Hosteria de Altura el Penon
Hosteria del Altura el Peñon is a small, agreeable hotel in a remote corner of desert in Argentina's high altitude Andean Puna.
This friendly, community-owned property is the closest the remote salty wilderness of Argentina’s northwest Andes (Puna) gets to rustic-chic. It is a comfortable, homely and small adobe-brick inn just five minutes’ walk from the plaza in the quiet rural village of El Peñon. It has just a handful of spacious guest rooms, well-heated by unusual exterior wood burning stoves. The dining room has a warm and welcoming feel with native textiles hanging from adobe walls and an open fire with a couple of relaxing armchairs.
Breakfast is continental-style homemade biscuits and pastries, and the hotel serves simple dinners. There’s a weak wifi signal in the dining room – but don’t rely on a connection.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Great place to stay and also appropriate to location. Lovely people, great design and very welcoming; room was good and food excellent .NR, London
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