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Destination Luxury did a little research and came up with our ultimate top ten South American hotels. Hopefully you’ll be inspired.

 

10. CASA GANGOTENA – QUITO, ECUADOR).

Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito harbors 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technologies and quintessential comforts.

Beautifully appointed, the hotel invites its guests to explore and to relax, whether in the dining room, glassed enclosed patio, the wood-paneled library, or else perhaps atop its panoramic third-floor terrace.

9. BELMOND PALACIO NAZARENAS (CUSCO, PERU).

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco’s main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city’s most exclusive hotels. Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Then one will be surprised as contemporary Cusco comes to the fore: A fabulous spa, the city’s first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.

 

8. HOTEL CASA SAN AGUSTIN – CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA.

A luxurious small hotel lovingly restored and re-imagined for a new generation of travelers, exquisite Casa San Agustín echoes Cartagena’s fresh contemporary style and colorful Caribbean sensibility. Refined yet relaxed, its trio of colonial era white-washed buildings exudes the warmth of a magnificently appointed private residence. From original frescoes in the library to centuries-old wood-beamed ceilings in the guest rooms, Casa San Agustín’s art and architecture evoke the city’s rich history as 17th century Spanish stronghold.

 

7. TAMBO DEL INKA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA – URUBAMBA, PERU.

The only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu, they go to every length to ensure an indelible stay, offering refined dining, a therapeutic spa, and premier fitness center, along with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens.

6. HOTEL MORRISON – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA.

“The place to stay if you want to be taken care of. You don’t have to know much about Bogota; the staff will help you every step along the way.” – Trip Advisor

5. HOTEL ESTALAGEM ST. HUBERTUS – GRAMADO, BRAZIL.

St. Hubertus Hotel and Inn is a synonymous of refinement amongst the hotels in Gramado. The best lodging choice in Gramado is framed with one of the most beautiful and visited landscapes: ‘Lago Negro’ (Black Lake). The hotel offers a refined, unique and cozy romantic atmosphere. A refuge in perfect harmony with nature, its architecture follows the style of European elegance.

 

4. RANCHO DO PEIXE – PREA, BRAZIL.

Taken straight from their website, read more about the hotel’s unique structure and sustainability! “Here, everything is designed to keep the local culture always present. It starts with the structure built with wood from reclaimed and Carnauba straw, typical of the region. We believe in and take actions that make a difference and contribute to community development – from our recycling program, to our awareness campaigns and organic garden that supplies our restaurant with local fruits and vegetables. Our employees are residents of the local community; we view them as knowledgeable stewards of the environment, and it is common to see our guests learning from them, including handicraft production.”

3. PALACIO DEL INKA A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL – CUSCO, PERU.

A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants.

 

2. THE SINGULAR PATAGONIA – PUERTO NATALES, CHILE.

Located just outside Puerto Natales in the Chilean town of Puerto Bories, The Singular is a five-star luxury hotel in Patagonia. The former home of the Frigorifico Bories, a cold storage plant built in the early 20th century, The Singular has been transformed into a hotel unlike any other.

 

1. ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

The landmark Alvear Palace opened in 1932 as a luxury hotel for European visitors and continues to exude Belle Époque splendor. Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighborhood, which comprises elegant boulevards and leafy parks, the hotel has grand French-inspired public areas, with crystal chandeliers, velvet fauteuils and gilded-wood-paneled walls. Guest rooms, in Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, have butler service, fresh flowers and Hermès bath amenities. High tea, served in L’Orangerie, draws an elegant crowd.

 

Which hotel would you like to stay in? Let us know below.

 

 

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