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“Our favourite place to stay during our trip!”
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Casa Kalfu
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
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49 reviews
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“Our favourite place to stay during our trip!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We loved Puerto Varas, and Casa Kalfu just topped it off! It is an easy walk from town and on a slight hill, but a great sight. The staff and owner, (Horatio) are very friendly and helpful. We arrived without our luggage (it ended up on a different flight to us) and Horatio was fantastic in phoning the airline and getting them to make sure it was being sent on.

The room was lovely - lots of natural would and artisan decorations, acomfy big bed and a hot ensuite shower. The rest of the accommodation was similar, the communal area was full of books and interesting decorations. Breakfast was substantial and yummy.

I discovered this place through Trip Advisor and would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

Casa Kalfu is a very comfortable hostal in a renovated and extended traditional wooden shingle house, one street from the shores of Lake Llanquihue. On a fine day it has good views to the Osorno Volcano from some rooms. The owners, Horacio and Carmen, have furnished it in a quirky and eclectic style, creating a very cosy and homely atmosphere with nice lounge and bar area. It's rooms are a reasonable size with private bathrooms and very clean. Breakfasts include fresh fruit salad, eggs made to order, and home made cake along with usual cheese ham and sweet cereal. It's a bit of a hike to the centre (approx. 15 minute walk) but there are a few cafes nearby (try La Gringa). The staff, particularly Horacio, are very helpful with suggestions of where to eat, tours worth taking, arranging transfers etc. Some of the night staff don't speak English. Great place to stay for a few days.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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rio de janeiro
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

A bit far from the centre, but if you're driving this is not a problem.
Calm neighbourhood and nice lake view.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

It felt like staying with friends in a super cute house. There is a lot of cool decor around so you can tell the owners have put a lot of effort into the place and have a creative eye. The breakfast was the best we had on our trip! They made us eggs when we arrived toward the end of breakfast and each day had some fresh squeezed juice, one day strawberry and another time melon (both delicious!). Pretty easy to walk into town and there's a foot path that leads you right there that starts a few blocks away. Plus there's an amazing view of the volcano from the main street just down the block.

Wifi is pretty weak in the rooms but good in the common areas. There's a nice living room you can hang out in and watch tv. They were very accommodating when we wanted to stay another night and also for keeping our bags after check out until we took a night bus to Santiago.

Also, they had the biggest and fluffiest towels we had on the entire trip! Not those scratchy little excuses for a towel most places had.

Room Tip: Room #9 was great!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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boston
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

This place is beautiful, staff very nice. Really enjoyed my stay there.
I d say maybe a bit expensive compared to where i ve been before.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

This is a super cute hotel with a great breakfast. It's close enough to downtown Puerto Varas to walk and everyone is very friendly. The one mark against it is: we stayed in Room #2, which is the closest to the living room and we were awoken early in the morning with someone speaking French very loudly and I was wearing ear plugs!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Kalfu
Address: Tronador 1134 | esquina Manzanal, Puerto Varas 45235, Chile
Location: Chile > Los Lagos Region > Puerto Varas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Puerto Varas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Kalfu 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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