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Las Balsas Relais & Chateaux

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Las Balsas is a luxury Patagonian-style hotel with one of the most picturesque waterside settings in the Argentine lake district. 

This striking luxury lodge, constructed in local wood with slate roofs and huge windows,  sits close to Villa la Angostura in the heart of the Argentine lake district. The grounds stretch over the lower slopes of a clutch of forested hills, and down to the northern shores of the lake Nahuel Huapi.

The 15 guest rooms are individually designed and most have attractive lake views. There is a bar and restaurant overlooking the lake offering enticing dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients such as freshwater fish and vegetables from the hotel garden.

In addition to soaking up the views of the rugged mountain scenery, you can relax in the sumptuous spa with its outdoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage room.  You’ll be torn - tempted to stay on the property to enjoy its splendid facilities but also drawn to the surrounding countryside where you can go hiking and biking through the trails of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Other options include sports fishing (Nov-Apr) and a variety of water sports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and rafting on the cobalt waters of the lake and rivers which feed it. Indeed, the hotel has its own private beach, pier and dock. It comes as no surprise that this gorgeous  property is listed in the prestigious Relais & Chateaux portfolio.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • The weather was very kind to us and every glacier, view and the falls were stunningly beautiful.  I loved being in the hotel at Bariloche sitting on the terrace overlooking the lake.  I even thoroughly enjoyed travelling through the Enchanted Valley from Nequen to Bariloche because the airport had been closed. It is impossible for us to put one memorable moment as every part of Argentina that we went to was beautiful.

    LL, Bexley
    Feb 2012
  • Most Memorable Moment: Perito Moreno glacier.

    SU, London
    Jan 2017
  • Highlights:- Hard to choose one:  all the trips in Iguazu and Patagonia were spectacular, as was the impromptu tango in a bar in Puerto Iguazu and the guitarist in the market in San Telmo

    BV
    Mar 2011
  • Overall, a fantastic trip.  Will recommend Argentina and Journey Latin America to any friends looking to travel to this area.  Thank you very much for helping us to create such a smooth running and enjoyable trip for us!

    KB, Chelmsford
    Jan 2010
  • Trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, seeing Condors in the Andes, crossing the Andes by boat and bus, the whole visit to Ushuaia. This was probably the most varied and exciting trip we have done in recent years, which worked almost perfectly logistically and in terms of time spent in each location.

    PN, Guildford
    Feb 2015
  • So many highlights. We wee deeply impressed by the stunning natural beauty of Argentina. Iguazu, Humahuaca, Perrito Moreno and Mount Fitzroy in particular.

    JD, London
    Mar 2019
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