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Palafito 1326

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Palafito 1326 is an unusual hotel-on-stilts offers the opportunity to experience life above the water in Chiloe's capital, Castro. 

Palafito 1326 is on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and in the heart of the Palafitos de Gamboa neighbourhood, a 10 minute walk from the centre of the island's capital, Castro. It is unusual for being contained in a renovated traditional palafito (house on stilts), blending perfectly with nearby houses and offering a unique accommodation experience. 

The hotel has been decorated with more than a nod to local culture, incorporating original native woods and textiles. The well insulated and bright guest rooms are provided with thermal heating and large windows allow the passage of translucent daylight, with views towards Castro fjord and Gamboa river or over the street.  Additionally, there’s an internet lounge, dining-living room and large terraces, and service is friendly and helpful.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Charming hotel in a great location.

    CH, London
  • Excellent quirky hotel in recently (?) re-developed part of town. Great location, cool hotel.

    AC Devizes
  • It was fun to stay in a Palafito, this was fine, not luxurious, but quite good enough.

    RH, Carshalton
  • Interesting location and very helpful providing an early breakfast on our last day.

    JL Richmond
  • Lovely setting, furnishings, and polite, helpful staff. Large bathroom spoiled by the sink being outside bathroom, in the room. Pity the upstairs cafe was only open for a short time…

    SC Penryn
  • A really clever renovation of one (or two?) old palafitos with the interior sensitively fitted out in wood and very neat insertion of bathrooms. Generous and delicious breakfast at shared…

    MT Henley-on-thames
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Our Expert's Opinion

This hotel is a great way to experience life as it is lived by the amiable local people of Castro, but in a cosy, professionally run, boutique-style property. I loved the huge picture windows in my room looking out right over the water and the traditional woven blankets made for a very comfortable sleep.

Kathryn
Kathryn Rhodes Travel Expert Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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