Settled on a typical stilt house in the colorful Gamboa neighborhood in Castro, Palafito 1326 Boutique Hotel allows guests to discover the everyday life of the island. The terrace offers a panoramic view of the sea and the port and features a bar lounge that sells local beers and Chilean wines.
The staff in the hotel was born and raised on the island and is eager to share the 'Chilota' culture and traditions with visitors. The hotel buys local handicrafts available for purchase to foster local economy and offer unique and authentic items.
Its 12 rooms feature views of the ocean, the street, or the adjoining stilt houses, and count with a warm decoration made with local wood. Breakfast is included, and the kitchen is at the disposal of the guests.
Hotel Parque Quilquico
4 hotel in Chiloe, Chile
Born as a project by the renowned Chilean architect Edward Rojas Vega to create a hotel 'made of and for nature,' Hotel Parque Quilquico offers an authentic Chiloe-style accommodation in its 10-he area. Its location on top of a hill rewards guests with panoramic views of the sea and the verdant forest.
A trail through the lush forest leads to the traditional Quilquico Village, which has small houses, a red wooden church, and potatoes and garlic plantations.
13 of the rooms in this sustainable hotel are situated in the main building, whereas the other eight are divided into four stilt houses, an excellent option for families or big groups. All of them feature sustainable air conditioner and heater, private bathrooms and Wi-Fi connection.
Guests can visit the spa, where they will find a sauna, a massage room, and an indoor swimming pool.
5 hotel in Chiloe, Chile
Run by the Chilean company Tierra Hotels, Tierra Chiloe is a modern lodge that offers 5* services in Castro, the capital of Chiloe province. It has an organic architecture that mingles with the nature of the island, creating a harmonious landscape.
Its exclusive 12 rooms count with L'occitane amenities, safes, hair dryers, and ample picture windows to take in the impressive views of the sea from the top of the hill.
The lodge offers daily excursions to get to know the natural and cultural highlights of the region, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site churches. After the tours, guests can unwind at the spa, where they will find a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a massage and a steam room.
Centro de Ocio
4.5 hotel in Chiloe, Chile
Situated across the town of Castro divided by sea, Centro de Ocio is a complex with different accommodations run by Chile's Noi Hotels. This area surrounded by beautiful verdant gardens offers a restaurant, a sculpture park, and a massage room. The hotel also features a 'fireplace' to evoke the ancient tradition of the Mapuches, who used to gather around the fire.
The lodge area counts with four guestrooms equipped with safe deposits, private bathrooms, hair dryer, amenities, and central heating. As the other lodges and hotels by the company, TVs are not included so that guests can fully enjoy the landscape and the culture of the island and its vast nature, which inspired many intriguing myths and legends.