This striking concoction of off-kilter windows and exposed concrete was designed by the Santiago-based architect Germá* del Sol on the edge of the Last Hope Sound. It has 72 minimalist rooms that stretch out down long, light-flooded corridors and a list of intrepid excursions that ranges from condor spotting at Cerro Benítez to boat trips on Lake Pehoé. By night, trade tales of adventure with other travellers or take in a talk on Patagonian culture and wildlife.
Remota, Ruta 9 Norte, Huerto 279, Puerto Natales, Chile (00 56 2 387 1500; remota.cl). Doubles start at US$3,900 (£2,438) for three nights, all inclusive.