Hotel Santa Cruz

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Plaza de Armas 286, Santa Cruz, Chile

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Hotel Santa Cruz
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  • sheherezad's Profile Photo

    A taste of Chilean tradition


    The conference I attended from Oct 16-19 2010 was at the beautiful Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza in the Colchagua Valley, about 2 hours drive south of Santiago, which gives a truly Chilean experience, with the very congenial staff uniformed in traditional garb! And what excellent food with home made preserves for breakfast! I couldn't get enough of the alcoyota jam! Or the fried country bread with a chopped tomato salsa - something like eating bruschetta!

    A visit to the Museum Colchagua close by is a must! The vintage car collection was simply marvellous! The only thing lacking was the English translation! Both the hotel and the museum were damaged in the Feb 27 earthquake and were reopened only 3 weeks before the conference!.

    The drive to Santa Cruz from SCL was beautiful! With California poppies lining the roads all the way from SCL - absolutely gorgeous:-) Plus of course, all the vinery - btw can you tell the difference between table and wine grapevines? ;-)

    The countryside around Santa Cruz is very beautiful! Where else do you still see farmers tilling the gorgeous rich brown earth manually with a horse and men riding a horse driven cart standing up! Absolutely recommendable! :-)

    Unique Quality: A truly Chilean experience, with the staff uniformed in traditional garb! And excellent food with home made preserves for breakfast!

    The Museum Colchagua close by is a treasure! There is even observatory nearby for the star-struck!

    Directions: 2+hrs drive south of SCL, in the Colchagua valley in District VI, Chile.

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    Top Accommodation in Santa Cruz


    The Hotel Santa Cruz is a very good hotel located in central Santa Cruz. The hotel is set in a resort like grounds with adobe buildings and trees. Many people use the hotel for weddings and functions and it has good facilities for that. We ate at the restaurant inside the hotel and the food was pretty good.

    Unique Quality: A pool, wedding and function facilities, restaurant, gift shop

    Directions: It is the hotel right on the plaza in the town of Santa Cruz

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    Chile: Hotel Santa Cruz /Colchagua


    TIP#1 Ask that your room face the back of the hotel. Rooms in the front face a very busy road and tend to be noisy.

    Hotel Santa Cruz was elegantly appointed and a pleasant place in which to spend a weekend. The vibrant color washed walls and glass elevator created a very nice impression when we entered the lobby. We booked a wine tour right from the hotel--a guide came to accompany us.

    Our meals here were absolutely wonderful--the service excellent! Indoor dining was offered, but we preferred having our meals outside beneath the vine covered arbor.

    The swimming area was lovely with lounges surrounding the lagoon style pool. Waiters brought drinks to your chaise or one could float over to the bar at one end of the pool. Our visit here was one of total relaxation!

    Around the corner from this hotel is a noteworthy musem. When staying at the Hotel Santa Cruz, there is no charge to visit the museum. See my TIPS for more on this.

    Unique Quality: Romantic getaway, yet great for children, also.

    Directions: Santa Cruz,Chile Colchagua area

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    Elegance in the Town


    This is a 5 star traditional Hotel in Santa Cruz.
    It's located in the heart of the town, beside the Public Square, and very close to the Colchagua Museum.... very easy to find.

    Unique Quality: 44 rooms.
    Free parking, laundry service, meeting rooms, air conditioning, direct dial phones, internet, restaurant, bar, sauna, gym, handicap access, etc.

    Directions: Santa Cruz (beside the Public Square)

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Wine tour in Santa Cruz

by chilerenee

Hi, I am a Canadian living in Chile with my husband and two children for the past four years and loving it. Can't beat the weather especially up north in Antofagasta and beyond.
My husband and I are planning a trip to Santiago in May and thought we might take a wine tour. Friends suggested Santa Cruz as a great place for this.
Is May an okay month to go or should we just hang out around Santiago and find something else to do?

Re: Wine tour in Santa Cruz

by Jakartamike

There are many vineyards in Region 5 and several are within easy distance of Santiago. If you drive to Valpariso (about 2 hours depending on traffic) you will see them on both sides of the road and they are often open for business! Your motives for going to a winery are important though as it depends on whether you want to make high value icon wine purchases (in which case you must select a specific vineyard) or just superior or premium purchases in which case almost any yard will do. Once you have decided on this crucially important point try a tour operator in Santiago and allow at least a day for the visit or several if going outside central region.

Travel Tips for Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Plaza

by kiwigal_1

The plaza of Santa Cruz, like most colonial towns in South America, is the focal point of the town. The Santa Cruz plaza is a haven of trees on a hot day. A good place to chill out and watch the world go by.

Our Road Trip

by kiwigal_1

The first time I came to Santa Cruz I was doing a bit of a road trip with my friends and we rented a car in Santiago and drove south. We rented it during the "Dieciocho" holidays which is around the 18th September. There were lots of people selling Chilean flags so we bought a couple to adorn our vehicle - meet "Bill and Ted".... I still have Bill and Ted although they are quite dusty and a little tattered after flapping in the wind at 100 kms per hour (or more...) hehe... ahhh it was fun!

"Huaso" Culture and "Cueca"

by kiwigal_1

The VI Region of Chile is a typical "Huaso" area. A huaso is actually a Chilean cowboy. The huasos are very proficient horse riders. The traditional dance these people learn is called the "Cueca" which has been adopted as Chile's national dance also.

When we arrived in Santa Cruz on the Tren del Vino we were greeted at the station with a Cueca group.

Santa Cruz - Wine Region

by kiwigal_1

"Tour of the VIth Region of Chile"

Santa Cruz is located in the Colchagua Valley - a fertile horticulture and viticulture region. The region is the VIth region of Chile known as The Region of the Libertador Bernado O'Higgins. The capital of the region is Rancagua.

Santa Cruz is about 2 hours south of Santiago.


I came to Santa Cruz on a couple of occasions. The first time was driving through and I stopped for lunch. The second time I was on a special tour organised by the local government to showcase the VIth region to foreign commercial staff. We sampled the regions fine wines and hospitality in a very memorable trip.

"Tren del Vino"

The Tren del Vino is a steam train that was restored and is now used as a tourist attraction to showcase the wines of the region.


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