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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful sea view from our little balcony overlooking the beach. The room was very comfortable, with a huge bed and restful wooden furniture. The bathroom was rather small, with only a little shower, and not much room to turn round in. The downstairs bar has really lovely views, as does the dining room. Breakfast was fairly good... More 

Thank Neatham
San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fabulous location, built over the Pacific with waves crashing on the rocks below the view deck. Spacious, newly renovated rooms with all the bells and whistles and super comfy King bed. One of the best hotel buffet breakfast spreads, fresh fruit and juice, good coffee, bacon, sausages, omeletes to order, and all the other usual breakfast goodies.

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Muchísimas gracia por sus comentarios, de verdad que nos pone muy felices su opinion. Esperamos tenerlos de vuelta en nuestra... More 

Vincennes, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

It's a good and quiet place to make a stop, a break, after Colchane, the park, or San Pedro de l'Atacama, after the high altitude front of the pacifique with a lot of birds. The hotel is front of the beach, and there is a swimming pool front of the Pacifique. Good place

Thank Ghislaine613
Iquique, Chile
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10 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Very good hotel, has a lovely view of the sea, the Port n the Cavancha Beach. Locacion superb. Very loving staff. Makes one feel at home. Feel as if in a five star hotel. I have all my parties, birthadays, engements, new years in The Gavina Hotel.

Thank hareshbellani
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I gave them a two because of the amazing view and incredible pool. When I came to this place I had checked on the internet to see that the price is only $82 a night. At the desk they quoted me 156 for two nights so I said yes. When it came time to check out the price jumped to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Gavina Sens is a simple, but clean comfortable contemporary property located on a peninsula jutting into the ocean. We had an ocean view room facing South which afforded a panoramic view of the bay, beach, surfers and divers. Falling asleep to the surf crashing on the rocks below is very relaxing. I had requested an iron and board be delivered... More 

Thank Trevor S
Frankfurt , Germany
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149 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Pro:Ocean view location, very good bed Con:both of us got sick from the food, Toilette not flushable 4 times in 2 days, service ignorant ( 30min for a drink, 35 for a coffee) 1 elevator for 12 floors English very very limited Overpriced in any thing you can buy SUMMARY: not a place you good at

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Victoria, Canada
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344 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Hotel Gavina is still under construction (mostly finishing work in the lounge), but it is open for business. The hotel boasts an unexpected modernist architecture that is contrasted with more rustic materials, such as the heavy wood tables in the dining room, and the impressive copper wall in the main lobby. The hotel has the perfect location. It sits the... More 

Thank AllanRNorth Las Vegas
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We enjoyed long lazy days, sleeping in, listening to the waves crash onto the foundation of the highrise hotel which feels like it is on an island in the middle of the sea. Unless you have a room on the back where traffic is loud. The food was good in the restaurant and staff were helpful and willing to go... More 

Thank LeaDaluz
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160 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Spent two uneventful nights here. The hotel definitely has a "tired" feel to it. The appointments and rooms were nothing to brag about. It has a good location, but I am sure there are more pleasant places to rest your head. The bathroom was decidedly second rate. The food was passable--nothing memorable. There was an exterior light shining in my... More 

Thank Noel78

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gavina Sens Hotel the best choice of northern Chile. Over 20 years' experience, we are the only 5 star Oceanfront hotel in Iquique, Chile. In 2015 we relaunch our new Gavina Sens Hotel. Gavina Hotel Group made one of the biggest and mayor renovations of northern Chile hotel industry, with a big monetary investment. We are waiting for you, with brand new rooms and suites, bars, restaurant, lobby, and a unique and only one in the city infinity pool, and even brand new elevators. Also we have 7 Meeting Rooms, with a capacity from 10 to over 1000 people. That's why we are more than just a hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gavina Sens

Address: Avenida Arturo Prat Chacon 1497, Iquique 1101354, Chile
Region: Chile > Tarapaca Region > Iquique
Price Range: €97 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gavina Sens 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Gavina Hotel Iquique
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Iquique
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Iquique
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“with sea view is top”
 of 5 bubbles Ghislaine613, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Please reserve in advance n the best rooms are the onces facing the south”
 of 5 bubbles hareshbellani, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the South side have fantastic views of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles Trevorsh, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“View is king. Ask for an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles AllanRNorth Las Vegas, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“rooms on the back have traffic sounds, rooms on the seaside have wave and ocean sounds. If you like to sleep with your window-doors open, you will have sounds to cope with! I like the ocean sounds but it is good to know that they are loud. You can close the doors and use the air conditioning which was perfect too.”
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  • view over ocean at the foot of our hotel room,
  • view from room to the outdoor ocean pool area
 of 5 bubbles LeaDaluz, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
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