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Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels & Remote Escapes In Argentina


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Argentina remains a relatively unknown holiday destination, and yet it has so much to offer. From hiking the saw-toothed Perito Moreno Glacier to marveling at the Iguazú Falls, to wine-tasting at Mendoza’s many vineyards, and escaping it all in Patagonia.

Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia, and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is also the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas.

The best luxury hotels in Argentina tend to either congregate in Buenos Aires, or they are situated in areas of particular natural interest, be it the steppe-like plains of Patagonia, the vinyards around Mendoza that lie at the heart of Argentina’s wine country or beyond.

We have picked the top 10 best luxury hotels in Argentina, which will enable you to experience the best of this magnificent country.

1. Bahia Bustamante

Escape to the wilderness at Bahia Bustamante , a private sheep farm, and boutique hotel in Argentine Patagonia. We have picked this as our best luxury escape in Argentina as there is nowhere else like it in the world.

Spread over 210,000 acres, it is about 1,000 miles south of Buenos Aires. This isolated outpost is one of the few places left in the world with such an enormous variety of plant, and animal species in a relatively small space, as you can see from the picture above.

Bahia Bustamante is truly in the middle of nature, hundreds of miles from any other urbanization with unending skies and undulating landscapes ranging from pockets of the desert, uninterrupted swathes of pastureland, dunes, and canyons to the rugged Atlantic cliffs which drop down beaches and the wild, and deep blue ocean.

Today, with only 30 inhabitants, this small seaweed town has opened its doors to travelers, offering the exclusivity of being surrounded by 360 degrees of nature and with access to an incredible diversity of fauna. Since December 2008, its coasts are now part of the National Park “Patagonia Austral”, which protects 1 marine mile from the coast and around 50 islands.

The old grocery store houses the common areas of the hotel and has an old-world Patagonia atmosphere. The club is a games room with a pool, ping-pong, and table football. The bar and living room is the perfect place to relax while watching the sea through the immense windows and enjoying the special lighting & fabulous sunsets that Patagonia offers. The bar is situated in the corner of the living room. In the small library, you will find works about birds that inhabit the local shores left year after year by the Biologists.

The most luxurious rooms at Bahia Bustamante are located across six sea view houses. Each house has 2 very comfortable, simply decorated bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped bathroom, a minibar, and an oceanfront terrace. The hotel includes full board (except beverages) and activities coordinated the night before and are subject to weather conditions and tide tables. Bicycles are also complimentary.

Simpler rooms are set up in five Steppe Houses, located at the edge of “village” where the steppe landscape begins. Each house has one double room, a dining room, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and a small living room with a single bed. This option does not include activities or meals. The maximum capacity of each house is 3 people.

The restaurant serves regional food based on typical products of the area: seaweed, different kinds of meat, fish, and other marine products, and fruits and vegetables from the organic garden all make their way onto your table. Meals are hearty, country fare with lentil-based dishes, hearty roasted vegetables along with fresh fire-roasted lamb, all washed down with a few bottles of Patagonia beer.

Worth noting is that there is Wi-FI available in the common areas while the generator is on. Please keep in mind that since it is a satellite, the service is very variable. Unsurprisingly there is no cell phone signal, but there is a telephone at your disposal.

Domestic animals at Bahia Bustamante include sheep, dogs, cats, and horses, which roam freely across the farm, but the highlight at Bahia Bustamante is the wild marine animals. Wild animals you may spot include penguins (100,000), sea lions (4,000), and a huge number and diversity of marine birds. Only a few places in the world house such a number and variety of seabirds, and marine mammals, which is why this area is included in the National Park “Patagonia Austral”.

For ornithologists, there is an infinite number of species in the region: Steamer ducks, egrets, gulls, vultures, falcons, red knots, hawks, albatrosses, eagles, skuas, red plovers, with several species that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Attracted by the verdant breeding grounds are royal cormorants, rock cormorants, and giant petrels. The latter have six-foot wingspans and can fly 200 miles out to sea.

