— How would you describe Estancia Vik and the Vik Retreats in a nutshell?
Estancia Vik in José Ignacio is a small boutique hotel with just twelve individually designed private suites providing an authentic luxury retreat for those seeking to experience the real Uruguay.”
— Exstancia Vik
— Please tell us a bit about the history of Estancia Vik and its architecture.
Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio designed the traditional Spanish colonial structure of Estancia Vik, the magnificent foundation of the retreat, and a traditional Uruguayan barbeque was built to mirror the traditional tin galpons. This clear focus on authenticity throughout the building process is one of the reasons the retreat fits in effortlessly with its stunning backdrop.”
— Hotel communal area
— What does luxury mean to you?
My philosophy is to always strive to go above and beyond — Vik Retreats have always provided an exceptional experience, but if we can continue to pursue excellence and to welcome guests as if it were their own home, then we will continue to provide them with an unmatched experience. The goal of Vik Retreats is not to sell rooms, but rather provide guests with memories they will cherish for a lifetime.”
— Please tell us about the facilities and services offered at the hotel.
Through our Experience Concierge program, Estancia Vik also allows vacation guests the chance to explore José Ignacio through the eyes of a native, with insider looks at the town’s hot spots and most insider attractions.
The hotel also has a chapel created by Carlos Musso, which can be used for weddings, christenings and other special events.”
— Trujillo Suite
— Please tell us about the rooms available to your vacation guests.
The suites are almost too unique to compare, but the Kike Badaro Suite has always been a favorite – it is warm, and welcoming, with a particularly relaxed atmosphere. Very few things can compare to taking in the views from its patio and just admiring the idyllic surroundings.”
— BBQ area
— To you personally, what is so special about this boutique hotel?