Hotel AWA

Puerto Varas and surrounds, Lake District, Chile

At a Glance

  • Expect a bold mix of glass and stone, modern contours and locally produced textiles – this striking hotel is the result of an ambitious architect and designer

  • The hotel really utilises its location, perched above the lake, all the rooms boasti floor to ceiling windows with stunning views over the shimmering waters and snow-capped volcano behind

  • Of course you’re here to explore the great outdoors; whether it be hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, birdwatching or one of the many scenic tours – there’s plenty to keep you busy

  • Work up an appetite during the day and don’t miss dinner - the restaurant serves creative menus with influences from traditional Chilean dishes using the finest local produce

  • It’d be a shame not to enjoy some of AWA’s more relaxing options too – the gorgeous swimming pool and spa with wonderfully soothing treatments, or cosy up with a wine by the open fire

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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.

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Insider's View

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 area

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AWA is a wildly unique, visually stunning and contemporary hotel in the heart of Chile's photogenic Lake District. Offering luxury accommodation, mesmerising views of the lake and Osorno Volcano and access to a range of activities on and off the water.

With a striking architectural design and spectacular location on the shores of Llanquihue Lake (just outside of popular Puerto Varas), AWA is a unique gem 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 maximise 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. Interiors are adorned with local materials and artwork, which echo the essence of the region.

Its lakeside location, flanked by a private beach and marina, 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 are sumptuous and luxurious; each comes furnished with a fireplace to tackle cooler evenings and plush bedding and blankets can be found throughout to ensure a comfortable sleep.

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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 utilise 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • Chiloe and the Chilean Lake District

    Santiago, Chiloé, Puerto Varas & Pucón

    from SGD $11600 pp 11 nights

    • Well suited to more active guests who enjoy getting up close to nature and exploring the great outdoors
    • Familiarise yourself with Santiago's thriving gastronomic scene by spending a couple of nights in Chile's lively capital
    • A chance to truly get off-the-beaten-track and explore some of the less visited regions in Chile's Lake District

Location & directions

Puerto Varas and surrounds, Lake District, Chile

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.

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