Entre Cielos is a luxury hotel and spa in the Lujan de Cuyo wine region of Mendoza. Not only giving guests a chance to sample incredible local wine, it offers the chance to do so on an eight acre site overlooking picturesque vineyards against the stunning backdrop of the Andes mountains. The boutique hotel has just 16 rooms, including one with its own private hot tub elevated above the land to afford unparalleled views of the mountain range. It also has an outdoor fitness center spread over 1.6km, as well as boasting the first traditional spa and hammam in Latin America, with one of the treatments being a wine treatment! Need we say more?
The Casa de Uco Resort in the Uco Valley of Mendoza has everything you would want from a resort in this part of the world. The building itself seems to melt into the landscape due to the brownish hues of it stone construction, making you feel like you’re already part of this mountainous region. Over 320 hectares, this wine-making estate offers guests the experience of staying in a premium wine resort, along with unique activities such as horse riding, paragliding, water rafting and even cooking courses. If prefer to just relax, they’ve got that covered in the form of the Uco Spa, offering massages, therapies and hydrotheraphy baths.
The Salentein bodega is one of the most famous in all of Mendoza, so it certainly warrants a hotel worthy of its fame. The Posada Salentein offers guests a unique experience connecting them deeply with nature and the essence of wine production. A stay in this small and exclusive ranch surrounded by the bodega’s vineyards in the foothills of the Andes is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. You can also visit the Killka Art Museum on site – an incredible convergence of art, architecture, wine and gastronomy not found anywhere else in Mendoza or Argentina.
Billing itself as the “first luxury lodge at the foot of the Andes,” Cavas Wine Lodge was voted #8 in the best hotels in the world 2017 by Travel+Leisure magazine. This 18-room property sits snugly among the vineyards at the base of the Andes and features a spa offering bespoke treatments cultivated in the region, as well as couples spa days for that special occasion. The lodge’s restaurant has won numerous awards of excellence and has a seasonal menu that uses the best local produce, all, of course, accompanied by the incredible wine made in Mendoza.
Club Tapiz is one of the more traditional resorts in Mendoza. This small boutique hotel is located in a stately home built in the 1890s. Relax in this historical setting and spend time rambling around the idyllic grounds which contain a vineyard, impressive wine cellar and an outdoor pool for taking a break from the heat. Casa Zolo is a splendid old mansion that used to belong the Governor of Mendoza which has four rooms and is situated nearby, if guests prefer a more secluded spot.
This hotel, vineyard and winery is a bright and breezy Mendocino paradise located in a 100 year-old vineyard. They produce their very own Malbec on site, and the hotel has the charm of a country pile with neutral colors and an abundance of fresh flowers. The rooms are cosy, with cowhide rugs on the floors and exposed stone walls. They also offer cooking classes and traditionally cooked food in the restaurant for the real Argentine experience.
This luxurious resort and spa frequently makes it onto international lists of the best places to stay, recently entering into Conde Nast Hot List of 33 best hotels in the world. Benefiting not only from a spectacular location at the base of the Andes, this incredible resort is also home to one of Argentina’s most famous restaurants, Siete Fuegos, owned by Argentina’s enfant terrible of the culinary world, Francis Mallmann. There is a heavy focus on wellness, with a variety of classes such as yoga available – even more enjoyable given the stunning setting. Easily one of the most majestic hotels in Argentina.