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Sol Arrayan Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ruta Nacional 231 Km. 64.5, Villa La Angostura 8407, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #19 of 45 hotels in Villa La Angostura
Ooltewah
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“Breathtaking Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

A new hotel only 4 years old overlooks the lake and mountains. Photos cannot do justice to the breathtaking views!!! The rooms are on the small side, typical for Argentina, but the amazing views from the floor to ceililng windows opens up the vista so that you feel you are actually on the lake. The staff is very gracious and helpful, but the continental breakfast is limited with no fresh fruit. We bought our own fruit from a supermarket on the way to town. A lovely spa with sauna, hydrojetted therapy shower, and a heated indoor-outdoor pool makes a lovely respite after a day of hiking the mountains and forests. It is difficult to hike on your own, except for Bosque de Arrayanes, which is a lovely, level 13 km (26 km round trip) hike in the forest along the lake. For other hikes, I recommend the services of an experienced guide who is absolutely excellent -- Dario Remorino. We have been to Angostura 4 times and have used him the last 3 times. He is knowledgeable not only about the flora and fauna but also about culture, history, philosophy, and nearly any other topic you may be interested in. He has authored a book on hiking. Dario has a heart of gold, and we have come to consider him (and his wife) as special friends. This time he took us on several hikes, but we were especially privileged to trek up a volcanic mountain where we were rewarded with amazing views of lakes and 10 volcanoes, including the one which erupted last June. The location of the hotel is about 2 km from town but there is a sidewalk all the way. A taxi to town costs about $4 (US). This little gem of a charming village right in the national park is our favorite place in all of Argentina and one of our favorites in the entire world.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This hotel has a beautiful lobby with breathtaking views of the lake from a floor to ceiling window just as you walk in. The lobby also has great seating areas with a cozy fire. Our room was on the small side, but also had stunning views of the lake, as do all rooms because of the design of the hotel. The room also was very clean and well appointed. The hotel includes lovely indoor and outdoor pools and spa area with sauna. We had one dinner at the hotel restaurant. The food was decent but not outstanding. The materials in the hotel room indicated you could get lighter, snack fare at the bar, but we were told we could not order food there. Maybe this is because we were staying during shoulder season (Easter) and the hotel seemed somewhat empty. Breakfast is basic but adequate, including an assortment of breads, yogurt, cereal and some fruit. There is wi-fi in the hotel common areas. Hotel staff were friendly.

The hotel is located a few minutes drive past the main street of Villa la Angostura. There is a bike trail along the main road in front of the hotel you could use to walk or bike into town. It was our first time in the area, and we were glad we stayed in Villa la Angostura instead of Bariloche, which we found to be more crowded and far less charming. The boat excursion to the Bosque de los Arrayanes departs from the dock in Villa la Angostura and the area is beautiful.

The hotel is a great option for the area, with unbeatable views, beautiful architecture, peace and quiet. We found it to be a great value.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

A gorgeous hotel overlooking the amazing lake. It is situated perfectly to walk down the beach, head into town, and relax in their incredible pool/sauna area while watching the sunset.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

You will enjoy the hotel and the location is spectacular. The rooms are small but very clean and great views. Everyone is so nice and helpful. I had prebooked and paid for our room and they informed me that they had reduced the rate and gave me a refund. The ash is not a problem now and the town is funtioning well but people are not visiting the area.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Hotel had just opened when we stayed a few years ago as part of a ski holiday & was very nice. The restaurant had a High level of food quality & service. Ate there 3 nights & always good value. Room had spectacular view. Only problem is that it is a bit far from town but transport is available.
I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

I loved loved this place! The rooms are cozy with an amazing view of the lake. It actually felt like a private resort just for us...we rarely saw other people while we were there. We had basically had the awesome heated pool and outdoor deck to ourselves.
Staff is super friendly and nice..feels homey despite the fact that their not fluent in English.
Location is great...close to town for a nice walk or a bikeride to other outdoor activities. Close to good restaurants.
The dining at Sol Arrayan is not the best but fine if you just want to stay in for a night with beautiful views of the sunset. Breakfast is included.
Only bad thing during my visit was my masage at the spa. Not worth it

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We stayed four days over Easter with my son and partner and were delighted at the quality of the rooms and food. The view of the lake from the reception, dining and pool areas was stupendous. The view from our rooms with walkout terrace was partially obstructed by trees but the bathroom of other rooms we were shown below did not seem as new.
You could hear the road from time to time but not exceptionally.
We recommend taking a walk through the gardens down to the lake to see the changing landscape. We used the pool and would have used the sauna but it wasn't always on.
The front desk answered all our queries and offered advice on walks and restaurants. It was service with a smile.

Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Ruta Nacional 231 Km. 64.5, Villa La Angostura 8407, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Neuquen > Villa La Angostura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Villa La Angostura
#9 Family Hotel in Villa La Angostura
#13 Romantic Hotel in Villa La Angostura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Arrayan Hotel & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Localizado en pleno corazón de la Patagonia argentina, Sol Arrayán se encuentra a 1km del centro de Villa La Angostura, Neuquén, Argentina. El Resort, esta situado frente al Nahuel Huapi, sus 42 habitaciones estan recostadas sobre una ladera, de esta forma Sol Arrayán les ofrece a todos nuestros huéspedes una vista inigualable, donde se pueden apreciar los picos nevados reflejados en el lago. Rodeado de árboles centenarios, entre los que se destacan ejemplares de arrayanes únicos en el mundo, se puede ir descendiendo por los jardines hasta llegar a la costa de lago. ... more   less 
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