In quiet surroundings, Hotel Colonos del Sur Express (Estación 505, tel./fax 065/235555, www.colonosdelsur.cl, US$83/89 s/d–US$120 s or d with breakfast) exudes more personality than its sister hotel, similarly named but more institutional in style, that burned down in March 2006. Some rooms have truly grand views, and as it’s presently expanding upward, the views are likely to get even better.
Stretching impressively above the lakeshore, the hillside Hotel Cabañas del Lago (Klenner 195, tel. 065/232291, fax 065/232707, www.cabanasdellago.cl, US$125/135 s/d–US$160 s or d with breakfast) has equally impressive views and a heated pool.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition