4.5
Very Good 456 Reviews
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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 456 Reviews
Charming hotel with excellent service and fantastic views
Robert G

This is a really charming hotel in the style of a lodge. It is right on the lake with magnificent views. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast is good and in a beautiful room with fantastic views. Beautiful spa and direct lake access with a pier. You'll need a car to get into the village. My only criticism is that it is extremely hot both in the rooms and in the hotel as at large. Very friendly and competent staff. All in all I loved my stay.

Fabulous location with amazing views of the lake
PETRA001

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
makeda1505

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.