Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Camino Pukará s/n, Suchor, Ayllú de Quitor, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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Hotel Description

While some other Chilean adventure hotels go in for grand architectural gestures, Alto Atacama’s terracotta lodge was designed to blend in seamlessly with the environment that surrounds it. And when that environment is the otherworldly beauty of the Cordillera de Sal — the red, rugged Salt Mountains — in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the result, as subtle as it is, is one of the most visually striking hotels on the planet.

There are a number of luxury resorts in and around San Pedro, a literal oasis town in the heart of the highest, driest desert on Earth. But none embraces its environment the way the Alto Atacama does, and we’re not just talking about the architecture. Stroll through the hotel gardens, an “Andean park” designed to be a desert microcosm with indigenous plants and the traditional landscaping of the altiplano. Pick edible chañar as you hike nearby (you might run into the llamas and alpacas that live on these grounds too). And back in your thoroughly modern room or suite, relax on your private terrace as you take in the breathtaking Catarpe Valley by day and some of the world’s best stargazing by night.

They take hospitality seriously in this inhospitable part of the world, so you’ll be glad to know this hotel is all-inclusive — and that Alto Atacama’s restaurant, Caur, is one of the best in the region. Chef Daniel Molina offers a Mediterranean-style menu stocked with local, organic produce, and he takes his culinary cues from the indigenous population, who incorporate nearly everything that manages to grow here into their cuisine (and if you’d like to learn more about their culture, this is the right place: More than half of the staff is indigenous). Chef Molina grows some of his own herbs and fruits on the grounds of the hotel, and you’ll find local rica rica, an herb reminiscent of mint and rosemary, in your unforgettably good pisco sour (but don’t forget about the local wine — this is Chile, after all). And if you need help relaxing even more — perhaps after a long day exploring Incan ruins or biking through desert canyons — the Puri Spa, offering saunas, Turkish baths, and more, is among the best in Latin America.

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa has a 3 night minimum stay requirement.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 42 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Please note: Baby cots and extra beds are available upon request. Extra beds for guests aged 13 and above are charged an additional rate. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Suite Double Room

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    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

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    • chaise lounge
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
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    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Catarpe room

    • Fits 3 people
    • 592 ft²/55 m².
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    Views: mountain.

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    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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    • 753 ft²/70 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

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    • chaise lounge
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Please note: Baby cots and extra beds are available upon request. Extra beds for guests aged 13 and above are charged an additional rate. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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