Elqui Domos Hotels

 

 

 

How would it be like to sleep under the clear sky on a starry night with nothing but ultimate peace and seclusion? Well, you don’t need to camp put for that. Just book a room at the Elqui Domos Hotel in Chile. A hotel which is very popular with families, honeymooners and astronomers alike, it is one of the seven astronomical hotels of the world.

The entire hotel has been designed keeping the theme of astronomy in mind and you will be able to feel the effect as soon as you reach the hotel. With only a total of 7 rooms, the hotel guarantees a peaceful holiday while reveling in some star gazing activities arranged by the hotel itself.

Location:- The hotel is situated in the center of the Elqui Valley which is also deemed to be near the astronomical center of the country. Located between the cities of Santiago and Atacama, the hotel is a tad bit remote in comparison to your normal hotels but that adds to the privacy and the presence of clear skies free of pollution.

 

Best time to visit:- Before you actually visit the area, it is best recommended to go over the online lunar calendar prepared by the hotel. It gives you an insight on what starry activity happens when. Throughout the year, depending on the occasion, you can catch a glimpse of shooting stars and various constellations.

If you are a US citizen, you don’t need a visa or a permit. However, you need to pay an entrance fee of $100 if you arrive by air.

Rooms:- There are only 7 rooms in the hotel and each room is shaped in the form of a spherical dome. The rooms have two floors and can house a maximum of three members. While a sitting area and a bathroom occupy the lower level, a bedroom sits on the upper level.

The highlight of the room comes in the form of a large retractable window below which the bed is aptly positioned. Once you lie down, you can actually open the ceiling window to view the night sky. There is also a private terrace that comes with a telescope which enables you to get a close look at some of the constellations.

Other facilities in the room are not that standardized. Do not expect to find world class amenities and service. The furnishings are just above average, there is a single fridge with not so many choices of food or drinks and the hotel does not provide room service.

Cuisine:- Not to be much relished upon, the food for the most part comprises of various typed of sea food. You are bound to be served plenty of salmon in addition to turnovers (stuffed pastries) filled with cheese, or sea food. You can also sample some nice sandwiches made of lot of greens, beef and chili sauce.

Don’t forget the Pisco which Chile is famous for. Touted to be the country’s most popular spirit, it is prepared from grapes.

Other areas and services of the hotel:- The hotel’s reception and restaurant are also shaped in the form of domes and visitors are welcomed with a sign that reads “may the stars be with you, shining for your eyes along their celestial dance”. There is an outside pool by which astronomical studies are conducted. The hotel also has a private library that enables you catch up on some really useful information about the universe above. Guests also have access to hammocks, an outdoor wooden bathtub and some floating chairs in the rest area.

 

Recreational Activities:- Elqui Domos is not famous only for its astronomical quality. The surrounding regions enable guests to enjoy a wide variety of activities. The hotel arranges frequent excursions on foot to the nearby mountain range, the lush green valley and numerous farmlands. Korean Beauty

You can also choose to ride the terrain on bikes or horses with the provision for night trips. At night, participate in some really interesting classes on basic astronomy, usage of telescopes and a astronomic conference that is conducted on a regular basis.

All right! Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with the skies in this one of a kind hotel. Make a note that you need to pay 50% of the total amount before hand while reserving the rooms. If you choose to pay everything in advance, the hotel gives you a discount of 5%.

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