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“Hotel Kimal - good position, clean and welcoming”
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Hotel Kimal
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Hotel Kimal - good position, clean and welcoming”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Kimal for three nights during a tour of Chile in January. The rooms in the hotel are clean and adequate with a rustic style. There was always hot water in the bathroom.
The big plus factor for this hotel is it's position in the centre of the town with some very nice restaurants closeby. Because of the central position there was some noise during the night which slightly affected our travelling companions as they had a room that backed on to the street.
As our trip was in January it was very hot during the night and although there are fans in the rooms it was still difficult to sleep.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Stayed over New Years. That might explain the rather high price. We had a family room with our two kids (6 and 11). Clean and nice rural design. Don't expect too much (like TV etc.). It would not fit to a true San Pedro experience anyway. The pool was very cold but great after a day out in the heat. Breakfast was pretty basic. But you can ask eggs or omelette if you like hat better.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Really nice little spot with comfortable and clean rooms. Right around the corner from the main street and close to the main square. Great staff - a little oasis.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights & I tend to think the Kimal is probably as good as you are going to get unless you want to spend $500 a night.
Ideal location one street away from the main town and well placed for getting in/out on the various trips. Rooms reasonable and clean/tidy. internet is patchy and much improved if you sit in the reception area. It has a nice pool & the property seems well looked after. Staff are particularly friendily.
Would recommend this hotel if you are going to Atacama.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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Reviewed September 6, 2011

Unfortunately disappointing.
The day I checked in, there was a sand-storm in SPdA, and sand, twigs and debris was actually falling through the roof of my room, covering everything on one side of my room in dust and debris. I had to dust towels off before using them.
Restaurant/lounge also plays loud music late into the night, and earplugs were absolutely necessary in order to get to sleep.
Saving grace is that staff are friendly and helpful.
Won't come back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We spent four nights at this lovely inn in the middle of San Pedro de Atacama. Unlike other hotels based on the edge of the city or even deep on the outskirts, Kimal is literally around the corner from the main street (Caracaoles). The rooms are a little small and cozy, but romantic to the extreme with exposed wood, soft lighting, and other standards of the local architectural style. The architecture is simply stunning (from the rooms to public spaces), the beds comfortable, the bathroom gorgeous and the public areas are very inviting. Breakfast is included and is the basic European-style continental. The restaurant on the premises is a little expensive, but right around the corner the hotel owns another restaurant that is reasonable priced and offers and outstanding daily menu.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Really hadn't know what to expect but this hotel with a small pool was a great base. The rooms are adequate in a rustic style. Dinner in the semi-outside restaurant with the wood burner going was enchanting and the food very good!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Kimal
Address: Domingo Atienza 452 | Centro Histórico, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Location: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kimal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the centre of town on the corner of the main street of San Pedro de Atacama, four blocks from the square, the church and archeological museum.Hotel Kimal stands out for its design that recreates the traditional architecture of the Atacama with finely finished adobe, wood and volcanic stone in an old orchard. 19 rooms provide the comfort and elegance of harmonious simplicity.The hotel offers rooms with ensuite bathroom, telephone, minibar, room service and laundry service as well as full restaurant, bar and cafeteria service, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.Within the hotel, Restaurant Paacha, famous for its fine cuisine, offers inside and outside eating areas. ... more   less 
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Hotel Kimal Atacama/San Pedro De Atacama, Chile

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