No. of rooms: 10
All rooms have views out to the lake Nahuel Huapi and mountains beyond. They come equipped with a pillow menu, complimentary Illy coffee, robes and slippers, quality linen and magnetic phone chargers. The art in the rooms is all by local artisans.
Atelier (4): (ex-Standard Lake), 20sqm, cosy, light and comfortable recently renovated and repainted rooms
Studio (3): 45 sqm, spacious rooms with modern decor and designer lighting in the bathroom.
Corner Suite (3): 60 sqm rooms with super king size beds, very spacious bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs, a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the views.
The ground floor has 1 of each category, the first floor has 2 Atelier, 2 Studio and 2 Corner Suites and the ‘second floor’ which is the tower has the Atelier ‘Torre’ room.
Facilities and Amenities: Gourmet restaurant, wine cellar with a large variety of wines from Argentina (some of which come from the owner’s own vineyard in Mendoza), tasting room, cosy bar area with many good whiskeys and stocked with one of the ‘best gins in the world’ - Bosque Craft Gin, 330 sqm fully equiped spa and infinity pool (inside/outside and heated), jacuzzi on pool deck, gym equipment, Sauna, Massage rooms with 2 massage therapists, living room with large sofas and piano, yoga platform in the gardens, access to the bay with their own pier.
Internet: Available throughout the property but they ask for a ‘limited phones, tablets, laptop’ policy in public areas.
Excursion details: Guests can book daily excursions from the hotel, and they are operated through a local trusted operator. They can provide activities such as sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi including the popular sunset yacht trips, kayaking on the lake, hiking to viewpoints and trails in the surrounding mountains. Gin tasting and Wine tasting can also be arranged at the hotel with their resident sommelier. Afternoon tea service can also be arranged
Dates of operation: “Las Balsas todo el año” - all year round, but the hotel tends to be booked out by the owners at Christmas and New Year. To give an idea of seasons:
Spring / Summer - High season. More adventure and exploring with longer days. Fly fishing season starts Nov. 1st usually. Latest sunset is around 10pm.
Autumn / March & April - Slightly cooler, more colourful with the trees turning. Sunset around 7pm. Rises at 8am.
May / June - Low Season: Rain season starts and days are now the shortest of the year. Sunset around 6. Rises at 9am.
Winter / July & August - Snow! Very comfortable place to enjoy the snow with roaring fires, heated pool and jacuzzi. Opportunity to ski in the surrounding hills with Cerró Bayo being a local small ski centre with incredible views.
Rates from: Per person in a double room (Atelier) per night.
Low Season (May and June): $USD382.50 / Mid Season (1-16 Jul, 16-31Aug, Sep, Oct, Mar, Apr) $USD537.50 / Peak Season (17 Jul - 15 Aug, 01 Nov - 29 Feb, Easter Week) $USD560
Rates include: Full Board at their excellent restaurant. Transfers to and from Bariloche airport. One 50 minute massage per stay.
Minimum age: 12+
Minimum stay: 2 nights minimum stay
Senderos recommends: At least two nights to make the most of the setting, facilities and area.
Affiliations: Relais Chateaux, B Corp, Aves Argentinas