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Vertice Paine Grande Mountain Shelter

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

It isn't often that I'm compelled to request the complaints book at a hotel/lodge, but I did here. We stayed in the Lodge on our last night, after having camped the previous 10 days throughout the park. The strong winds experienced the previous night in the campground of the Lodge convinced us to stay indoors and avoid any potential damage...

1Thank CBR1
Lille, France
Reviewed 8 May 2014

the place was as cold as a prison, we were literally freezing. The staff was no pleasant and helpful at all especially the girl at the reception. You pay 30 euros a night in low season and you still have to rent a sleeping bag !! don't go there if you can avoid it...

1Thank Oceane59230
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed here while doing the W circuit in April, shoulder season when the Refugio is not as busy as it gets in the summer. We were a group of nine; four of us got to sleep in a room with six bunk beds. As in any place you’re sleeping with other people, be prepared with earplugs if you want...

Thank Lorena G
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

I didn't have a great night here but that was mainly because of the uber loud snorer in our room.   Rooms sleep up to 6 in bunk beds. On our floor there was only one shower working and only one toilet with a working lock on the door. We hired sleeping bags which were fine and liners were provided....

1Thank eatydrinky
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Despite other reviews, we would recommend this refugio for any serious walkers, but it is not cheap. The 6-berth bunk rooms were comfortable, clean and had good views. There is a pleasant bar area and sitting areas. It is a busy refugio with many people staying and the friendly staff do their best to provide good food. It is not...

1Thank pomona1
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Located at the western end of the popular 'W' walk, this lodge has great views of the mountains. We were there towards the end of the season, when the weather was turning colder. There was no heating in the bedrooms or the main dining room, the bathrooms were not cleaned or checked often enough (e.g. only 1 of 3 toilets...

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

As one of the larger refugios to stay in during the W Trek, overall experience was disappointing. The place is freezing with only 2 fire stoves, although we were provided with extra duvets on request. Although this is the service we had already paid for and were not given. The floors are dirty because unlike fantastico-sur run refugios they have...

Thank MeneJ
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I stayed here on the third night of my stay in Torres del Paine. Paine Grande is huge - essentially it is like a full on hotel in the park. Good points: great showers (they're hot, have good pressure & convenient changing cubicles attached) and good food - dinner included an array of salads and they catered well for the...

Thank Sachi F
Washington DC
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Our W trek landed us here on the third night, and we felt like it was Nirvana getting to that place. It's huge and very new, with an enormous common area facing the lake and a smaller bar area above that. For dinner we got a spectacular red sunset over the water. After a few days of hiking and crappy...

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This was the last stop at the end of our W circuit trek. The lodge itself is nice and modern with a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The positive aspects of this refugio include the food variety and meal service. It's by no means excellent but better than in the other refugios that were more remotely...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shelter is located on the shore of Pehoe Lake, facing the southern face of Paine Grande hill, crowned by Punta Bariloche in the plain that terminates Quebrada de los Vientos. It locates in the area of the old Refugio Pehoe, and sited in a strategic position of the primitive zone of the park for excellence, it is only accessible through lacustrine way or walking through the trekking paths of the park. It forms part of the circuit and the W-shape road, being a base camp for excellence. It is strategically located in the old area of Pehoe Shelter and is only accessible via Pehoe Lake or by walking the trekking routes of the park. It forms part of the W Circuit and is considered as the base camp. The Shelter can hold 100 people in 22 bedrooms with 3 and 2 bunks each. These rooms have a lovely view to Pehoe Lake, the heights of Paine Grande, Valle del Frances and the east face of Cuernos del Paine. Each one of them has comfortable bunks and drawers to put away gear. However, we have a custody service and a safety box to keep valuable belongings. The toilets are on the first and second floor and have wash basins, toilets and hot water showers, separated for men and women. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vertice Paine Grande Mountain Shelter

Address: Sector Paine Grande | Torres del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Region: Chile > Magallanes Region > Torres del Paine National Park
Price Range: ₹ 5 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Paine Grande Mountain Hotel Torres Del Paine
Vertice Paine Grande Mountain Shelter Torres Del Paine National Park, Aisen Region, Chile
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“Don't pick a room near the toliets. Some people are not polite late at night and slam the doors going in and out of the facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles goldswimmom7, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“corners bunkers facing the lake and the mountains is very refreshing!”
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 of 5 bubbles 980cristyl, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“make your plans and book at least one year in advance to be able to stay IN the refuge...but the camping was not bad.”
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 of 5 bubbles salty_dog_68, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“everything is bad…just best to avoid if possible!”
 of 5 bubbles Desh1936, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“ask for main floor room with hot showers as 2nd floor showers have faulty hot water”
 of 5 bubbles ydianey, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
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