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Ruta 7Km 165, Los Penitentes, Argentina
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Ayelen Hotel de Montana
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Los Penitentes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stumbled upon the Ayelen hotel late night in the Andes and were greeted by a wonderful receptionist whose smile was genuine, instructions accurate and english impeccable. We later meet the hotel owner and manager Steve. He obviously hand picked his staff who all were extremely bright, well educated and congenial. Steve's young professional staff said and did the right... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

It was one of those unexpected places you sometimes find on your journeys. Travelled for two months in Argentina and Chile. Stopped here on the way to Chile. Steve and Mecha have done and continue to do a lot of renovations to this lovely inn Their food was great. And what made the place was Steve and Mecha. They gave... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great hotel for before and after Aconcagua. Staff and food are the strengths of the hotel. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. I wish I could have the empanadas now. Location is right next door to Grajales Expeditions, and a short ride from the park entrance. The rooms aren't fancy, but if you're going hiking/climbing in the area it has everything... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Hotel Ayelen is the best one in the area; the renovation looks great and we had 3 excellent meals. The proprietor Steve & his wife make you feel at home & go way out of their way to help. I would go back.

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Rennes, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This hotel is an excellent base for trekking in the nearby Aconcagua Park. The staff has been very helpful to us, with excellent advice on the treks. In particular, do not miss the 2 or 3 day trek to Cerro Penitentes: it's a must, it's free access (outside of the park), you can start the trek from the hotel, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed here twice while climbing Aconcagua and can't fault the place. Looks a bit like a Scooby Doo set," the old abandoned ski resort" but once inside it's just gorgeous. Lovely spacious and spotless rooms, great restaurant and the coolest playlists in Argentina providing a relaxing ambience. Still to summit so will be back.

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Huntsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

this hotel has new owners and Steve is doing a great job! the rooms are clean and renovated. best hot shower in the country. friendly staff and the food is the best. the steak is soooo big and solo tasty!

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

After coming down from Aconcagua tired and hungry was given a very warm welcome by the owner Stephen, he looked after us so well, fed and watered us out of the kindness of his heart and it is something I will not forget. As I did not summit Aconcagua on this trip I will return and stay in this hotel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed at the Ayelen before and after climbing Aconcagua. The rooms are large and comfortable, very quiet. Hot water is consistent and free flowing. The best part of this hotel is the food. Every meal was excellent. Service and staff and really cool. You will have a nice time at this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Pretty cool hotel. Steve the owner is a 1st class guy. He will go out of his way to make sure your stay goes well. He even drove me to the Aconcagua mountain road. The cast and crew of the movie "seven years in tibet" with brad pitt stayed there while shooting at the nearby aconcagua mountain. Restaurant has good... More

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Address: Ruta 7Km 165, Los Penitentes, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Los Penitentes

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A uniquely located hotel, directly between the two entrances to the Parque Provincial Aconcagua. Under new management and a program of renovation, Hotel Ayelen is an excellent choice for relaxation, comfort, good food and great company for anyone looking to experience the high Andes. ... more   less 
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