My wife and I just came back from a week vacation at the Hostal Faros del Sur in the city of Ancud, island of Chiloe. We were there as part of a large group and our package included all 3 meals.
Faros del Sur is a new small hostel; it has approximately 24 rooms, all with private bathrooms and all of them with a beautiful ocean view. It is located in a very quiet neighborhood, only 15-20 minutes walk from downtown Ancud.
Some parts of the hostel are still under construction. The rooms are fine but a little tasteless, missing some decorations, pictures or whatever but I imagine it is because of the fact that it is still unfinished. By far the best room and also the one with the best view is their premium room number 14.
The rooms have a small flat TV, beds with duvet comforter, central heating, bathroom quite basic but kept clean. Soap and shampoo were provided.
The lobby area is very nice and it has WiFi available. The garden is well kept and the view is marvelous.
The meals were top notch home cooking. All the staff was extremely nice and Marcos the host very helpful.
The one thing I definitely didn’t like was the fact that the bed had a mattress cover with a plastic layer that made for a noisy bed and gave the bed a plasticky feeling. I heard a couple of other members of the group complaining about the same. Also the pillows could have been better.
In a nutshell a nice, warm welcoming place to stay.
We made 2 worthwhile tours; one that the hotel staff arranged for us to the penguin hatching grounds and another one we took with the rest of the group to visit a series of wooden churches that Unesco has declared World Heritage including one that was build in 1730 where the wood was linked, joined and spliced using only pegs and dowels and no nails.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New concept of Hostel Boutique, with beautiful landscape to the sea. Comfortable rooms, all with private bathrooms, heating, TV, WIFI, telephone. Cozy familiar atmosphere, managed by the owner. Breakfast, common kitchen and tour recommendations. Close to downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Boutique Faros Del Sur Ancud, Chile - Isla Chiloe