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Sector Tuman, Camino La Cuchilla, Comuna Navidad, Puertecillo Chile
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#1 of 8 in Puertecillo
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3.9
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4.6
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4.4
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4.0
Located 5 minutes from Puertecillo's beach and with a spectacular country and sea view, Ruca Lodge is hosted by its owner offering a high quality service with a fantastic homely atmosphere. Puertecillo, approximately 100 miles from Santiago, is a perfect holiday destination all year round, and Ruca offers unique quality accommodation where you can enjoy making the most of the country's central coastline.
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Sector Tuman, Camino La Cuchilla, Comuna Navidad, Puertecillo Chile
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Arturo Merino Benitez Airport81 miSee all flights
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EloiseParfait wrote a review May 2018
Santiago, Chile14 contributions7 helpful votes
I bought a promotion for a weekend in this hotel but sadly I couldn’t use it because a very sorry situation. I asked if they have room for certain dates for book a double room and they answered “yes, we have availability for that weekend”. I mentioned if I could go with my baby of 2 months and the answer was that they need verify their policies about it, because they do not accept children under 12 years old, ñ but the guy that was talking to me wasn’t sure about babies, he said some thing like “yes I think that babies can stay at the hotel”. I thought that he will contact to me briefly to confirm the information with (I guess) his/her boss, but the answer came till the next day in the afternoon, saying that they accept babies under 3 months, so it was ok for me. But the irritating situation came after, he said to me that the hotel was full now for the weekend that I wanted, and offer me be in the “waiting list” for those dates. This is an unacceptable situation, if I booked at the start for those dates and they do not reserve a space because the doubt about if I can stay with a baby, they should reserve a space till they clarify the information. I feel sorry for the hotel because it’s seems a very nice place but the guy that answer the phone and answer the emails doesn’t show much interest in have good manners neither respect the potential guests.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled
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felipecosta247 wrote a review Apr 2015
Santiago, Chile50 contributions18 helpful votes
had a very good experience. Went mountainbiking to Puertecillo and had a great time. Nice single tracks and very nice warm swiming pool. i liked the fact that was free of wi fi. time for disconnection.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Camilo G wrote a review Apr 2015
Santiago, Chile16 contributions2 helpful votes
It was our first time in Puertecillo and despite the fact that it is a little difficult to get there, the hotel staff did more than enough to help us to get there. They gave us a map with instructions and even photos of the most important instructions. The hotel owners are the main staff and they are awesome. Beautiful rooms with a nice fire place and a great view of the hot spring like pool We had a very nice experience, enjoyed the bonfire, were very pleased with the home style breakfast and liked the food and the wines served. Overall an amazing days and looking forward to get back there soon
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Date of stay: April 2015
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LaB0ca wrote a review Feb 2014
Orlando, Florida23 contributions25 helpful votes
This a great getaway with excellent service and amenities considering the location. Puertecillo is a small and remote surf town without many options to stay. The property, though pricey, is an excellent option for a weekend (or more if you can) stay whether you want to surf, bike, walk, or just relax. We especially enjoyed the heated swimming pool.
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Date of stay: February 2014
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Room Tip: The rooms in the main building are a bit loud considering the wood construction. If you can, go...
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Sarah I wrote a review Feb 2013
Santiago, Chile23 contributions7 helpful votes
This is an amazing escape from Santiago close to Puertecillo. Tomás and Mariela are amazing hosts. The architecture and decor of the lodge is amazing. In the evening they will light up the fire pit and sitting outside watching the stars is the ultimate relaxation. Unfortunately, when we were visiting the Chef was sick, so I can not comment on the quality of the cuisine. They hotel will lend surf boards and suits and they also have bikes to do treks around the area. Please note that going to this lodge in a 4-wheel drive vehicle is advisable so that you can make it down "La Cuchilla" to Puertecillo.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Steffen359 wrote a review Nov 2012
Kolding, Denmark4 contributions3 helpful votes
If you're looking for a few days of absolutely nothing apart from good company, great nature and a little bit of luxury, you've found it. My wife and I spent 2 nights here and loved it. We came on a dark rainy night and almost thought we were lost (it's a bit of a trip on the gravel roads), but once we arrived, we were greated very kindly by Mariella and Thomas who own and run the place. As mentioned, it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's worth the journey. Be sure to get good directions before you leave as these roads are not on every map and you'll be in an area with no internet, cellphone or even landline connection! This really is out in the whop-whops, but that's rather the point of it! This is mainly surfers territory, but the nature around the lodge will appeal to most people who are not in love with skyscrapers and shoppingmalls! Two things to be aware of though: 1. You'll need to bring cash as they do not take creditcard. This is not the cheapest place and you will find yourself spending a bit since there's no opportunity to make your own food or find a supermarket, ie. you will have to buy your meals at the lodge (nearest restaurant is approx. 25-30mins away, so you probably won't be bothered with that and nearest major supermarket is over an hours drive). Not to worry though, the prices are quite fair and the food we were presented with could compete with most top restaurants!!! No really, it's good! And if you like good wine, you'll be in good hands as well:-) 2: They are adding a few cabañas and a pool to the area around the lodge, so the builders were working when we were there. This will go on at least until the end of the year, possibly a little longer. It wasn't too bad though as we found ourselves out of the lodge during daytime anyway. Conclusion: This is a beautiful place not to be missed; little expensive but worth every penny! Very friendly people who are more than happy to tell stories and show you around. Make sure you have at least two nights here as anything less would almost be a waste. Best place on our trip!
