La Bamba de Areco

Argentina

  • Learn about the life of present-day gauchos
  • Explore on horseback and by bike
  • Traditional Pampas estancia with bags of character
  • Just 11 guest rooms, all named after polo horses
  • Swimming pool and spa
  • Watch a game of polo (seasonal) 
  • Enjoy a traditional asado (BBQ)

Open: La Bamba de Areco is open all year.

Location: The hotel is located 13kms from San Antonio de Areco and 120km from Buenos Aires. Jorge Newbery domestic airport is about an hour's drive away and the international airport is just over a two hour drive from the hotel.

Rooms: There are 11 rooms and suites, each named after a champion polo horse. All are en-suite and air conditioned and have views of the gardens, courtyard, pampas or polo fields. The hotel has deliberately not put TVs or phones in the rooms, so as not to disturb the peaceful nature of the location. There are twin and queen pampa rooms each with 21sqm of space, twin and king colonial rooms (30sqm). The cottage suite occupies 38sqm and the colonial suite is 43sqm and can sleep up to four people if required.

Activities: Horse riding, trips in horse drawn carriages, hiking, mountain biking and fishing. There are facilities for Argentinian bowls. The international La Bamba de Areco polo team is based at the hotel guests can watch games and practice sessions during the playing season. It's just a 15 minute drive to San Antonio de Areco, one of the oldest towns in the country, to get a flavour of local life and find out more about gaucho culture at the Ricardo Guiraldes Gaucho Museum.

Facilities: There is an outdoor swimming pool in the grounds and deck with sun loungers and parasols. Snack and drinks are served poolside. The hotel has a small treatment room for massages. The hotel has parking and provides a laundry service. There is a dining room and an outdoor dining area (details below). Drinks are provided by staff and there’s an honesty bar system. The library has a collection of reference books and board games, and there's a lounge.

Dining: Meals are served in various locations of the hotel, indoor and outside. The continental breakfast is served in the renovated and now air conditioned pulperia and includes with eggs cooked to order. The hotel specialises in the traditional asado, a barbecue, with grilled meat accompanied by salads served around a large dining table in a purpose-built quincho, a covered area designed for al fresco eating. Dinner is a three course meal. Wine is served with meals.

Children: Children aged 12 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is not a malarial area.

Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in certain public areas. Mobile phone coverage is limited and should not be relied upon.

Notes: La Bamba has been a member of the Relais & Chateaux collection since 2016.

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