The Best Boutique Hotels in Colonial Salta, Argentina

Dining area of Hotel del Antiguo Convento | Courtesy of Hotel del Antiguo Convento
Dining area of Hotel del Antiguo Convento | Courtesy of Hotel del Antiguo Convento
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Contributor10 August 2017

Known as “Salta the pretty,” this northern Argentine mountain town attracts tourists year-round for its mix of old and new. You’ll find stately, colonial-era neoclassical buildings standing amid tall, waving South American palm trees. Salta also happens to be located in Argentina’s burgeoning wine valley, ripe for the tasting. In short, deciding to go to Salta is the easy part, but deciding where to say? Not so easy, which is where this list comes in. Here are the city’s best boutique hotels.

Dining area of Hotel del Antiguo Convento | Courtesy of Hotel del Antiguo Convento

Hotel del Antiguo Convento

Hotel del Antiguo Convento is an award-winning, centrally located boutique hotel offering excellent service and a friendly environment. Check their website for more information.

Hotel del Virrey | Courtesy of Hotel del Virrey

Hotel del Virrey

Housed in a renovated turn-of-the-century colonial mansion, Hotel del Virrey offers guests elegant rooms in the heart of Salta. Think beautiful tilework, a cozy fireplace, a library and grounds for the strolling.

Hotel Legado Mítico Salta, Salta

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Legado Mítico Salta
Legado Mítico Salta | Courtesy of Legado Mítico Salta
Legado Mítico Salta offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the region’s heroes and legendary figures during your stay. Each room is designed around a historically important person or representative of a group of people, such as “the gaucho.” The boutique hotel is located in Salta’s historic city center.

KKala Hotel Boutique, Salta

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Kkala Boutique Hotel
Kkala Boutique Hotel | Courtesy of Kkala Boutique Hotel

Kkala is a small, artsy boutique hotel that emphasizes local design, craftsmanship and, of course, a comfortable stay. The family-run establishment has only 10 rooms, offering intimacy and privacy – all the more so for being located in an exclusive neighborhood near the city center. The hotel has beautiful gardens as well as a pool. Some rooms come with a Jacuzzi. The hotel’s gift shop sells regional art and crafts.

Hotel La Candela, Salta

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Hotel La Candela
Hotel La Candela | Courtesy of Hotel La Candela
La Candela is a lovely boutique hotel in Salta that has its own swimming pool, bar and picnic grounds. It’s also family-friendly, with cribs available on request. La Candela is located in Salta’s historic center, close to the famous San Francisco church and main museum sites. More information available on their website..

HOTEL BOUTIQUE BALCÓN DE LA PLAZA, Salta

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Hotel Boutique Balcón de la Plaza
Hotel Boutique Balcón de la Plaza | Courtesy of Hotel Boutique Balcón de la Plaza
Balcón de la Plaza is a beautiful boutique hotel nestled in Salta’s historic center. The building, built in 1896, was declared a historic site by the city and only contains 10 rooms. Aside from the usual amenities, Balcón de la Plaza also offers guests yoga and massage. More information here.