Hotel Cabana del Largo has an enviable position on the edge of Lake Llanquihue. It is also a stone's throw from the many restaurants and shops of Puerto Varas so you can explore the town on foot as and when you choose.
Although the hotel is large, it does have a homely feel, in fact the strong use of wood in the decor and furniture, along with the style of the building is reminiscent of a large alpine lodge.
There are 157 rooms in the hotel, varying in size and shape. Most have views of the lake and town. The hotel is friendly, honest and not pretentious at all. Those wanting extra luxuries and fancy touches might be best staying elsewhere, but we think Cabana del Largo offers excellent value for money for this area. There are plenty of communal sitting areas as well as the restaurant and the cosy bar on the 6th floor, where a roaring fire is lit on cooler days. Both the restaurant and bar enjoy beautiful views of the lake.
Club del Lago, adjacent to the hotel has another 32 rooms and suites. These can be converted to apartments sleeping 6. They have been designed to look like lakeside country homes decorated on the outside with wooden shingling salvaged from old buildings.
Adjacent to the hotel is the Club House where you will find the heated infinity pool, once again this building was constructed from local materials and recycled native wood. Outside is the hot tub, enjoy a soak with the lake as your backdrop.
Open: Hotel Cabana del Lago is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in Puerto Varas on the shore of Lake Llanquihue in the Lake District. The nearest airport is Puerto Montt, about half an hour away.
Rooms: There main hotel has 157 rooms across various standards. There is a strong emphasis on the use of wood in both decor and furnishings, giving the hotel the feeling of a large alpine chalet. Windows look out over Llanquihue Lake or Puerto Varas. Each has a TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini fridge and en-suite bathroom. Adjacent to the main hotel is Club Del Lago with 32 additional rooms and suites. These can be combined to make family apartments which can accommodate 6 people.
Activities: A range of excursions and activities are available in this area. These include hiking, kayaking, boating, fly fishing, and bird watching.
Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant (see below), bar with a roaring fire, lots of sitting areas, a large patio with BBQ. On the wellness side of things there is a spa, sauna, 2 pools (one in the hotel and one in the Club House) and gym. Room service and laundry service are available at an extra charge.
Dining: Cuisine draws on traditional Lake District recipes and these can be enjoyed in the hotel's restaurant Mirador del Lago. Enjoy the views of the lake as you dine. Terraza Ailen is the recently opened roof terrace, here the grill is the centrepiece for roasting delectable vegetables and meat. Breakfast is served buffet style, the perfect way to start your day.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome, but there are no specific facilities or activities for children.
Health: There is no malaria in Chile.
Communication: There is complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms.
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