4.5
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What We Love

  • Flash rate includes daily buffet breakfast and free spa and hammam access
  • Unmatched location on an isthmus where the Correntoso River flows into the 62-mile-long Lake Nahuel Huapi
  • The spa’s mosaic-tiled hammam (which opened in 2008) and heated indoor/outdoor infinity pool with killer views
  • Searching for Nahuelito, Lake Nahuel Huapi’s version of the Loch Ness Monster
  • First-edition Patagonian pioneers and traveler books in the library
  • The full program of adrenaline-pumping activities, from canoeing, kayaking and rafting to horseback riding and snowboarding

What To Know

  • The Correntoso makes a great winter base for the Cerro Bayo Ski Boutique, five miles from Villa La Angostura
  • The nearest international airport is in Bariloche, 50 miles away
  • One of the world’s shortest rivers, the Correntoso has shifting water levels depending on the time of year
  • A six-mile trail through Los Arrayanes National Park, which protects the world’s only arrayán forest, begins in nearby Villa La Angostura
  • The staff is disciplined and on point, which can seem tense
  • The restaurant’s gourmet cuisine is locally procured and expertly prepared, though the chef is under strict orders to stick to classic Patagonian dishes

Amenities

  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

When Bariloche was little more than a wind-buffeted hamlet huddling on Lake Nahuel Huapi, Italian pioneer Primo Capraro chose the lake’s remote north shore for its trout-spawning waters to build his fishing outpost, in 1917. Nearly a century later the Correntoso River & Lake Hotel is a bunker-cum-boutique with 49 bright rooms, a gourmet restaurant and an intimate spa and hammam frequented by patrician Argentines and outdoors enthusiasts.

Lined with stray fishing rods and reels, the wood and stone lodge mirrors the charm of the boardwalks and chinked-log chalets of Villa La Angostura, just five miles away. Inside, comfort trumps design in sitting rooms with {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3201/prop-47022-1350316314-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The Correntoso makes a great year-round outdoor base, just five miles from Villa La Angostura.”}corduroy sofas, leather club chairs, Mapuche woolen throws and stone wood-burning fireplaces. The guestrooms carry on the rural theme in spades, with pheasant feathers or a wall-mounted salmon against a backdrop of cream-colored walls, slanted floor-to-ceiling windows and commanding views of the lake and snowcapped cordillera.

Elsewhere, the country-style kitchen features such standout dishes as grilled Patagonian trout with fennel and green salad, rosemary-perfumed lamb, and potato-olive mousse. “I get fed up with gourmet food,” co-owner Alejandro Laurence says. “I’m always telling the chef to cut back and do things in a simpler way.” But for such a talented and well-provisioned kitchen staff as the one at Correntoso, an eagerness to experiment prevails with off-menu venison, which was prepared for us with stealth and panache.

For daily calisthenics there are the “Spirits and Adventures,” from hiking, rafting and horseback riding to snowshoe summit treks, not to mention schussing down Cerro Bayo Ski Boutique’s pistes. Should the weather turn inclement — this is Patagonia, after all — there’s a library full of first-edition books by early travelers and a delectable spa with a mosaic-tiled hammam and a heated indoor/outdoor infinity pool that overlooks the Andean splendor.

How to Get There

Correntoso Lake & River Hotel
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3351 - Loft C011
Buenos Aires, 01425 Argentina

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 448 Reviews
Fabulous location with amazing views of the lake
Reviewed 3 months ago

We had the most amazing corner room with a 160 degree view of the lake. The room was huge and benefitted from black-out blinds which kept out the sun in the morning.

Breakfast is in a fairly small room which was a bit cramped; given the amount of space they have this seemed unnecessary. We also had dinner in the hotel; this was reasonably-priced and quality and service were excellent.

The pool and spa are good, although the external door to the changing rooms opens directly onto the changing area with little privacy.

Good, but could be better
Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall the Hotel was pretty good. Incredible view, nice staff, very clean.
Points that can be improved - Menu in the restaurant should variate daily, at least a couple of dishes. Stayed for four nights and had to repeat choices.
Suite with balcony should have a window that you can leave open. Since it is more prepared for winter, during summer you feel a little claustrophobic, all closed without air conditioning.

The staff and other guests made up for the room
Reviewed 4 months ago

We had a hard time choosing a hotel in VLA. Even though no AC we chose this hotel after checking weather reports. Mistake! 10^ hotter than predicted and the room was HOT. They brought up a fan which made it bearable. Our room was probably the smallest room, no ceiling/floor windows for us. We had a promised balcony, but it was a "French Balcony", the idea of sitting out there was a joke. But we did overlook the lake and river = great view. In reviewing this, I would think I hated it but no - we loved it there. Certainly not their fault with the weather. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was beautiful with delicious food and a great view of the lake. The other guests were SO friendly. Very international. We engaged with Brazilians, Argentine, British, Aussies and USA at dinner = what fun! Good spa at reasonable prices. Yes, we'd stay there again after first checking a "better" weather report.

Beautiful location! Friendly service!
Reviewed 5 months ago

The hotel location is stunning. Located on the lake at the junction of the river. Our room was nice and comfortable but not large. It had an amazing bay window that overlooked both the lake and the mouth of the river. It allowed me to view each morning the fly fisherman trying their luck right outside my window. Spectacular vision each day!

The bathroom was small and a bit dated but clean and very functional. Hot water here is really hot so beware. Bed was really comfortable and my wife and I slept well.

Service was excellent. The bar was really comfy and servers/bartenders were great and did their very best to make us all happy. The college football national championship was on one night and the staff graciously had the large screen TV on in the bar for us and some other interested guests.

The spa service was excellent as well with friendly and skilled folks. Facilities in the spa were a bit tired and needed so tender loving care.

I would recommend for the location, good service, food and drinks! We had a great stay at this 40 - 45 room resort.

Cena temática
Reviewed 6 months ago

We had an amazing “cena temática”! They offered these special dinners on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Everything was extremely delicious, homemade and real Argentinian food.
The service was perfect.
They offered you some appetizers with a glass of champagne that you can enjoy outside the restaurant on the outside deck with a fantastic view of the lake. Then you have some perfect empanadas, an incredible delicious lamb...... and to finish, you should save some space for their wonderful home made flan with whipped cream and dulce de leche.
Everything is perfect for a couple, family or friends dinner.