake from our bedroom. What immediately struck us was the very friendly and helpful reception staff. My wife needed to see a doctor, and the girl on reception confirmed the time and name of the doctor without being asked. Breakfast was better than most hotels of this size and there is a small restaurant for other meals attached to the hotel. Free wifi is provided via a cable available from reception. The room was a good size, modern and comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, MD
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

THis hotel was a pleasant surprise, by far the best of about 8 Trip Advisor recommended places in a tour of Argentina and Chile. A bit outside of downtown, you can walk to the shopping area in 5 minutes. But the sun rise over the lake and volcano is right out your window- spectacular! The room was large and well appointed. The hotel has a small restaurant (we did not eat there, as it was closed on weekend off season) but the breakfast (complimentary) was sumptuous and delicious with German-style sweets, breads, cereal, etc. Common areas (fireplace in lounge and fitness-spa) were small but welcoming. Staff worked a bit with English, but were great helps. I would come back to Puerto Varas just to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Fortaleza, Ceará
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2009

I went to this hotel in my vacation in august 2009. I loved all the things there. The service is perfect, and the place is romantic is good to go there for Honey moon.
I´ll return someday because was the best one in all the trip that I took in Chile.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

I stayed at the hotel with two family members in a triple room. The service was great, the breakfast was very good, and the room was excellent. If you want to be in a noisy area, this is not for you. But if you want to sleep a lot, relax, and be close to downtown, this hotel is only a 5 minute car ride from Puerto Varas downtown. I would definitely stay there again. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for, for sure.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Puelche

Address: Imperial 695, Puerto Varas 12345, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Puerto Varas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Varas
#11 Family Hotel in Puerto Varas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Puelche 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
First Boutique Hotel in Puerto Varas. Located at 8 minutes walk form the centre on a residential area, very quiet and peacefull. More than a hotel, your house. ... more   less 
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Puelche Hotel Puerto Varas

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