El Carmelo Mountain Lodge

El Carmelo Mountain Lodge

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5.0
#1 of 12 lodges in Potrerillos
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
Luxury Suites of 130 M2 (1400 Ft2) with a incredible view of the Cordon del Plata mountain chain located at the majestic Andes. Rates include continental breakfast and gourmet dinner for two. We can make arrangements for for a bilingual driver to pick you up at the airport and back the day you leave with an extra cost. We can also help organize tours to different wineries you wish to visit and a drive up the Andes road if you wish all the way to the border to Chile. If you decide to do some outdoor activities like, hiking, rappel, horseback riding we can make arrangements as well. Rent bicycles at the lodge are available in order for you to take a ride.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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mgray733 wrote a review Jan 2024
Connecticut116 contributions39 helpful votes
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Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for only 2 nights but wished it had been longer. The Gate opens and you can immediately tell how much care is taken to maintain this beautiful property. Greeted by Ricardo who made our stay so personal and lovely. When stepping into your room your are immediately struck by the views which could be taken in 24 hours a day. Greeted with Sparkling wine and a Charcuterie board with all sorts of other goodies stocked in the room. Breakfast and dinner were delicious and served on your balcony. We had 2 of the 4 rooms and happened to have the lodge to ourselves. Beds were so comfortable and the pool area had views that matched your room.

Ricardo, thank you for taking such good care of us and introducing me to Mate!! I am trying to perfect the craft here in the states!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Jan 24, 2024
Dear Ms Gray thank you so much for your very kind words that make our teem feel very happy knowing you and family enjoyed your stay with us. Ricardo asked to send you special regards and hopes you start enjoying drinking mate :)) Hope so see you gain some time in the future, you'll be always welcomed and pampered . All the best for this 2024
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TravelTip619 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited El Carmelo Mountain Lodge as an unexpected stop to avoid issues in Chile and not change our Mendoza flights. This ended up being one of our favorite locations in a 3 week trip. Pure luxury. The 4 unit lodge spared no expense to ensure visitors comfort and was just a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view of the Andes. The cost includes breakfast and dinner served in your room made to order by a talented chef. For lunch they have a la cart options and there are plenty of snacks available in the room. My husband got sick while traveling and the chef made chicken noodle soup for him, even though it is not customary in Argentina.

Come here to relax, drink wine, eat good food and enjoy the amazing view with wonderful people. We definitely want to come back with friends or family.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Carmelo L, Guest Relations Manager at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Hello TravelTip619 thank you so much for your kind words toward our people and lodge. Your stay sure was a pleasure for us all and you gave us a lesson; Chicken soup !!! LOL now available for our future guests much faster than it was with you :)) Hope to see you guys sometime in the future. Best regards and wished for great 2020 for both of you guys
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Jolene wrote a review Feb 2020
21 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place looked great on line and was even better in person. The views you see on line are the top unit on the left as one faces the mountains. That was our room. The solid glass wall and large side window brings the outside in. The unit itself is state of the art with excellent lighting and tasteful, comfortable furnishings including top end speakers and appliances. The views are fantastic. I believe Potrerillos is about 5,300' but the mountains you see from the room rise up to almost 20,000'. You face west and the sunsets are very colorful. There are remote window closures which we used a bit in the afternoon to keep out the sun.

