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Aston UK
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review is long overdue (and long!!) as I have struggled with the good and the not so good and decided to finish our 6 week tour of South America before reviewing. Although we didn't realise it at the time, we actually arrived on its first day of reopening in Dec 16. We were met by the amazing Maureen after...

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NYC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My stay was an incredible and memorable experience. The team coordinated everything for me so I could just enjoy the magnificent landscape and property. The hotel reopened after a significant fire, a week prior to my arrival. There were some kinks but that was to be expected. That said, I loved my stay at the hotel and look forward to...

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Yountville, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent four nights at Explora Atacama after three nights at their Patagonia location. The rooms were very comfortable, food menus were nice and similar to Patagonia the explorations were just amazing. I'm a planner but loved the concept where you pick what you want to do the evening before and there were so many options. The landscapes are so...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do in South Amererica. Atacama is an astounding place with so many wonderful landscapes to experience and explora was an amazing way to do so. The hotel is lovely and the food is excellent, but the real magic is in explora' model which emphasises experiences and includes access to 16 amazing, knowledgeable guides who shape your stays and...

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Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I’m just back from the trial period of the new hotel (after they build it again after the fire they had last year). The rooms are very good and as there were before, the common space had been restore completely, including the restaurant and bar but the main attraction are the explorations, they have more than 40 different exploration tours...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Uyuni Travesia: Isolation on the Salt Flats The Explora Atacama hotel is the base for this multi-day adventure called a Travesia. It is essentially a road trip across the altiplano of Bolivia with as much comfort as is possible given the harsh environment. The experience is so different from staying in the Explora Atacama hotel, that the Uyuni trip deserves...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I booked to stay here next January (2016). However, because of a fire, I was informed a month ago that they cannot accommodate me. They told me at the time that they would refund my deposit but they have not yet, despite regular enquiries. Very poor customer service.

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explorachile, Director General at explora Atacama, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your feedback. We aim to always improve our travelers’ experience, which is why this information is of vital importance to us. We sincerely apologize for the delay in the reimbursement. From our end, we processed it days before your comment on this site and as our representative told...

Reviewed 25 October 2015

Modern hacienda style hotel in the desert. The rooms are very nice and spacious. TV and internet are not the focus of this hotel, although wifi is available in the common areas. Comfortable bar, modern dining room with a varied menu and good wine selections. Lunches are served outside in warmer weather. All meals and drinks are included. The hotel...

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Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Located at the edge of the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Explora is an all-inclusive luxury resort for those who love the outdoors but enjoy a good meal and outstanding lodging. I was so pleased with a recent stay at their lodge in Patagonia, that I decided to stay at Explora Atacama. Rooms As a returning customer, I was...

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I have traveled to many countries and stayed at countless hotels, but Explora Atacama still impressed me in more ways than I expected. Its hotel design, its food and wine, its views, and its unique all-in system, most importantly, its hotel staff and activities guides, are very helpful, full of energy and fun, for a Chinese visitor from half way...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our lodge is located on a plain known as the Ayllu de Larache, once inhabited by an ancient Atacameno community. We have respected the original layout of the land and restored and maintained some of the buildings.Opened in 1998, our lodge is situated on 17 hectares (42 acres) of grounds just a few minutes' walk from the town of San Pedro de Atacama. In the area surrounding the lodge, we have maintained the ancient pathways and buildings which form a labyrinth that invites exploration.There are 50 rooms housed in three long buildings, positioned to form a central square planted with large trees for ample shade. On the fourth side of the square is the building which houses the lodge's public spaces. The views from the lodge's broad terraces enable you to enjoy Atacama's vast chain of volcanic mountains.In 2008, we set ourselves the challenge of intensifying your explora Atacama experience, remodeling the furnishings and the indoor and outdoor spaces. Now that the work is complete, we are pleased to be able to offer you new facilities and services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about explora Atacama

Address: Domingo Atienza s/n | Ayllu de Larache, San Pedro de Atacama 7580150, Chile
Region: Chile > Antofagasta Region > San Pedro de Atacama
Price Range: $1,339 - $2,197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — explora Atacama 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
De Larache Hotel
Resort All Inclusive De Larache
Explora Atacama San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#4 Family Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
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“Take good trekking ware and sun protection clothes for the explorations.”
 of 5 bubbles A4077EReduardor, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“This is a cross-country caravan. You sleep in unheated stone huts or containers. It is more like camping.”
 of 5 bubbles DigitalRabbit, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms seemed similar to me, and all were comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Zalou75, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Choose the rooms facing the Volcano - that's the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles 984justinx, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms seemed good”
 of 5 bubbles 895kelvins, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
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