We stayed at the Weskar Lodge for only one night - Saturday 15th March , so my impressions of this hotel are limited by that. But for the sake of completeness, I wanted to include all the places we stayed at during our 25 day odyssey around Argentina and Patagonian Chile.
We had a reservation, and arrived in late afternoon on what already seemed like a very long day. We had arrived in Punta Arenas on the Stella Australis, having already done the final Zodiac excursion from that ship, this started before dawn.
By the time we got through customs, located our transfer driver to the bus station, took the public bus to Puerto Natales, then another transfer by taxi to this hotel, all the while hauling what began to seem like a mountain of luggage, we were tired, hungry and in need of a drink.
I am happy to say that reception was both very pleasant and fast; the bags were whisked away to our room in the building across the driveway by a young lady as soon as she heard the room number given to us. She took the lot! It was too early for dinner, but after freshening up in our nice room-with-a-view, we went to look for the bar to get a drink and maybe a snack.
There was no one behind the bar, but we finally got a young man’s attention and ordered drinks but no snacks were to be had. We had been told at reception that it would be 7:30 before the restaurant would open, so we tried to get our bartender to understand that we would like to look at the menu. Finally he got our meaning (his English was worse than our Spanish) and brought one - all in Spanish!
There seemed to be only two choices for main course, so we got it figured out.
The same young man then began to set the wood fire in the restaurant –a large, very nice room with picture windows overlooking the water – and then he began setting up the tables for dinner. He was of course to be our waiter at dinner too.
We started referring to him as Manuel.
Dinner was unmemorable, no potatoes with the meat, the vegetable was a large leafy salad on the side. We were past hungry by this time, so a bottle of Merlot, bread rolls, small starter and desert it hit the spot for us. We lingered a while over the wine and enjoyed the view over the water. I see some people referred to it as a fiord, it’s hardly that!
We retired early; the bed was comfortable and faced the large window. Behind the bed head, up on the next half level was the hand basins, also facing the window and bathroom, sort of a split level design. I guess the architect wanted to take full advantage of the view as you stood up there shaving. Different!
We were off early next morning to continue our trip into Torres Del Paine, the buffet style breakfast was the usual, and suited us fine, but we had to rush it a little as my iPhone was showing one hour slow, and our tour bus came right on time.
Not our favorite hotel on this trip, but it was fine and we had no problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the misty Patagonia, Weskar Lodge is a cozy hotel with 30 rooms, offering quality and charming services, that will make your trip an unforgettable experience after your excursions to Torres del Paine and the Glaciers. Located along the coast in the city of Puerto Natales, at an altitude of 70 feets above sea level, sorrounded by green areas, Weskar Lodge is a unique and small hotel with impressive views of the fjord and the Patagonian Andes Mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Weskar Patagonian Hotel Puerto Natales
- Hotel Weskar Patagonian
- Weskar Patagonian Lodge Puerto Natales, Aisen Region, Chile