Hotel Cumbres San Pedro De Atacama
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Had a very chilled day waiting for Ali to arrive. Mooched around the town (essentially one main road). Had lunch with Ali at cactus again. In the evening we went to a restaurant around a big open fire with our new hostel besties (Steve Fred Tom and b-ri) who have ended up signing onto all our tours/ salt flats with us. ...
... value, it also acts as simple but effective heating system. The sun's heat is absorbed by the dark walls during the day and stored in the stones, which then radiate the heat to the inside to keep the room warmed during the nights - which can get very cold because of the altitude and lack of water vapour. The stones in our hotel room walls have been left uncovered which gives a rather novel textured wall covering that feels warm of an ...
... the distance, and as you would expect there's not much to see considering its a desert. We spent our first night star gazing with one of the locals. He was kitted out with some fat telescopes and spoke perfect English which meant that we actually learnt a hell of a lot. We were not only able to see Mars and Jupiter but also at the end of the night Saturn. We got a lift back to the hostel and later headed out into the desert to make a fire and have a few casual ...
... the city to begin with), I discovered that Natalie's backpack was the one that was missing. Everything in that backpack, clothes, boots, jackets, toiletries, books, etc,, was gone forever, just like that. Of course, everything valuable we carry with us on the bus, so no missing passport, no missing phone, no missing credit cards, etc. We made a statement with the police in Iquique, the bus drivers and attendant were really nice and helped us with the police, and we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Cumbres San Pedro De Atacama
With a better pool of staff to select from, this hotel could be excellent, but it appears that due to the remoteness and desert climate in a high altitude, there are issues with this (& probably most others) hotel that are hard to resolve. Still worthwhile staying despite expecting more.
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