We loved our stay at Casa Hernandez. Alex and Rejkje are such caring hosts, very personable and so helpful in getting us familiar with the area and suggesting adventures for our stay, as well as places to eat, how to get around - basically everything.
The house is nestled in the small town of San Lorenzo which is about a 20-30 min. bus ride into Salta. My recommendation is to take the bus into Salta, as it's a very short walk from Casa Hernandez to the bus stop and it's inexpensive. Alex and Rejkje will provide you with a bus card to make it even easier. You can even arrange for Alex to pick you up at the airport - that's what we did, and it was so easy. The drive was about 20-30 minutes from the airport and it was a wonderful time spent talking with Alex - a very friendly and happy sort of fellow.
There's a pool for swimming, but since we were there in winter it was a little cool. The backyard garden area is nice and peaceful with plenty of spots for sitting. We stayed in the Deluxe room and were able to simply walk out to the back garden from our room. All of the rooms (I believe there are three total in the main house) are very nicely furnished with handmade wooden pieces made locally, and everything was very clean. The rooms are cleaned everyday. Breakfast is served until 10 in the morning and it's a nice time to talk with other guests and exchange stories of travel.
Casa Hernandez also is a great place to stay if you plan on taking day trips to a few of the surrounding cities. We rented a car and drove up into the mountains to the five finger lakes one day, and then to Cafayate another, and it felt really comfortable coming back to Casa Hernandez after a long day of driving - tranquil - an ideal spot for one person or a couple. I can't wait to return!
San Lorenzo is a cozy little spot, very quiet with little traffic, lots of walking, plenty of places to eat that are very nice, even to a vegetarian.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Casa Hernandez, our B&B in Villa San Lorenzo. A beautiful green and tranquil village at only 6 km. from the colonial city of Salta. The B&B disposes of large bedrooms with garden-views. Our prices include (among others) a delicious breakfast, WiFi and a swimming pool in a large garden. You are being attended by the Dutch owners Alex & Rijkje. Welcome! ... more less