Tocopilla 411, San Pedro de Atacama.
Terrantai Hotel Is situated in the heart of San Pedro de Atacama next to the village church, just steps from the craft market, and close by the small assortment of restaurants and shops that comprise San Pedro today.
Hotel Terrantai opened its doors for the first time in 1996. It was founded as a way of offering to visitors to the Atacama Desert a place of relaxation close to the traditional way of life of the indigenous communities of the area.
Hotel Terrantai was built with the materials taken from earth of the surrounding desert. In this way the architect, Matias Klotz, was able to use techniques developed thousands of years ago, with local elders teaching young architects new skills. The stone used in Terrantai is of a beauty that is awe-inspiring. The walls consist of individually selected stones placed with care.
We have tried to preserve our heritage in this building, in order to continue the traditions of hospitality in the comfort and spaciousness, peace and tranquility which we offer here. Our visitors will find relaxation in the human spaces, the stone alleyways, patios, terraces, restaurant, and beautiful rooms in this building, designed by an award-winning architect using the skills and wisdom of our ancestors and inspired modern creativity and adobe prepared under the hot September sun. The roof was preserved from the original house.
Within its peaceful spaces the inspiration of the lodge, from the breadth of its traditional stone and adobe walls to the meandering layout of its traditional stone passages and patios, will transport you to another world.