This was a lovely retreat with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. They were very accommodating about our early breakfasts (early tour and departure day). We had dinner here twice - lots of good choices in a lovely setting. They say it is 2K from town, and maybe so but we only walked it once. Into town is downhill, but we got an Uber back! Very nice pool area - and good internet!
What a place 2km outside Pucón - walking distance or £2 taxi ride- this hotel is right on the lake shore with grounds to the beach ( where there is a hidden gem of a room)
West facing gives fabulous sunset views from the restaurant which I have reviewed separately and is excellent in its own right for residents or non residents.
Fresh produce from the hotel garden resulted in really excellent salads.
Really enjoyed the open fire in the lounge conducive to talking to other guests if so wish. Bar had excellent wine list and also supported an open fire.
Each room has its own fire but fortunately ( or unfortunately!) the weather was too hot to use.
Staff speak perfect English and are genuinely helpful and friendly. I needed to do some work one morning before breakfast and sat by the fire in the lounge laptop on knee only to be brought some coffee by a staff member without even asking for it. That’s the sort of family run not Corporate place this is -and long may it continue.
Really enjoyed the sauna in the SPA although the pool temperature was “ bracing “ and the changing facilities lacking with only one shared shower.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed here in 1968 as have many other dignatories on the wall of fame.
So what needs to improve ? Some very minor maintenance niggles for hotel info only really -
So basics like weeding the patio steps outside the lounge - odd because the grounds are really well kept.
The hot tub was in permanent rest mode in the SPA
The toilet constantly flowed wasting water and wasnt fixed when asked
But perhaps the bigger jobs also need considering. The internet speed was low but i managed but could be improved
The main issue for us is we really don’t like a shower over a bath and shower curtain. Think that’s too much of a bygone time and a programme to upgrade en-suite would be sensible although costly.
Don’t be put off by this point- still a fabulous hotel it was a privilege to stay in as it feels like someone’s home but don’t expect a luxury bathroom. Clean and functional but if you know what to expect then can’t be disappointed.
We live in a place very similar to Pucon in Lake Tahoe, California and we have several of these old dames like Antumalal which were built during the 40’s and 50’s. Usually these hotels will go two direction, the old structures will fall into disrepair and eventually close or, as is the case of Antumalal, they become a classic and will transcend time. My family, consisting of our 7 and 3-year-old, my wife and I recently stayed at the two-bedroom cottage for four nights. What a cool place, it exudes character. We arrived after midnight and the night watchman was more than happy to show us to the cottage and help with our bags. I have been to Pucon several time and felt very lucky that we had great sunny weather during the winter. You open up the windows to a beautiful view of the lake. At night we slept with the calming sound of the lake water a few meters below the cottage. We were there during low season (August) so there was hardly anyone else at the hotel. Be forewarned the 2- and the newer 3-bedroom cottages are a fair walk down beautiful stone steps which I can see being slippery during rain. Our kids loved the cottage, with a small kitchen, living room & no neighbors. The property is gorgeous, full of lush greenery & foliage. The pool is amazing now, I can’t imagine what it looks like during the summer. I hope with all the new construction going on around Pucon, Antumalal continues to thrive. We thought the price we paid was a great value for our family.
I stayed at Antumalal during 2 nights and loved it. We felt miles away from the city. The hotel is superbly situated, offering different views on the lake. Sunsets at night with cocktails on the terrace and their pool were definitely highlights! We also tried the Volcano base trekking and loved it! Our guide was an angel! We then also did a river ride and loved it ! It was super peaceful and they had planned a little surprise picnic for us. The staff is kind and helpful and the rooms are beautiful! They all have a fireplace inside, so we were delighted about this feature. I really recommend this beautiful hotel :)
We stayed here for two nights on our tour of Chile and Argentina. The hotel is situated about 2 miles out of Pucón with fantastic views of the lake and mountains. You can’t really walk into town unless you walk along busy main road but we had a car and other people got taxis into Pucón.
Many famous people have stayed here including the Queen, Neil Armstrong and James Stewart and you can understand why.
The rooms again have great views the food in the restaurant is very good and we watched the sunset on both nights whilst eating dinner. All the staff are very friendly and always keen to help.
Great place to stay in the ChileN Lake District and it’s very close to the active Volcano Villerarraci which dominates the skyline. Lots to see on the area including waterfalls and thermal pools.