Hotel Casa Real
Maipo Valley, Chile
Located at the foot of the Andes mountains in Chile's Maipo Valley, the historic Hotel Casa Real sits on the site of the Santa Rita winery and offers charming, traditional accommodation just a short walk from the vineyards where the wine is produced.
At a Glance
Beautiful traditional property on the Santa Rita wine estate, just a short walk from the surrounding vineyards
Located just 45 minutes from Santiago in the Maipo Valley, which sits at the foot of the Andes Mountains
Perfect for guests with a keen interest in history and wine; the wine is fantastic
Very peaceful property with sprawling gardens and a relaxed atmosphere
Opt for the premium wine tour, where you'll learn about the property's fascinating history, and enjoy an exclusive tasting of the icons of Santa Rita wines.Ali Andino
Take a walk in the beautiful park and have a picnic by the lake with black necked swans.Jules Maury
If you are arriving around lunchtime and it's sunny day opt for the picnic rather than the restaurant lunch. The staff will accompany you into the beautiful and extensive gardens, choose a patch of grass as far or as close to the hotel as you wish and enjoy an indulgent, homemade picnic with a bottle of Santa Rita wine out in the sunshine.Camilla Greenwood
To start planning your vacation to Hotel Casa Real
Acres of sprawling gardens surround hotel Casa Real, a classic property in the heart of Chile's Maipo Valley wine growing region, which sits at the foot of the Andes mountains. Casa Real is a part of the historic Santa Rita winery which was founded in 1880, just before the 40-hectare park which envelopes the hotel.
It has just 16 rooms which look out over a beautiful courtyard and fountains from expansive floor to ceiling windows, each elegant and traditional in style with modern bathrooms. The property has an overall feeling of stepping back in time and stays true to its colonial roots, with much of its original architecture still in tact. Classic furnishings are complemented by high ceilings and heavy floral drapes.
Wine tastings are a focus of a stay here, and there is plenty of opportunity to tour the vineyards and the bodega where the wine is produced. Food in the restaurant is delicious and homemade, with a focus on traditional Chilean cuisine. Dishes are centerd around meat or fish (dietary restrictions can be catered for, just let us know!) and there are options for each of the three courses.
There are 16 rooms at Hotel Casa Real, all with floor to ceiling windows looking out over a pretty courtyard and fountain or over the surrounding park. Each has a separate lounge area and a modern ensuite bathroom, while the bedroom decor remains firmly traditional.
The food served at the hotel is homemade, Chilean fare centerd around meat or fish (although dietary requirements can be catered for). There is also a separate grill restaurant which is open to visitors to the vineyard, as well as hotel guests.
Guests can choose from a variety of sunset wine tastings.and staff can set up a tasting in the common area based on any preferences. On arrival you will be presented with a brochure of the available wines to choose from, as well as a variety of tours of the vineyard and wine facilities.
Location & Directions
Maipo Valley, Chile
Hotel Casa Real is located in the Maipo Valley just a short drive from Santiago and at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
When to go
The Central Valley is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Summer (November to April) is hot, and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.