Las Balsas

Argentina

  • Take a boat trip on Nahuel Huapi Lake from the hotel's pier
  • Enjoy a nature walk in the hotel's grounds
  • Choice of rooms, studios and suites
  • Savour world class cuisine and fine Argentine wines
  • Indulge in your choice of spa treatments
  • A Relais & Chateaux property 

Open: Las Balsas is open all year apart from late May to early June and 26th December to 2nd January.

Location: The hotel is in the town of Villa La Angostura and is about a 40 minute drive from San Carlos de Bariloche airport

Rooms: There are 15 rooms altogether. There are standard lake rooms, studio suites and corner suites. The four standard lake rooms each provide 20sqm of space, have a queen size bed, safe, minibar, coffee maker, satellite TV, free wifi, an en-suite bathroom and bathrobes and slippers. The six studio suites are larger occupying 50sqm, have a sitting area, dressing room and the same facilities as the standard rooms. There is room for an extra bed so these suites can sleep up to three guests. Each of the five corner suites has 60sqm of space including a bedroom, living room, dressing room and bathroom with a bath and shower. They can accommodate up to three people.

Activities: These vary according to the time of year. Spring, summer and autumn are excellent times to enjoy the lake and the mountains with kayaking, lake cruises, fishing, guided trekking with routes of varied duration, mountain biking and horse riding all available. There is a hiking trail in the hotel's grounds which is a good introduction to the flora of the region and good for bird watching. In winter you can enjoy the snow by taking part in snowshoeing and there's a small ski facility a short way with a larger one at Catedral about an hour's drive away. The concierge is able to help with advice on excursions and activities.

Facilities: These include a spa house in a separate building with massage rooms, a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, relaxation room, gym and deck. The signature Balsas massage includes aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and lymphatic drainage. The hotel lounge has lots of comfy seating, a large fireplace, a selection of reference books and views of Nahuel Huapi Lake. There is a restaurant (details below). The games room has a large TV. Outdoors the hotel has gardens, trails, a terrace and a jetty.

Dining: The restaurant provides the highest quality cuisine using locally-sourced vegetables, fish, meat and diary products, and the menu draws inspiration from traditional Patagonian dishes. The restaurant is air conditioned.

Children: Children aged 6 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is not a malarial area.

Communication: Free wifi internet in the suites.

Notes: Las Balsas has been a member of the Relais & Chateaux hotel and restaurant group since 1995.

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