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Gavina Sens

Beach hotel in Iquique with beach shuttle and restaurant

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from October 1 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Sundeck
  • Sundeck
  • Beach
  • Infinity Pool
  • Sundeck
1 / 36Sundeck
8.2.Very good.
  • Great position.

    Mar 13, 2020

  • The hotel has one of the most amazing views of the ocean i’ve Ever seen! The hotel itself…

    Dec 23, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 80 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 4 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour business center
  • Beach shuttle

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Baquedano Street - 6 min walk
  • Astoreca Palace - 6 min walk
  • Palacio Astoreca Cultural Center - 6 min walk
  • Casa Collahuasi Art Museum - 8 min walk
  • Cavancha Beach - 8 min walk
This property is closed from October 1 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room, Ocean View


  • On the waterfront
  • Baquedano Street - 6 min walk
  • Astoreca Palace - 6 min walk

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Baquedano Street - 6 min walk
  • Astoreca Palace - 6 min walk
  • Palacio Astoreca Cultural Center - 6 min walk
  • Casa Collahuasi Art Museum - 8 min walk
  • Cavancha Beach - 8 min walk
  • Regional Museum - 8 min walk
  • Iquique Municipal Theater - 12 min walk
  • Plaza Prat - 12 min walk
  • Espanol Casino - 12 min walk
  • Centanario Market - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Iquique (IQQ-Chucumata) - 31 min drive
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 80 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Chile may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 538
  • Conference space size (meters) - 50
  • Conference center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1992
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Terrazas del Mar - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Happy hour is offered.

Ocean Bar - This bar is located on the beach and specializes in regional cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Small print

Also known as

  • Gavina Hotel
  • Gavina Sens Iquique
  • Gavina Sens Hotel Iquique
  • Gavina Hotel Iquique
  • Gavina Iquique
  • Hotel Gavina
  • Gavina Sens Hotel Iquique
  • Gavina Sens Hotel
  • Gavina Sens Iquique
  • Gavina Sens
  • Gavina Sens Hotel

Optional extras

Beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to citizens of Chile regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. To qualify for a tax exemption, foreigners must pay for their stay in foreign currency (not in Chilean pesos) and present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Gavina Sens does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property is closed from October 1 2020 to November 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Terrazas del Mar offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include El Bajo Fast Food (3-min walk), Nomadesert (4-min walk), and Sushi Sake (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Espanol Casino (12-min walk) and Iquique Casino (2-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Gavina Sens has 2 outdoor pools and 4 bars.
8.2.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel - will definitely stay again

    I was here on a business trip. I don't think the current reviews really reflect how nice this hotel is. Pros: The location is second to none, absolutely beautiful by the ocean, incredible views and balconies in room. My room was all brand new and updated bathroom. Everything clean and fresh decor. Staff were very nice, breakfast was good with beautiful views and a nice bar. They give you a token for a free welcome drink on check in which was nice. Location is by the old town which is walking distance to beautiful pedestrianised colonial streets and lots of restaurants. Free bikes too.They let us check in early at no extra cost. Cons: Check in was very slow - over 30 mins. It would be nice to have tea/coffee facilities in room. Everything else super - will definitely stay again. Very reasonable room rates.

    Alison, 1 night business trip, Jun 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good hotel, but barely 4 stars

    My girlfriend and I stayed two nights at this hotel. One of the big advantages for those who are driving is the ample parking space due to them having a convention center. The outside pool is somewhat small but located directly overlooking the ocean, therefore great view, but the no one really uses the pool since most people, including ourselves opted to go to the beach which is quite closeby. The hotel has 10 bicycles that you can borrow at no cost which again, is great, the bicycles are in excellent condition and come with a lock. The check-in at the hotel was quite fast and convenient, although there is not a lot of english speaking staff for those who do not speak Spanish. The rooms was really the downside of this hotel. They are somewhat old and dated. On the plus side they are clean, they give you two bottles of water and a welcome drink at check-in (but in Chile this is almost all hotels) and the wifi works quite well. The washroom were again somewhat old, old shower head, a swinging glass to stop the water from going all over the bathroom. Another downside is the walls are paperthin. We could hear everything going on in the hallways and even the music from downstairs (we were on the 7th floor) via the balcony (with the door closed). Overall a good hotel and well-priced, but don't expect a high 4 star hotel, it's more like a low 4 star hotel.

    Bao Chau, 2 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Don’t stay here

    This place sucks

    Michael, Romance trip, Mar 26, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good


    만족스러운 편이었습니다. 주차는 발렛 해주셔서 편했고요. 근처에 먹을곳 많아요.

    5 night family trip, Dec 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Buen lugar. Con mi familia lo pasamos muy bien y esperamos volver pronto

    2 night family trip, Sep 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente hotel!! La amabilidad de las personas, la habitación limpia y la comida muy buena

    Patricia, 1 night trip, May 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Paisaje maravilloso junto al mar, piscina agua salada, restaurante excelente atención

    3 night trip, Mar 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    El hotel muy bueno. Solo le falta mantencion en alguna áreas como el baño. En general todo bien salvo el último día. Era 30 de diciembre y estábamos en la terraza de la piscina que estaba toda desordenada porque estaban instalando tarimas para la fiesta del Año Nuevo. La gente tenía que andar cambiándose en un espacio todo desordenado y lleno de trabajadores. Les pedí que no trabajaran encima nuestro martillando. Hable con el jefe pero siguieron. Al final nos hicieron corrernos a otro lado poco cómodo. Eso me pareció pésimo. Si van a hacer una fiesta que se preocupen de trabajar de noche y que durante el día no haya molestias para los pasajeros. Es lo mínimo para cualquier hotel y más para uno se 5 estrellas

    BEATRIZ, 7 night trip, Dec 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Jul 8, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    2 night trip, Dec 10, 2018

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