San Pedro de Atacama (The Atacama desert, Chile)
A lovely hotel, 1.5km from the centre of San Pedro. The main building is where the bar, restaurant and living room can be found. Outside, there is a tempting pool, spa and a few firepits. There are plenty of native plants and a kitchen garden, with produce used in the restaurant.
When you arrive, your guide will chat to you about what excursions interest you. All excursions are on a shared basis.
Rooms are spacious and very comfortable with either king or two single beds. Some of the 32 rooms have sliding glass doors leading out onto a private terrace and views to the mountains. Rooms have fans but no air-conditioning.
A great option for those not wanting to be too central but want a very comfortable hotel. Beautiful views.
Client comments and reviews
High expectations were met at Tierra Atacama. Guides were very knowledgeable, good English, sense of humour. Food was variable but good overall. We were surprised at the quality of the house wines - somewhat better than expected! Scenery was amazing - we did all the tours except geysers - it rained so heavily the night beforehand that the road was impassable - a tiny stream we had seen the day before was now flooded and rock strewn. We walked into San Pedro lagoon instead. Horse riding was very good. - DT (February 2015)
At Tierra Atacama we were looked after very well. We were glad we decided on four nights in the desert rather than the original three as we found there were so many interesting visits available in such an amazingly diverse environment. - BJ (January 2014)
We had a great stay here. They organised all activities extremely well, guides were on the whole very good indeed, they never cancelled an excursion if only a few people wanted to go and we managed to fit in everything we could in the time available. Saw vicuña and vizcachas. Rainbow Valley is well worth seeing. Fellow travellers on excursions mostly Brazilian and great fun. Service and food very good, and staff too. - GW (October 2013)
The Tierra Atacama was fantastic and the excursions so well organised. The food was also first class. We met other travellers and enjoyed sunsets at the salt flats and Valle de la Luna. The Tatio geysers were also outstanding despite the early start and cold, but as the sun rose they were spectacular. - DH (June 2013)
Tierra Atacama hotel was excellent, lovely rooms with super views and good general areas. The swimming pool area was a real retreat after travelling. The menu of trips was excellent and as we had five nights we didn't need to try to cram everything in quickly as people on two and three night stops. In our view it is such a special place that people would be wise to stay longer if possible. - BW (December 2012)
Tierra Atacama is a breathtakingly beautiful hotel and a perfect base for exploring the Atacama. Four nights were perfect, given the length of our trip, but we were still very sad to leave. - LH (August 2012)
Tierra Atacama was also wonderful. Beautiful place, great service, fun excursions. - JG (July 2012)
I would more than recomend the Tierra Atacama. The food was excellent and the view from each room and anywhere in the hotel is wonderful. They have really good landscaping and are growing a lot of their food on site. They run a programme of excursions, each night you can pick the ones you want and they fit them in over the days you are there. - RS (November 2009)