El Casco Art Hotel
What We Love
- Rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- Views of crystal clear Lake Nahuel Huapi
- Impressive collection of Argentine art
- A short drive from the vibrant city of Bariloche
- Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool
- Dining menu designed by award-winning chef Fernando Trocca
- Pair a stay at El Casco Art Hotel with a visit to Sofitel Buenos Aires
What To Know
- A car rental is recommended for independent sightseeing
- The hotel’s spa offers a limited treatment menu
- Smoking is permitted in second-floor rooms
- Lake Nahuel Huapi is approximately 48 yards from the property
- Free WiFi in guestrooms
- In January, high temperatures are around 70 degrees and lows around 40; in June, highs are 44 and lows are 30
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at El Casco Art Hotel in Bariloche, you’ll be on a lake and convenient to San Eduardo Chapel. This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Campanario Hill and Cerro Otto Cable Car.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Cable programming along with DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and a turndown service.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel has a wonderful view of the lake. The pool area is nice with a few sun beds and self service flavoured waters and teas. The room was fine, just so very dark! The lighting is inadequate. There are bedside lights and one small wall light which didn’t work, but no actual ceiling light. The toiletries were not always replenished so we had to request for them. We ate dinner there one evening. It was nice and good service. We had a cocktail also at the bar. Kevin, who served us was really pleasant and I asked for a restaurant recommendation which he gave us. It was a fabulous recommendation!! Huacho - very nice.
The breakfasts are a let down... there are a few cereals and pastries (some were pretty dry) ham and cheese but again the bread was dry.. the only warm food option was scrambled eggs and a sausage dish - both looked very unappetising. The fruit was not alway replenished and again was tired looking, bananas with lots of black spots etc... I saw that a lady had a cappuccino so I ordered one the next day, but wouldn’t have known that they were an option if I hadn’t seen this as there’s no information either printed or verbal..
Overall we enjoyed our stay. It’s a nice hotel out of town but easy to get a taxi costing 400 pesos one way.
We can't say enough positive things about this hotel. Rooms have a view of the lake. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Most of staff speaks excellent English. Everyone was courteous and helpful.
We ate 3 times in the restaurant. True, there was no variance in the menu but with 5 main dishes, we had adequate choices. We rave about the food as being well presented and tasty. Another two meals were taken in the lounge. The lunch and snack menu was varied and our choices were excellent.
Each room features original art by a particular artist. All of the public rooms have plenty of original art. A small sign says that it is all for sale - but no prices were displayed. The number of sculptures is enormous. They are featured in all the public spaces, especially in the beautiful gardens. There were several that tempted my purchase but I did resist the impulse.
As others have stated, the entrance is close to a major road. But it never was a bother, either in our room or in the restaurant. We only heard it when a window was open.
Spacious room, great art collection, comfortable lounge area and pool. Wonderful view of the lake and near many natural sites.
On my off hours, I sat on the couch and pored through the Argentinian artists' sample books.
Great reception staff! They were very patient in showing us the best scenic sites on the maps.
We had a spacious bedroom with an incredible view of the lake. Dinner in the restaurant was ok (tagliatelle and rabbit was lovely, trout and leaves a bit sparse. Dessert of grapefruit and mint salad with a blob of mascarpone mousse didn't work for me). Pool and gardens are gorgeous and staff pleasant. The hotel is quite a distance from town (11km) so a little bit isolated.
Deserve the visit by itself. Perfect location, and amazing views.
Great art collection adds to the experience and deserve attention as well.
And restaurant is A++.
Will definitely stop by again on our next trip.