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Hotel Cabo de Hornos

A well located hotel in the heart of the town

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Hotel Cabo de Hornos - Location
Hotel Cabo de Hornos - Location

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Arguably knocked off the top spot of the hotels in town by Dreams, the Cabo de Hornos is still worthy of consideration. Located right on the main square of the town, it harks back to the time when Punta Arenas was the capital of the "white gold" rush. A converted, Parisian-styled house, the hotel and rooms have a relatively grand feel to them. Today, in an effort to modernise, the entire entrance area has had a facelift, but, upstairs, it still offers quaint and comfortable rooming.

With approximately 110 rooms the “Cabo” really has a regal air to it when you arrive and, due to its central location, is still one of the most popular places to stay when in town.

The main entrance uses local rock and animal print to give a very contemporary if slightly dark welcome to the place and, at night, the mooted bar and lounge area are perfect for a couple of drinks before settling in for a superb supper.

Upstairs is a very different matter. The styling up here has been kept light and airy and so is a real contrast to the entrance and communal area. The rooms are fairly simple with relatively high ceilings. There is no real way that they can compete with Dreams in either the size of rooms or the fixtures, but the rooms are pleasant enough and have a good aspect on the buildings and city around.

While the hotel does not feature any facilities at all in the way of swimming pools and gyms, it is still one of pour favourites as it really makes you realise the history and circumstance of Punta Arenas. As mentioned with Dreams, we tend to recommend that those looking to see the Torres del Paine either go straight through or spend a night in Puerto Natales…but Cabo really will suit many.

Really good location, historical grandeur, good restaurant and bar

Lacks facilities, slightly mis-matched styling between rooms and communal areas

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