Bahia Bustamante is truly in the middle of nature, hundreds of miles from any other urbanization with unending skies and undulating landscapes ranging from pockets of the desert, uninterrupted swathes of pastureland, dunes, and canyons to the rugged Atlantic cliffs which drop down beaches and the wild, and deep blue ocean.

Get to Bahia Bustamante from Buenos Aires by flying to Comodoro Rivadavia or Trelew Airport. It then takes several hours in a Jeep before you arrive at the isolated, and beautiful Bahia Bustamante.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Our best hotel choice in Buenos Aires is the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires on the edge of Recoleta, one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods with tree-lined Avenues lined with French architecture, and appealing cafés, and high-end boutiques.

White and grey marble adorn the foyer walls and floor, and artwork and installations have horse, wine, and tango themes. These works of art can be found throughout the hotel. The rooms are classic and historic with many original features, including original fireplaces and high ceilings with chandeliers. Suites feel like they have stepped out of a Parisien Palace. Bathrooms are modern and swish with marble and L’Occitane toiletries. Immerse yourself completely in the setting by staying in their seven La Mansión suites decorated in French style with carefully chosen antiques.

The outdoor pool here is smart and flanked by loungers, ideal for enjoying the Argentinian sunshine. Cielo Spa offers wine massages and backrubs to the background of Argentine Tango.

The hotel’s restaurants and bars are surprisingly trendy, given the more traditional look of the hotel. Expect to enjoy live DJs while you sip your cocktail.

Of course, there is no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

3. Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the world’s most stylish and cosmopolitan cities. Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is situated in a residential neighborhood of Buenos Aires, surrounded by luxury boutiques, and in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta. Its location, on a historic street, is just a stone’s throw from MALBA (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) and Puerto Madero. This is arguably one of the best Park Hyatt hotels in the world.

The hotel is an integral part of Palacio Duhau and is often described as the most beautiful hotel in Buenos Aries. This handsome building stands out even amongst many others in the Recoleta district, which is literally stuffed full of palaces.

The interior is elegant but comfortable, with a range of public rooms of different sizes and styles, and unusually, an underground corridor linking the two buildings (very welcome in rainy weather). All rooms are stylish, and furnishings complement the building’s history. Everywhere is well-maintained, and fresh, and impressive modern art is dotted throughout.

If like me, a swim helps to reset your body click, then the 25m pool here will delight you. It is a proper lap pool at just the right temperature and is located in a stylish minimalist room.

Impeccable rooms are also located in this historic building set amidst peaceful and lush gardens. A stay at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires may well be one of your best hotel experiences in Argentina.

4. Alvear Palace

The elegant Alvear Palace hotel, like the Park Hyatt, is located in the tree-lined Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. It offers high ceilings, beautiful views, and chandeliers, which have sparkled since its opening in 1932. It still offers traditional luxury, although we prefer the modern and clean look of the Park Hyatt above.

The Hotel has grand French-inspired public areas and 192 stylish guestrooms & suites decorated in Empire and Louis XV style, offering Hermes de Paris toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you book a Deluxe Suites or higher, a team of butlers will assist you, making your stay even more unique and memorable.

Recently renewed top floors offer 15 spacious, contemporary suites with exclusive access to the Alvear Club Lounge. Open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, the Alvear executive club lounge offers a complimentary buffet breakfast, lunch, wines, soft drinks, and infusions. This is almost definitely the best executive club lounge in Buenos Aires.

The restaurants and bars are traditional meeting points in Buenos Aires, with a warm ambiance and exquisite international cuisine. Savor delights at L´Orangerie Restaurant with their excellent buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and the classic Alvear High Tea. At La Bourgogne celebrated Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Jean-Paul Bondoux, delights you with the most refined French cuisine. Enjoy signature drinks and delicious appetizers, the Champagne Bar, the Lobby Bar, and the Alvear Roof Bar for wonderful views.

