The Singular Patagonia occupies part of a former cold storage warehouse on the shore facing Last Hope Sound, and part of the building is now a museum and historic monument where you can see salvaged industrial machinery. The rest of the property has been imaginatively transformed to provide luxury accommodation and top notch facilities. From here you can explore the great outdoors of Patagonia, going on hikes, bike and horse rides and fjord cruises to fully appreciate the stunning and varied scenery.
The views from your room are pretty special, too. Each room and suite has a floor-to-ceiling window that runs the width of the room, looking out over the Fjord of Last Hope Sound. The bathroom has both a bathtub and a walk-in shower and is supplied with toiletries, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. TV and wifi are standard. Suites have similar facilities and offer even greater space.
There are 2 restaurants, one offering a range of fare combining local produce and French culinary techniques, and the other specialising in freshly grilled dishes. The cavernous bar is the ideal place to sample Chilean wine as you chat to fellow guests.
The spa has an extensive range of treatments including massage, hot stone therapy, hydrotherapy and facials, and has a sauna and indoor pool with views over the fjord. Full day spa sessions can be arranged.
Open: The Singular Patagonia is open from late September to mid-April. The hotel first opened in 2011.
Location: The hotel is in Puerto Bories overlooking the Senoret Channel, a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride from the town of Puerto Natales. The nearest airport is at Punta Arenas, a 2.5 hour drive away. The hotel is in a restored cold storage warehouse.
Rooms: There are 27 twin and 27 double rooms, each with 45sqm of space and a floor-to-ceiling 6 metre wide window looking out over the Fjords of Last Hope Sound. There is an indoor sitting area, TV, wifi, minibar stocked with soft drinks, desk, safe, en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, heated floor, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms are wheelchair accessible. There are also 3 suites, each covering 70sqm. These have a sitting room, sofa and window that stretches the width of the bedroom and sitting area, and similar facilities to the standard rooms. There is room service.
Activities: You can go hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, fishing, watch condors, visit the museum that occupies part of the hotel building, take a fjord cruise, explore Puerto Natales and visit Torres del Paine National Park a 40 minute dive away.
Facilities: The hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar and library. Singular Spa provides a menu of treatments including a full day spa programme, and has a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and heated indoor pool with water jets.
Dining: Breakfast is a buffet with cooked dishes prepared on request, the main restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, while barbecued meals are served in the grill room. There is a choice of Chilean wines to accompany food.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Rollaway beds can be provided for those under 12 years of age.
Health: No particular health issues to be aware of here.
Communication: There is free wifi internet access in rooms and public areas.
Notes: The hotel is part of the Singular Hotels group, which also has a property in Santiago.
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The hotel has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Green Building Council.
"What a unique and unusual hotel this is! The architecture is fascinating being as it is basically built inside of an old refrigeration plant but with all the old machinery and derelict parts still left to see. It is, however, a very high quality hotel with very well-appointed rooms with huge windows looking out onto amazing views of the fjord and mountains behind. The bar/lounge/dining area is vast and hugely high-ceilinged yet manages to be welcoming, the spa is minimalist but good, we loved the little funicular, and the excursions were varied and well-guided. The food is more bistro-style than fine dining but you will eat very well here."