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La Casa de Don Tomas
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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“very good mid range hotel”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The hotel was quite nice given its location in the middle of nowhere. It is located about a 3-5 minute walk from downtown and has a semi-luxurious feeling and is very quiet at night. The room we had was roomy and comfortable. The morning breakfast was quite nice (continental with the usual turkey and ham slices). Wifi however was somewhat spotty, even though our room was quite close to the lobby. There are better, and much pricier hotels/resorts there but for our purpose, this place had been a good stay,

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights Mar 2013. After dusty day tours it was good to return to a nice hotel each evening and use the pool area when not out sightseeing. Clean room, decent size, no problems with hot water just takes a long time to get hot. Swimming pool clean and usable. Breakfast was good. Staff were very friendly and helpful and speak English. Away from main street noise but only 5 min walk. Checkout is 1pm and then luggage is stored in reception area with identification sticker - I did not find this an issue. If you want to pay a bit more for a nicer place then I thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I felt robbed having to pay UDS 110 per night for single occupancy in a room which does not have a TV, WIFI or air conditioning. One is provided with one small bottle of water per day in an area where tap water is not safe for consumption. In the bathroom there is shampoo only and one bar of soap to suffice for both sink and shower. The towels are hard and scratchy. During my stay the swimming pool was initially filthy and not useable. It is now drained of water. But the staff do happily tell everybody who checks in that they have a swimming pool. Service in the restaurant is painstakingly slow. This place is totally overpriced for what one gets.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here for 3 days with our two kids (11 and 6). The place is very good, nice small swimming pool, very helpful staff, wifi in the lobby, etc. We were also picked up at 4am for one of the tours and it was not a problem. One person was available to facilitate this. This is not clearly your W or Four Seasons hotel, but for San Pedro de Atacama I felt it was a great choice for the price. We could also walk just 4 blocks and be in the middle of town with many choices for restaurants, excursions, shows, and everything. The rooms were very nice inside.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Fort-de-France, Martinique
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Hello,

We stayed there 4 nights after a tour in the south of Bolivia. One of us was in bad health and the confort of this hotel was exactly what we need.

The staff is very helpfull. It was very practical to have a restaurant on place because we could not moove for the dinner.

All the day you have free tea, hot water.

Only "negative" point no TV in the room or in the lounge.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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merchtem
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We liked the hotel, breakfast, food, service.
It's not located in the center of san Pedro but a 10min walk.
The water of the swimming pool is very cold! But it's nice to hang around.
The staff at the reception speak very good English.
Unfortunately you cannot get food after 9.30 pm. We came back late from a trip and they refused to prepare dinner at 9.40.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Es un hotel sencillo pero encantador, cerca del centro de San Pedro de Atacama (10 minutos caminando)
La gente de recepción es muy amable y preparada.
Te regalan una botellita de agua todos los dias.
Buenas habitaciones. Bueno desayuno (se necesitas salir mas temprano te preparan una "box")
No wifi en la habitacion - wifi solamente en la zona comun (junto a la recepcion), a veces con mucha gente y mucho ruido.

Yo recomendo La Casa de Dom Tomas!


The hotel is very nice and is well-situated, a short walk away from the center.
Rooms are comfortable and clean.
The stuff is very nice and helpful.
You are offered a botlle of water each day.
The breakfast is good and if you need to leave earlier, they give you a breakfast "box" for you to take.
No wifi in the rooms, only in the living - comon area, near the reception (sometimes gets really noisy).

I certainly recommend La Casa de Dom Tomas!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: La Casa de Don Tomas
Address: Calle Tocopilla, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Location: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa de Don Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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