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Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel & Spa is a romantic hotel set on the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Offering superb views from every corner of the hotel you really get the feeling of being in the heart of Argentina's Lake District. The hotel works exclusively with a local sail boat to take advantage of its location.
The hotel is built in a Patagonian style with a smart blue facade and manicured gardens surrounding the property. Inside, the hotel is first-class and offers guests a perfect base for relaxation and tranquility.
Las Balsas has a comprehensive spa which offers individual programmes of exercise, classes, massages and treatments. Signature treatments of Las Balsas Spa use natural ingredients such as salts, mud and algae from the surrounding landscape.
Las Balsas has been a member of Relais & Chateaux since 1995 and the hotel offers an excellent culinary experience. Guests can enjoy a renowned high-tea in the lounge or even a private lunch on the hotel's lake dock. The main restaurant offers candle-lit fine dining in an elegant ambience with amazing panoramic views of the Nahuel Huapi lake. Before dining a visit to the hotel's wine cellar is a must., Constructed from stone and cypress it hosts a wide selection of Argentine wine and vintages and you can partake in exclusive tastings with the hotel's sommelier.
There are just 15 Guest rooms and suites at Las Balsas, all of which enjoy views of the lake and mountains and are individually decorated with Patagonian style and artwork. Suites have vaulted ceilings with beams and are perfect to make the most of a special occasion.
From the hotel, guests can also arrange activites such as excursions on the hotel's boat, canoeing, horseback riding and fly fishing.
Relais & Chateux Property with superb fine dining
Great location right on Nahuel Huapi Lake
Excellent Spa with an extensive range of treatments and programmes
Small and Intimate with just 15 rooms and suites
"Las Balsas offers a wonderful five star experience in a beautiful setting. What more could you ask for?'
There is a comprehensive range of facilities at Las Balsas and all the facilities reflect the traditional Patagonian Style the hotel has been built in.
Being a small hotel the public areas tend to be intimate and cosy. Service at the hotel is excellent with staff on hand to help make the most of your stay in this unique landscape.
Wet treatment room
Lounge with TV and DVD
Indoor - Outdoor Heated Pool
Bar with exclusive selection of whiskeys
Las Balsas is set amidst snow-capped mountains, natural forests and on the banks of Nahuel Huapi Lake. The hotel is absolutely secluded but only a few kilometres from the charming village of Villa La Angostura. In winter Cerro Bayo is the nearest ski resort and the hotel is around 83km from Bariloche Airport for connections with the rest of Argentina.
Villa La Angostura - 3kms/ 5 minutes by car
Cerro Bay Ski Resort - 7kms/20 minutes by car
Bariloche Airport - 83kms/ 1 hour by car
Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel & Spa has two categories of room;
Standard Rooms are each individually decorated in a warm Patagonian style chosen to reflect the warmth and refinement of the rest of the hotel. They offer large, comfortable beds, stunning lake views and all the comforts you need for an enjoyable stay.
Each room comes equipped with luxury amenities, a well stocked mini bar, bath robes, slippers and a CD Player.
Suites are larger and lighter than Standard Rooms and most feature a vaulted, beamed ceiling. Suites are decorated in a warm Patagonian Style chosen to reflect the warmth and refinement of the rest of the hotel.
They offer large, comfortable beds, stunning lake views often from multiple angles as well as a large, luxurious bathroom. Each room comes equipped with luxury amenities, a well stocked mini bar, bath robes, slippers and a CD Player.
Food and Beverage at Las Balsas Hotel & Spa
The cuisine of Las Balsas draws a creative route across fresh aromas and natural flavours. Under Head Chef Lucas Dabrowski the restaurant mixes flavours of tender meats and fresh fish with local natural ingredients such as wild berries and home grown vegetables.
The restaurant also hand makes its own confectionary and patisserie specialities. Las Balsas Restaurant is open to guests as well as visitors and offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The Bar at Las Balsas is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an exclusive menu of wines, cocktails, cognacs and cigars. The signature cocktail at Las Balsas is called a Cosmopolitan Sophi which is a variation on the original classic incorporating Tealosophy Tea Blends.The bar also offers an exclusive selection of its own whiskeys and malts.
Visiting the Wine Cellar as a preamble for dinner is a tradition at Las Balsas. The cellar is built in rock and cypress with a huge selection of Argentinian Wines, some from unique harvests. If the choice is a little overwhelming the hotel's sommelier is on hand to advise and offer tastes of different options.
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