I stayed here for three nights, and really enjoyed the ambiance of an adobe hotel.
The thing that most impressed my wife and I however was the friendliness and the willingness of staff to go out of thier way to help.
From helping us do an on line check in (in Spanish), arranging an early breakfast when we had to leave early to take to a tour, to calling LAN to confirm our seats, to arranging a taxi at a very good rate to go to the Tebinquinche lagoon, to chasing up the bus company when they were a little late to pick us up for the transfer to Calama.
The staff in th restaurant were equally helpful and friendly.
Loved the outdoor shower though didn't use it for that purpose it was too cold late April; but I used that area for some astroimaging with a camera tracking mount.
Little outdoor area to sit around admire the view of the volcano and sink a beer or two after a hot day in the desert.
It's a little far from town, and you really need a torch-flashlight-after dark, but felt quite safe. A 10 , maybe 15 minute walk
Tours and the bus to Calama will pick you up and drop you at the hotel.
The area is really dark so it's possible to get some decent nightscapes with a digital SLR camera.
Wifi works well, plenty of hot water, rooms clean, housekeeping of a high standard.
Don't know if I ever will go back to SDP, but if I ever did I'd certainly stay here. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on a gentle stretch of land in the outskirts of San Pedro, surrounded by the quiet presence of the Andes, Altiplanico San Pedro faces the impressive Licancabur Volcano, with a unique design inspired in the style of an Altiplano village. Enjoy the famous Atacama sunsets and relax from the smoldering sun in the fresh covers of our private terraces and beautiful swimming pool after a day exploring the driest desert in the world. The hotel was developed following the concept of visual silence, the eye registers the hotel in its totality included in the in the immensity of the Atacama desert. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Altiplanico Hotel
- Altiplanico Atacama San Pedro De Atacama, Chile