This place will be burned in my memory forever, the Cuernos simply are enchanting, I watched the light play on the rocks for hours. I am sure my misery would have been burned into my memory if I had slept on the ground. Get a cabin if you can! Though, nothing really works, hot showers (no), hot tub (who you kidding?), But sleeping INSIDE in that wind…priceless!
(There are maybe 8 cabins, when we were there, I do NOT think they were all booked, you can probably reserve one. We found them clean, with electricity and great linens, good mattresses, the other stuff?...see below)
Our experience with the restaurant-part of the refugio was somewhere between refugee camp and a low-class boys' boarding school! I have never fought so hard for some marmalade in my life, never mind that second cup of coffee, …the dining room is waay too small, the staff is very young, indifferent, there are waaaay too many people contending for the same thing. (See Maslow’s hierarchy of needs ….life is pretty basic here.)
Food sucks, it is over-priced and it took us a whole day to figure out you can buy two beers or two bottles of wine for the same price as one , …The cabana showers were only hot for one day.
And on and on. You can defrost the staff a bit if you chat about futbol, but I must admit, they give a little “Gangnam-style” presentation before dinner that is hilarious!
Regardless, stay in the cabins, get all the meals, unless you like packing stuff around. Your sandwich will be too chewy, though on homemade bread. And while it does suck, it has a little brand on it that says Los Cuernos!
And when it is not raining, the evening on the porch after dinner is an international salon of unbelievable enjoyment.
If I had one little piece of advice for trip planners, put an extra day in your itinerary and just layover here. Do nothing, but watch the light change on the Cuernos, watch the wind pound down on Lake Nordenskold, visit the upper part of the waterfalls, chill. Oh and never mention Real Madrid to the staff! Ggggg
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Los Cuernos is located in the heart of the W trek Circuit, if you have started your trek from las Torres sector, this would be your third or second night at the Circuit, from las Torres or El Chileno the trek is about 4 to 5 hours until you reach Los Cuernos.Los Cuernos is for most off us our favorite spot in the W trek, just in the base of Los CuernosIn this sector you´ll find our Refugio, Domes, Cabins and Camping, all of them with 24 hours hot water bathrooms (Domes guests must use Refugio´s Bathrooms). Yo can also have your meals at our Restaurant inside the Refugio. Useful info: bring sandals for showers, towel (rental available).For tax exemption, do not forget to bring your passport, immigration card given when enter to Chile, foreign currency (tax exemption not available for camping guests) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Refugio, Camping And Cabins Los Cuernos Hotel Torres Del Paine
- Refugio, Camping And Cabins Los Cuernos Aisen Region/Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile