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About Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is located in the Colchagua Valley some 110 miles from Chile's capital, Santiago. With a population of just over 30,000 this municipality was formally established in 1891 and has traditionally been an agricultural centre; the local economy has long been focused around wheat, tomatoes and wine. But Santa Cruz is now one of Chile’s premier wine growing areas and a thriving tourist industry has grown over the last few decades with wine tours and tastings. The best places to stay in Santa Cruz provide a relaxing base to discover this scenic region of vineyards and farms framed by the dramatic Andes Mountains.
The town itself has some fine restaurants and the feel is very laid back. Sightseers can enjoy the colonial architecture - Santa Cruz church, Santa Cruz hotel and the Carillon clock, which is now an interactive information centre. The Museum of Colchagua is full of interesting things and there is a casino. Wine tourism is the main draw with many places to visit, and many different wines to be sampled!
The town is a busy and popular destination for tourists. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of Santa Cruz's best hotels, get organised and book early.
The best places to stay in Santa Cruz:
For a peaceful haven in the country
Noi Blend Colchagua is a charming hotel located a few miles out of town in the heart of vineyard country. The rooms are light and airy - rustic decor with a contemporary twist! It is a great place to either relax by the pool or stroll through the surrounding countryside.
For a stylish escape
Barrica Lodge is a two bedroomed boutique hotel in a lovely tranquil spot. The rooms are simply designed with floor to ceiling windows, wood panelled walls and parquet floors. There is a large terrace and pool. This is total relaxation and escape in a blissful rural setting.
For the wine
Vina Vik Millahue is surrounded by its own vineyard, and offers private tours, so the perfect place for wine tasting enthusiasts. Contemporary rooms and suites, some with floor to ceiling windows and an infinity pool with jaw-dropping views. Plus there's a spa and fine dining.
Hotel TerraVina is also set amid acres of vines (though not its own), but here you'll find very affordable chic accommodation. Rooms start from just £123 per night.
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Noi Blend Colchagua Santa Cruz (Comuna de Palmilla) 13 rooms from £85Great walks - Take in the beautiful scenery with a leisurely walk around the surrounding vineyardsSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolFull of characterBack to NatureRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Noi Blend Colchagua is located a few miles outside the town of Santa Cruz in Chile's wine region. There's a contemporary twist to the rustic décor and the rooms are decorated in light hues. Relax by the pool or head for a walk around the garden and enjoy the rural setting. A quiet and charming stay. See More
Hotel Bellavista de Colchagua Santa Cruz 9 rooms from £72Country Escape - Set in the lush countryside just outside of Santa Cruz, this hotel makes an ideal break from the cityRomantic Break - Couples love this understated country getaway; book a couples' massage for a romantic night inFamilies - There are good options for family accommodation here; kids love the outdoor pool, tooGreat walks - Discover the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the hotel on a long walk; ask at the hotel for the best routes
This boutique hotel is located within verdant grounds in the Colchagua Valley, Chile. Guestrooms are named after types of wine and feature classic interiors with handmade furniture and local linens; book a luxury suite for a private hot tub. Unwind by the pool or in the pretty gardens; a chic hotel. See More
Rio Vista Suites Santa Cruz (California) 12 rooms from £101Local exploring - This wonderful area has so much to do whatever your interest; spend days at the beach, hike, spot whales, kayak, golf or shopGreat walks - Take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz WharfFishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Kayaking - Available locally.
a Boutique inn situated in a California Victorian building, close to the beach and Santa Cruz's Lorenzo river. As well as a shared living room with a fireplace, 12 suites are modern in style with leather furniture and flat-screen TVs. There is no restaurant but rooms have a microwave and fridge. See More
Hotel Casa de Campo Santa Cruz 11 rooms from £119Romantic Break - Couples love the romantic, bespoke suites at this hotel; book the loft suite for a terrace with vineyard viewsLocal exploring - This hotel is a great base for visiting the many wineries in this part of the Colchagua ValleyCountry Escape - Located in the verdant Santa Cruz countryside, this hotel makes a great escape from the citySurfing - Renowned surfing destination Pichilemu is just an hour's drive from this hotel; book a transfer through the hotel
This hotel offers accommodation in a traditional country house in Santa Cruz, Chile. The boutique rooms feature bespoke furniture, local textiles and exposed beams; book the loft suite for split-level living space and a terrace. Sample the hotel cellar with a wine tasting; a stylish country escape. See More
Hotel Viña La Playa Santa Cruz 11 rooms from £123Local exploring - Located in the heart of Chile's most renowned wine valley, there is lots of exploring to do local to this hotelCountry Escape - Located on a vineyard in the green Colchagua Valley, this hotel makes a tranquil escape to the countryRomantic Break - Couples love the bright suites at this hotel; book an executive room for a cosy patioGreat walks - Explore the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the hotel on a long walk; take a hotel picnic basket with you
This boutique wine hotel is set on a vineyard in the heart of Chile's Colchagua Valley. Guestrooms are bright and airy with wicker accents and splashes of floral print; book an executive room for a patio with garden views. Unwind with a drink or a game of pool in the bar; a charming rural getaway. See More
Hotel TerraVina Santa Cruz 19 rooms from £125Active Holiday - Find an abundance of activites in the Colchagua Valley from wine tours to horse riding.Value chic - Stylish lodgings at a great price.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Recommended by - I Escape
An elegant property sitting pretty amidst acres of vineyards framed by the Andes. Smart rooms are light and airy with white washed walls, polished wooden floors and large balconies. While away peaceful hours by the stunning pool and find numerous outdoor pursuits in the region. A chic choice. See More
Barrica Lodge Santa Cruz (Colchagua) 2 rooms from £125Country Escape - The hosts encourage total relaxation (without TVs) in the tranquil countryside.Restrictions on children - Children over 12 are welcome.Secluded setting - For escaping.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
A small boutique hotel in lovely tranquil surrounds. Simply designed rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, parquet flooring and wood panelled walls. A large terrace and pool are the ideal way to while away a lazy afternoon. For the active there's plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer. Rural bliss. See More
Hotel Plaza Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 116 rooms from £131Local exploring - This hotel has a great central location, just off one of the main city squares, making it the perfect base for local exploringRomantic Break - Couples love the romantic atmosphere at this hotel; book a couples' massage for a cosy evening inCity Style - With beautiful, colonial-style interiors, this hotel has lots of local Santa Cruz styleViews - Great views from hotel
This charming boutique hotel is located in Chile's Colchagua Valley. The colonial-style rooms feature antique furnishings, local textiles and natural accents; book a suite for a cosy separate living area. Sample traditional Chilean cuisine at the hotel's acclaimed restaurant; a smart, stylish hotel. See More
Hotel Paradox Santa Cruz (California) 170 rooms from £160Local exploring - The location suits a multitude of guests; enjoy beach days, shop, hike in National Parks or visit historic monuments and museumsBusiness meetings - Perfect for an unconventional business event or conference due to the poolside event space with deck, cabanas and firepitsBeach Life - Santa Cruz's fantastic Seabright State Beach is a 30 minute walk or 7 minute driveSights nearby - Mission Santa Cruz dates from 1889 and there is an interesting museum on-site
170-room hotel located in downtown Santa Cruz. Managing to be both a leisure and business hotel, the property's stand-out features are the 2 outdoor swimming pools with covered cabanas. Rooms are spacious and contemporary with amenities for work or play. There is a restaurant, bar, gym and library. See More
Casa Silva Santa Cruz 7 rooms from £195Local exploring - Nestled in the midst of Chile's wine country, this hotel is great for local exploring - particuarly for wine loversCountry Escape - Situated on a vineyard in the heart of the San Fernando countryside, this hotel makes a great escape from the cityRomantic Break - Couples rate this heritage hotel highly; book a suite with a four-poster bed for added grandeurFull of character
This boutique hotel is located within a heritage winery in San Fernando, Chile. The colonial-style guestrooms boast antique furnishings, classic wallpaper and original features; book a luxury suite for a four-poster bed. Unwind by the pool before a wine tasting at the bar; a refined country escape. See More
Viña Vik Millahue Santa Cruz (Millahue Sin Numero) 22 rooms from £702Views - The views are simply stunning - over the lake to the mountains beyond.Great walks - Head off for stunning hikes around the mountains and through the vineyardsBack to Nature - Bask in the beautiful location amidst Colchagua valley's mountainsSwimming Pool - Infinity pool with panoramic views of the hills & mountains.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Viña Vik Millahue is situated amidst the mountains in Colchagua's Valley. It offers luxurious, contemporary full board accommodation and two restaurants as well as being surrounded by its own vineyard. Enjoy the glorious views from your room or from the infinity pool. A top-notch country escape. See More
Clos Apalta Santa Cruz (Colchagua) 4 rooms from £741Country Escape - With a remote setting in the Colchagua Valley, this hotel makes a tranquil escape to the countryLocal exploring - This hotel is perfect for wine lovers, with plenty of vineyards local to the hotel to exploreRomantic Break - Couples love the discreet, luxurious accommodation on offer at this exclusive residenceRestrictions on children - Adults-only hotelRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux, Kiwi Collection
This luxury hotel offers accommodation in mountainside villas close to San Fernando, Chile. Guestrooms feature antique furnishings, plush linens and a balcony with beautiful views; each suite also boasts a private spa bath. Unwind in the sleek infinity pool with vineyard vistas; a spectacular stay. See More