Need to know
Fifty-seven, including three suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $295.00.
Rates usually include a generous buffet breakfast with hot and cold options. All-inclusive and half-board options are also available. Unlike other hotels in Patagonia, the Singular doesn’t have a minimum stay or compulsory full-board.
Learn more about the hotel's history at the on-site museum, where you can delve into the building's industrial past as a sheep processing plant. The Puerto Bories Frigorifico opened in 1915 to provide a full-service slaughterhouse, including meat, skins, wool and tallow. Sounds grim, but it brought lots of jobs to the region and created the nearby town of Puerto Natales.
The hotel is closed between 17 April and 27 September 2017.
At the hotel
Spa, hammam, sauna, excursions, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, workspace, minibar, free bottled water, kettle.
Our favourite rooms
The Singular is pretty easygoing about where you catch your 40 winks, with a choice of just Rooms or Suites. We’d pick the latter for extra space (all that outdoorsy gear takes up a lot of room) and views of the Fjord of Last Hope Sound. Similar to the russet-red exterior of the new building where the rooms are located, both options are decorated in earthy tones and elements that give a nod to the Singular’s industrial past: picture polished concrete ceilings and straight-from-the-factory-floor copper lights. There’s a TV too, but you won’t be needing it: the only widescreen you’ll want to check out is the double-width windows.
Under a polished concrete ceiling, the indoor pool looks out over Last Hope Sound through floor-to-ceiling windows. A line of loungers surrounds the pool, which makes a dog-leg under a window and out into the Patagonian fresh air.
The Singular Spa pampers walking-weary feet with decongestant leg massages, hydrotherapy and hot-stone treatments in its four treatment rooms. The indoor-outdoor pool, hammam and sauna all overlook the placid fjord.
Respect the building’s ruminant heritage with shaggy sheepskin gilets and hardy leather boots.
Despite its location, the hotel is surprisingly accessible for mobility-impaired guests. There’s a funicular to access the lobby, a lift to the restaurant and ramps to all rooms. There is one wheelchair-adapted room on the ground floor.
All ages are welcome, but the terrain and activities on offer mean the hotel is best suited to older children. Extra beds can be added to all rooms.
The Singular Patagonia was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the Green Building Council. The hotel has two private reserves spreading across 37,000 acres, maintaining the habitat of local plants and animals; it uses sustainable design elements such as water-conserving taps.