in 2010 I took a group of 6 very experienced travellers and anglers to this lodge for a week long fishing trip. Let me add that I lead quite a few trips of this nature before I continue my review... the first thing you should know is that almost all of the accommodations in Coyhaique (the correct spelling) are indeed a bit out of town, most around 2-10 km's from the centre, however, this is one of the biggest attractions to Salmo Patagonia lodge as it overlooks (highest point in the area) the entire city and surrounding area. It is a truly stunning view and by far the best in that area!
The lodge owner and his wife Luiz and Lourdes (Lou) could not be better hosts. They were always preoccupied by making sure that we were happy and had enough of everything, which we did. The service was top rate and the rooms, well - they were simply great and were very much appreciated by all of us. You will find large (king and queen) beds in most rooms along with some rooms with twin beds in others, all very comfortable and new! Along with that, you will find modern and very clean bathrooms (incredibly complex showers ;) and very every convenience you can think of. Contrary to another post here, I visited all of the cabins and found them to be very clean and well kept will all of the comforts of home!
When we were there the grounds were impecable and I simply do not understand the comments posted here, however, it is indeed a very big and sprawling property leaving the possibility for the grass to grow a bit from time to time, I imagine.
As for the food and hospitality you would be hard-pressed to find better in Southern Chile. Each morning we had a broad range of food offered to us. I cannot say much about the lunches other than the fact they were packed for us each day and were delicious. None of us went hungry, that is for sure! Suppers were absolutely delicious and varied from night to night with local flavours to Spanish dishes from our hosts home country.
Would I bring another group of discriminating angler/travellers like I did in 2010? YOU BET! As a matter of fact, we are already planning to head to this incredible location again in 2013 with another group of anglers!
I have travelled the world in search of great fishing spots where my guest would feel at home and this lodge fit the bill perfectly! I highly recommend contacting the owners directly because if you do, your experience will undoubtedly be as great as ours.
Former lodge owner, Angling and Travel enthusiast and fishing industry sales rep
All of the rooms were great, all I can say is that I stayed in the main building in one of the rooms...
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