The Singular Patagonia

We arrived at The Singular Patagonia after a 2 hour flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, the farthest point south I have ever been. After a 2.5 hour drive north to Puerto Natales, we arrived at our hotel for the next three days.

The Singular is an unique property, using the space of a national monument Frigorifico Bories, an old meat packing factory. The buildings have been beautifully preserved, using the original brick walls, rough-hewn wood, and corrugated roofs. There are three floors of guest rooms, and the large spaces of the old post-Victorian buildings are used for a restaurant, bar, spa, and museum space. This is a brand-new hotel and not yet part of the Virtuoso network.

My room is large and comfortable with a wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-ceiling window onto the sight photographed above. Not for everyone, the design is eclectic. The entrance area, dressing room, and bathroom have black rectangular tile floors. The bedroom is carpeted with a metal ceiling, no decorations on the walls, and furnishings designed to remind guests of the early 20th century period of the original buildings. The bathroom is large with a large single vanity, oval soaking tub, step-in rain shower (with plenty of water pressure), and separate W.C.

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