The Best Boutique Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina

Beautiful Bariloche | © Danielle Pereira/Flickr
Beautiful Bariloche | © Danielle Pereira/Flickr
Photo of Sarah Gillespie
17 May 2021

From art hotels with original Argentinian pieces to chalet-style ski resorts, these are the best boutique hotels in Bariloche – all bookable on Culture Trip.

You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into Central Europe upon arrival in Bariloche, Argentina. With a thriving chocolate industry, ski resorts and chalet-like boutique hotels, there is a distinctly Alpine feel to this Patagonian outpost. Yet, on further inspection, it becomes clear that Bariloche has a distinct character. From pine-fringed Nahuel Huapi lake to the hotel restaurants specializing in sizzling steaks and Malbec wine, this Argentinian city is a delightful blend of cultures. These are the best boutique hotels in town.

El Casco Art Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Independent Hotel
4.6/5 (89 Reviews)
El Casco Art Hotel
Courtesy of El Casco Art Hotel / Expedia
While the original Argentinian art is certainly worth a look, it’s the views over Nahuel Huapi lake that are the real draw. Ingenious design frames those views from every angle: through the glass wall bordering the indoor pool, over steak and scallops at the Patagonia-inspired restaurant and from the bubbling outdoor hot tub at the spa. Art-filled rooms sport dark-wood furnishings and, in some cases, balconies overlooking the lake.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Aldebaran Hotel & Spa

Hotel
4.7/5 (105 Reviews)
Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
Courtesy of Aldebaran Hotel & Spa / Expedia | Courtesy of Aldebaran Hotel & Spa / Expedia
Aldebaran, with an intimate, cabin-like atmosphere, looks back at Bariloche over an inlet of Nahuel Huapi lake. A fire roars in the stone-walled lobby, wicker abounds in the dimly lit rooms and a sauna and pool invite you to unwind. Book your spot at Sirius restaurant, which has just 20 seats, serving smoked meats and asado, as well as a selection of more than 150 wines. Heading out to explore the area? The staff here specialize in organizing ski trips to nearby Cerro Catedral.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Galileo Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Independent Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (30 Reviews)
Galileo Boutique Hotel
Courtesy of Galileo Boutique Hotel / Expedia
From the outside, this boutique hotel, located at the base of Patagonia’s premier ski destination (with 53 slopes), resembles a clapboard chalet resort. Inside, however, rooms have a modern feel and range from king-size studios with a jacuzzi to a four-bedroom villa that sleeps up to 10. Unusually, there’s an astronomical observatory on site, with a Celestron telescope and weekly visits from an amateur guide during the winter season. During the summer, staff can organize biking and paddleboarding trips.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Restaurant
Concierge Service
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Monasterio

Hotel
Map View
Monasterio
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On the pine-forested slopes of Cerro Otto, in suburban Bariloche, accommodation at Monasterio is on the larger side – from the junior suite with hydromassage tub to the wood-paneled two-bed cabin, with fireplace and kitchen-dining room. Tired after skiing? A Scandinavian-style spa offers hot-stone massages and facial treatments along with the use of a sauna and pool. There’s also an on-site gym, if you have the energy.

Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Hotel, Lodge
4.5/5 (168 Reviews)
Arelauquen Lodge
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Keen golfer? This timber-and-stone Marriott outpost overlooks an 18-hole golf course, near the north bank of Lago Gutiérrez. With vaulted, beamed ceilings and mountain views, rooms feel more boutique than chain-like. When hunger strikes, the Epic Restaurant serves Cajun cuisine and creative cocktails, perfect for rounding off a day spent exploring Cerro Otto by cable car or skiing on Cerro Catedral.
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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

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  • Correntoso Lake & River Hotel

    Hotel
    4.9/5 (22 Reviews)
    Correntoso Lake & River Hotel
    Courtesy of Correntoso Lake & River Hotel / Expedia | Courtesy of Correntoso Lake & River Hotel / Expedia
    The Correntoso, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group, has in-room hot tubs and an isolated location on the northern bank of Nahuel Huapi lake. Relax in the huge hammam, part of a spa complex that includes a heated lake-view pool. Two gourmet restaurants serve Patagonian-Mediterranean fusion dishes cooked on a traditional parrilla grill and, if that wasn’t enough, a full roster of activities includes snowshoeing, kayaking and fly-fishing.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Lirolay Suites

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel
    4.8/5 (171 Reviews)
    Lirolay Suites
    Courtesy of Lirolay Suites / Expedia
    If you like the sound of soaking in a hot tub with views over Nahuel Huapi lake, book into this fairytale chalet. Take it one step further and treat yourself to in-room spa treatments, including deep-moisturizing facials and acupuncture. Elsewhere, the restaurant serves a healthy buffet breakfast, with a broad spread of fruit and seed toppings, while dinner ranges from warming Patagonian lamb stew to vegetarian pasta dishes.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Concierge Service
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff

    Rochester Bariloche

    Luxury
    4.3/5 (132 Reviews)
    Rochester Bariloche
    Courtesy of Rochester Bariloche / Expedia
    Forget your idea of a typical Patagonian hotel – this boutique is all about hip design. A glass-paneled solarium fans out to a geometric pool and rooms, the latter of which come in double or split-level suite iterations. Work up a sweat in the fitness center, before unwinding in the wet-and-dry sauna and jacuzzi.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff

    Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa

    Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel
    4.7/5 (323 Reviews)
    Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa
    Courtesy of Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa / Expedia | Courtesy of Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Golf-Spa / Expedia
    This five-star resort, overlooking the peninsular arm that divides Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno lakes, is palace-like in its grandiosity. Antique furnishings are mainstays in the opulent rooms, with four-poster beds, lake-view balconies and even double jacuzzis. Take a swing at the 18-hole golf course with 360-degree lakeside views, or indulge in a six-day spa program of algae baths and rosehip oil massages. A choice of 10 drinking and dining options range from poolside cocktails to prime Patagonian beef cuts.
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    At a Glance

    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Alma del Lago Suites & Spa

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (276 Reviews)
    Alma del Lago Suites & Spa
    Courtesy of Alma del Lago Suites & Spa / Expedia | Courtesy of Alma del Lago Suites & Spa / Expedia
    On the southern bank of Nahuel Huapi, Alma del Lago features a huge health club with glass-paneled walls for peerless views. Treatments include hot-stone and shiatsu massages, mud baths and collagen facials. Meanwhile, rooms have a mid-century-inspired style, with a dining space for eight in the top-tier master suite, while the Terra restaurant overlooks the lake, offering Mediterranean-style seafood dishes and beautifully crafted cakes.
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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Outdoor pool
    Full-service spa
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Bar/Lounge
    These recommendations were updated on May 17, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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