You have to drive a maze of dirt roads but this hotel is very much worth the effort. Rooms are spacious and well appointed very quiet. There are several public rooms which are all very nice. The staff are so friendly and helpful we did have a problem which they spent quite a long time solving. The pool is a bit small if it's not fit to use the outdoor half the spa is pretty good for such a small hotel.
The room was lovely, the view spectacular, the food fantastic, and the service top notch!
It is about a 25 minute drive to downtown Bariloche - but honestly, I see that as a PLUS! You can go into town, go for a hike, but then come back to this charming, villa that has amazing architecture, and a variety of cozy places to sit with a coffee or drink. In fact, one of my favorite afternoons was spent soaking up some sun (after a splendid massage).on the patio near the pool.
Anna & Victor (the chefs at Aldebaran) spoiled us with some of our BEST meals in Argentina (had no desire to eat any other place after our first meal at Aldebaran).
Augustine waited on us, is very charming, and was a delight to talk to. We had a nice routine of having a cocktail before dinner in one of the beautiful seating areas (with nice music playing), before enjoying a sumptuous meal!
Denise was very helpful with any/all our questions and arranged for a car when needed. If we come back to Bariloche, we will definitely come back to the Aldebaran
(and I usually don't "do" repeats!)
One our favorite hotels we have stayed at anywhere in South America. The place has a charm and character that are hard to match. We really enjoyed our stay. There is a pool and spa, but we were mostly hiking or exploring during the day, so we didn't have a chance to use them. The rooms are large and comfortable. The restaurant in the hotel is very good on its own, and there are world-class restaurants within minutes of the property. It beats anything in my experience for the price. You could drop a lot more cash for a big-name hotel nearby and not get as much. True, it doesn't have an elevator, so if you have a disability, that might an issue. And it is a couple of kilometers down an unpaved road, if that's an issue for you. Sure wasn't for us.
We visited Bariloche for the second time on our way back from Patagonia. This time we wanted to stay at a hotel away from the city center and where we could go for walks and experience the mountains and more secluded natural surroundings. We got exactly what we wanted. We felt in love with the Aldebaran hotel at first sight! The hotel has been designed in the style of a grand house. The entrance drive takes you through a tall stone arch and a gravel driveway with beautiful bougainvilleas and tall trees framing the main door. The interior of the hotel is tastefully decorated with sculptures and paintings and beautiful confortable furniture and even has a stone fireplace. The bedrooms are crispy clean, have timber floors and are spacious with comfortable beds and beautiful soft cotton bedding. Our twin room had it’s own balcony overlooking the lake and an ample on-suit bathroom with all necessary bathroom amenities. We did not get to use the heated swimming pool, instead we went for walks and used the hotel timber jetty for morning yoga practice. The hotel also has a restaurant that provided us with delicious meals. The staff was always very attentive to our needs and made our stay extra special. We felt so comfortable at the hotel that instead of our initial two nights, we stayed five. It was our first visit to Aldebaran Hotel and we certainly hope to be back soon.
This small 10 room hotel is some way out of Bariloche down an unmade road but makes up for this with very friendly and efficient staff and large rooms with gorgeous views. We stayed for 3 nights and were very well looked after. Our room had a balcony with seats to relax. Ours overlooked the garden not the lake but the lake was visible from the bedroom windows. It has the feel of a ski lodge with rustic charm and lots of comfortable sofas. The indoor / outdoor pool is thankfully warm and very welcoming after a day’s sightseeing. Being small, the restaurant offers a limited variety of options but we enjoyed 3 dinners there - even surviving some problems on the chefs night off! Breakfast has the wonderful benefit of a proper coffee machine and decent orange juice - the ultimate test! However there is a problem - the once isolated Hotel is now surrounded by new residential developments. Just about every house had at least one and often multiple yard dogs which started barking at any time of day or night. It also made walking the lanes a somewhat precarious business as the dogs didn’t all stay in their properties.