Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina to Escape to this season
You are planning on traveling to Argentina. Now you just have to decide on which part of the country you will visit. There are “only” 3779 kilometers between its southernmost and northernmost points; the Andes, waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, vineyards, and 33 national parks. No sweat.
You will be surprised by the huge range of options Argentina has to offer you and by the possibility to explore nature while enjoying the most exclusive lodgings. The list you will find below is not from the best to the worst. In this article we will introduce you to the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina, but before doing so, we must warn you: you will have your heart set on visiting them all.
1. Llao Llao, Bariloche
One of the Argentinian icons, by far. This traditional hotel in Bariloche is placed in the Nahuel Huapi National Park, between the Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes. Among mountains and forests, it was founded in 1937 by Exequiel Bustillo, head of National Parks back then, with the aim of unlocking the enormous potential of the region. Not long after its opening, a fire destroyed it almost entirely. However, since this was a period of wealth and prosperity in the country, they did not waste their time and immediately started the reconstruction of this gem that without hesitation is one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina.
In 1993, after a 15-year closure, Llao Llao reopened its doors to the world and continued to receive some of the most influential members of society such as Barack Obama, the Duke of Kent, Bill Clinton, Michelle Bachelet and the famous Argentinian writer Victoria Ocampo, among many others.
2. Four Seasons, Buenos Aires
The ciudad porteña is known, among other things, for its European-style architecture and Four Seasons Hotel is one of the foremost exponents of this. However, it is not just its Beaux Arts architecture what makes it attractive but also the history behind it: back in 1916, when the city’s Belle Époque period was at its best, the young aristocrat Félix Saturnino de Álzaga Unzué gifted his bride Elena Peña Unzué this sumptuous palace.
Four Seasons deserves to be among the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina for many reasons: its elegance and glamor, its secret garden and its fine restaurants are just some of them. No wonder why celebrities and officials have been choosing it throughout the years. From Madonna, to Michael Jackson or Juan Carlos I of Spain; its Versailles-inspired Presidential Suite has hosted some of the most important personalities. If you want to feel like a refined rock star, you cannot miss its famous balcony, from where The Rolling Stones wave at the people every time they visit Argentina.
3. Melia, Iguazú
Melia has one undoubted highlight: it is located in the middle of Iguazú National Park. Yes, its awesome amenities are one of the reasons why we chose it one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina, but it is the fact that you can enjoy the best views of the breathtaking waterfalls right from your window or while enjoying its swimming pool what makes it unique.
Apart from this, Melia Iguazú does not have one but four fine bars and restaurants. And if you feel like being extra spoiled, you can choose their exclusive Red Label service.
4. The Vines Resort, Mendoza
Located in the stunning Uco Valley, The Vines Resort is specially designed for those travelers that want nothing but the best. It has 21 spacious villas in which you can delight with the romantic sunsets while, of course, enjoying wines of the highest quality.
Apart from being one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina, it is also home to one of the best restaurants in the country: Siete Fuegos. That is where internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallman, no less, works his magic creating unique dishes to pair with their wine selection. Their menu includes typical seasonal dishes with a twist, inspired by the magical Andes. Who wouldn’t die to try their beef with a glass of an exceptional wine?
5. Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza
Mendoza is one of the most famous destinations in the country, not just because of its landscapes but also because it holds one of the world’s most charming wine routes.
Just imagine spending your days on a 22-hectare estate at the foot of the Andes in a Spanish colonial-style hotel. Now add tasting the finest variety of wines. Isn’t that every wine lover’s dream? That is Cavas Wine Lodge’s proposal and we believe it is more than enough to be part of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina. This 18-room boutique hotel in the heart of Mendoza’s wine lands will drive you crazy.
6. Grace, Cafayate
If you are into wine, you must know there is so much more to the wine experience than Mendoza. Head to the north of Argentina and discover the charms of Salta La Linda (the beauty) in this paradise called Cafayate.
There are so many treasures in this region. The Quebrada de Las Conchas, Garganta Del Diablo and Torrontés are just some of them. But in this case we will set Mother Nature aside to introduce you to this hotel in the Calchaquíes Valley.
The luxury hotel group Grace opened this stunning 52-room hotel in 2013 and did not pinch pennies. From their spa to their elegant restaurant and its golf court, you will love every single corner of this paradise.
7. Eolo, Calafate
Let’s just say it. Argentina is home to one of the most incredible places in the planet: the magical Patagonia and the Perito Moreno glacier. And very close to this heaven on Earth, there is another one: Eolo Calafate. It is impossible not to love this hotel which combines the simplicity of the region with the best service you can find.
It is located between El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park, in the heart of Patagonia. It offers an array of activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, trekking and bird watching, so if you are a nature lover you cannot miss the chance to stay at this heaven.
8. Rincón del Socorro, Esteros del Iberá
Here we are thanking Douglas Tompkins once more, who bought this estate together with other fields to create the biggest natural reserve in Argentina. With the aim of boosting an economy based on the ecotourism, the area is now managed by his foundation (The Conservation Land Trust (CLT). Their goal was clear: they wanted to carry out the biggest rewilding process in America, bringing back to the region some of its endangered species. And they did so.
Rincón del Socorro is in the heart of Iberá National Park and, as you can imagine, it is a natural paradise. Its diversity is insane and so is the array of activities you can choose to do during your stay: bird watching, night safaris, horseback riding, kayaking, and trekking, among others.
9. Los Cauquenes, Ushuaia
If visiting the southernmost city in the world wasn’t a unique experience on its own, wait until you visit Los Cauquenes. This hotel on the Beagle Channel does not only offer a luxurious stay but an experience on its whole.
This is definitely a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Their proposal is complete: you will be able to relax in their spa, try the best lamb and centolla and also to engage in the outdoor activities this surreal land offers.
10. Rincón Chico, Península Valdés
It is very simple and very hard at the same time to choose just a few reasons why this exclusive property is one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina. It is, undoubtedly, “The secret jewel of Atlantic Patagonia”, as the BBC once named it. This hotel invites you to be one with nature and to immerse in the mystical Patagonian Sea. You will be able to interact with the diverse marine life from the region, such as elephant seals, sea lions, whales, orcas, penguins and countless species of birds. Thanks to its abundant wildlife, it was declared World Heritage Site in 1999 and Biosphere Reserve in 2014 by UNESCO.
And last but not least, Rincón Chico has been run by the same family for 120 years. So they know and love the place more than anyone and transmit that love to all the guests that join them in the adventure of responsible ecotourism.
Luxury Hotels in Argentina
Now that you know a little more about the 10 Luxury Hotels in Argentina, you’ll probably want to get down to booking your holiday. Beyond BA LATAM offers tours and experiences for different travel styles, where we stand out in tailor-made vacations, designed around your interests and travel style. If the reason for your trip is a honeymoon, you can also check our Argentina honeymoon page. Contact us, and let’s plan your next beautiful journey together!0