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Casa Real Hotel, Maipo Valley

Casa Real was converted into a boutique hotel in 1996 and has been charming visitors with its rich history, fine vintages and elegant guestrooms ever since.

A grand manor house in the 1880s, the property’s original beauty has since been carefully restored and today offers guests a sophisticated place to stay in one of Chile’s most celebrated wine regions. There are 16 guestrooms in total with a classic décor featuring wooden furnishings, rich fabrics and French doors that open onto a grassy courtyard. Delicious, seasonal meals that have been designed to complement Santa Rita wines are served in the hotel restaurant and the historic Dona Paula restaurant. You can even enjoy a gourmet picnic on the grounds.

When you’re not relaxing at the hotel you can take strolls through the nearby vineyards or ride a bike through the surrounding 40-hectare park to find ponds, colourful flowers and beautiful sculptures. A guided tour of the grounds will show you the neo-gothic chapel, Roman baths and century-old wine cellars, ending with a tasting of the winery’s finest wines. You can also relax by the swimming pool or discover Chile’s pre-Colombian history at the Andean Museum which boasts over 3,000 preserved artefacts.

Casa Real Hotel, at a glance 

  • Boutique hotel located on the award-winning Santa Rita Winery
  • Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the Maipo Valley
  • Late 19th-century Pompeian style estate with a neo-gothic chapel and Roman baths
  • Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens designed by renowned French architect Guillermo Renner
  • Selection of just 16 recently refurbished guestrooms with classic décor
  • Newly remodelled bathrooms, TVs, Wi-Fi, and either one king-sized bed or two single beds
  • Enjoy fine dining at the hotel’s restaurant, featuring seasonal ingredients and paired with the region’s best wines
  • Historic Dona Paula Restaurant serving both traditional Chilean and international cuisine  

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Enjoy winery tours to sample some of the country’s best Cabernet Sauvignons
  • Explore the surrounding park on foot or by mountain bike
  • Enjoy a scenic picnic on the grounds
  • Take a bicycle ride or stroll through the vineyards
  • Make use of the hotel’s swimming pool, sauna and gym
  • Enjoy a game on the tennis courts
  • Relax in the lounge and games room
  • See the expansive collection of pre-Colombian art at the Andean Museum 

Other itineraries in Chile

  • We have travelled with TUTC six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. We had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble.

    DN, August 2020