We stayed one night in Paine Grande lodge, and what a regret. Reception was not very friendly, the cantine like food (as served in most lodges in Torres del Paine) not exactly a culinary highlight, but worst of all is the lay-out of the building. There is no separation between the eating and lounge areas and the sleeping area, which means that noise from these areas is overwhelming. We couldn't sleep until well after midnight because groups of people were still drinking and talking quite loudly in the open areas. Although a stay in the lodge is rather expensive, little was done (both in lay-out of the building, neither in demanding some discipline) to make this a positive experience for guests who wanted some rest after a long day in the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the shores of Lake Pehoe, Refugio Vertice Paine Grande features an amazing view over the mountains. It is the starting point for the hiking trail towards Glacier Grey, French Valley and it is part of the W Trail. The only way to get to Paine Grande is navigating accross the lake or hiking the trails. It features shared bedrooms (only bunk beds). Restrooms feature hot water showers with a push-button system to save water. Paine Grande features a cafeteria (daily fixed menus), a minimarket (groceries and souvenirs) and a bar overlooking the lake and mountains. Important: Refugio Paine Grande does not feature a central heating system. Only 2 resting areas feature wooden stoves (only for guests). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paine Grande Mountain Hotel Torres Del Paine
- Refugio Vertice Paine Grande Torres Del Paine National Park, Aisen Region, Chile