Las Torres Patagonia

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Estancia Cerro Paine, Torres Del Paine, Chile

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Toonsarah Toonsarah
566 reviews
Nov 06, 2016
The Las Torres started life in 1979 as an estancia or cattle ranch, founded by the son of Croatian immigrants. In the early 1990s the owner decided to build a few rooms and a restaurant in order to attract some of the tourists who were starting to discover the Torres del Paine in ever-greater numbers. The few rooms have grown over the years into what is now a large and rather sprawling hotel which still retains something of the spirit of a working ranch with stables – horse rides are offered and it’s lovely to see the horses brought in from the grazing areas early each morning. The location is one of the best in the park, being the closest to the famous Las Torres peaks of any hotel. Actually, technically it isn’t in the park, as it stands on private land, but it is centrally located within it.

As the hotel has grown over time, different blocks of rooms have been added, linked by short outdoor walkways (be prepared to feel the cold when going to and from breakfast, dinner etc.) We had a room in one of the newer blocks, Cipres, which was quite a long way from the central area with its lobby and bar – further to walk but much quieter. We were on the south side with the less good views, i.e. not looking directly at the nearby mountains, but there were some distant ones to enjoy. Being on the ground floor though did mean that passing hikers walked very close to our window, reducing the level of privacy in the room. Another downside to our location near the far end of the long corridor was that on our second night, which was even windier than is usual for this location, the external door nearby rattled constantly and disturbed our sleep.

The room itself was comfortable and a reasonable size, though we would have preferred a double bed to the two singles we got. The bathroom was quite a good size too, with a shower over a tub and some toiletries provided as well as a hairdryer. And despite what all the hotel information literature states, and the receptionist told us, you can get internet access in the room, or at least in these Cipres rooms, although the connection is sluggish and you need to request a new code every day or so.

Breakfast is served buffet style in the restaurant at the opposite end of the complex to the Cipres rooms (even further to walk!). There is a good selection including yoghurt and cereal, fruit juices and fresh fruit, breads (the home-made herby rolls were great), meats and cheeses, some hot dishes etc. Coffee is from an urn and was a little weak for my taste.

The hotel has a comprehensive choice of excursions, both full and half-day, and catering to various levels of fitness – hiking, riding or touring by bus (although note that even the latter necessitate some walking if you’re to get the most out of them, as my later entries will show). If not pre-booked (ours were, and this advisable if you are keen on a specific one as they can fill up) you can meet with the guides each evening to discuss options for the next day. The system manages to be both organised (set time and place, plenty of helpful information) and chaotic (not enough guides to deal with everyone at once, so you may wait some time before being able to discuss and finalise plans for the next day) – we were glad to have pre-booked as our time here was too limited to risk missing out on our top choices.
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Las Torres Patagonia Overview

With 85 charmed rooms, Las Torres Patagonia it’s found at the feet of the Towers of the Paine and it is the hotel closest to them. This privileged location makes it the neuralgic center for all tours to mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. The Hotel has a superb restaurant, where you can enjoy typical regional dishes prepared using fresh produce from the Hotels own organic vegetable garden. With more than 15 excursions, 150 horses, vehicles and guides willing to show you the wonder of this amazing national Park. You will also find a marvelous, relaxing SPA that will tone you up after a tour so that you can start a new day with renewed vigor. This description is based on information provided by the hotel.

Las Torres Patagonia Amenities

  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Bus Parking

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