I don't usually choose chain hotels while on holiday but the Holiday Inn Puerto Montt is an exception due to its location, right on the coast of the Reloncavi fiord, rooms have fantastic views of the fiord and Tenglo island right across, some rooms have balcony as well, a good spot to watch sunset.
The reception is at the 11 th floor, at the same place as the restaurant which offer superb views.
The hotel is also located inside the Mall Paseo Costanero shopping centre and has direct secure access into it, which is great in case of rainy weather.
Walk along the costanera for 2km and you'll find Angelmo's craft market and the small boats to cross to Tenglo island.
From the hotel it's about 800m to the local bus terminal where you can catch the frequent minibusses towards Puerto Varas on the shores of lago Llanquihue.More