The breakfast and dinners are served on the spacious deck. There is a small menu from which to select your meals for dinner. The owner uses WhatsApp for contacts but he lives on site. While the price far exceeds most rentals in our Argentina trip, we felt it was worth the money. We stayed here because of our interest in hiking in Aconcagua Park (a 2 hour drive away).
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: For best views, choose top floor, left side (facing mountains)
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Response from Carmelo L, Public Relations Manager at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Dear 2020Samson Thank so much for your kind word's towards our lodge and Potrerillos and mount Aconcagua park which in indeed is a close and beautiful drive from where we are located. It was a great pleasure having you as our guest's and hope to see you back in the near future. Best wishes for both!
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John K wrote a review Jan 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
El Carmelo is a wonderful modern lodge with friendly service from Ricardo and his staff and great attention to detail. The location is unparalleled and the glass fronted rooms all have panoramic views of the Andes and have an amazing sound system installed so that one can relax and enjoy cordon bleu breakfasts and dinners which are included in the price and brought to the room. Cable TV and in room snacks are also available and there is a wonderful pool and jacuzzi to enjoy. Hiking,biking and local activities such as river rafting can also be arranged. Excellent place to spend time outside Mendoza or on the way to Santiago.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Carmelo L, Guest Relations Manager at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Dear John Thank you so much for your review, it sure was a pleasure hosting you during your stay and of course lots of fun as well. We all hope to see you back one day, thank you again for visiting us. All the best for a great year 2020!!
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Ilya D wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge during the last week of 2022 and through NYE, for our honeymoon. We spent 2 weeks in Argentina in total traveling around the country and I can say this was easily a top highlight of our entire trip. The rooms are extremely spacious, the mountain views from the large private terraces are stunningly beautiful, and the food & service are 10/10. The hotel manager brings breakfast and dinner to the dining table of your room's terrace every day, based on a selection of food that you order ahead of time via an app, which was a super easy and seamless process. The food looks and tastes like it was prepared in a Michelin star restaurant. There is also some great hiking trails in the area and plenty of outdoor activities to do on the days when you're not visiting wineries. Speaking of wineries, important to note that the hotel helped arrange a private driver for us who took us on two full-day wine excursions at a very reasonable rate. Every day he was on time, professional, and attentive to our needs.

The owners of this hotel are an extremely generous family. One NYE, they invited us to dinner with their whole family and a few guest at a separate lodge next door to the hotel. There we were served an incredible home-cooked meal grilled on an open flame and we tried at least half a dozen bottles of wine, which the owner retrieved from his private cellar, hidden in the side of the mountain. It was one of the most unique and genuine NYE experiences my wife and I have ever had.

During dinner, the hotel owner pressed me to give one piece of constructive feedback. Only thing I could think of was that the WiFi signal was pretty spotty in our room. Though I think that was a blessing in disguise, as it added to a much more relaxing and disconnected week.

