We stayed there with the whole family (7 adults and 2 very young children) for our Christmas vacation, in a four room villa.
This is such a remote and exceptional place that it is difficult to comment. There is nothing you can really compare with. The location is marvellous, there is a lot to see, wonderful walks, horse riding, etc.The staff, the guides would do anything you ask for.
I would never have thought that I would comment about a bar one day but I have to say they have an exceptional barman who prepares excellent and very original cocktails (with or without alcool) different every day, with plants they grow at the farm. I do not believe there are 10 persons in the world at such a level.
Yet one has to know the general standards of the place are not yet the same as in Europe, (but it seems it is often the case in South America).
For example the service at the restaurant was slow,not very efficient and even after 8 days there was no way we could have them understand that they should serve the young children first and faster so they keep quiet. Anyway you do not want to get angry because they are no nice and always trying to do better! And the food is good!
For all those who can afford the Cliff Preserves: go there, you will love it and you will feel blessed to have been there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sanctuary of mind, body, and soul hidden in the Northern Patagonia of Chile. This eco-luxury resort on the Pacific coast of the Chilean Patagonia offers 8000 acres of private temperate rainforest with six miles of coastline, six oceanfront villas, 20.000 sq-ft lodge and wellness spa, amazing nature and cultural-based activities with expert guides all adding up to "heart-opening" experiences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Cliffs Preserve At Patagonia, Chile Hotel Puerto Varas