Having spent the last few weeks staying in mostly budget accommodation we decided to spoil ourselves and stay in a traditional, restored palafito (house on stilts) on the waterfront in Castro. This cost us considerably more than we have been paying but that was largely because there were only two of us in a duplex (two storey) apartment with enough space - and beds - to sleep four adults, two children and a baby (in the cutest cot bed). The accommodation was great - spacious but cosy, traditionally decorated and furnished with lots of period features, eg. Exposed beams, wooden staircases, log fires. There was a fantastic terrace at the rear of the property overlooking the water. The property had everything we needed for self catering and, as an added bonus, there was a washing machine. Breakfast is served at the nearby cafe, which is excellent and different from the run of the mill hotel or hostel breakfast (I had quiche one day) and on Sundays, when the cafe is closed, they provide a takeaway continental breakfast in a chiller box on Saturday evening. Titi, the host, was very friendly and helpful, although we had to communicate in sign language as she spoke no English and we spoke no Spanish. We always got by though and she happily pre-ordered us a taxi for our Sunday departure, when the cafe would be closed. A lovely place to stay if you want something a bit different.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a nice house over the sea, with cozy deco, in the most picturesque neighborhood in Castro city, very close to downtown. Visit us with your family or friends and ask for all you may need. Breakfast and maid service upon request. The charm of the island begins here in your own "palafito". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mi Palafito Apart & Suite Castro, Chile - Isla Chiloe