What We Love
- Daily full American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Swimming in the outdoor heated pool surrounded by the estate's vineyards
- Navigating the property's riding trails on the Paso Peruano horses that live on-site
- The sublime steaks and Argentine specialties at the hotel's restaurant, Muse by chef de cuisine Javier Robles
What To Know
- Hotel guests have access to the vast Estancia de Cafayate, which includes a clubhouse, two polo fields, a championship golf course and squash courts
- To get to Cafayate, guests must fly to Salta — a two-hour flight from Buenos Aires — and then take a two-and-a-half-hour car transfer
- Children three and older are charged as adults
- Book the Deluxe Sunrise View Room for mountain and vineyard views
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Grace Cafayate is an impressive luxury escape near Salta, Argentina, where no detail is spared. From the well-conceived guestrooms, with their contemporary furnishings and polished wood floors, to the gourmet restaurant and spa, a stay at Grace blends the sporting life with the ultimate in R&R. Situated in Argentina’s showstopping Calchaquí Valley, the hotel benefits from rugged mountain and vineyard views as well as full access to La Estancia de Cafayate, an expansive sporting estate that surrounds the hotel. There, guests can take in a polo match, explore local trails on horseback, play championship-level golf or simply enjoy the health club and Argentine BBQ.
In the Area
There are 1,360 acres to discover, so it’s not necessary to ever step off the property, though restless types will find a wealth of things to do in this stunning corner of South America. The pre-Columbian Quilmes Ruins are a highlight, as are the local wineries; the concierge can assist with arrangements. For guests looking to cap off their visit to Argentina with some serious outdoormsanship, the trekking outfitter Andes Challenge organizes serious multiday hikes and bike tours.
How to Get There
I am happy that we only spent one night here. Our room wasn’t ready when we arrived , we were kindly given a glass of wine . However we waited and hour and since we were only staying one night and check in was at 3 , I feel we lost a lot of time. Our room had a beautiful view of the vineyards however I think the mosquitos loved that too, we were inundated with them.
In my opinion the hotel is too modern therefore it doesn’t fit in with the landscape .
The location of Grace is absolutely gorgeous, in a wine vineyard a few km south of town. And the staff was very nice and accommodating, they answered all of our questions and helped with some restaurant recommendations. The building is also very nice, it was obviously built recently and is kept up very well. Unfortunately the room we were staying in did not have a functioning air conditioner. We talked to the front desk about it and twice they sent a repairman to our room to attempt to fix it, to no avail. Ultimately the evenings got cool enough for us to open the windows to try and cool down a bit, but we had to sacrifice getting bit by mosquitos all night for the comfort. The room was unbearably hot during the day, so we made sure to be out and about in the town instead. Even after talking to the front desk 4 different times about the A/C, they weren't able to fix it and never offered to move us to another room or give us a discount on the room we stayed in. Ultimately if we go back to Cafayate we would probably give it another try, but for the cost of the rooms in comparisons to others in the area, we expected far better than we received this trip.
We are high in vineyards and the rare air of the Andes, and clouds to the west each afternoon shade the malbec vines every day- naturally. And an exciting place here, and while we visit vineyards, El Esteco, Piatelli and Finca Quara, we stay at villas in Grace Resort; huge rooms, bathrooms over-equipped past luxury, the inevitable bide, vistas to vines, and the Andes beyond. Calming, An eco hotel using local plants, trees and ground cover to keep the arrival views to be rural and rustic. A dry place here. Comfortable. Lots of villas.
Breakfast is a la carte. Great service, choice, excellent fruit which drives the day and hours of wine tasting all day.
One great stay.
The hotel is in a superb location a couple of kilometres from the town. The public areas are attractively laid out and our room was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. We stayed for 2 nights and ate dinner in the restaurant on both of them. The food was generally very good if rather expensive. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the receptionist spoke excellent English but communicating with the restaurant staff was a bit of a struggle. Our main quibble was the air conditioning in our room which was effective but was very noisy and blew cold air directly at the bed. We could not sleep with it on but were too hot in bed with it off. We also found it rather irritating that reception was often left unattended. Finally a warning to travellers who might think of using their laundry service - the prices are in US dollars, not pesos, and are therefore extortionate. I wouldn't pay $10 to buy a pair of socks let alone to have them washed!
We were greeted by the friendliest staff (woman at the reception). She showed us around the property and explain everything to us. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. Our bathroom was amazing, with big glass windows with a view of the vineyard by the shower and the jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was good for Argentinean standard. Our only complaint is the room service, we ordered room service for dinner twice and it takes an hour to be delivered. We were planning to eat our dinner at our balcony and the restaurant doesn't open till 7 pm and by the time we have our food it's already dark outside. Stunning property, highly recommend this place!