Atmospheric small hotel inspired by the ambience of the Atacama desert, with weathered wood and walls of smooth pebbles ensuring the natural world is foregrounded in the design and architecture.
Inspired by the natural materials and ambience of the Atacama desert, the small, design-focused Terrantai incorporates sun-baked adobe bricks, thatching and weathered wood and stone into the surrounds of a restored colonial house. A labyrinthine layout of outdoor corridors, built from smooth rounded pebbles and atmospherically lit at night, adds a somewhat mystical feel in keeping with the otherworldliness of the desert environment.
The hotel is right in the heart of San Pedro, overlooking the town church. Rooms are decorated in rustic yet contemporary style, with wooden floors, ceiling beams and either whitewashed or exposed stone walls, and furnished with local artisanal textiles. Outside there’s a plunge pool and sun terrace fringed with cacti. There's no restaurant service at the hotel (besides breakfast) but you'll find a wide choice of places to eat on your doorstep thanks to the ultra-convenient location.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Charming hotel, full of character. Again, lovely people working there. Given the constant battle against the sand/dust in San Pedro, they did very well to keep the hotel clean.RE, Knutsford
“Terranti is a nice small hotel and we liked it. But if your travellers don't speak Spanish they might struggle here, also the staff were very helpful when you asked for help.”EL, Acton
Really liked the style of the hotel and plunge pool to relax.KH, London
"The Terrantai was really excellent and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.... A great place to rest and recover after our journey across the salt flats!!”EH, Skipton
This hotel does not serve dinner. There was however good availability of free hot drinks and cookies. The lack of a dining facility at the hotel was not a problem as there are a large number of restaurants nearby.AM, Glasgow
The cheese and wine tasting each night is a wonderful touch!EH, Newcastle
Could not have been more helpful , staff were excellent.GC, Welshpool
Good location and stylish. Room a little small as it had an extra bed that we didn't need.MA, Lancaster
Great breakfasts and very friendly staff. Loved being in the middle of the town rather than on the edge.EM, Ilkley
good hotel. pleased we didn't get our first choice.LM, Stowmarket
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