Hotel Awa is a pleasant hotel comprising a melange of traditional features and modern design,with a lakeshore setting in Chile's lake district. .
Perched on the shores of Lake Llanquihue a short drive from Puerto Varas in Chile’s lake district, Awa is all about the views. Its ultra-contemporary design is offset by the clever use of traditional local materials and attention to detail throughout its interior.
With large, luxurious guestrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows which bring the outside in, the waters of Lake Llanquihue and snow-capped dome of Osorno volcano are never far away. The spa comes equipped with a 25m lap pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. There's an inviting lounge, bar and restaurant and you'll probably want to dine in, but Puerto Varas has a selection of restaurants if you plan to venture out for dinner.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlight?: Trips into parts of the Atacma Desert that were not in fact desert but little islands of habitation frequented by only a few.RP, Glasgow
The visit was basically divided into three separate parts - self driving on the Carretera Austral, the ferry cruise which I arranged separately, and the visit to Tierra Patagonia. In their very different ways, all were excellent and memorable.TAK, Ilkley
Most Memorable Moment?: For me, Torres del Paine as it appeared and disappeared through the clouds. The Explora hotel is in a fantastic setting and the views of the mountains are stunning. For my wife, she loved the Atacama and the Moon Valley in particular. Walking through the valley when there were just the three of us was really memorable.JM, Hatfield
Chile was AMAZING!!! We loved the country, the scenery and all the people we met. Glad we had warm clothes for the cruise or we would have come unstuck in Atacama, especially when going to the geysers as it was minus ten Celcius. As we approached the cruise time we wondered if we'd cope with the Zodiacs, but everyone was so helpful and safety conscious. The all-time highlight of so many on our holiday was standing in silence at the Pia Glacier. Our favourite guide was Cyril in Chiloe. He became a great friend and we had some lovely times together.RW, Paphos
Patagonia's open spaces, clean air and stunning views. Chilean people were very friendly and helpful. Excellent food.MP, Hemel Hempstead
We really enjoyed Easter Island but the Atacama was the most memorable part!ME, Caernarfon
Patagonia for its stark beauty, stunning snow covered mountains and tranquility.SB, Solihull
Time in the Atacama - with Oscar!! Probably one of the most spectacular places we've visited as tourists and we have years of world travel experience behind us.RB, London
Highlight?: The Grey GlacierJC, Ipswich
From the point of view of JLA's organisation of our trip, the most memorable feature was the quality of the many small hotels we stayed in and the unforgettable views we so often had from our rooms. From the point of view of the trip itself, the most memorable places were 6 days of Torres del Paine in glorious sunshine and the indescribably wild and beautiful Southern Ocean.KB, Esher
I was amazed and enthralled by Chile and am looking forward to visiting again.DP, Chiswick
Impossible to select one part - the whole experience was stunning and allowed us to enjoy the variety and beauty of Chile.KD, Dartford
The picnic by Lake Pehoe provided by The Singular was exceptional- totally exceeded our expectations.YLS,
Highlights?: The time in Torres del Paine, both Patagonia Camp and the treks through the stunning scenery.AR, Reading
We have had two of the most memorable weeks in one of the world’s most varied geographical environments and the friendly Chilean people. Thank you JLA.AK, Stoke Newington
We found the Chilean people very friendly, obliging & happy.EL, Winkleigh
Most memorable experiences: The Atacama Desert. An impressive place with friendly people. The Ahlarkapin Observatory trip was outstanding and a real highlight.PM, Redditch
Highlight: Torres Del PaineCG, Amersham
Highlights: Arrival at Tierra Patagonia hotel: and seeing two wild pumas nearby!PG, Oxford
Highlights: The Explora hotel experience and the Perito Moreno glacierBT, Surbiton
The excursions in Torres de Paine were exceptional.AD, Cambridge
Highlights:- Chile was just fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experiences in both Patagonia and Atacama. Really quite memorable.MR
Most Memorable Moment?: The stunning beauty of Torres del Paine ; we were very lucky with the weather in Patagonia Our estancia brief visit, en route, was also very nice.RL, Solihull
Most memorable experiences: "First sight of San Pedro. Hiring our own car and being alone with the flamingos on the salt lagoons. The Milky Way in the Atacama night sky. Chairlift through the mist on Osorno Volcano. Mountain and glacier views in Patagonia. Pisco sour with everything. The Chilean people - always ready to smile."DA, Northallerton
Being served Pisco Sours on the deck of the boat at Grey Glacier. The scenery was stunning and came as a surprise after the poor visibility on the outward trip.AM, Glasgow
Long way to go but thoroughly enjoyed just concentrating on one country i.e. Chile which our destinations covered in detail from top to toe and made us feel that we had really experienced life in Chile.CF, Worthing
Chile is a very safe, friendly and beautiful country.CP, Budleigh Salterton
The lasting impressions of this great country will be with me forever. So will the fantastic photos and memories.PC, Hereford
The whole holiday was memorable but Patagonia Camp and the walk to the Torres del Paine was the best. Absolutely breath taking. We wished we had stayed one more night here.CB, Tonbridge
Highlights?: Patagonia Camp and Torres del Paine National Park.CD, Shepton mallet
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