From our airport pick-up in Calama Airport to our delivery we felt like valued guests every minute. The all-inclusive resort offers all kinds of half-day and full-day trips to enjoy the region but you need to stay at least 4 nights to really get your money's worth. Our 3.5 days were filled with adventure: sand dunes, geysers, river beds with 100 year old cacti, flamingos, salt flats, etc. Our rooms were roomy and comfy with quirky decorations representative of the area. The meals were cruise level standard - we enjoyed the uniquely flavored ice-creams from the region's fruits and herbs: rica-rica, chanar, etc. They also add them to their drinks and not to be missed. I do agree with the previous comments that some of the wait staff may need more training but our first waiter (Gonzalo) was quite experienced and adept at letting us know about the various wines on offer (about 8 with even Chilean champagne which was delicious). He went on a brief vacation after and the other waiters were not up to his level - luckily I speak Spanish so was able to get the most out of each meal. We were always able to get bar service - if there was nobody there I would just let the front desk know and someone would show up in minutes. Luis, the principal bartender, was an "artiste" and made sure every drink was perfect - I even taught him how to make dirty martinis! The quinoa facial on my last day was superb and I left with a really buffed and shiny face. The bottom line is if you are not happy in this resort then it's your fault because in our case they succeeded in accommodating every request and preference.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alto Atacama is located in the fertile Catarpe valley, just 3 kilometers away from the San Pedro plaza. Our total area is 3.5 hectares, with a park area of 2 hectares. The Hotel has 42 spacious rooms and state of the art facilities including an award-winning spa, business center, hot tub, wooden decks with 6 swimming pools and we offer more than 25 excursions to get a closer look at the Atacama. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alto Atacama Hotel
- Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa San Pedro De Atacama, Chile