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Arrebol Patagonia Hotel
Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“One of a kind”
Reviewed March 17, 2011

What a great place! We arrived mid week and were greeted by name by the owner, architect Harold Opitz. We were given an upgraded room to the master suite. The day we arrived a film crew was filming the hotel while they were cooking the traditional Chiloe style of food. We were invited to share in the event. We felt very welcome. We also had the best pisco sours of our entire trip here.

This hotel has the feel (and is) a family run with the class and quality of a 4-5 star large hotel. The design is unlike any other. Arrebol is an experience! It is worth going to this region for the hotel alone!


Only down side... no pool or spa, but they say it is in the works.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Palo Alto, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2011

Arrebol hotel is a visual treat, with wonderful views to the lake from the bedrooms and terrace. We had our best pisco sours in all of Chile, made by Javier at the hotel bar. Michael and his staff were so incredibly helpful and friendly. We asked them for ideas for the rest of our trip in Chile, and they booked us into the next two hotels, booked a rental car for us (which was delivered right to the hotel), and a trip to see the penguins on Chiloe, with full directions for how to drive there. The hotels that they booked us into were fabulous and real treats to stay at. The one thing that detracted from our stay is that the hotel focuses on form over function. While the rooms and public spaces were beautiful and modern, the chairs were uncomfortable, the beautiful terrace had no where to lounge, especially on a hot sunny day. I would have loved somewhere comfortable to relax inside and out. The bed, however, was very comfortable. While the location is beautiful and quiet, please note that it is located about two KM out of town. Walkable, but it takes time.

Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

Beautiful hotel set on a quiet hill near Puerto Varas. Unlike anything else in town, and an incredible restaurant on-site. Staff extremely friendly and English-speaking. Pro and con is that the hotel is a bit outside of the main drag of Puerto Varas. During high-season, the town is crazy full of tourists and day-trippers, so this is a good thing. But it also means you'll need to be prepared to walk (which is nice), drive, or beg a ride from the very obliging owner, Michael. Michael was also very flexible and understanding with us when we had to reschedule our reservations a few times, which I appreciated. Don't miss dinner at Aleli, the restaurant. We ate there twice, both times excellent.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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Reviewed December 17, 2010

We spent 2 nights here, and , as the other reviewers say, it is an amazing modern building, beautifully situated overlooking the lake. Perhaps we are too old to appreciate it, but we found the bedroom a bit stark- plain white walls, concrete floors, and no furniture apart from the bed and a small bedside table. To store clothes were a few reclaimed planks as shelves. and a tiny hanging rail, with nowhere to put suitcases etc. The bed was comfortable and we did sleep well- when we had worked out how to turn the heating off
The owner was lovely, and extremely helpful, letting us print our boarding passes, and giving us excellent directions and advice for day trips. He also got up to get our( superb) breakfast at 6, as we had an early flight from Puerto Montt. We ate in the restaurant both evenings , and the food was good- not much choice though , and the menu didn't change at all , so we were a bit restricted on the second night. WIne cellar was well stocked,
All in all we enjoyed our stay- we just wanted a wardrobe!

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed here for only 1 night (unfortunately as we were transiting to somewhere else). As others have said the architecture is very modern - just as shown on the web site. We had a suite (bedroom and separate sitting room) - all rooms have sweeping views over the lake. The staff (/ owners who seem to have a very hands on role in running the hotel) were so helpful and friendly - really going out of their way to help us including picking us up at a bus stop in the town even though we did not know the exact time or location of our arrival.

We had an excellent dinner (and breakfast) in their restaurant - with some excellent Chilean wine which the manager/owner helped us select.

Next time we would definitely stay longer and explore the surrounding area.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2010

We were lucky enough to stay at the Arrebol for 4 nights in October 2010 during a leisure trip. The style of this hotel is unique. You must see it! My room was good-sized with excellent views, spotlessly clean. Staff is extremely courteous and efficient.
Thank you very much
Ricardo

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

I chose this hotel after reading reviews and seeing their amazing website. This shows off the incredible design of this hotel with a huge range of pictures that my own camera cannot match at all.

One of the family who own the property is an architect and has used old reclaimed wood from traditional German settler houses to face the property in a unique style. They have even used reclaimed tree trunks from ancient fallen trees to fashion items such as the reception desk and furniture. His brother is the day to day manager and was around during my stay making me feel very welcome.

The hotel is peaceful - not a TV in sight in the rooms - HURRAH! You can just sit and relax in the bar/lounge or out on your own balcony and really soak up the atmosphere of the lake at Puerto Varas. If you want the town itself, it is a short drive or about a 30 minute walk into town. The bedrooms are simply furnished and the beds are very comfortable, I had three amaxing sleeps there wth no noise and complete peace and quiet. Good bathrooms too with excellent shower.

Food is served in the restaurant, healthy breakfasts are included, however if you want dinner then just book into the in house restaurant. I ate once there in the evening and it was superb, a really interesting menu and very high quality. I enjoyed a gorgeous bottle of Chilean red cabernet from the cellar as well as excellent personal service during my meal.

The hotel is in a great location, allowing you to easily drive on the lake shore to Ensenada, the Osorno Volcano and beyond. There is lots to do in season if you are into adventure sports, riding and so on. You can also get into Puerto Varas of north around the other side of the lake.

This property is for those who want something a little more discerning. It is homely, yet design led. If you want entertainment, go elsewhere. If you want busy groups and bustling atmosphere, go elsewhere. But if you want quality, high standards and somewhere that looks like no other hotel you have ever seen, then come here and stay.

I loved it and when I return in a couple of years time to spend longer in the lakes I would love to come back here for my stay.

Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Arrebol Patagonia Hotel
Address: Km 1.2 Camino Ensenada RUTA 225, Puerto Varas 5550000, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Puerto Varas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arrebol Patagonia Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arrebol Patagonia Hotel and Aleli Restaurant is the place where nature, design, finest art and gourmet cuisine are combined in one incredible place. Enjoy silence, good service, the beauty of its view to the lake and Puerto Varas town. Join the owners in this magical place. ... more   less 
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