Altiplanico Bellas Artes
Altiplanico Bellas Artes is an upmarket, innovative property in an arty neighbourhood close to the centre of Santiago.
Imaginative, top quality accommodation is on the up and up in Chile: nowadays you can choose to stay in a place where the whole experience is enhanced with imaginative décor, facilities and top-notch service.
The concept is one where you are made to feel you are in a home from home, without sacrificing all the comforts and facilities of a high end hotel. The Altiplanico Bellas Artes is situated in an arty district (The Fine Arts Museum is opposite) between the once Bohemian Italian quarter Bellavista with its trendy nightlife and the up-and-coming chic residential district Lastarria, with plenty of good restaurants, galleries, craft shops and bars nearby.
The Altiplanico group prides itself on creating properties which blends into to their environment; this one occupies a converted residence. But inside the décor is contemporary minimalist, capturing the luminosity of daylight in this sunny city.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The three major parts, Atacama, Easter Island and Patagonia were all special in different ways.BM, Macclesfield
We found the Chilean people very friendly, obliging & happy.EL, Winkleigh
We have had two of the most memorable weeks in one of the world’s most varied geographical environments and the friendly Chilean people. Thank you JLA.AK, Stoke Newington
Most Memorable Moment?: So many overall but the glaciers, Torres, the cruise and Orcas/penguins.AB, Fordingbridge
Most Memorable Moment: "Too many to mention!Perhaps Champions parade in Rio - front row seats - fabulous! May be Torres del Paine - fabulous hotel Tierra Patagonia- outstanding scenery. Memorable moment -perhaps driving around Lake Llanquihue gradually seeing the mist clear to beautiful clear blue skies and lake and seeing The Osorno Volcano appear with low cloud drifting across its centre just as we across a very pretty lakeside café with no one there and being able to sit in the warm sunshine quite alone and enjoy the most spectacular view."JM, Wantage
Most Memorable Moment?: For me, Torres del Paine as it appeared and disappeared through the clouds. The Explora hotel is in a fantastic setting and the views of the mountains are stunning. For my wife, she loved the Atacama and the Moon Valley in particular. Walking through the valley when there were just the three of us was really memorable.JM, Hatfield
Chile Best parts of the holiday: “Too many to name one but certainly Moon Valley, the salt lake lagoon, the Glacier at Torres de Paine”SJ, Welwyn
The visit was basically divided into three separate parts - self driving on the Carretera Austral, the ferry cruise which I arranged separately, and the visit to Tierra Patagonia. In their very different ways, all were excellent and memorable.TAK, Ilkley
Highlights?: Patagonia Camp and Torres del Paine National Park.CD, Shepton mallet
Most memorable experiences: "First sight of San Pedro. Hiring our own car and being alone with the flamingos on the salt lagoons. The Milky Way in the Atacama night sky. Chairlift through the mist on Osorno Volcano. Mountain and glacier views in Patagonia. Pisco sour with everything. The Chilean people - always ready to smile."DA, Northallerton
Patagonia for its stark beauty, stunning snow covered mountains and tranquility.SB, Solihull
Three highlights: the trip over the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza with its links to San Martin's epic journey to liberate Chile and Peru in the 19th century; the three Neruda houses in Chile; and the Museo del Barro in Asuncion (Paraguay).JRF, Cambridge
Patagonia, the scenery and wildlife, getting up close to a glacier, Easter Island fulfilling a childhood dream and much more, the perfect volcano, Osorno, the geology and flamingoes of the Atacama. Santiago and Buenos Aires both quite different but equally fascinating.EL, London
Highlights: “I went to Chile mainland without any knowledge and was overwhelmed. The geology was stunning and range of scenery amazing”PC, Galashiels
Patagonia's open spaces, clean air and stunning views. Chilean people were very friendly and helpful. Excellent food.MP, Hemel Hempstead
Chile was AMAZING!!! We loved the country, the scenery and all the people we met. Glad we had warm clothes for the trip or we would have come unstuck in Atacama, especially when going to the geysers as it was minus ten degrees. As we approached the cruise time we wondered if we'd cope with the Zodiacs, but everyone was so helpful and safety conscious. The all-time highlight of so many on our holiday was, standing in silence at the Pia Glacier.RW, Cyprus
Highlights: WE have many good memories but we would pick out the guided walk to Laguna de los Tres at Fitzroy and the day to the French Valley at Patagonia Camp and Patagonia Camp in general.SC, Cheltenham
Being served Pisco Sours on the deck of the boat at Grey Glacier. The scenery was stunning and came as a surprise after the poor visibility on the outward trip.AM, Glasgow
I was amazed and enthralled by Chile and am looking forward to visiting again.DP, Chiswick
Long way to go but thoroughly enjoyed just concentrating on one country i.e. Chile which our destinations covered in detail from top to toe and made us feel that we had really experienced life in Chile.CF, Worthing
I loved the desert and my husband liked Patagonia. The lunch in the Casablanca wine valley was outstanding.SD,
We loved all of southern Patagonia but four days at the Explora was undoubtedly the highlight.NM, London
The excursions in Torres de Paine were exceptional.AD, Cambridge
Chile is a very safe, friendly and beautiful country.CP, Budleigh Salterton
Highlight?: Easter Island - amazing place - very good food, hardly any tourists and extraordinary history/statues etc. We could easily have stayed an extra night there. I would strongly recommend hiring a car there. We also booked a snorkelling trip which was good.CK, Ashtead
Most Memorable Moment: Cycling around Puerto Varas in Chile.JL, Studley
Highlight?: Touring Easter Island, it was a unique experience, one that is very different to many resort islands that one can visit worldwide.DM, Newcastle upon tyne
Highlight?: Trips into parts of the Atacma Desert that were not in fact desert but little islands of habitation frequented by only a few.RP, Glasgow
The picnic by Lake Pehoe provided by The Singular was exceptional- totally exceeded our expectations.YLS,
Time in the Atacama - with Oscar!! Probably one of the most spectacular places we've visited as tourists and we have years of world travel experience behind us.RB, London
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