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Where to stay in Argentina

In Argentina you can enjoy the sophistication of a modern hotel in a lively city or the rustic brilliance of a working estancia in some of her more rural areas. Our priority is to place you in the heart of the attractions Argentina has to offer in properties that put you in the best spots to enjoy the scenery on offer. Buenos Aires has some delightfully contemporary hotels, whilst areas such as Peninsula Valdes has characterful lodges within close proximity to the wildlife reserves.

1. Rincon del Socorro

The Lodge Rincón del Socorro was built out of a farm originally constructed in 1896, which was personally restored and expanded by Douglas Tompkins. The buildings keep the classic European style, with big galleries that make the houses cooler during summertime. A fireplace located in the main room will keep you warm on cold days and during hot days you will be able to enjoy the swimming pool while you hear budgerigars singing. The Lodge has 11 rooms and offers full board services as well as diverse recreational activities. The restaurant is open to the public for lunch, dinner and tea. The gastronomy combines local recipes with Argentinian and international dishes which are made using the vegetables cultivated in an organic garden. In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste the typical Argentinian barbecue.

2. Hotel Puerto Valle

Located on the banks of the Paraná River, Puerto Valle is ideally situated for exploring the wildlife-rich Ibera wetlands of northern Argentina. A traditional 19th century ranch houses the hotel’s 13 modern rooms, all of which offer commanding views over the river, and also features a wine cellar and restaurant specialising in local cuisine. Puerto Valle is ideally situated for exploring the nearby Ibera wetlands, an incredibly biodiverse region which is home to caiman, capybara, marshland deer and numerous bird species. Guests can explore the surrounding waterways on a boat cruise or kayaking trip, or go horseriding or cycling along the many forest trails.

3. Bahia Bustamente

Bahía Bustamante is the ideal place to use as a base to explore the Atlantic Patagonian surroundings: a sheep farm, a petrified forest, the sea, the beach, the lighthouse and a sanctuary of sea fauna, notable for its numbers and diversity. The village has the ocean on one side and the never- ending steppe on the other. The Argentine flag waves behind the old López Bar, the oldest construction and silent witness of bygone days. Peace reigns all around. There are 6 comfortable houses overlooking the ocean. Each one has 2 double bedrooms, a fully equipped bathroom, a living room and outside terrace overlooking the beach and the bay. Each house is equipped with an emergency battery powered light. Staying at the Sea Front Houses includes full board and all the activities. Upon arrival, a guide will instruct you on the activities planned for your stay: a tour around the peninsula, a boat trip to have a close encounter with the local fauna and abundant bird life, a visit to the Petrified Forest and the ranch, amongst others.

4. Explora El Chalten

With views to the Electric Valley and the Marconi Glacier, Explora in El Chaltén opened its doors on December 15, 2021. 17 km away from El Chaltén –in the Argentinean Patagonia– the lodge is a headquarter from where to explore a world-renowned destination by those who love nature and trekking. The Explora lodge in El Chaltén has been strategically built within the Los Huemules Conservation Reserve, long-standing conservation partners in the region. The Argentinean Pablo Jesús Rivero –a leading figure of Argentinean cuisine and owner of Don Julio, chosen as the 10° top restaurant in Latin America according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 ranking– along with Guido Tassi –also Argentinean chef and adviser at Don Julio– designed the new menu for explora El Chaltén. The menu is sustained on the interpretation of the surroundings, nature, and culinary landscape. We will only use seasonal raw materials purchased from small farmers, produced with agroecological standards, and even wild harvested products.

5. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

Llao Llao comprises of 2 wings, old and new, the first be built originally in 1938, then re-built in 1940 after burning down a year into its life. Amidst an ecological paradise, the hotel guarantees an unforgettable experience at any time of year. Relax in the spa, enjoy a few rounds of golf or go to the resort to take advantage of a huge range of activities all year round! The rooms are separated into two wings. The older wing, the Bustillo Wing, houses everything from Economy to the Presidential Suite, with 162 rooms, 11 studios and 12 suites. All overlooking the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi Lakes as well as the Cerro Lopez Mountain, this wing has spectacular views with al the warmth you could expect from a mountain hotel. The Lago Moreno Wing was built in 2007 and has 43 deluxe studios and suites with views to Lake Moreno and Mt. Tronador. This wing, which blends classical Llao Llao style with modern Patagonian design, is connected to the other via a panoramic bridge. All rooms, suites and studios have a mini bar, phone, cable TV and a free laundry service as standard.

6. Loi Suites Iguassu

Just 15 minutes from the magnificent Iguazu Falls, Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel is built in the subtropical jungle of Iryapu, was built with great respect for nature, preserving the native trees.Rooms are spacious with stunning views over the tropical surroundings and a very tranquil ambience. Rooms are all beautifully furnished with elegant décor and a serene sense of peace and tranquillity, using a minimalist style. Starting at the Junior Studio’s, rooms become larger in size and gain more facilities as you pay that bit extra until you get to the sumptuous villa. Each accommodation is en-suite and has a flat screen TV, mini fridge, safety box, hair dryer and individual temperature control, as well as high speed internet access, but you will appreciate your views and surrounding more than any of these modern amenities. The wonderful pool is shaded by green trees and near you will find the Tiki bar. There is also a sauna, spa, gym, meeting rooms and a barbecue (of course!). In public areas there is complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hour medical assistance.

7. Yacuntinga Lodge

Operating with a powerful conservation philosophy at its heart, Yacutinga is an ideal destination for travellers to Argentina who seek a lodging experience that benefits the natural world. Set within a jungle and private nature reserve, everything here is designed to maintain a balance with nature as much as possible. Everyone here adheres to a sustainable development policy designed to protect this corner of Argentina’s Atlantic jungle while also providing social and economic benefits to the local community. Yacutinga’s 20 individual rooms all boast views of the surrounding jungle, 24/7 hot running water, an en-suite bathroom, wood stove and the same charmingly colourful décor found throughout the lodge. Also available is the Yatei Suite, a larger room in a more private location suited well for honeymooners. Guests can choose to make use of the swimming pool – designed to coincide with rainwater flow and optimise water use as a result – as well as a number of gardens, a yoga room and a meditation tower that sits at the top of a palmetto forest.

8. Home Hotel

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities and a chic garden, Home hotel offers designer style décor in Buenos Aires. Home Hotel has air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen cable TV. Some of them feature spa baths, private terraces and city views. Guests staying at Home are only a 10-block walk from Serrano Square’s trendy craft fair in Palermo. There is a Polo Court 12 blocks away. A full breakfast with juices, croissants and regional jams can be enjoyed daily and the restaurant offers international dishes and regional flavours. The tour desk can offer tips for getting around the area and arrange shuttles to Ministro Pistarini Airport, 33 km away.