Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux
What We Love
- A la carte buffet breakfast is included in the rate
- The hotel is intimate — just 15 rooms
- A well-stocked wine cellar specializing in local varieties
- The spa’s indoor/outdoor pool
- Experiencing rugged, beautiful Patagonia
What To Know
- VAT tax of 21 percent is already included in the rate
- Expect couples and honeymooners
- At 376 feet, Standard Rooms may be a tight fit for families; opt for a larger Suite Lake View for space to spread out
- The well-regarded restaurant is open to the public; reservations are a good idea
- Activities like beach outings and picnic lunches can be arranged for a fee; otherwise, you’ll need to rent a car to get around
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Villa La Angostura, Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel & Spa is connected to the airport and close to Arrayanes Convention Center and Brava Bay. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Los Arrayanes National Park and Virgen Nina Chapel.
Stay in one of 13 guestrooms featuring LED televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this resort, which also features a health club and an outdoor pool. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). You’ll be on the slopes in no time with the ski shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
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We spent three nights here and loved every minute! They kept the pool heated and it was fun taking a swim in the cold weather. The gym was nice, but equipment was dated. The view of the lake was amazing! The service was excellent and they really catered to each guests individual needs. The restaurant was excellent as well! Our room was comfortable. The resort was at the end of a loooong dirt road that wasn't well maintained. Not sure who is responsible for that though. Very nice place and would definitely stay there again.
This hotel is magical. Aside from the beautiful rooms and accommodations, staff feels like family. Everything is personalized; you can ask for personalized snacks, meals, drinks etc.
They organized splendid activities and included a home-cooked snack for every tour. For our scenic boat ride for instance, the hotel prepared a gourmet cheese platter and wine. Staff always greeted us cordially and treated us like royalty. Food is FANTASTIC. My favorite meal is breakfast with warm croissants and homemade strawberry jam.
When in a hotel, treat is key. You pick a hotel to feel comfortable and at ease while traveling; cold people make the experience terrible. You want to feel at home and that your money is worth the stay. This is the second time I come back to Las Balsas because it has become like a second home. This place is peaceful and really feels like a vacation.
The only thing wrong with this boutique hotel is that we didn’t choose to stay longer than the 4 fantastic days we have just spent. Seriously, as soon as we walked through the door we felt immediately relaxed and at home. The staff are so wonderfully warm and friendly and nothing has been too much trouble for them, whether it’s providing Almond milk for granola at breakfast or a pot of hot red berry tea to take the chill off as the last of the spring snow falls across the lake.
We have eaten 3 meals a day here and have not had a bad experience. The chef is more than happy to accommodate our dietary requirements in his flavoursome creations using local meat and fish and there is a great choice of wines in the cellar to accompany the food.
Our room was a corner suite providing great views across the lake through the floor to ceiling windows. A patio door allowed us to stroll into the garden and up to the lake shore with steps down to the lakeside if needed. There is a dressing room off a small corridor and large bathroom with both standalone shower cubicle and a cute iron enamelled bath tub. The water takes a couple of minutes to warm up on its journey from the boiler but there is ample available when it arrives.
You can see the spa from the dinning room as the steam rises from the indoor/outdoor pool like a Japanese Onzen. There is a good range of equipment as well as a sauna and the pool and plenty of space just to relax and look out over the lake.
We will be sorry to say goodbye to this place but will definitely return in the future.
Wonderful staff and outlook, a little overcommitted to restaurant guests coming in from outside as opposed to Hotel guests and the staff coped, but they required more help during the busy holiday week that we were there
Beautiful and cozy resort in a spectacular location. Friendly staff who were extremely accommodating. Restaurant and chef are superb. Exquisitely prepared trout that we were fortunate to have caught on a morning trolling excursion. This was a memorable stay well worth the price. Recommended very highly!