Location and Setting
Located 760 miles from Santiago. The hotel close to downtown Calama, an oasis in the midst of the Atacama Desert this was originally a crossroads of two Inca trails. Calama has become the starting point for tours through a series of small villages of Aymara (Andean ethnic group) origin.
148 guest rooms and suites feature cable television, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, a direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, a hair dryer, a mini-bar, a safe deposit box and a bathroom with a tub. An executive floor boasts a private lounge and breakfast daily.
Services and Facilities
The hotel offers first class amenities, a laundry service, a full-service restaurant, room service, 24-hour guest services, a business center, a fitness center and a swimming pool.
The hotel provides 2,625 square feet of meeting space for groups of up to 100 guests, several conference rooms and breakout space. On-site conference services assistance and audio-visual equipment are available.
Dining and Entertainment
The hotel offers a full service restaurant and an extensive room service menu.
Points of Interest
Points of interest in Calama include Padre Le Paige Archaeological Museum, Apache Ojo Beach (a natural pool and waterfall) Chuquicamata (the largest open-cut mine in the world) San Pedro de Atacama, and the Geysers of El Tatio. The area is serviced by the El Loa Airport (CJC) in Calama.
There are many local shops with opportunities to purchase local crafts, jewelry and textiles. There are also weekly open air markets in town.
Check-in: 2:00 p.m. Check-out: 12 a.m. Taxes and Gratuities: 19% IVA tax for Chilean residents. Credit Cards: All Major Cards. Languages: Spanish and English are spoken. Currency: Chilean Pesos and US Dollars. Electricity: 220/50 volt/hz.
Sonesta Hotel Calama