We ended our Patagonian journey with a four night stay at Awasi Patagonia. We were welcomed by Rosario, the manager. We enjoyed her overall presence, stories and advice very much. What a beautiful place this is The location, opposite the Torrs del Paine, is just amazing. The drive form Cerro Castillo takes 40 minutes and it's about 4,5 hours driving from Punta Arenas Airport. We were staying in bungalow 2 which offered great views over the torres, wide plains where cows and horses grazed and lake Sarmiento. Awesome! The bungalows are beautiful decorated with a nice sitting area, open fire place, comfortable beds, mini bar, bathroom with bath tub, separate shower and toilet. Outside you will find a hot tub. You have to pre order the use of this hot tub as it takes about 5 hours to get it heated. The food is very good, but some dishes were again on the menu after 3 nights. The staff is still being trained in order to fullfill the requests of their demanding clients in a way the guests are accustomed to. The views from the lounges and restaurant are really breathtaking especially during dinner while the sun sets! Cristian was our guide and we enjoyed this enthusiasm and knowledge very much. We particulary liked our trekkings and the glacier tour in the Lago Grey area. We will never forget the icebergs in front of the Grey glacier. Please note that you are in a very priviliged to stay on the private estate of Estancía Tercera Barranca where Awasi is located. This also means that you have to travel a little longer in order to get to the most visited areas of the national park. To the entrance of Sarmiento gate it takes about 40 minutes via a short cut and crossing a river. You will enyou the solitude here, the feeling that you have the place to yourself and a few other priviliged guests! We enyoyed it and hope to get back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awasi Patagonia is the only property in the region to provide a 100% tailor-made experience; each of the 14 villas has a dedicated professional guide & 4x4 vehicle available to its guests during their stay to explore Patagonia & Torres del Paine in absolute privacy & flexibility. Guests choose the excursions they want to experience, without having to compromise for the sake of a group. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Awasi Patagonia - Relais & Chateaux Torres Del Paine National Park, Aisen Region, Chile