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Posada Estuario Queulat
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

I stayed overnight in one of the cabins.Very spacious and clean, kept warm by my own fire. Quite a pleasant haven out in the middle of nowhere.Juan the host /cook prepared Salmon with rice and fresh vegetables from his own garden for dinner.The salmon was cooked to perfection. The property by a nice stream ,with access to the ocean even has it's own waterfall.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

The cabins are simple, buy cozy and nicely located very close to Queulat national park secluded from civilization includng internet, cell phone, TV or radio. Juan, our host/cooker is extremely nice and helpful. He makes wonderful chilean food. We ate asado, sopaipillas, plateada, mote con huesillos and other chilean cuisine delights. Breakfast coffee was freshly brewed with freshly home made made bread.

It is a very good alternative if you are travelling in your own car. There are two treks about 10 Kms south and north to the cabins and the Puyuhuapi thermal spa is one hour by car.

We went in high season but we could not try the excursions because they did not have gasoline due to the local strikes.

Beware that the owners in Coyhaique do not reimburse advanced deposits if you cannot make it to the lodge for any reason. When we went there, the whole Aysen region roads were blocked by local fishermen and we had to go through Argentina using a hardly used secondary border pass bringing our own gasoline. Otherwise we would have lost USD800 in advanced deposit because they denied any refund even when they recognized that was very hard to get to the place.

I would reccommend the cabins but without leaving advanced deposit because is likely that you cannot make it due to weather, road slides, volcano activity or social unrest. all things that are fairly common in the area. If the owners insist on a deposit go to Puyuhuapi town 30 kms south which has plenty of nice alternatives.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Rosario18657, Manager at Posada Estuario Queulat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

We very much understand our customers. In February/March 2012 we lived a very painful social uprising wich did not allow to continue with our business and we lost all our passengers for the rest of the season. These passengers had paid 50% of the reservation and were caught just in the middle of this uprising, however they were able to arrive to lodge and stayed for one less night than what the reservation was for. They did not pay for that night. We sincerely thank them for challenging all the obstacle they found on their trip to finally make it to the lodge, I wish more of our customers would have been so brave and supportive of the situation as they were.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

I programmed to stay 3 nights in january 2012, but it was such a terrible place that I had to flee. The cabin was very rustic and dirty. The surrounding area stunk, because of the sewage water. False expectations, never worth the expensive price and the difficulty to getting there. The owner did not try a bit to solve our claims, very ironic attitude, and we lost the reservation fee.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Rosario18657, Manager at Posada Estuario Queulat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

Unfortunatelly these passengers, especially the spouse, were very disappointed in the lodge. They were expecting a more luxurious hotel with marbles and mirrors............our lodge is absolutelly different. It is a native wood lodge, without internet or cell phone signals, wood stove heating, very simple but comfortable. Our hightlight is that we are in the heart of the Queulat national park, miles from a town and surrounded only by nature.......there is no way we can avoid a little spider once in a while!!! We did refund their money to these customers and we advised them to go to Puyuhuapi Lodge and SPA.

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

A friend and I stayed here three nights in May, 2011 to do some hiking in Queulat National Park. The lodge is ideally located, about 15 minutes from the trail to the Hanging Glacier (Ventisquero Colgante) , and about 45 minutes - 1 hour south of Puyuhuapi (the road was closed for construction and the ferry added to the travel time.) The lodge was normally closed for the season by this time, but they opened it just for us. Juan, the host/caretaker/cook took excellent care of us, and feed us very well There are four cabins and a central dining room/lodge. The cabins are very rustic, but comfortable. We had two rooms and one bath, a wood stove for heat, and hot water showers. In season, they can arrange multiple activities, but we only hiked nearby.

It is remote - no phones, no cell service, no internet, etc. Juan makes a daily radio check and was able to connect back to our rental car agency in Coyaique to send a new truck to replace our damaged SUV.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Posada Estuario Queulat

Address: Carretera Austral Norte km 192 | Casilla 5 - Coyhaique, Queulat National Park 5950000, Chile
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Region: Chile > Aisen Region > Queulat National Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Queulat National Park
Price Range: £162 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada Queulat Lodge is located in the very heart of the Queulat National park, just a few kilometers from the park’s most important trails and highlights. The posada is 30 kilometers from the town of Puyuhuapi and 200 km from the city of Coyhaique, in the middle of the temperate virgin and coastal rainforest. The main building at the Posada is the club house where our guests can relax in front of the fireplace and where breakfast and dinner is served. The rooms are different size bungalows for 1 person to a family of 5 adults and 2 children, they are independent from one another and in the middle of a beautiful park. The posada also offers hikes, navigation and sea kayak excursions. ... more   less 
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