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
My wife and I stayed here for a week with our little girl. The staff could not have been more charming. The food is delicious. Even when busy it feels like you have the place to yourself - it is wonderfully peaceful
I stayed for three nights at the Aldebaran with my wife during our trip to Argentina. We rented a car from the airport and drove ourselves to the hotel. There was a bit of traffic on the way through Bariloche, but once we got past that, it was much more calm. We were not expecting the gravel and dirt roads as we got closer to the hotel, but we found those to be fairly common in the area.
All of the staff members were very helpful and extremely friendly. The views from our room were unmatched, an incredible way to wake up each morning.
We were there in early February, so the days were very long. The sun started coming up early and it stayed light out until almost 10pm!
Every morning, they had a nice spread for breakfast to energize us for a day of hiking around the lakes. And every evening they had great options for dinner. It was so nice to have such great food available right there so that we did not have to worry about trying to drive back after a dinner with wine.
We had to leave early the morning of our check out day because we had an early flight. They were very accommodating, letting us do the paperwork the night before and they had breakfast set up before we left so that we had a chance to grab some food before leaving.
It was such a nice and quiet place to stay and get away from it all to be with nature. The hotel does not have air conditioning but the nights are cool and our room never felt too warm. We usually slept with the windows open and it was perfect.
I would highly recommend this as a place to stay when visiting Bariloche. Just know that it is a bit out of the way in comparison to downtown Bariloche but it is well worth it for the views and the peace and quiet. I would recommend renting a car (there is free parking).
The room was lovely, the view spectacular, the food fantastic, and the service top notch!
It is about a 25 minute drive to downtown Bariloche - but honestly, I see that as a PLUS! You can go into town, go for a hike, but then come back to this charming, villa that has amazing architecture, and a variety of cozy places to sit with a coffee or drink. In fact, one of my favorite afternoons was spent soaking up some sun (after a splendid massage).on the patio near the pool.
Anna & Victor (the chefs at Aldebaran) spoiled us with some of our BEST meals in Argentina (had no desire to eat any other place after our first meal at Aldebaran).
Augustine waited on us, is very charming, and was a delight to talk to. We had a nice routine of having a cocktail before dinner in one of the beautiful seating areas (with nice music playing), before enjoying a sumptuous meal!
Denise was very helpful with any/all our questions and arranged for a car when needed. If we come back to Bariloche, we will definitely come back to the Aldebaran
(and I usually don't "do" repeats!)
One our favorite hotels we have stayed at anywhere in South America. The place has a charm and character that are hard to match. We really enjoyed our stay. There is a pool and spa, but we were mostly hiking or exploring during the day, so we didn't have a chance to use them. The rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel is very good on its own, and there are world-class restaurants within minutes of the property. It beats anything in my experience for the price. You could drop a lot more cash for a big-name hotel nearby and not get as much. True, it doesn't have an elevator, so if you have a disability, that might an issue. And it is a couple of kilometers down an unpaved road, if that's an issue for you. Sure wasn't for us.
We can't say enough good things about the Aldebaran! We stayed here for 2 perfect nights in late December and wish we could have stayed longer. Initially we weren't sure if we would regret having booked a hotel so far from downtown, but upon arrival we were so happy we decided to stay here on the peninsula. Denise was incredibly helpful before our arrival checking in our flight time and even arranging a car from the airport (we originally planned to take a bus but didn't realize it doesn't drop off near the hotel entrance). When we got to the hotel Carolina showed us the property and then served us an incredible lunch on the patio overlooking the lake. The Aldebaran felt like our home away from home due to the beautiful shared spaces and wonderfully attentive staff. We found ourselves dining frequently on site and spending time on the lawn reading and relaxing just as often as we ventured out to Bariloche. If you are thinking about booking a stay here you won't be disappointed. Can not wait to return someday!!