The Vibe: Nature hideaway.
The Area: Intrepid explorers of Chile’s wildly beautiful coastline rave about the Rilàn Peninsula, and the area’s scenic channels and fiords. The windswept Isla Grande de Chiloé comes in for special mention, a nugget of green hills, sleepy hamlets, wooden churches and endless horizons, in the middle of which is the Tierra Chiloé.
The DNA: Opened in 2012 with just 12 rooms, the Tierra Chiloé recently added a new wing, clad in wooden shingles and designed by the original architects Mobil Arquitectos as an elongated off-kilter oblong that floats over the bluff on a base of glass windows. Interior designer Ignacio Yrarrazaval has lined the 12 new rooms with lenga timber and local stone, alongside handmade textiles and wood-carvings. At hand is a boat in which to explore the surrounding islands, a spa bath of goats milk, a stable of horses for idle canters through the grassy fields, and an in-house restaurant serving smoked pork and views of Pullao Bay.
Suite-Me-Up: All accommodations in the hotel have sea views, but the more recent rooms and suites add an extra level of luxury. They are more spacious, with curved blond wood, soft furnishings made with local wool and even little woollen slippers as a gift for each guest. The bathrooms also have picture windows so you can enjoy the view as you luxuriate in the free-standing bath.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 24 rooms & suites • hotel opened: 2012 (extension 2018) (previously Hotel Refugia) • architecture: Mobil Aquitectos • interior design: Ignacio Yrarrazaval ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible