4.5
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What We Love

  • Flash rate includes a welcome drink upon arrival, daily “Reina de Plata” breakfast and a guided historical house tour
  • Close to Chacras de Coria’s town square, loaded with boutiques, cafés and ice cream shops
  • The bife de lomo tenderloin, served with roasted potatoes and chives and paired with the house’s Celedonio malbec
  • Walls are adorned with black-and-white images of old-time tango superstars
  • Exceptionally attentive service
  • Chilled champagne and chocolate each evening in your room
  • Art celebrated everywhere — the trapeze in the middle of the house is a nod to the circus arts

What To Know

  • Expect some road noise in the Grisel Suite; Celedonio is much quieter
  • The extreme intimacy may or may not work for you, and isn’t good for kids
  • A car, or a private driver, is essential
  • Strangely, champagne isn’t the focus in a place called a “champagnerie,” and there's no champagne made on-site
  • The bistro is open to the public on weekends
  • Unlike other local inns, Casa Margot isn’t on a vineyard
  • Plan an three-stop Argentine adventure and add stays at Buenos Aires' Palermo Place and Patagonia's lakeside retreat, LUMA Casa de Montaña
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Overview

The Review

Wandering the grounds of Casa Margot — and peeking inside its many nooks and crannies — might make your head spin. Designed and built by the much loved Argentine sculptor Eliana Molinelli, the two-bedroom property retains many of her quirky personal artifacts. There’s a chapel-like studio (now used for wine tastings) where she once transformed shotguns into iron sculptures, and a loft tucked under vaulted adobe-brick ceilings, where Molinelli and her contemporaries had lengthy literary salon-style debates, smoked cigars and danced tango.

Today, Molinelli’s house is an exclusive and tiny hotel, the public face of a burgeoning wine empire run by a local family, whose vineyards are 90 minutes south in the Uco Valley. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3032/prop-14378-1343685318-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”A tasty breakfast spread of medialunas and jams is served in the bistro or gardens.”}Inspired by the 1920s era of champagne, cigars and tango, it is a refuge where you’ll enjoy the finer things in life. In fact, champagne accompanies most meals at Casa Margot, from the generous breakfast spread (best taken in the gardens) to the formal three-course dinners prepared by chef Santiago using whatever’s local and fresh that day.

Inside the main building, the two guestrooms are next to an atelier, which is open to the public on weekends. The rooms are unconventional and somewhat close together, so if you don’t already know the other guests, you soon will. The garden-facing Celedonio Suite can sleep up to four people (there are beds in the upstairs loft) and has a private patio, while the smaller Grisel Suite is good for couples and has a romantic wood-burning fireplace.

Both rooms have an eclectic feel and all the luxe extras, including flat-screen TVs perched on wine barrels, Egyptian cotton sheets, a pillow menu and fresh-cut flowers. Barrel-vaulted ceilings mean rooms can feel a little like the wine and champagne cellars that visitors flock to Mendoza to see, but Molinelli was clearly fixated on light, and she softened the soaring spaces with tall heritage doors and giant stained-glass windows overlooking the gardens.

This outdoor space has an exclusive, refined feel with fruit trees, a large pool and pieces from the Molinelli collection. The main sounds are birdsong, a steady stream of tango music and the almost imperceptible but definitely keen concierge at your beck and call.

How to Get There

Casa Margot Hotel Champagnerie
Italia 6016, Chacras de Coria
Lujan de Cuyo, 05505 Argentina

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 116 Reviews
Amazing!!
Reviewed 5 years ago

It is so rare to book a hotel and find that it far exceeds your expectations...Casa Margot is one of these places. Service (the staff could not have been more helpful), attention to detail and an amazing property await. I would highly recommend a stay here and I can't wait to return.

Royal Treatment
Reviewed 5 years ago

You feel you are in for a unique experience from the moment you step into the Casa Margot property. We were greeted by the wonderful hosts and had the chance to settle into our room very quickly. There are only two rooms at Casa Margot and if you are one of those lucky people to stay here, you will soon understand why.

The hotel was once home to renowned Argentine sculptor Eliana Molinelli. The owners did an excellent job in conserving her story. The original photographs hang on the walls and her sculptures can be found around the garden. In addition, the new winemaker proprietors have brought their delicious Valle de Uco wines into the picture.

We stayed in the Celedonio suite. Our bed was very comfortable and the room was clean and had beautiful architectural details. After settling in, we had a wine tasting with food pairings conducted by Casa Margot's sommelier. She was excellent at explaining the story behind the wines and answering our questions. I must say, all of the wines we tasted were delightful. After the wine tasting, the chef prepared a seasonal dinner for us that was delicious and elegant. The dessert was out of this world. It felt like we were from the royal family dining in our castle. The next morning, a delicious breakfast was served based on our selections from the night before. Casa Margot paid attention to every detail making sure our stay was marvelous. If I could give Casa Margot 10 stars on Tripadvisor, I would.

I highly recommend Casa Margot for anyone who is planning a trip to the Mendoza wine region. This is an experience not to be missed. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful Casa with us!

A delightful unique experience
Reviewed 5 years ago

From the moment you are met with a cool glass of champagne, to the time you sadly have to leave, you feel enshrined in a world of total service dedicated to your every need. The 24 hour service is provided by two of the most delightful ladies you could ever wish to meet. The surroundings and building itself, provide a calm and classy environment you don't want to leave. That said with the top 3 rated trip advisor restaurants in walking distance, you may be tempted outside. Only 2 rooms, so make sure you book well in advance.

Very Nice hotel.
Reviewed 5 years ago

The hotel is Clean, quiet and warm. Staff very attentive. Very good location: fair from the Mendoza city center, but near the Lujan de Cuyo vineyards. There are many goog restaurants in the area. Stores and small shoppings as well.

Excelente!
Reviewed 6 years ago

Greta place, great food and service. I spent my wedding anniversary there and it was great