In reality most of the accommodation offering in Chiloe Island is at the lower end of the market, such as hostels or simple, rustic places and, although such places are acceptable to many, they do not meet the criteria that we seek for our clients, therefore they are not included here.
However, there are a few reasonable properties as well as one stand-out option. In our Chiloe accommodation section, we publish information on the properties that we feel comfortable working with. Herewith below is more about our classification definitions.
The principal areas where the better accommodation is located is in Ancud, the northern town, closest to the mainland; and Castro (and surrounding area), the capital, about halfway down the island.
Chiloe Island hotels
In order to know what is what, we spend considerable time, money, and energy, in visiting as many accommodation options as humanly possible specifically with the aim to check up on what the quality of accommodation, and services is, and where these places are located.
Remember, a picture does NOT give you the whole story.
Therefore, we only work with selected accommodation partners. These are companies and properties that we know we can trust and that offer good accommodation, at good level, in nice places, and such properties are shown below.
In order to better locate the type of property that you want we have also categorised them under our own definitions.
These are hotels that we feel offer something special such as a great view; a great location; a special feeling and / or are just unique and different to the norm.
All Chiloe Island Featured Hotels
High-End Boutique Lodges
The hotels that are the best at the destination in terms of comfort, decoration, service and the overall package we have put into the "top level" category. This does not mean that a hotel in this category is at the same level as another hotel in another destination in our "top level" category. It just means that these hotels are the "better hotels" at this destination out of all options.
All Chiloe Island High-End Boutique Lodges
Mid Level Boutique Lodges and Hotels
The hotels we have put into the "mid level" category are those hotels that do not merit being in the "top level", but are not at the lowest level either, hence "mid level". Usually, these hotels are perfectly good for a couple of nights and offer "practical" accommodation and facilities. If you are looking for only a "place to stay" and nothing more then a mid-level hotel will suffice.
All Chiloe Island Mid Level Accomodation
During our inspections we ask the hotel owners if we can stay overnight at the hotel. We ask this because staying overnight is vastly different to just popping in with a quick visit. We like to know what the noise pollution is, what the breakfasts are like, how comfy the beds are, what the staff are like.
Therefore, if you see “inspected & approved” we are saying that we feel the hotel is perfectly good. If it does not have “approved” it means we have not stayed overnight or we feel it is not up to the level that our clients will require.
The reason we have a selected number of hotels that we choose to work with is because we regularly visit the hotels in Puerto Natales in order to know what they are really like. We cannot rely on the hundreds of often “suspect” reviews published in the internet. Therefore, we try to promote the better hotels that we know will make your trip more enjoyable. However, if you see that we have “inspected” a particular hotel, this does NOT mean that we recommend it necessarily. The ones we recommend are “approved”.
If we have not included a hotel in our selection below it either means that we do not consider it reaches our selective criteria, or that we have not yet stayed over to evaluate them.
If Your Hotel is Not Here
If YOU have a particular hotel that you want and it is not in our partner hotel selection, please DO let us know, and provided it is a decent place, we will include it in the itinerary we are handling for you.
We will summarise below our hotel partners. Why do we have accommodation partners? The basic reality is that we, like you, want to know which hotels are “decent”, and that they offer comfortable accommodation in terms of rooms and facilities, and we prefer to work with those hotels that “pass our test”.
NOTE: Remember that we realise that you may well have a particular hotel, or lodge, that is not shown in our listings. If this is the case, PLEASE tell us what, and where this hotel is, and we will include it in your itinerary.
Our all-inclusive programs will take care of you from the moment you land at the airport. The service includes the transfer to, and back from, the hotel or lodge (in some cases you can even arrive by helicopter), and then you enjoy a 3, 4 or longer night stay that includes great food, wines and guided excursions.