There is also an indoor heated pool with a pool bar and a luxurious Spa & Fitness Center that features a vitality pool, sauna, steam bath, body and face treatments, as well as kinesis and high-tech fitness equipment. Finally, for your business needs, there’s a fully equipped Business Center.

5. Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort

The finest Malbec grapes are grown in Uco Valley, home to the 790-acre Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Resort. This estate is the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation: Days are filled with biking, trekking, horseback riding through vineyards, and treatments in the Uco Spa. Get there by flying into El Plumerillo Airport (MDZ), 68 miles away.

Casa de Uco Vineyards & Wine Hotel is located in the Uco Valley, a unique place southwest of Mendoza. An oasis where the best Malbec grapes in the world are grown. Amidst stunning mountain landscapes and incredible natural beauty, the valley is home to several of the most distinguished wineries in the world.

The estate, spanning across 320 hectares (790 acres), is bordered by the majestic Andes Mountains, extensive vineyards, and a lake, completing the incomparable scenery of Casa de Uco. Guests are invited to experience Argentina’s Wine culture with sommelier-guided tastings and personal-chef barbecues. Soak up views from any of 16 rooms and suites or the 3 new villas nestled within the vineyards.

For wine enthusiasts in search of the ultimate wine experience, Casa de Uco offers the possibility to partake in a sublime venture: acquiring the vineyard of your dreams and producing exceptional quality wine without being an expert on the subject.

Casa de Uco’s accommodation options maintain the overall ambiance of privacy and comfort. All 7 rooms, 9 suites, and 3 exclusive private villas have exceptional panoramic views either of the vineyards, the lagoon, or the Andes Mountains.

6. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa

Located on the shore of Beagle Channel, and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, Los Cauquenes blends beautifully with the landscape. This luxury hotel can be reached by flying into Islas Malvinas Airport (USH), just 2 miles away.

Rustic architecture in lenga wood and stone envelopes 54 rooms, 4 of them Suites. These rooms offer a privileged Beagle Channel view or a view of the Andes Mountain Range. Large windows in the rooms, suites, and bungalows frame these expansive views of the sea and mountains.

Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa has direct access to the beaches on Beagle Channel, allowing the guests to be in contact with incredibly transparent waters and the blue deepness of the South Atlantic.

Reinamora Restaurant offers regional plates with an international style, with the best products from Argentina used in their preparation. American Buffet breakfast is also offered. The Wine Bar is the place to spend your evenings. It has an incredible view, which can be accompanied by a glass of fine wine or an ice-cold beer.

Los Cauquenes SPA priority offers an exquisite selection of massages, facials, and body treatments, or you can relax in the sauna or hydro-massage pool. Dry or Finnísh Sauna are available for guests along with drinks and fresh fruit in the Relaxation Room. There is also a fitness area and an indoor/outdoor pool.

Activities you can try here include a private boat trip along the Beagle Channel, enjoying the sunset at Cauquen Bay with a gourmet picnic, and a 4×4 adventure surrounded by nature followed by an all-Tierra del Fuego dinner.

7. House of Jasmines

Estancia House of Jasmines is located at the foot of the Andes. Cross an avenue of ancient eucalyptus trees where you can hear the murmur of the Arenales river, and you will reach the House of Jasmines, a few minutes from Salta. The Estancia also makes an ideal departure point for exploring the various landscapes of northern Argentina, home to many natural treasures. Fly into Gen Belgrano (SLA), which is the nearest airport and just 2 miles away.

This hotel is a member of Relais & Chateaux and has a warm, romantic atmosphere, typical of the Northwest of Argentina. This century-old Estancia welcomes travelers with comfortable and refined rooms and gigantic grounds of 100 ha (247 acres). Other features to enjoy include its wellness center with spa and exterior swimming pool. During the summer, the spa offers massages in the open-air, beside the swimming pool, overlooking the Andes, under the refreshing shade of a gazebo.

