HOTEL BELLAVISTA: GREAT LOCATION - BASIC HOTEL
Don't get too excited. This hotel has a commanding view of Lago Llanquihue and 2 massive volcanoes. The views of the spectacular Volcano Osorno could not be any better. And that is the best it gets. This hotel is basic and has few amenities. It is more of an overnight hotel for tourist groups. A comfy and clean bed is the only luxury you will enjoy.
There seemed to be a small restaurant tucked into the back of the hotel, but I never observed anyone using it. The bar, just off the reception area, is the hub of any activity.
Rooms are clean and bright with Satellite Television and a mini-bar. There is no air-conditioning and the room can get a bit stuffy. Open the large window for a nice breeze off the lake and a better view of Osorno.
Bathrooms are basic, but do have a telephone in case you need to make a call. Ample closets have a free safe deposit box. You can also open windows in the corridors when the rooms/hotel becomes hot.
For business travellers there are 2 small meeting rooms, internet access and photocopy/fax service available. They also have an enclosed car park.
Reception has postcards and a few souvenirs. They can also arrange car hire.
Staff are friendly and the bar is staffed by someone coming over from reception. Shame it has no view or atmosphere. Breakfast is a nice buffet served in a bright room overlooking the lake.
Puerto Varas is a town for outdoor activity and exploration. This hotel is Spartan and you won't spend too much time here. It is boring. Everything you want is just outside.
The overriding feature of this hotel is it's location and of course the fantastic view. It has no great qualities. They do have a sauna (turned off). Why bother? The town and lake are virtually at your doorstep.