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Villa Lago Rivadavia, Cholila 9217 Argentina
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 6 in Cholila
Ruca Kitai is located at Villa Lago Rivadavia, 15km to Cholila, and five minutes by car to the Los Alerces National Park (Natural Heritage of the Humanity of UNESCO). Lots of rivers and lakes are surrounding us. Horse riding, fishing and fly fishing tours, kayak, floating the rivers, trekking are the activities we can organize for you. We have seven rooms with king size beds, first class amenities and blankets, individual balcony and a magnificent view to the river Carrileufú and the mountains. TV satelital and wifi in all the complex. Continental breakfast is served with homemade jam, bread, yogurt, granola, and, ham, cheese, juice, coffee, tea or infusions. Every day our chef offers a new delight for dinner, made with zone food and vegetables from our organic garden. From Ruca Kitai you can visit El Bolson, Esquel, El Maiten and others interest places.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Villa Lago Rivadavia, Cholila 9217 Argentina
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Esquel Airport54 kmSee all flights
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Akemi K wrote a review Oct 2017
Albany, California10 contributions
The rooms are excellent with views of the river. There is a very comfortable main area and "relax room". The family who runs it are so friendly. The food is delicious. This is one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. I cannot say enough great things about this place! We visited during winter (the off-season). It was very close to the National Park, which was definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Traveled
airigoin wrote a review Jan 2017
Buenos Aires, Argentina36 contributions30 helpful votes
I arrived at Ruca K kind of exhausted, after taking an early flight from BA to Bariloche and driving down to Cholila. Greeted by Alejandro, we LOVED arriving to Ruca. Beautiful rooms overlooking the Carileufu river! Nap, walk alongside the river, solitary extasis, listening to to the unique voice of water flowing down... and then Uau what a dinner... pate, a home-made beer, then a wonderful Malbec, an orange-squash soup and then trout ravioli ... unique... and a wonderful dessert ... closing with an espresso with a homemade limoncello... what a day!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled
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Ghostviking wrote a review Nov 2016
Norway185 contributions56 helpful votes
This is a great little lodge right by the river. It is very professionally run by Alejandro and his team, but still felt like a very personal experience. As it was off-season in mid October, we had the place to our self. The nearby national park was also great, beautiful walks with no tourists, very unlike some of the placed around Bariloche. You need to book at least half board, it is really nowhere nearby to buy food and no cooking possibilities. That being said, the dinners were the highlight of our day - and not to be missed. Good wine, not expensive - so do not bring your own bad wine from the supermarked. This place is not to be missed, be adventures and leave busy Bariloche for the secluded and wonderful Ruca Kitai!
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: They are all good
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567Cindy wrote a review Nov 2016
Portland, Oregon51 contributions16 helpful votes
Our stay at Ruca Kitai was absolutely spectacular. The lodge is in an amazingly beautiful and peaceful environment, the perfect place to take a pause from busy travels and simply breathe and smile. We chose to spend a full day just to stay on the preoperty and enjoy, but there are also beautiful walks in the nearby national park that could easily be visited during the day. Beyond that, the hosts pay incredible attention to small details that make you feel very welcome and pampered. I would absolutely recommend booking with "full board" as the food is a huge part of this wonderful experience: fresh, delicious, creatively presented...you absolutely won't regret it. The only inconvenience is that they do not accept credit cards. If you are a traveler, you will need to plan ahead but certainly don't let it deter you. Booking.com said only local currency, but I got the impression that USD would be acceptable also; worth clarifying before you deal with ATM fees and daily maximums. Regardless, I highly recommend this lodge. Thank you so much Alejandro for everything!!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled
Jeff E wrote a review Oct 2016
Orcas Island, Washington80 contributions32 helpful votes
Ruca Kitai sets the standard to which all lodges should be run. Located in a beautiful valley surrounded by snow capped mountains, this lodge is perfectly located just steps away from the river. In a matter of steps you can be riverside enjoying a picnic, a waterfront stroll, or some fishing. The lodge is impeccably clean and tidy with attention to detail evident at every turn. I highly recommend the "full-board" option as the meals were all superb. You won't be disappointed, it's a wonderful place!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled
ArgentinaPatagoniaProvince of ChubutCholila
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruca Kitai
What are some of the property amenities at Ruca Kitai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ruca Kitai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruca Kitai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ruca Kitai?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Ruca Kitai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ruca Kitai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ruca Kitai have airport transportation?
Yes, Ruca Kitai offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ruca Kitai have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Ruca Kitai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.