Casa Real Hotel

In the Maipo Wine Valley, close to Santiago, is the Santa Rita winery and here is one of Chile’s oldest, traditional 19th century “land owner” houses, converted into a hotel in the mid 1990’s.

Designated a Chilean National monument, it sits within a 40-hectare park, which was landscaped by Frenchman Guillaume Renner.

Today there are 16 guest rooms in the main building, as well as Neo-Gothic chapel, built in 1880, and designed by the German architect Theodor Burchard.

In Chile, there are very few “older” buildings that are still standing, let alone useable, and so Casa Real is a rare opportunity to experience some real Chilean nostalgia, as well as enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.


The Casa Real was originally the summer house for the Santa Rita winery founder Domingo Fernández Concha. The building is located amid a park of 40 hectares which was designed in the style of large gardens or parks that usually accompanied large European estate houses. For example, ornamental fountains, box hedge mazes, avenues with walking paths and large lawns.

Then there is the chapel. This is a fine building that has a Gothic style exterior, but the interior show cases Norman arches and Roman style vaulted domes. The renown Chilean artist of the day, in 1885, Alfredo Valenzuela Puelma, painted the saints on the chapel walls. Once completed, the chapel was the principal Catholic place of worship for everyone on the Santa Rita estate.

The hotel offers 16 guest rooms plus a terrace, from where there is a fine view of the park and lake, a tranquil inner courtyard, a pergola, outdoor swimming pool and indoor gym.

The hotel still has large, high-ceilinged salons that have not changed since the late 19th century. These nostalgic spaces, that ooze tradition and elegance, can be used by hotel guests and include the entry hall, dining room, billiard room and inner colonnade.

Las Majadas Hotel

The Las Majadas hotel was opened in 2016 and is a modern property in a minimalist, boutique style. The interior shows raw cement walls and floors, for example, with modern, practical furniture in the rooms and throughout the other parts of the property.

There 50 guest rooms with views to a park, which is also open for guests to walk through.

For those wishing to explore the Maipo Wine Valley and the wineries located here, this hotel is a good base from which to do this.

In addition, here at ExperienceChile.Org, we would suggest Las Majadas as a base for your Santiago stay, pre or post the rest of your itinerary with us, instead of staying in built up Santiago.


Las Majadas hotel opened its doors in 2016 with a view to offering guests an accommodation base located in a “green” area, next to a park of 8 hectares, as well as options to venture out and explore the pretty Pirque area of the Maipo Wine Valley.

Also in this sector where the hotel is located is a “palace” dating back to 1907, that looks like a French chateau from the outside, but renovated for today’s world with modern interiors and fittings and used as an event centre.

The aforementioned park is planted with over 1,000 species of trees and is a pleasant place to relax and walk through.

The 50 guest rooms can be configured as single of double bed set up. Each room is spacious, modern, and minimalist regarding the style. However, natural oak and elm wood has been utilized withing the overall interior decoration of the exterior connecting room landing areas, for example, as well as on the façade of the building to offset the cement and create a more natural ambience but retaining the modern look.