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South America is a continent that has some very interesting and beautiful locations; whether you are looking for a city break or a rural retreat, there are plenty of options up and down the continent.
Some people imagine run-down hostels with rustic features when they think of accommodation in many parts of South America; however, the luxury hotels in South America are just as opulent as the best in the world.
If you are looking for a magical break, then you may want to consider these stunning hotels from across South America.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Amazonas, Brazil
Located around 180 kilometers by river away from Manaus, or a 35 minute airplane transfer, this amazing lodge in the heart of the Amazon offers some wonderful surroundings.
The luxurious facilities include a bar with plenty of local specials, a swimming pool overlooking the river, and beautiful cottages in the heart of the jungle, with a patio fitted with hammocks to allow you to relax in the natural area.
Casapueblo, Punta Ballena, Uruguay
A tourist attraction as well as a hotel, this wonderful location has a stunning ocean view and a very distinctive, almost magical, design that was created by artist Carlos Paez Vilario.
The swimming pool is a very nice feature, while the balconies are great for enjoying the sunset. You can also expect a bar, free wireless internet and a museum located within the hotel that is dedicated to Vilario.
Hotel Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia, Bogota, Colombia
This luxurious Bogota hotel was designed to blend the modern style of French luxury hotels with a local Colombian flavor, in terms of architecture, surroundings, and the art on display.
A nice restaurant and stylish bar are a part of the hotel, along with an indulgent spa, while the modern rooms are tastefully furnished with comfort in mind.
Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
This traditional 1920s mansion provides a stunning base from which to explore the Ecuadorean capital, with the central location meaning this is an ideal boutique hotel for those who want to see the city.
High ceilings and large windows are features of the rooms, which have large beds and a modern colonial decor, while the local cuisine in the restaurant is superb.
Venezuela Marriott Hotel Playa Grande, Catia La Mar, Venezuela
Overlooking the beach with a beautiful terrace and a great swimming pool, this hotel is just a short drive from Caracas airport and is perfect for a beach getaway.
Air conditioned rooms feature stunning large windows that make the most of the sea views, while you can also enjoy flat screen TVs and high speed wireless internet.
Gran Meliá Iguazú, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
With amazing views of the Iguazu Falls from many rooms, this resort has beautifully designed accommodation with a sleek modern design.
There are many rooms with balconies where you can relax and see the plume of spray from the falls, while a nice bar and restaurant also allow you to dine or enjoy a drink while enjoying the view of the falls.
Hotel Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa, Atacama Desert, Chile
Located in one of the most arid areas of the world, and providing a great base to explore the Atacama, this hotel is a luxurious retreat in stunning natural surroundings.
The design of the rooms is comfortable but designed to make the most of the surroundings, with a lovely patio area and a fantastic spa where you can relax.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru
An amazing location from which to explore the city; the highlight here is the peaceful courtyard with its wonderful swimming pool.
Stunning high ceilings in the rooms are matched by the wonderful furnishings, while the bar and restaurant both give you great reasons to stay in.
Teju-Açu Ecopousada, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
A charming base from which to enjoy the amazing Fernando de Noronha archipelago, this hotel is a beautiful place to stay.
Rooms have great views and air conditioning, while a lovely swimming pool and wireless internet allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet of this lovely region.
Esplendor by Wyndham Montevideo Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay
With wonderful 1920s architecture, this lovely boutique hotel is a great base from which to explore the Uruguayan capital.
There is a lovely indoor swimming pool and sauna, while the rooms are tastefully furnished and provide comfortable accommodation with flat screen televisions and wireless internet.
Hostería La Andaluza, Riobamba, Ecuador
Located in an area with stunning views of the Chimborazo volcano in the Andes, this historic hacienda is one of the oldest guest houses in Ecuador.
The rooms are decorated with period furnishings, while there are still modern features such as Jacuzzi baths, LCD TVs and wireless internet.
Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Yanque, Peru
Lying on the banks of the River Colca in the mountains, this amazing property has truly spectacular grounds and a luxurious spa.
The bright and modern rooms are spacious and comfortable, decorated with local art, and use the same geothermal heating that provides the water for the wonderful hot springs.
Chalalan Ecolodge, Madidi National Park, Bolivia
These wonderful ecolodges are cabins of traditional construction but feature many modern features, with large comfortable beds, lovely wood flooring and modern bathrooms.
The opportunity to explore the jungle and the river valley here is the real attraction, and the hotel is a peaceful island in this naturally vibrant area.
Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia
Set in a traditional colonial building refurbished to modern standards, this is a great base to explore the wonderful history of Cartagena's old city.
The spacious rooms are beautiful with all modern features, while the best rooms have a private plunge pool or outdoor Jacuzzi, along with a private terrace.
Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana
Located in a pleasant location near where the Demerara River flows into the Atlantic, this hotel is a great base with some lovely coastal views.
The modern rooms are stylish and comfortable, while there is a wonderful outdoor pool with plenty of sun loungers, and a great seafood restaurant where you can try some tasty and authentic local cuisine.
La Suite by Dussol, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This stunning cliffside hotel has amazing views back over the city, with the infinity pool probably the best place to enjoy the amazing sight.
Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, and the hotel also enjoys a wonderful private beach.
Sol y Luna - Relais & Chateaux, Urubamba, Peru
Located in the hills near Urubamba, this beautiful hotel has spectacular views to enjoy, while the wonderful floral gardens are a nice area to relax.
Rooms are decorated with lovely local art and painted in bold colors, while the comfortable beds and pleasant bathrooms make this a wonderful retreat. The range of spa treatments is also excellent.
Hotel Oro Verde Manta, Manta, Ecuador
Within easy reach of the beach and with its own pleasant pool area, this hotel is a wonderful coastal retreat.
The rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral shades, and are very spacious, while the modern features include flat screen TVs with cable, air conditioning and WiFi. Many rooms have great balconies with sea views as well.
Ocean Breeze Boutique Hotel, San Andres Island, Colombia
The stylish pool bar area around the swimming pool is a lovely place to relax. The rooms are clean and comfortable with very light and airy furnishings, while the large windows allow plenty of sun into the rooms. The beach is just a short walk away.
Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
This is a great base from which to explore the city center of Paramaribo and is a modern hotel with all of the expected facilities.
Top rooms have whirlpool baths and separate shower cubicles, while flat screen TVs and air conditioning is available.
Hotel Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil
This beautiful hotel has an indoor swimming pool while rooms have nice views over the Jardins area of the city.
The hotel is run by the same family that operates the Fasano restaurant, and, in the hotel itself, you will find an Italian restaurant, a trattoria, and a great jazz bar. Rooms are stylish and comfortable with leather furnishings and beautiful marble bathrooms.
San Alfonso Del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile
This stunning resort is built around a huge pool in which you can paddle a kayak or even sail, while the beach is just a few yards away on the other side of the pool.
The apartments here are well decorated, where you will spend a lot of the time enjoying the magnificent views from the balcony.
La Misión Hotel Boutique, Asuncion, Paraguay
This small but perfectly formed hotel in Asuncion is housed in a traditional colonial building fitted with many modern features, with a swimming pool and hot tub making for a pleasant place to relax.
Rooms are clean and comfortable, while there is an excellent on-site restaurant serving authentic local cuisine.
Amazon Yarapa River Lodge, Nauta, Peru
On the banks of the Yarapa River, which feeds into the Amazon, this beautiful area is an amazing part of Peru to explore, while the hotel is a comfortable base from which to do so.
Rooms are spacious with hammocks that overlook the river, and those with private bathrooms provide the best accommodations in this amazing area.
Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel, Caracas, Venezuela
Rooms here are sleek, stylish and comfortable, with great features such as cable TV and air conditioning.
There is an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna in the hotel, while the location is great for those looking to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the city.