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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

3.3 km from San Pedro de Atacama centre
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  • Breakfast included
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Camino Pukara s/n | Ayllu de Quitor, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at alto atacoma . The excursions were terrific, the staff lovely, friendly, and helpful. Four nights seem to be a good amount of time to be able to do the variety of excursions offered. The food was great and wine was included. The rooms were lovely and we had some concern that there was no ac...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Thank you for the lovely and inspiring review about Alto Atacama. Like you said, It´s a breathtaking Lodge and the setting couldn´t be more poetic and almost otherworldly. Do you know why we dont have AC inside the rooms? Because Alto Atacama's mechanism of natural thermal insulation retains heat in winter, eliminating the need for air conditioning in...

Detroit, MI
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surrounded by the.foothills of a mountain range is an oasis- Alto Atacama This lodge offers a variety of quality and diverse activities for adults at all levels. Staff members make every moment of the visit focused on you. Activities abound and are led by a staff of passionate knowledgeable guides and careful drivers. Trips to geysers, cataracts, salt fields, geological...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What an amazing review! You made us feel like a Top 10 Hotel destination. We really appreciate your kind feedback of our staff which is incredibly encouraging. Thank you again and I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again. Warmest Regards, Alto Atacama Team

Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoy our stay at this hotel Service is great is very clean and food is delicious They are always ready to help you and make the best of your stay They always have a shuttle ready for you to go to the city and you get two excursions per day The spa is beautiful the only issue is...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very grateful for your review. Regarding meals, our Lodge is currently improving every menu to have more variety at lunch and dinner . Also, our breakfast will have more assortment of pastries and homemade bread. Alto Atacama is always trying to exceed our guests expectations, that's why your comments are so important for us. Please let...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost everything about the Alto was perfect. It is a destination in itself with spacious, new villas that overlook a pond and the mountains. The outdoor shower added an appreciated quirky touch (the usual indoor shower was also present). The water in the pools were icy cold, good on a hot day, and the rock garden displayed the rocks that...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Malcom, On behalf of the entire team of Alto Atacama, we would like to thank you for such a detailed and ego-boost review. We hope we´ve exceeded your expectation during your stay. We try never leave to chance something as important as our guests needs. This is a dream hotel and we are very proud of our staff performance...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came from this lodge. Great lodge nestled outside the tiny dusty town into the red rock (a bit like Sedona, AZ). Room was large with large size bathroom, nice private area for outside shower and another private patio for lounging. Main lodge was nice, rustic, not fancy. Staff was gracious. Dining was good, service a bit spotty as some...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thanks for such a great review and comments! It sure helps other visitors to have a true and nice idea of what being inside the desert really means. Regarding our lodge, you are right about minimalistic decoration and rustic facilities. We own a real authentic concept that goes beyond having a private concierge or a hotel in-style room...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had an awesome 5 days vacation at Alto Atacama and love love loved it. First thing to say is even though we came in the sole week when it rains/cloudy, so most of the highlights: star gazing, taco Volcano trek etc were cancelled. Despite this, the tours we did - Capur salt flats, Moon Valley, Atacama salt flats...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thanks for such a magnificent review! We appreciate the fact you took the time to write about your experience. Alto Atacama is the perfect place for couples. We'll make sure to pass all your comments to the staff, especially to Emmanuel. Let me tell you, that one our favourite treks is Capur Salt Flat...Is quite unique and isolated,...

Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This resort had everything one could ask for. The hikes are all led by fantastic guides and you can go at your level. I would recommend to the top of the Toco for those in good shape who don't mind over 19,000 ft. The black sky is just unbelievable and you can see constellations like you have never seen before....

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ronald, What an amazing description and review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Alto Atacama, specially for boosting our staff motivation. I wuld like to congratulte you for taking one the most challenging and difficult excursions that we have available: Toco Volcano Ascension...WOW. You deserve a round of applause! If you...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a superb hotel The staff does everything to go beyond your expectations Tours are excellent; whole days tours come with a lunch meal from the hotel with wine and a small dining table. Everything is fantastic in this resort If you can afford it go there !

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Peter, We really appreciate your review. It is a great pleasure to see these kind of comments. Alto Atacama always strives for the greatest authenticity possible and for excellence in service delivery. Thanks again, and please consider to visit us again in the future. Warm Regards, Alto Atacama Team

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place! We loved our time here, the food, the rooms and the staff were all amazing. The salmon is a must try on the menu, along with their soups. The night sky is amazing, stargazing is a must. We did plenty of activities, all organized by the lodge. Our favorite guide was Lucas, he was friendly, knowledgeable and made...

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, You sure enjoyed your stay!! Thank you so much for your wonderfull review. We'll make sure to congratulate Lucas on your behalf, and our Chef Jaime for his outstanding salmon preparation as well. Please let us us know if you are coming back anytime soon! It will be a pleasure to have you again with us. Best Regards,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Just incredible. Had the best stay here on holiday and cannot speak highly enough of it. The rooms are great, clean spacious with very nice bathrooms. The rooms are dark in décor for a reason as the sun outside is bright and intense for your full day excursions and so a dark room is a welcome relief in the evenings....

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Ana Belen F F, Gerente at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve, What a great review! Thank you so much for such a detailed experience. I can tell , you really enjoyed your stay and we appreciate the fact you took your precious time to wrote us. It seems you understood our concept, and why we call ourselves a Luxury Lodge. Although we do not have a lot services required...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alto Atacama is located in the fertile Catarpe valley, just 3 kilometers away from the San Pedro plaza. Our total area is 3.5 hectares, with a park area of 2 hectares. The Hotel has 42 spacious rooms and state of the art facilities including an award-winning spa, business center, hot tub, wooden decks with 6 swimming pools and we offer more than 25 excursions to get a closer look at the Atacama. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Address: Camino Pukara s/n | Ayllu de Quitor, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: $1,644 - $2,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
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#1 Business Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#1 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#3 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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“All the rooms are very nice but note there is no a/c which you don't need”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldrG7215YK, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All good, all ground floor with lovely outdoor space.”
 of 5 bubbles I1054EJwendys, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles DanielO2, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Tilo rooms have an indoor and outdoor shower and television. Catarpe rooms do not have a television or an outdoor shower.”
 of 5 bubbles traceyk712, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same and have good location.”
 of 5 bubbles renatao375, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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