1) Helpful staff members. I can't remember names, but one of the girls who worked most mornings was great in planning my schedule while in Bariloche. A guy who worked in the evenings was super helpful in recommending a cinema in town as well as a place to do laundry, in addition to helping me with a half-dozen other requests. They were both patient with my less-than-perfect Spanish. I really appreciated this element of my stay here.
2) Fast internet both in rooms and lobby/breakfast area.
3) Price. I got a great rate on Expedia, about 50% off the published prices for the low season.
4) Room includes microwave, refrigerator, TV (albeit tiny)
1) Location. This hotel is located about 10 blocks from the city center. It is not a bad walk on a nice day. However, on a rainy day, you will either a) have to have a taxi, or b) trudge uphill through mud and puddles as there is no sidewalk for much of the walk, or c) rely on the city's terrible bus system that seems to have a timetable only on paper and almost always requires standing in the aisle with 30 other people (assuming that you are lucky enough to even board).
2) Differs from Hotwire listing. This is really the biggest issue in my mind. The checkout time here is not 11AM - it is 10AM. And they will want you out of your room at 10AM regardless of what your reservation says. Hotels really need to make sure this kind of information is accurate on booking websites. I don't appreciate being rushed out of my room because the hotel doesn't respect the terms it has established through booking agencies. That is a pretty big no-no and somewhat of a red flag.
3) Noisy. Most complaints about the noise at this hotel have to do with street noise. However, even if you get a room facing the side or back of the hotel, you may still find it noisy, as the walls are pretty thin and you can hear pretty much everything going on in the hallway and lobby area.
4) Unresponsive on email. I had emailed the hotel the morning of the day before my arrival in an effort to confirm my reservation and ask about how best to arrive from the bus station. However, I never got a response.
1: Breakfast ... The breakfast here is buffet-style, consisting of bread with jam, mini-muffins, crackers/cookies, yogurt, juice and coffee. This would be great, except that the bread and cookies were stale every morning and several other items seemed to be recycled each day. When a place advertises itself as a "bed and breakfast" in Argentina, I tend to expect a little bit more because the truth is that even most Argentine budget hotels offer a similar breakfast as you will find here.
Nice room with tv, warm floor and a mini kitchen. Staff member Belén is super friendly. Good breakfast with: coffee, milk, toasts, jams, cookies, fruit, juice and yogurt.
This place is just 10 blocks away from city center, and bus line number 50/51 takes you from/to the city center in case you don't want to walk.
A word of advice, the rooms are in the first and second floor and there is no elevator, so people with reduced mobility should take this into account.
We would definitely stay here again.
Very cozy room with warm floor and mini kitchen. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast is included.
This place is located 20 minutes walking from city center. There is a hill but is very close. Would stay again.
Only criticism really is that we booked this place several months ago but then changed the dates due to the closure of the airport due to volcanic ash but ended up in a room overlooking the road.
All night noise and lift from street lamps. Normally not a problem but as the airline had left our bags in ba we had no ear plugs or eye shades which are essential for this room.
The bikes and cars were incredibly noisy. What is really annoying is that at breakfast there were only 3 other couples and clearly there were rooms at the back of the hotel away from the street. Because of the trouble with bags and getting from esquel to bariloche by bus we arrived at 11pm but had called earlier. We expected to be in the quietest room available.
This was a nice hotel with large rooms and a little kitchen, which would be great for people wanting an apartment-style alternative to a typical hotel room. Everything was very clean and modern, and the common areas were great.
It was very noisy, particularly since an unexpected and very unusual heat wave (and no air con) forced us to leave the window open, and since the room faced onto a VERY busy street (ALL NIGHT), it sounded a bit like the runway at Heathrow Airport. I'm sure this would not be a problem in cooler weather with the windows closed or in a back room.
The place itself is about a 20 minute walk into town (downhill) - pretty far considering how many hotels are located right downtown. Coming back, 2 out of the 3 taxis we took went in completely the wrong direction, even after we showed them where the place was on a map. They had to stop and ask for directions. It seems this is a pretty out-of-the way place, and what should have been a 5-minute ride ended up taking over 25 minutes -- twice.
Our biggest concern was that this place was not quite a hotel, but not quite a B&B. I think we were the only people there at night (no concierge and no live-in keeper) and even though the area is quite safe and there were several gates/locks, I felt that two tourists alone in a big place are a bit of a target.
All in all, nice place but probably better in the "high" season in winter when more people are around.