Overall, this place was worth every penny. If/when we go back to Mendoza, I don't think we'd even consider staying anywhere else but this place. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Feb 8, 2023
Dear Ilya, thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review!! We strive to serve our guests the best experience that they could have, and we are grateful when we read reviews like yours. What a memorable NYE dinner we had, one to remember, especially the wines !!! Best wishes to both of you and you will be very welcome on your next visit!
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Sam R wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. The views are literally breathtaking and the service is welcoming, genuine and incredibly hospitable. This is one of the most memorable places I've ever stayed, and look forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Carmelo L, Guest Relations Manager at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear Srader 1234 We all thank you so much for your kind and warm words towards our staff and lodge, words that make us feel very happy. It is our daily compromise to work very hard in order to make our special guests feel at home. It will be a great pleasure hosting you again sometime in the future. Our best wishes for a great 2020 for you and family
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Toby F wrote a review Jan 2021
Buenos Aires, Argentina8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Almost impossible to put into words how wonderful our experience was at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge! The room, views, amenities and food were all out of this world. The owners (Ricardo & Diana) went out of their way every day to ensure our stay was as perfect as possible. The location itself is simply spectacular. Waking up every morning to the sight of breathtaking mountain views was truly incredible. It took my breath away, as did the stars at night! The rooms are HUGE with every mod con you could need. Everything is top of the range. The fridge is filled with fine wines and delicious treats. The only disappointing thing was that we didn't stay longer!!! I can't recommend this place enough. It was the personal touches that made all the differences. You can choose to stay in one of the 5 star hotels in Mendoza instead, but I assure you your experience won't come anywhere as close to staying at El Carmelo I will miss Ricardo and Diana, and will definitely be back at El Carmelo in the future. Giving five stars to this place isn't enough!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Director General at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Feb 2, 2021
Hello Toby F, Thank you so much for your kind words, it sure was a pleasure and fun having you as our guest. We sure hope to see you back after spring time in order to keep on with the trekking!! :)) All our best wishes for a great 2021 Keep safe Diana & Ricardo
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Kim wrote a review Mar 2022
Montreal, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
El Carmelo is truly exceptional. I have never seen anything quite like it. It has an amazing private view of the mountains. It is elegant and spacious. The service is professional and everything is made easy so that you can relax after a day of exploring the surroundings. Most of all, there is a unique quieting serene energy. I felt at peace with myself here and I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Atención al huésped/Recepción at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Apr 10, 2022
Dear Kim, Thank you for your kind words. It sure was a great pleasure meeting and having you as our guest . We hope you a safe return home wishing to see you in your next trip to our country. Best wishes!!
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Ileana Z wrote a review Jan 2022
Del Viso, Argentina3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Carmelo Mountain Lodge it's a wonderful place where all and every little detail is closely watched by Ricardo and his family , owners and one of the best hosts we have ever met.
It's an ideal place for a very romantic experience topped with an exquisite gourmet cuisine and, of course completed with wonderful Mendoza's fine wines.
The rooms are very confortable with just the perfect combination between size and cozyness!! Fully equipped with the latest technology that will make you feel at home.
The view from your bed, same that from your terrace where you would have the best dinners and breakfasts ever, is something that can't be described with words! You need to experience it !! Five stars PLUS!! We will definitively we'll go back!
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Jan 7, 2022
Hello Ileana thank you for being so kind in sharing your experience with us, it sure was pleasure meeting you both and having you as our guests. Hoping to see you again sometime in the future and sharing some time together again. All the best !!!
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Objektiw wrote a review Jan 2023
United States12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We scheduled our stay in El Carmelo Mountain Lodge at the end of our two-week trip and it was indeed a crowning experience. The property is simply breathtaking and the staff are super kind and attentive. Our room was very modern and well-equipped, with a view that is hard to beat; in fact, it was so wonderful that we decided to wake up for sunrise (and I am not a morning person, especially on vacation!). The pool was spectacular, and the dinner on the terrace was unforgettable. You will not regret having spent money on this experience with someone special.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have a great view
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Response from Carmelo Lodge, Guest Services / Front Office at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Responded Feb 5, 2023
Dear Sir it was a real pleasure being able to have you as our guest and very happy knowing you enjoyed you stay with us. It was just wonderful meeting you guys and sharing some time. Hope to see you again some time in the future. Wishing you a great 2023!!
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Mendoza, Argentina61 contributions
Good morning Sue D from the sunny and beautiful Andes mountains at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge :) We are located right at the same distance from the best wineries as from the city of Mendoza, we are 70 Km (43 miles) from downtown Mendoza and the wineries are right in the middle of the way up. We gladly can arrange a day tour with an English speaking driver to visit 2/3 wineries and have lunch in one of them as well. Same with any kind of transfers from the airpot and back or where ever you wish to go. Maipu is kind of a little farmers town, hot in November and not as nice to be able to enjoy nature, even do there are lots of vineyards the best wineries are located in Lujan de Cuyo, like Catena Zapata, Chandon, Séptima, Ruca Malen and many others. At our place you can do lots of outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, rappel (the companies that operate those activities are close and pick you up at the lodge) horseback riding right on our spot and we do provide you free bicycles to cycle around the area and make some good exercise in our paved or gravel roads. Our lodge offers breakfast and gourmet dinner included and you do have a fast food menu just in case you decide to just hang around in our place by the pool or just sitting at your suite balcony watching the beautiful Andes mountains. Hope the above is useful for you to make the right decision in order to have a marvelous time during your stay in Mendoza Best regards and best wishes for a great 2019 from all of us at the Carmelo Mountain Lodge team
Estela P asked a question Aug 2023
Hola, tiene piscina climatizada ???
Answer from bj8plus
Los Angeles, California177 contributions110 helpful votes
Buenas noches la piscina para temporada de primavera a otoño, no climatizada Saludos
Daniel A asked a question Apr 2023
Precios por favor
ERIC K wrote a tip Dec 2023
MISSOURI CITY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only thing is that you are a bit isolated. If you want extra food / special needs - bring items along which you think you will need/want"
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Lizzy M wrote a tip Oct 2023
41 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The outside gate is very unassuming, just wait until you get inside! Lunch does not come with but they’ll get you what you need if you ask."
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Objektiw wrote a tip Jan 2023
United States12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs rooms have a great view"
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Gustavo wrote a tip Nov 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 4 rooms. Incredible place!!"
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PhillyEd wrote a tip Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania12 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can’t - all four rooms have the same view (stunning),all are quiet, all have great private outdoor eating and seating terraces."
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PRICE RANGE
$360 - $685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ArgentinaCuyoProvince of MendozaPotrerillos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Carmelo Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Embalse de Potrerillos (4.4 miles), Museo Casa de Fader (3.5 miles), and Puelche Mountain Experience (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Escondida Restaurant, Block Experiencias, and El Tomillo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Carmelo Mountain Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, El Carmelo Mountain Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Carmelo Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does El Carmelo Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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