Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Unforgettable, unobstructed, unmatched views of one of Argentina’s most isolated and pristine regions
- Trekking, mountaineering, fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking — you name it. The area is an adventurer’s paradise
- A full-service spa, indoor/outdoor pool and comfy sun loungers make for a rejuvenating retreat
- The serenity of this secluded spot makes it perfect for nighttime stargazing
- The friendly and attentive staff is happy to plan an envy-inducing itinerary for your stay
What To Know
- It’s advisable to rent a car; the closest town, Bariloche, is a 16-mile drive
- This is as remote as it gets. Think quiet nights in by a blazing fire
- The hotel’s peaceful setting isn’t conducive to rambunctious tots
- There are no in-room TVs, but soap opera junkies can get their fix in the TV/DVD room
- Bring a Spanish phrasebook. You’ll require help interpreting menus, and many locals don’t speak English
- Check-out is at 10 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Bariloche, Aldebaran Hotel & Spa is on a lake and convenient to Cerro Campanario and Campanario Hill. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Nahuelito Prehistoric Park and Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 10 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Your memory foam bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. A spa tub and a sauna offer a relaxing way to wind down after a day on the slopes. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, express check-in, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This is a unique, hidden gem in Bariloche. Spacious rooms, thoughtfully decorated common areas and an excellent restaurant. We stayed two nights and enjoyed good food, evenings by the fire, impressive lake and mountain views, and, most importantly, welcoming and helpful hospitality. The staff was always willing to give us hiking tips or any sort of information we needed to enrich our stay in Patagonia. Well worth the unpaved roads to get there. Muchísimas gracias y volveremos pronto!
It’s so unique and lovely and I will add, very romantic even though I was traveling with my friend. Amazing views, out in the country removed from town. A wonderful downstairs area that makes you want to curl up with a book and a glass of wine. A beautiful little hotel. A big room too. An apartment really. Very helpful service. An excellent breakfast. Comfy beds, a great shower. Clean. Such a nice stay. Remote...so be prepared for that.
Things they could improve...the bathroom lighting is god awful. But that’s the same in most hotels it seems. There’s no temp control in the room. We had a lot of trouble getting it comfortable. But I’m reaching really to find a negative at this place. I’d go back without hesitation.
Enormous rooms with marvellous views of the lake and mountains. With your own balcony, table and chairs you can really make the most of the changing light and birds as they fly up and down the lake. The treat for us was the Chimango birds that came so close you could nearly touch them. They visited over and over again as inquisitive about us as we were about them.
We enjoyed the food but staying 4 nights when the menu doesn’t change you do run out of choices so variation on menu on a daily basis would be good. Our steaks on the last night were over cooked but this was well handled by the team who removed it from our bill. The night before my husband said the steak was excellent.
Staff very friendly and our requests for early breakfasts were willingly accommodated when we had to head off for 2 day’s fishing.
A lovely location for exploring the beautiful countryside. You are far enough out of Bariloche to have quiet dirt local roads to explore but allow plenty of time to get to the airport which is a min of 40 mins away.
This small 10 room hotel is some way out of Bariloche down an unmade road but makes up for this with very friendly and efficient staff and large rooms with gorgeous views. We stayed for 3 nights and were very well looked after. Our room had a balcony with seats to relax. Ours overlooked the garden not the lake but the lake was visible from the bedroom windows. It has the feel of a ski lodge with rustic charm and lots of comfortable sofas. The indoor / outdoor pool is thankfully warm and very welcoming after a day’s sightseeing. Being small, the restaurant offers a limited variety of options but we enjoyed 3 dinners there - even surviving some problems on the chefs night off! Breakfast has the wonderful benefit of a proper coffee machine and decent orange juice - the ultimate test! However there is a problem - the once isolated Hotel is now surrounded by new residential developments. Just about every house had at least one and often multiple yard dogs which started barking at any time of day or night. It also made walking the lanes a somewhat precarious business as the dogs didn’t all stay in their properties.
Good rooms, great view, good food, excellent staff who got on the phone to solve problems for us. You will need a rental car or taxi to get there. Close to the marina for boat tours. You can walk on the local roads and get down to the lake.