You've probably seen photographs of Los Cuernos del Paine. The windows on the north-facing side of this well-appointed hotel frame that view. I usually never sleep with curtains open but, for 5 nights at Rio Serrano, I did. To watch the sun rising and setting over the mountains, in a changing kaleidoscope of pinks, oranges, purples and blues was remarkable. Thank goodness for digital photography; it would have cost a small fortune in film and film processing to try to capture the ever-changing panorama! Even if the hotel had proved to be quite basic, it would have been worth the expense just to have that view.
As it happens, the hotel is modern. The public spaces are large, airy and spacious. The bedroom was large with plenty of hanging and storage space and the en-suite bathroom tastefully decorated and well-appointed. For those who like that sort of thing (I do!), free wi-fi is available in the lounge and bar areas; not the fastest connection but not bad considering the relatively remote location.
The breakfast and evening meals operate on a buffet system and are excellent; the dinner is remarkably good value. The staff are attentive and unobtrusive.
Would I recommend the hotel? Absolutely! If I am fortunate enough to return to that part of Patagonia, the Rio Serrano would be my first choice.