Millahue, Chile

Vik Chile

Rates per night from$972.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD972.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Refined palette

Setting

Top terroir

Decant yourselves to luxury hotel Vik Chile, an art gallery of a stay in Chile’s Millahue Valley, post-haste. This boutique hotel two hours south of Santiago is a chilled-out Chilean retreat for creative oenophiles, with a wavy, Frank Gehry-style roof; eccentric, artist-designed suites; wine-infused spa treatments; and authentic South American cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property give guests panoramic views of the estate’s rolling, heritage vineyards and the Andes Mountains in the distance. Saddle up for a canter through the surrounding countryside, or meander over to the Vik estate for guided tastings. 

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Facilities

Photos Vik Chile facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Twenty-two suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $972.00.

More details

Rates include a buffet breakfast, lunch (with one glass of Mila Cala wine), afternoon tea, four-course dinners (with one bottle of Vik Wine for two adults sharing), winery tour, wine tasting, horseback rides, mountain biking and all non-alcoholic drinks.

Also

To find the best terroir, owner Alexander Vik tasked a team of oenologists, climatologists, geologists, viticulturalists and agronomists to search South America; they landed on Millahue Valley – known as ‘Place of Gold’ by the indigenous people – for its optimal grape-growing conditions.

Hotel closed

The hotel closes annually from 1 to 30 June.

At the hotel

Spa and gym, yoga room, sauna, relaxation lounge and Zen garden, free WiFi throughout, and laundry services. In rooms: iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water, Ecolab bath products and air-conditioning; suites also have grape seed-infused bath products and free minibar.

Our favourite rooms

The four Master Suites occupy each corner of the hotel and have the most wide-angle of views. You can even admire the scenery from the bath tub.

Poolside

The infinity pool looks out over Millahue valley and lagoon. Take a few leisurely laps, or set up camp on the duo of sunloungers; drinks and snacks can be ferried to you as you desire.

Spa

Holistic wellness is the name of the game at Wine Spa, where therapies are designed to renew physical and mental energy. Treatments use Caudalie and Casmara products or oils and unguents made from grape seeds or with anti-inflammatory-infused vines. Fittingly, treatments involve slugs of wine, but on your face and body rather than from a glass – it’s grape stuff. Alternatively, relax as a pair with an aromatherapy massage for two. Afterwards, lounge in the sauna or Zen garden. In-room spa and beauty treatments are also available.

Packing tips

Bring layers for outdoor explorations and your most pensive look and a few in-the-know phrases to bandy around at wine-tasting time.

Also

All common areas and suites are wheelchair accessible, and there’s lift access to all floors. Rooms and bathrooms are not specially adapted for guests with mobility issues.

Pet‐friendly

Pups weighing less than 10 kilos are welcome for US$100 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Millahue.

Children

Welcome; a cot or an extra bed (free) can be provided, and babysitting is available for £30 an hour with three weeks’ notice. Bike and horse riding and pint-sized cookery classes are on offer too.

Eco‐friendly

Vik Chile’s energy-efficient design uses natural resources for heating, cooling, and irrigation. Water is collected and recycled, heat is generated using solar tubes.

Food and Drink

Photos Vik Chile food and drink

Top Table

The expansive outdoor terrace has the best views of the valley, lake, surrounding vineyard and, at night, the twinkling stars.

Dress Code

Breakfasts are brunch-level casual, but dress for a gallery opening in the evenings.

Hotel restaurant

A wall-length wine rack and sturdy wooden tables stand out amid the industrial stylings of restaurant Milla Milla; chef Rodrigo Acuña Bravo focuses on authentic South American cuisine, including traditional barbecue, fresh fish and seafood from the coast at Pichilemu, and locally grown produce, all paired with signature, bottled-on-site Vik wines. Order your wine with Merluza agnolottis (hake and leek in puff pastry) with fresh tomato butter and goat cheese, or fall-apart braised lamb shanks. For dessert, try chocolate panna cotta and wine-poached pear tart with lemon custard – both served with home-made ice cream. Breakfasts at Milla Milla include freshly baked breads and pastries, seasonal fruit, yoghurt, jams, and cheeses, Valrhona chocolate pie and cooked-to-order eggs. Take your second cup of coffee or tea for a leisurely stroll through the Zen garden as the sun rises above the valley.

Hotel bar

The restaurant and Vik’s adjacent winery are all the bar you’ll need. Don’t leave without sampling the bespoke red blend. 

Last orders

Milla Milla Restaurant serves breakfast from 8am to 10.30am; lunch from 1pm to 3pm and dinner from 8pm to 10.30pm; it can be taken at Milla Milla Restaurant, on the terrace, or in the vineyard-surveying Pavillion.

Room service

While there’s no dedicated room service, the goodies in your minibar are gratis (even the drinks if you’re on an all-inclusive stay).

Location

Photos Vik Chile location
Address
Vik Chile
Hacienda Vik, Millahue Sin Numero
San Vincente de Tagua Tagua, VI Chile
Chile

Planes

Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is a two-hour drive from the hotel; direct flights are available from London, New York, Seattle, Auckland and across South America. Call our Smith24 team and they’ll happily sort out flights and hotel transfers for you.

Automobiles

Vik Chile is a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Santiago, and 45 minutes by car from Chilean wine region, the Colchagua Province. There’s free valet parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Limber up with a yoga session, then borrow a bike and spin around the estate. Head out for a hike – hotel staff will point out the best trails for you – or ride over the hills and through the vineyards on horseback. Bird watching, guided stargazing, and tours of the nearby Colchagua and Cachapoal valleys can also be arranged. Meander over to the Vik winery for a crash course in viticulture, vineyard tours and guided tastings of carménère, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and Vik’s signature red. Back at the hotel, private cookery lessons can be arranged; learn to make traditional dishes to pair with your take-home bottles of Vik’s finest varietals. If you prefer the final product to the prep work, indulge in gastronomic tasting menus, specially-packed picnic lunch, or private meals in the Vik vineyard.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this wine-soaked stay south of Santiago in verdant Millahue Valley and unpacked their bottles of red, a full account of their luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Vik Chile…

Just a two-hour drive south of Santiago, boutique hotel Vik Chile sits on a grapevine-garlanded hilltop amid the dramatic scenery of Millahue Valley. It makes a great first impression, with walkways that lead over a Zen-garden-inspired reflecting pool to the hotel entrance. Within, bold artwork by one of Chile’s best-known abstract expressionists vies for your attention – but floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property pull your gaze out to the rolling vineyards and the distant Andes.

Hiking, riding and trekking await – ask hotel staff to pack up a picnic lunch and point you towards a scenic trail. For more leisurely pursuits, meander over to Vik’s winery and sip on the signature red blend, head to the holistic spa for grape-seed-infused facials or enjoy an authentic South American meal whipped up by the stellar chef. 

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