With a serene view of the Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Sound inlet and awe-inspiring 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 the world over; 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.
- The Singular Spa - holistic massage, facial and hydrotherapy treatment rooms
- Heated indoor/outdoor pool
- Sauna & steam room
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- Private speedboat excursions
- Cultural visits
- Cold storage plant museum and tours
- Cooking classes
- Olive oil tastings
BARS & RESTAURANTS:
A breakfast buffet is served in 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. An impressively stocked bar has excellent Chilean wines and local cocktails.