Hotel Awa is on private land, granting its guests exclusive access to the beach and lake. Guests can chose to swim, kayak or paddleboard; or take a bike for a spin if you prefer terra firma. To the front of property, between the road and the main building, are gardens where you will also find their greenhouse – featured heavily on their seasonal menus. The hotel is approx. 30km from Puerto Varas.
There are a total of 15 rooms at Hotel Awa, with eleven superior rooms (45m2) and four suites (76m2). Three of the four suites also feature a small balcony. All 15 rooms have lake views. It really can’t be overstated how well designed the rooms (indeed the whole hotel) are, maximising light and views; along with cute touches like electric curtains! There is also a separate villa adjacent to the main building that can be booked separately. This features five bedrooms (1 x single, 1 x triple 2 x double and 1 x suite) and stunning lake-views from the living room and open-plan kitchen.
The Awa is split over 5 storeys. The ground level reception is an awe-inspiring introduction to the hotel. The open –plan design featuring the contrast of exposed concrete, local cypress tree wood and rock slabs sourced from the local volcanoes is a sight to behold. You are immediately met with a welcome drink and invited to relax in the living area. Downstairs leads to the dining area and open kitchen, serving locally-sourced seasonal dishes. Above is the pool and Spa, also with spectacular views of the lake; plus all accommodation.
Hotel Awa’s spa features a beautiful heated pool, along with a sauna, steam room, and hydro-massage pool. Numerous treatments can be booked. There is also a gym, again with the obligatory lake-views. Outdoor yoga is available, as is plethora of excursions that are included with Awa’s all-inclusive rate. Underfloor heating is present throughout the property.