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Correntoso Lake & River Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ruta de Los 7 Lagos y Rio Correntoso, Villa La Angostura 8407, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Villa La Angostura
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good experience, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I chose this hotel because of its great location. Views are stunning, and the common areas are peaceful and very well attended.

The overall of the experience was pretty good, but there are a few things they should improve in my opinion. First of all, compared to the european standard, the featuring of the rooms is a bit too low. A refurbishment would give it a big plus. However, the size of the room was more than enough, and the isolation (climate and sound) worked perfectly.

Although service was efficient, I missed a bit of friendliness. In premium leisure hotels, I expected a little bit more, it definitely would add some value per money to this property.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bruges
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at Correntoso and enjoyed our stay very much. Hotel is very cosy with nice location at the lake. We stayed every night at the hotel for dinner as we found the quality of food and wine very good.
We especially reommend the boattrip from the hotel with Max to the Los Arrayanes National Park where whe walked for 12 kms and had the luck to see the Magellanic Woodpecker twice. This symbol of Patagonia stays for ever in our memories. Thanks Max fot the nice picnic afterwards !
The trip was worth every penny! Thanks to Augustin (?) for recommending us this trip.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Correntoso_Lake, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Correntoso Lake & River Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear KREEFT,

Thank you very much for the review. We are happy that your stay was pleasant.
We hope to have you back soon.

Best regards
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Silicon Valley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

It is a very nice hotel in a beautiful setting on the lake. Great views, but be aware that it is ~ 2 miles from the town and any other restaurants or services. The staff is friendly but not as fluent in English as other places we visited in Argentina and Chile. We were with a group and were stuck with a ground floor room - it faced the water, but we had to keep the drapes closed most of the time because people in the dining area could see into the room.

The rooms and bathrooms are very nice and comfortable - the best showers we've seen in South America. We did have a problem with temperature control - they use radiators, with no thermostats. Despite turning everything off, we could not quite get the room cool enough (during cool weather) to sleep comfortably - and due to the ground floor location we could not prop a door or window open to let air in.

We were here in November - just before the summer season - and the hotel was yet to be running smoothly, especially in the restaurant. The service staff there seemed poorly trained, and dinner there was excessively slow. We also had a group meal in the "boathouse" down the hill - interestingly, that one was very efficient and tasty.

I can't comment on value, as this was part of a group tour.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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118 reviews 118 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The Correntoso Lake & River Hotel is a "Small leading hotel of the World". It's an historical hotel, with a century history. Very nice, very cozy, you are just over the lake. You have a panorama that you will not forget.
This hotel has an unbelievable swimming pool, one part inside the building and one part outside, just over the wonderful lake!
All the staff was very cool. The hotel is outside the town, but the excellent restaurant permit you to don't need to go to Villa La Angostura.
It's not a cheap hotel, but if you can afford it, do it, you will be not disappointed!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Nice location, nice attention to details, lunch OK, dinner not good. Lovely bar, lobby and restaurant areas. Good massage at Spa. But it is quite overpriced. We had booked a one week stay approx. 8 months in advance and didn't take the reports about vulcanic ash seriously. We arrived in a thick fog of ASH and were the only guests in the hotel. Everything in the area incl. forests were covered with grey ash. The situation improved a lot after two days of rain but as we were leaving it was snowing ash again. The hotel itself is lovely with very friendly stuff but I found it overpriced. As the only guests we got an "ugprade" to a suite room with panorama views of the lake even from the bed. Otherwise the price/value ratio would have been even worse. Didn't visit the alternative hotels in the neighbourhood but I am sure I wouldn`t book the hotel again if I returned one day to Villa la Angostura again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo - Brazil
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We chose this hotel because of the view, simply breathtaking! When I got my room the view was not what I expected from the site because there was a large roof under my window, but they changed it and even gave us a small upgrade. The Spa and pool is lovely. My husband loved it bacause he could do some fly fishing. Great Place to relax, have some good food and dinner. Dont forget to try their delicious doce de leite icecream!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This lodge is super cozy, with what has to be one of the best locations in Villa La Angostura. It is right where the Correntoso River meets the lake, and you can watch fisherman catching big trout right from your window! The rooms are warm, with comfortable beds. The lodge is heavily wooden, and decorated with lots of Mapuche-type textiles. The common areas are large, with a great lounge that has an impressive collection of books on Patagonia. While it seems to be a lodge more for couples or high-end fly fisherman, there is a big kids room downstairs complete with foosball, ping pong, movies, and toddler toys, so if you are planning to come with litte kids you are all set. The spa is where I spent most of my time. There is a great steam room made of adobe, a sauna, and an indoor-outdoor pool with great views (although the outside part was closed while I was there due to the ash). Speaking of the ash...don't let the volcano aftermath deter you from visiting Villa La Angostura. Its still breathtakingly beautiful, and almost even better than before because news stories have scared a lot of the tourism business away, making it so that you have to share this stunning place with far fewer people.
The breakfast offered inpressed me - I happen to like granola, and the amount and quality of things that I could add to my granola were enough to make me laugh. Bowls of all sorts of seeds, dried fruits - for me it was heavenly, especially when accompanied by a properly made coffee and enjoyed out of the patio overlooking the lake.
All in all this hotel has a good reputation which I felt that it lived up to. : )

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ruta de Los 7 Lagos y Rio Correntoso, Villa La Angostura 8407, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Neuquen > Villa La Angostura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Villa La Angostura
#6 Family Hotel in Villa La Angostura
#11 Romantic Hotel in Villa La Angostura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Correntoso Lake & River Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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