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“Bariloche Argentina, Alma del Lago Suites & Spa” 4 of 5 stars
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Alma del Lago Suites & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Bustillo km 1,151, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina   |  
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“Bariloche Argentina, Alma del Lago Suites & Spa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Our stay at Alma was pleasant. It is only about one year old and about seven months of this time was during the Chili volcano eruption all but which shut down the Alma. They seem to be still in the new stages, some unfinished construction. Some are very small things (wall plugs not finished) but some are big (sauna not ready to use in the spa).The service was attentive. Food was good in dinnig room but one friend had bad experience with room service(language barrier). There were a few times when no one at the front desk spoke English, but we communicated ok. The hotel sits on Lake Nahuel Huapi, we walked down to the water, beautiful site. There is not a beach but it didn't matter we enjoyed an hour before sunset at the waters edge. We walked into town every day (10 minutes walk), found a number of great eateries. Good shopping.
We took a van tour of the lakes and mountain area west of the hotel, this is a must! Four hours with numerous photo stops and a chair lift ride to the best view I have ever seen in my life.
Dinner at Don Molina's (quite/ low light atmosphere) and Tony's Parrilla (bright lights and fun), two wonderful establishments. Be warned, if you go to Tony's go very hungry!! They cook right in the same room and the portions are large. Lunch at La Providencia, where Bebia will welcome you with a hug and the biggest smile ever.
We were followed every day in the restaurant area of town by our new friends, a group of town dogs. We found we were looking for them every time we left the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hughson, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The hotel was beautiful. Great location, just outside of town.
Staff was O.K,. They need a real bartender.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

It's the first time I find myself in such a crazy position to define a Hotel. If you ask me, I would go back and also recommend it, but it's not balanced between its beautiful, modern architecture, nice service, unbeatable views... breathtaking to be honest, with some incredible designing mistakes that can easily be solved. It may sound as a contradiction, but such a well built place should improve in some aspects. It's easier if I just list the PROS and CONS so you can have a better picture:

PROS:
1- Beautiful place, really nice
2- Views: breathtaking
3- Pool and Spa: world class for sure, though they don't have bevarage and food service yet
4- Breakfast: among the best I've tried in hotels, with a magnificent view of the lake
5- Location: 7 blocks from downtown but outside the noisy areas

CONS:
- Incredibly small double beds. I'm 6'2 (1.86 mts tall) and I didn't feel comfortable. Try to book a room with bigger beds, even if it means paying a little extra. It would still be cheap for the hotel's standards. We couldn't get an upgrade, because it was Easter break and they were fully booked
- The bed didn't face the lake view, which is a small designing mistake
- No Air conditioning, which can be solved by opening the windows, but then mosquitoes will come into your room. Our room was a bit hot, so it was an issue.

I was able to enjoy our stay, but sleep quality was not good. The lake, the views, the spa... the bed, the hot room... mmm, tough call, but would go back if I could have a better bed.

Room Tip: Try to get a Suite if you can. Avoid the LAKE VIEW ones, unless you can get a LAKE VIEW SUPERIOR or...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

the hotel staff has a perfect english and they are so keen to help and make your stay complete and wonderful (especially lovely Florencia). the afternoon macaroons they bring to the room are very surprising and delicious.
the room that face the lake are very big and spacious. the design is very modern and the breakfast is wonderful.
the location is excellent - not in the busiest part, but a short walk. it also close to some very good restaurants. bery recommended!

Room Tip: the rooms that doesn`t face the lake are facing to the road, and it`s realy worth upgrade them to th...
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  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Alma del Lago after the Edelweiss was overbooked (same owners). We were very happy with the substitution. Alma del Lago is a bit further away from the town center but quite lovely with friendly staff and drop dead views of the lake. It's about a 15 -20 minute walk to downtown although there are restaurants and shops within 5 minute walk. We ate at the hotel restaurant one evening; good service and excellent food. Modern, clean line decor, pool and spa. Free internet access in lobby.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the lake
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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kansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This is a new hotel, just opened March 2011 - we stayed there about a week after it opened. We came in to Bariloche without reservations and found this gorgeous place, right on the Lake with GREAT views. Very upscale and clean, great pool, overlooking the Lake - restaurant has great food, great service, and again, a great view. All staff members encountered were very friendly and efficent, and all were smiling. Located just on the outskirts of town, but a very easy walk in to the city center. Highly recommended - we would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights with 2 young kids. This is a new luxury hotel in town. Kids liked the pool and pizza. Front desk was helpful with excursions. Other staff very friendly. Only problem, no wifi in rooms, only wifi was in the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Bustillo km 1,151, San Carlos de Bariloche 8400, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 128 hotels in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alma del Lago Suites & Spa 4*
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