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Reviewed February 28, 2017

It is a beautiful place to stay. Tortel is only reachable by boardwalks. The lodge is up a lot of stairs. However it is worth it to go there. The rooms are comfortable. We had breakfast and dinner here and those were very nice.
The service is good. They helped us with advice on our trips. They are very friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Hans_10
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We try to visit the place and have lunch but the person was very unfriendly. We understood that she has a lot of work to do so we ask to enter just to have a drink, but she was by the door blocking the entrance as we were criminals (2 couples). I will never come again to this place.

Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
Thank tomaslyon
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Today one may get to Caleta Tortel by car driving the 22 kilometers gravel road, that branches off from the last section of Carretera Austral, before reaching Villa O'Higgins.
This relatively new road allows access via ground transportation to Caleta Tortel.
It was opened only on 2003, and until then the only possible access was by marine transportation.

This fact may demonstrate how isolated this unique village has been until recently, and how remote and "hard to achieve" it still is even nowadays.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons that make Caleta Tortel so amazing and attractive.
The solitude and remoteness add to its character and charm at the far end of the world.

We (four senior travelers) have chosen to end our adventurous trip on Carretera Austral at this exceptional village, and spent there 2 nights.
It was our remotest stop along road no. 7 in Chile, which is better known as Carretera Austral (the Chilean southern highway) from Puerto Montt down to Villa O'Higgins.

Caleta Tortel is a perfect oasis for nature and tranquility lovers, surrounded by lush vegetation and unforgettable scenery. This is the place where the fjord's end meets the village's threshold.
Vehicles must be parked at the parking lot, and from there on travelers walk freely up and down on beautiful wooden decks, steps and boardwalks. No cars, asphalt roads, pavements, traffic lights or elevators. A pedestrian's paradise.

The modest selection of accommodations in Caleta Tortel leaves the traveler with one, very clear choice - Entre Hielos Lodge.
This excellent B&B is not cheap, but if you get at the end of the world all you can ask for (almost) and in such quality, the price then becomes a secondary matter.
Maria Paz, owner and chef of this tiny lodge (6 rooms only), is getting out of her way in order to make her guests feel at home. The beautiful interior design of the lodge and all the small details that forms the warm atmosphere, are the fruits of her creative mind. Stay at Entre Hielos Lodge and you will not regret it.

Don't miss Caleta Tortel - an unbelievable fairy tale which comes true in the Chilean Patagonia!!

Yossi Kimhi, Mevasseret Zion, Israel

Stayed: December 2015
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Hard walk to get up there but worth it. Cozy lodge and friendly and intelligent hosts.
Great food , service and advice. Would be nice if someone would trim some trees to recover a stunning view. A hub for amazing eco-trips.

Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

We stayed here two nights allowing a good look around in this very interesting village.
Room 4 at the end of the corridor is about 11m2 but has good additional space for placing backpacks etc. The windows in two walls look out to a green forest area. Bathroom 4 m2 with sliding door and good shower. Good quality bed linnen on king-size bed and with central heating. Also there is a wood stove was burning in the corridor. During the evening they would light the wood stove in the sitting/restaurant area. Wifi in the sitting area.
Well decorated sitting area, with four chairs and a bench in the window. Many library books.
The entire building is timber construction, but there is little noise from the other guests with the bathroom door fully closed. However it did not have a good handle to open the sliding door again.
Because wood is getting scarce/expensive, they do not operate the wasteful hot tub anymore (good idea).
Tea or coffee is complimentary with a small set in the room for which you can get boiling water from the kitchen.
Reception is friendly and tried to explain the various activities that could be done. Their offer on the boat trip to the Isla de los Muertos, however, we found rather costly because there were no other guests wanting to do the excursion to share the cost. The price is for the boat, not individual passengers.
Breakfast is good and sufficient.

Caleta Tortel is built against the rock face and has many timber walkways (13 km), many including stairs.
From the parking lot, it is 185 steps down to the walkway along the bay, and to the hotel, which is the first right on the walkway, 165 steps up. Therefore, it is recommended only to bring a small overnight backpack and leave the heavy suitcases in the car.

Stayed: March 2016
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