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Hosteria La Candela

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Newport Beach, California, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Really close by to Neruda's house. The restaurant is great. They created some very yummy food for us (vegetarians). The owner and staff were very friendly and eager to please. The owner was also friends with Neruda and there was a cute cat there too. I don't think you can find a better place in Isla Negra.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 April 2013

How to express the joy my experiences at La Candela have brought me! I recently returned from my second visit there in two years, and I can tell you that this is a place I will return to again and again. If you value people, connections, history, literature, music, art, and beauty over freshly starched linens, then this is the...

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 26 April 2013

A place full of history and love La Candela in Isla Negra is an incredible place to stay. As soon as you enter, you immediately feel like you're at home. The hotel is owned by 2 lovely hosts, film maker Hugo Arévalo and folk singer Charo Cofré. My school group had the honor of watching one of Hugo's documentaries on...

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 April 2013

I want to talk about how great this hotel is! Charo an accomplished folk singer from the 70s, and if you go to La Candela and stay with her, you may get to hear her play and hear all about her fascinating history! She was friends with the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It was a life changing experience for...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Proprietor Charo and her talented husband Hugo have a charming and perfectly situated hotel if you have any interest in Pablo Neruda and his life. A quick and easy five minute walk from Hosteria La Candela is Neruda's famed Isla Negra home. Though if you want first hand accounts from people who lived with and experienced Neruda's life just get...

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2Thank Karen M
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 13 October 2011

When my husband told me he had booked us a room at La Candela for two nights, I was concerned and advised him to read the comments on Trip Advisor. He told me "you always have to take some and leave some"...well, it was quite an experience! The hotel is old, creepy and dirty. It's a shame when you consider...

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4Thank Charliep34
Helsinki
Reviewed 9 June 2009

If you are interested in literature and Pablo Neruda, you must visit la Candela in Isla Negra, Chile. There Neruda visited daily and watched the sea and planned his texts. Many photos on Neruda, famous singer as owner, great experience.

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1Thank HelsinkiFinnish
Martinez, California
Reviewed 10 April 2009

This was an antique accommodation that should not be compared to fancy hotels or 5-star resorts. Think of it as staying overnight with your kindly grandmother who should dust more often but who loves you. Yes it was pricey but you can always stroll to a nearby restaurant for a cheap drink and meal, or splurge on the pricey dinner...

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3Thank scrjnki
Mörfelden/Walldorf
Reviewed 15 January 2009

We travelled 4 weeks around the country and this local was indeed the worst thing we have ever seen in our livetime. Do not go there if you are interested in staying healthy. This house was never renovated nor nobody paid attention about the rooms. Everything was dirty, wet, and full of mold. We booked 4 days and left after...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostería La Candela is part of the Isla Negra’s history. It’s a Hotel-Restaurant that is more than 40 years old, and existed when Pablo Neruda lived in this town. In fact Pablo Neruda was a regular client and used the only telephone of the entire zone in that time. The movie Il Postino mentions and shows a recreation of the Hosteria. In fact the mailman falls in love with the Hosteria owner’s daughter.This old big house use to call Hosteria Santa Elena. Today and the last 20 years is La Candela, whose owners now are the well-known Chilean folk singer Charo Cofré, and her husband, Movie and TV Director that created many documentaries about Pablo Neruda, Hugo Arévalo.They both were friends of the poet and have many pictures and stories that you will be able to share in your visit to Hosteria La Candela.The Hotel has simple but cozy rooms, with new beds, and some of them with sea view and fireplace.The Restaurant specializes in Seafood and Local Fishes, being its specialties the Caldillo de Congrio, Copón Nerudiano and typical desserts like Leche Asada or Leche Nevada. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hosteria La Candela

Address: Calle de la Hosteria 67, Isla Negra 00000, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Isla Negra
Price Range: $100 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Hosteria La Candela Hotel Isla Negra
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