My husband and I stayed in the cabañas of Hotel Poblado Kimal for 4 nights. The cabañas are spacious, clean, with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms.
Breakfast was quite good and filling, with plenty of options. The hotel is right off the main road and is within walking distance to everything in the small town. The front desk staff od the hotel were also friendly and helpful with all of our many questions.
A few things should be noted if you stay here. I am a night-shower person, however if you are the same I would recommend you change your ways during your stay here. At night there is little to no hot water; however in the mornings you will be perfectly happy with the temperature. A minor thing, but one I wish I had known before (as I tried for 3 nights to get a hot shower).
Also, there tends to be a great deal of noise from the main street and bar/restaurant area. We were there during Fiesta Patrias, so some of it could have been attributed to this; however I've noticed many of the other postings here mention this. We were both so tired from each day's excursions that it was not very bothersome. However, if you are a light sleeper, be aware.
Lastly, the wifi is terribly slow. We were able to pick up a signal in our cabaña; however it was almost the equivalent of dial-up connection. Once again, a minor problem considering you probably did not travel to Chile to be on the web all the time, but good to know if you think you are going to spend a large amount of time blogging about your trip.
Overall, we had a very good experience at this hotel and would recommend it to others. Mind the few suggestions and notes I've made and you should be happy here.
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Thank you for such an objective critique that notes both the good and the less good aspects of you stay.
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Regarding the problems you had with the hot water in the evening, I´m afraid it was due to problems we were having at the time with the electric installations which kept overloading and causing the solar water heating system to deprogram constantly. This problem is now solved but I apologise for how it effected your stay.
The other thing that has been an on-going problem at the hotel is the bad wifi connecton in the rooms. Having finally got a proposed solution for this from the computer technician, the date for for its installation is the end of October at which point I very much hope we will be able to offer a good connection from all the rooms. For now we only offer "wifi zone in public areas".
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