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“Midway stop to the lake region”
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Vina Chillan
Ranked #1 of 2 Bulnes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Peaceful and comfortable stopover with only a handful of rooms. The location is beautiful and you can get a good night's rest. A big and clean pool embraced by vines welcomes your arrival and it is a nice day to end a day's drive as we head further south. I would say clean but basic accommodations. The duplex rooms are rather hot in summer and the steps on the stair are a bit tricky. If you plan on reading into the night, bring mosquito spray. I enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: Few activities for children except for the pool, no frigobar in rooms and restaurant doesn't ope...
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

We were 2 couples from Holland travelling through Chile, we were very happy to stay at Vila Chillan. Very nice rooms, only six in total, which are comfortable and very clean. The location is beautiful and we enjoyed the peaceful environment. The Swiss owner Rudolf is very kind and showed us proudly his ecological winery. The food in the restaurant is great, don't miss this place!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We have stayed at Viña Chillan many times on our way to the south of Chile. Invariably we have left with the feeling of having made an excellent choice. The rooms are quite basic, but comfortable and roomy enough, with a bathroom that is kept impeccably clean. An electric heater and a wood burning stove keeps things comfortable on cold winter nights. A large swimming pool, also impeccably clean, is a very nice feature for hot summer afternoons.

The restaurant has a reasonable number of menu options, with very good pastas and quite abundant servings. The desserts are also excellent, particularly the ice-creams.

The owner Rudi and his wife Mabel are very friendly and are always ready to help. They treat visitors like friends and their attitude greatly contributes to one wanting to come back.

This certainly is not a luxury hotel, but for that you would have to pay twice the price, and you would be very unlikely to get such personalized and friendly service.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

It was a relaxing stay on a small winery on the way south in Chile and then again when we drove back. The accomodation was very reasonable and good- 6 separate rooms in a building with a pool alongside it. The owner, Rudi, is very affable and entertaining and will open the restaurant in the main building in the evening for you. (there is not much in Bulnes) Wines from the winery are available for purchase. At the time we were there the owner did not have provision to take credit cards but there are ATMs in Bulnes. It was also very hot when we were there but the room stayed cool.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet but four look out onto the pool and two are between the pool and the road.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is a convenient and surprisingly pleasant place to stay overnight and have dinner on your way to, and from, exploring the south of Chile. It’s just 7km off Ruta 5 at the exit for Bulnes, and is a quiet, peaceful alternative to the mostly unremarkable accommodations of the various cities nearby. The accommodations and winery Vina Chillan are ably operated by the ambitious Swiss gentleman Rudolpho Ruesch, his Chilean wife and their charming young daughter Isadora (who may also agree to assist you with your Spanish, if you are lucky). Vina Chillan has significant vineyard holdings which are very nice to walk through in the evening or the early morning. (We thought it was an especially nice touch that Rudy arranged for us to have a clear starlit night with a rising moon on our evening walk.) The winery specializes in organic wines and exports to Switzerland most of what it produces, though most wines are also available for sale at the winery. The dinner menu has nice variety and we thought it was quite good. Breakfast was typically Chilean and also good, with sliced meat and cheeses, bread, yogurt, cereal, juice, Nescafe, etc. Everything is reasonably priced and the rooms are in a newer building set in the vineyards. Four of the rooms face a nice swimming pool and the vineyard and we recommend these rooms. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was quite pleasant (hot water takes a while, just let'er run til it gets there). Just follow the signs from Ruta 5 to the driveway, then proceed to the last place on the left (there is no sign at the entry gate).

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Km 7 Tres Esquinas | Bulnes, Bulnes, Chile
Region: Chile > Biobio Region > Bulnes
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bulnes
Price Range: £66 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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