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Date of stay: October 2012
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wiscondinavian wrote a review Feb 2012
Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile18 contributions6 helpful votes
I recently went here with my parents and fiance. It's a lovely place. My parents stayed in a private suite and my fiance and I stayed in one of the 4-bed "hostel-type" rooms (luckily with no other roomies). You could see that they really thought out the design of the lodge. Each of the bunk beds had a little shelf right next to the head with an outlet, perfect for charging a cell-phone, alarm clock, laptop, etc. The shared bathroom has a separate door for the shower and another for the toilet, so that you can access the sink even if someone is showering or in the bathroom. There are lots of places to lounge out inside and outside, fireside and by the pool, on the rooftop terrace, etc. (wonderful place to see the stars at night) The cook/house keeper is a doll. She made some tasty (and filling) traditional Chilean meals while we were there, and even folded the clothes that we had strewn around our room, haha. On the same note, the included breakfast is very, very filling, basically a miniature breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, toast, avocado, ham, cheese, cereal, milk, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, etc. etc. The whole place is very warm and welcoming. The owner seemed to know some basic English (I speak Spanish fluently, so didn't really speak to him much in English), but his brother who also works there had a very high level of English and was good at explaining the different trip options, etc. etc. Because you can only get down to the beach walking or with a 4WD vehicle, we opted to be dropped off at the beach with their dune buggy. We also took a little tour of the dunes and dropped off on the other side of the trail that ends up back at Puertecillo beach. Unfortunately the tide was high, covering the more accessible beach path, so it was more difficult to reach the trail than normal. My mother and fiance (bad knee) weren't able to climb over the rocks to get to the trail, but my father and I decided to forge on , haha. My mother said that the ride back on the dunes was even prettier than the way there! I definitely enjoyed my stay there. The only negative I can think of is that because there are no airducts in the lodge, there's slight cracks on the top of all the doors to let the central heat seep through in the winter, so you can hear people in the common room pretty clearly. Because of the local forest fires, the internet was out (cut cables), but that ended up being a positive! :) The dinner option was CH$5,000 (~US$10) and included a salad and soda. The buggy ride to the dunes (approx 1hr there, 1hr back) was CH$15,000 I think the buggy ride down to the beach as $3,000 They had 2 types of beers Wolters in a can and Corona in a bottle. They also had a variety of mixed drinks, which I didn't seem to pay much attention to, but they seemed to be reasonably priced. They had 375 and 750ml bottles of wine. Very remote, including probably about 40 minutes of dirt road to get to, but definitely worth it for the view of the stars and the uncrowded beach.
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Date of stay: February 2012
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Room Tip: On the rucalodge.cl website, you can rent out individual beds in the 4-bedroom rooms, kinda like...
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Response from Claudio B, Manager at Ruca Lodge
Responded Mar 4, 2012
Thank you very much for this exhaustive review! We are trully pleased your family and you had such great time. We appreciate you taking the time to write so many details about your stay and we hope you have the chance to come back. Best, Claudio Ruca Lodge Team
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franchecorona wrote a review Dec 2011
Santiago, Chile3 contributions2 helpful votes
I went with my boyfriend celebrating our aniversary as a surprise from him and I really loved it. From all, I'd like to enhace de comfort of the lodge, the familiarity of the owner (who was always there, sharing with us and the others guest, paying attention to everything and to each one, it was perfect). I also liked very much the beauty of the building (inside and outside). Also I'd like to emphazise the quality of bed clothes, towels, bed. We sleep really well both days! The place was perfectly located, near the beach (but by car), and had a lot to 4x4 trips to do! They offered us to use a buggy to do go to the beach, but we had our jeep, but the people who don't seem very confident on driving could be driven to the beach in the buggy. They offered tours in the buggy to different beaches for those who want to know the surroundings better. On the other hand, I'd like to remarked the possibility of having a private dinner (which was really romantic by the way),and perfect for the place (salad, wine, fish with rustic smashed potatoes, with a lemon pie at the end), and it was very well prepared. Thank's for everything, we really enjoyed the stay, wish it could have been longer!
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Date of stay: December 2011
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PRICE RANGE
$185 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ChileO'Higgins RegionPuertecillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruca Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ruca Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ruca Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruca Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruca Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Estación Pizzeria, Puertecillo Kitchen & Co., and La Estación Pizzería.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ruca Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.