Puerto Varas, Chilean Lake District
AWA is a unique & contemporary hotel on the shores of Llanquihue Lake, a gem in the heart of Chile's Lake District. All rooms offer mesmerising views of the lake and Osorno Volcano & it is ideally placed to enjoy a range of activities on & off the water.
At a Glance
Contemporary design hotel with a spectacular location in Chile's Lake District
All rooms boast floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano
Explore the lake and nearby volcano and enjoy fly-fishing, hiking, kayaking, birdwatching and rafting adventures
Restaurant serving creative menus which take influence from traditional Chilean dishes and utilize local ingredients
The sunsets from the Awa hotel are out of this world, as the lake facing part of the hotel has floor to ceiling windows they give the whole hotel a lovely pink hue. If you'd like an even more impressive view, head out onto the pier or even enjoy it from the glass-walled pool & spa areaCamilla Greenwood
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With a striking architectural design and spectacular location on the shores of Llanquihue Lake, AWA is a unique property and a beautiful base for exploring the natural diversity of Chile's Lake District. Although contemporary, the property manages to respect its surroundings, with plenty of glass to maximize views of the beautiful scenery in all directions. Each of the guest rooms and suites boasts floor-to-ceiling windows too, looking out over the lake and the Osorno Volcano in the distance.
Its lakeside location makes AWA ideal for enjoying a range of activities on the water, including kayaking and fly-fishing, whilst the nearby volcano and rivers also offer fantastic rafting, hiking and birdwatching. Although the focus here is simply on enjoying the outdoors, AWA also manages to invite guests to make the most of their downtime, offering a luxurious spa, cosy bar and tantalising cuisine in the on-site restaurant. Rooms each come furnished with a fireplace to tackle cooler evenings and plush bedding and blankets can be found throughout to ensure a comfortable sleep.
Rooms at AWA all boast floor to ceiling windows which enjoy spectacular views of Llanquihue Lake and the Osorno Volcano. They are also all equipped with cable TV, a fireplace, super king bed or twin beds, complimentary WiFi, minibar and security box. Bathrooms all have a separate shower and whirlpool tub. Superior rooms measure 46sqm and suites measure 75sqm and boast an additional living room with a sofa bed.
AWA hotel contains a fantastic spa with heated swimming pool, sauna, hammam and whirlpool, all of which has been designed around the five elements; water, fire, earth, wood and metal. The on-site restaurant serves up creative and modern menus which utilize traditional Chilean ingredients to create new takes on the local cuisine. The bar welcomes guests to relax by the wood burning fireplace whilst tasting some of the finest Chilean wines.
Puerto Varas offers up multiple opportunities for adventures, boasting a wealth of both cultural and natural attractions. With lakes, volcanoes and rivers to explore, activities at AWA extend to fly-fishing, kayaking, rafting, bird watching and hiking. There is also evidence of German colonisation in the area and this combined with the local Huiliche culture invites a range of cultural excursions too.
Location & Directions
Puerto Varas, Chilean Lake District
AWA Hotel can be found 30 km outside the village of Puerto Varas in Chile's Lake District, in Llanquihue Lake's basin. The shore of the lake is just 20m away from the hotel making it ideal for activities on the water.
When to go
The main season in Chile's lake District runs from November to April - the Chilean spring/summer, when all activities are possible. It's also worth visiting in autumn, when it's still very beautiful for simply relaxing and hiking. The area is prone to rain all year but is wettest in July and driest between January and March.