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5* Relais & Chateux Hotel with Beautiful Views over Lake Nahuel

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

In Our Opinion

"Las Balsas offers a wonderful five star experience in a beautiful setting. What more could you ask for?'


Food and Beverage at Las Balsas Hotel & Spa

Las Balsas Bistro

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.

Las Balsas Bar

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.

Wine Cellar

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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