With a serene view of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Sound inlet and awesome snow-capped Andean peaks beyond, Singular Patagonia is a remote haven for outdoor adventure and sleek design in equal measure. The property itself is a former cold storage plant, which has given way to an architectural and contemporary industrial feel, using exposed concrete and pale wood beams, and high ceilings with lofty windows that let light stream through over dark leather sofas in open-plan public areas.
The property has been restored by a fourth-generation family of those who settled in this area and created its sheep farming industry more than a century ago. A wood dock that floats over the fjord once sent Patagonian wool to markets across the world; a museum with a Victorian engine room, tannery and boilers give an idea of the site's heyday between 1915 and the 1970s. Each of the 57 bedrooms have stunning panoramic windows - and beds - that face the seemingly endless fjord: pared-back and supremely stylish.
The world outdoors always beckons here. Expert guides can take guests on rides across private, undisturbed areas of these verdant mountains; for a delicious private lunch in the reserve; to picturesque waterways on one of the hotel's two speedboats; to visit a working Patagonian sheep farm; or to walk in the presence of majestic icebergs and waterfalls in the Torres del Paine National Park, about 40 minutes away. Later, the eco spa will welcome you back with treatments that use oil extracts and moisturisers based on organic plants and fruits.
A hearty breakfast buffet is served in the welcoming Desayunador. In the main restaurant - a large open wood beamed space with a log-burning fire - lamb and fish take centre stage in a fusion of French and local cuisine. A section of the menu is dedicated to vegetarian dishes, and the restaurant works with local and organic Patagonian ingredients. The intimate El Asador grill serves traditional plates in the former blacksmith's workshop while an impressively stocked bar has excellent Chilean wines and local cocktails.
Lovers of the great outdoors
Wind down at the Singular Spa with a holistic massage, facial or hydrotherapy treatment
Enjoy serene lake views from the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools
Soothe your muscles after a day in the wilderness in the inviting sauna and steam rooms
Enjoy delicious, handcrafted cocktails in the bar
Feast on exquisite local cuisine at Restaurant Patagonia or exceptional grilled meats at El Asador
Borrow a bicycle and explore the stunning landscape at your own pace
Learn the history of this distinctive hotel on an insightful cold storage plant tour
Sample a gourmet selection of olive oils
Make your own empanadas and pair them with an appetising local wine at a cookery class
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Traverse the lake on a thrilling private speedboat excursion
Go riding through fascinating prehistoric sites and mesmerising glacier formations
Trek to the history-rich Mylodon Caves
Experience the Patagonian way of life during a Puerto Natales city tour
Look out for guanacos,condors and striking granite peaks in theTorres del Paine National Park
Try your hand at kayaking on the placid Lake Sofia
Go fly fishing and reel in some of the region's impressive catch
Enjoy a range of seasonal hikes from extreme mountain climbing to leisurely forest strolls
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