The Vik hotel radiates the impression that it is the private home of a very wealthy person, which effectively it is, especially when you consider that the roof is made from titanium.
It is unique, inspiring, and decadent with 22 rooms individually designed and decorated in a different theme, together with paintings or other artistic expressions from renown artists.
In addition to the rooms in the main building, there are also 7 individual villas, or bungalows as they are named.
The main building sits upon a small plateau from where there is a view down the valley on one side with the exterior pool and lake at the opposite end. From the other two sides are views of vineyards or hills.
Within the centre of the main building is a zen garden, filled with plants and colourful flowers. Then, in the common living room area there is no expense spared when you see paintings by Roberta Matta and a diptych from Anslem Kiefers the “secret life of plants”.
The restaurant is small, set within glass-sided walls on two sides, and a place where gourmet food accompanied by great wines is served.
One thing is for sure, everything about Vik is high end, modern and exclusive, to an exceptional degree.
The Hotel Vik dominates the valley from a small man-made plateau offering an elevated view down to the valley, lake, vineyards or across to the nearby hills.
The accommodation and overall product offering here is unique. There is nothing similar in Chile and we doubt anywhere else. It is a top-end “design” property, the ultimate in modern boutique, operating as a hotel for those guests who wish to experience something new and receive high-end personal attention.
It is a mix of modern, minimalist design, peppered with sophisticated sculptures and artwork. It will not be everyone’s “cup of tea”. It is not “cozy”, for example.
There is a granite, infinity pool at the back of the hotel, overlooking a lake, as well as relaxing spa area and back up from this sector is the hotel restaurant that also overlooks the lake and where gourmet-level gastronomic food is served and accompanied by excellent wines.
Guests here can enjoy a visit to the “James Bond”-like wine processing unit down in the valley, horse ride, trek, bike or just relax.
We would suggest that you let ExperenceChile.Org build in a stay at Vik if you wish to visit wineries, or just “pamper” yourself for a few days, perhaps before departing back to your home country.
However, this is a high-end place and that means the cost is not at the low end.