East of the Torres del Paine National Park boundary, the stylish and remote Tierra Patagonia is one of our favourite hotels and is deservedly recognised by the National Geographic as one of their coveted ‘Unique Lodges of the World’. The curved building is sympathetically constructed using native materials and lenga wood and is an architectural dream, with the line of the exterior of the building following the lake and providing sweeping panoramic views. Each of the 40 spacious rooms looks towards the lake and features views of the spectacular granite towers of the Paine Massif when the weather is clear. There is a Scandinavian feel to the building’s design of the building, reminiscent of a luxurious ski lodge with sensationally high ceilings and huge glass windows. Rooms are tastefully decorated with soft tones, local fabrics and exceptionally comfortable beds. The softly lit spa is a particular delight, featuring a narrow pool that has excellent views, as well as steam rooms and saunas. As guests are a somewhat captive audience, all meals and most excursions are included during your stay and we recommend four nights as a minimum to get a real flavour of the surrounding Patagonian wilderness. If you are on a slightly tighter budget, then there are three slightly smaller standard rooms that offer a significant saving on cost (as long as you are happy to have a freestanding bath in your room!).