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Aguas Arriba Lodge

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Ruta Provincial N 23,km 130 | Lago del Desierto, El Chalten 9301, Argentina
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lismore, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Aguas Arriba Lodge is simply stunning: it's setting, staff, ambiance, food and beverages, rooms, outlook and activities are terrific. It is located half way along a glacial lake (a glacier rumbles and grumbles on a hillside just across the narrow lake). The steep hillsides are shrouded in ancient southern beech old growth forests and the high snow capped mountains of... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On a lake across from a mountain glacier with views of Mt Fitz Roy in the distance. The owners are caring and friendly as are all the staff. The food is amazing and plentiful. The fire is cozy. A beautiful lodge with picture windows. A place to relax, read, hike, observe, and breathe. We loved our stay there! One tip:... More 

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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Aguas Arribas is a totaly unique place to stay. Not only is the location perfectly secluded, overlooking the beautiful lake and glacier, the interiors manage to combine style, simplicity and cosiness. From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the wonderful, warm, fascinating owners, Pata and Ivor, you are made to feel completely at home. All the staff ensure... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you have the opportunity this is a must stay. Having been to many remote locations in the world the Aguas Arriba Lodge is an outstanding place not only to stay but to visit, enjoy and to take in the magic of Patagonia. Pata and Ivor put their hearts and souls into creating a lodge and an atmosphere that would... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the moment we stepped off of the boat, Pato greeted us as if we were her best friends. The lodge is not only beautiful and in a beautiful wild setting, the guests that shared the experience with us were inclusive and we ended our visit feeling as though we were family. Pato & Ivor made our stay exceptional. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This lodge is truly a standout in every way, from the gorgeous location on a lake opposite a glacier to the warm and friendly hosts and staff, comfortable surroundings and excellent food. Accessible only by boat, it is truly a place to unwind and enjoy life. Highly recommended. T and H, Sydney

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Milano
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

There are plenty of nice hotels, some of them even in beautiful places. But a few of them have a soul. Aguas Arriba has it all: it's an amazing structure, nested in a magic place, with a lot of warmth and character. Every person working there is special and will make you feel the most welcome guest. If you are... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Aguas Arriba Lodge was recommended to me by Steppes Travel; my brief to the agency was to see the mountains, do some trekking and fly fishing. Not knowing what to expect I was pleasantly surprised. From the moment of catching the boat to the Lodge to saying farewell to the owners, Ivor and Pato, and Clara, the resident guide, and... More 

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This lodge is truly in the middle of nowhere. There is hot water in a small window in the morning, and again in the evening. Light and electricity is out at 11pm. Although internet is advertised, note it is not wireless, nor dependable, and there is no cell reception (bliss). Food was very basic - we were served a basic... More 

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London
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stayed here for two nights at the start of November and wished we could've stayed for longer. This tiny boutique hotel is actually far more like staying at someone's lakeside home than it is a hotel - boots and poles are left at the front door, you can leave things in the communal lounge areas and no one will take... More 

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