The vibe here is of complete relaxation. Their living room is a place where you can take a rest watching Salta’s mountain range. Cozy up by their impressive fireplace or enjoy an evening meal at the La Table restaurant of the House of Jasmines, which highlights the authentic tastes of traditional Argentinian dishes and local produce of the Salta Province. The stunning Andes can be seen from any of the windows and from the large terrace.

The rooms are comfortable spaces with big beds, hand-embroidered sheets, soft cushions, and bright bathrooms. The Junior Suites are decorated with local touches and unique views of the magnificent Salta mountain range. In a separate charming house, there are three exclusive Suites and a Superior room with comfort and warmth.

This is a great place to mountain bike, and you can do this in the gardens and parks surrounding this boutique hotel. You can also play paddleball, take garden tours, and on some nights, folklore entertainers play their guitars in the gardens into the night. Activities nearby include golf, rafting, paragliding, Polo, motorcycle excursions, trekking, trekking with llamas, and more.

8. The Vines Resort & Spa

Deeply rooted in the joy of making, drinking, and sharing wine, The Vines Resort & Spa immerses guests in Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty, and warmhearted hospitality.

Feast on inspired regional cuisine created by famed Chef Francis Mallmann and his signature open-flame restaurant Siete Fuegos.

Soak up the sweeping views of the Andes Mountains from your well-appointed villa. Relax poolside in your private cabana, or learn the art of harvesting, blending, and bottling alongside expert winemakers.

This is one of the best places in the world for a horseback ride in the mountains. Ride across the Andes Mountains, and enjoy a breathtaking sunrise.

9. Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa

The Reserva Natural Cerro Alarkén is an area dedicated to the preservation of Nature. It is home to various species of flora and fauna typical of Tierra del Fuego and to native forests of lengas, ñires, and coihues. It extends over more than 1 km of coastline along Arroyo Grande and offers a natural scenic overlook with a 360° view of the whole area.

Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa is located inside the Natural Reserve, and close to Mount Alarkén’s summit. Set upon a spectacular outcrop within the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve, it is minutes from the city.

With a standards-based sustainable architectural design, Arakur Resort & Spa extends along a spectacular natural balcony situated 800 feet above sea level. Surrounded by stunning panoramic views, native forests, natural terraces, and green areas, the hotel harmoniously integrates into the environment.

The magnificent lobby welcomes the guests with its large windows, the warmth of fireplaces, and sophisticated decor made with materials such as wood, stone, and natural fabrics. There is a super pool area, which includes an indoor/outdoor infinity pool, and has two hot tubs.

Guided treks around the property lead you to pristine meadows, a beaver dam, and Magellanic forests. Dine on Argentinian barbecue king crab or Patagonian sea bass at La Cravia restaurant, which dishes up dazzling views over Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel.

10. Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa

Llao Llao Resort, Golf & Spa is surrounded by the Cerro Lopez, and Tronador mountain peaks, and the Moreno, and Nahuel Huapi lakes. The nearest airport is San Carlos de Bariloche airport, just 12 miles away.

The Hotel has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor infinity-edge swimming-pools, Spa, and Health club with sauna, Fitness Center.

Handcrafted boards of solid Cypress and Pine-Hemlock wood were used for the floorings. The Hotel has two wings: Bustillo Wing and Lago Moreno wings. The first wing has 162 rooms, 11 studios, and 12 suites overlooking the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes and the Cerro López mountain peak.

The Lago Moreno wing has 43 deluxe studios and suites: 23 Deluxe Moreno Lake Studios, 17 Deluxe Moreno Lake Suites, 2 Deluxe Master Moreno Lake Suites, and 1 Deluxe Royal Moreno Lake Suite.

Llao Llao also has five restaurants offering International Cuisine to traditional food, such as the popular “Llao Llao Tea,” which is served overlooking the spectacular view of the Hotel gardens and the breathtaking Nahuel Huapi Lake.

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