25 Amazing Hotels In South America

South America is a continent that has some very interesting and beautiful locations, and whether you are looking for a city break or a rural retreat, there are plenty of options up and down the continent.

It's a shame some people imagine run-down hostels with rustic features when they think of accommodation in many parts of South America.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.

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Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, Amazonas, Brazil

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
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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.

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Casapueblo, Punta Ballena, Uruguay

Club Hotel Casapueblo
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A tourist attraction as well as a hotel, this wonderful hotel 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, while there is also a bar, free wireless internet and a museum dedicated to the artist located within the hotel.

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Sofitel Victoria Regia, Bogota, Colombia

Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia
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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.

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Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador
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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.

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Venezuela Marriott Hotel Playa Grande, Catia La Mar, Venezuela

Venezuela Marriott Hotel Playa Grande
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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 also enjoy flat screen TVs and high speed wireless internet.

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Sheraton Iguazu Resort And Spa, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa
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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.

Here are six more great hotels in Iguazu.

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Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, Atacama Desert, Chile

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
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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 where you can relax, while there is also a fantastic spa on site.

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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
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 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 are both give guests a reason to stay in.

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Ecopousada Teju-acu, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Pousada Teju-Acu
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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.

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Esplendor Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay

Esplendor Hotel Montevideo
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With a 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.

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Hosteria La Andaluza, Riobamba, Ecuador

Hosteria La Andaluza
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This historic hacienda is one of the oldest guest houses in Ecuador, and is located in an area with some stunning views of the Chimborazo volcano in the Andes.

The rooms are decorated with period furnishings, while there are still modern features such as jacuzzi baths, LCD TVs and wireless internet.

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Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Yanque, Peru

Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs
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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.

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Chalalan Ecolodge, Madidi National Park, Bolivia

Chalalan Ecolodge, Bolivia
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These wonderful ecolodges are cabins of traditional construction but feature many modern features inside, 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.

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Hotel Casa San Agustin, Cartagena, Colombia

Hotel Casa San Agustin
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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.

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Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana

Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown
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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.

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La Suite by Dussol, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

La Suite by Dussol
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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 too.

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Sol y Luna, Urubamba, Peru

Sol y Luna, Urubamba, Peru
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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, while the range of spa treatments is also very good.

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Hotel Oro Verde Manta, Manta, Ecuador

Hotel Oro Verde Manta, Manta, Ecuador
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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, while many rooms have great balconies with sea views too.

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Ocean Breeze Boutique Hotel, San Andres Island, Colombia

Ocean Breeze Boutique Hotel, San Andres Island, Colombia
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The stylish area around the swimming pool is a lovely place to relax, with a pool bar. The rooms are clean and comfortable with very light furnishings, while the large windows allow plenty of light into the rooms, while the beach is just a short walk away.

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Courtyard Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname

Courtyard Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
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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.

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Hotel Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hotel Fasano, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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 operate the Fasano restaurant, and in the hotel itself there is an Italian restaurant, a trattoria, and a great jazz bar. Rooms are stylish and comfortable with leather seats and beautiful marble bathrooms.

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San Alfonso Del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile

San Alfonso Del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile
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This stunning resort is built around a huge pool which you can paddle a kayak or even sail in, while the beach is just a few yards on the other side of the pool.

The apartments here are well decorated, while you will spend a lot of the time enjoying the magnificent views from the balcony.

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La Mision Hotel Boutique, Asuncion, Paraguay

La Mision Hotel Boutique, Asuncion, Paraguay
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A 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.

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Yarapa River Lodge, Nauta, Peru

Yarapa River Lodge, Nauta, Peru
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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, with the rooms with private bathrooms providing the best accommodation in this amazing area.

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Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel, Caracas, Venezuela

Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel, Caracas, Venezuela
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Rooms here are comfortable and modern, with great features such as cable TV and air conditioning, while furnishings are sleek, stylish and comfortable.

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.