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“lovely place in the middle of the Misiones jungle”
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Don Enrique Lodge
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in El Soberbio
San Isidro, Argentina
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136 reviews
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“lovely place in the middle of the Misiones jungle”
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Only 3 cabanas far apart from each other as if you were by yourself, very well arranged
Bachi, the owner, gives you a very good explanation of all the animals, birds, trees and plants.
She has several trekking walks for 2 to 3 hours, some more difficult than others.
Lunch and dinner were very good, and a healthy breakfast to start with in the morning.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

We stayed two nights at Don Enrique on recommendation of Irupe lodge, who arranged bookings and payment in advance. It was great. Mildly rugged hiking was rewarded with waterfall showers, rockpool swims, and river swims back to the lodge landing. Really good food and wine, accommodation, and most of all the excellent hosts and guides made for a memorable and enjoyable stay. We tried to negotiate the last rocky road in a typical hire car but had to turn back and accept the 4WD lift in!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

Your stay begins with a thoughtful and passionate but perfectly brief education about the environment you've entered- part of the last remaining subtropical rainforest in South America- given by the gracious hostess, along with a warm welcome. Your stay includes lovely service and great food at breakfast, lunch and dinner, with tea at 6:00, in the main house. Your own cabin is on the river, which was teaming with iridescent butterlies by day and firelies by night. Twice a day, your water is heated by a wood fire for a nice long shower in the stone tub. We were honored to be taken on treks through the jungle with our own guide, completely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful...Elisio is not to be forgotten, nor was the mate frio served in one of the Toucan viewing sites along the route. Another trek was the horseback riding in late afternoon along cart paths, by small rural homesteads and grazing vaca, on the ridge overlooking the jungle, with a monkey sighting before returning home just in time for tea. We planned this trip for a long time...all that anticipation, wondering if your destination will be what you've imagined. At Don Enrique, it was better than we had hoped for. The hike we chose wasn't easy, but Elisio made us feel secure and confident with each step.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, England
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95 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed November 20, 2010

A lot of these lodges can be a bit run down, but not this one. Very small, only three cabins (rooms) and one of those was out of action as a guest had burnt it down by overdoing the fire in the fireplace?! Very quiet, of course. Rooms overlook small river. They arrange nature walks, pretty much personalised to you. Food is surprisingly good - you eat in a central cabin which has a communal lounge and dinning room in it. Extremely personal service - basically it's like being a house guest. Take a lot of books, as there's nothing to do other than walk in the forest, go on organised trips to local villages, or canoe in the river. Has wifi, but no phone or mobile reception. Overall, very chilled and well worth it. Three days (4 nights) is about right. Unless you have a 4 wheel drive, take a transfer as the road is just a farm track and goes on for miles. They only take cash, so best to pay for the room up front by credit card or paypal and settle drinks at the lodge in cash. Don't even think you'll be able to get out to an ATM - it takes 90mins to get to the nearest shop!!

One surprising thing, the forest is beautiful but you won't see much wildlife - the animals are there but keep away from the humans!

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Every aspect of our stay at Don Enrique was perfect. The four daily meals were perfect, the wine selection was amazing, and the rooms are absolutely gorgeous. The proprietors have a very nice sense of attention to detail, with flowers and jams being arranged "just so" at every meal. The rustic hot-tub-style baths are also amazing and very romantic. If you've seen the beautiful pics of this place in Time Out, you're seeing exactly what it looks like.

There are easily two full days of included activities just on the property itself, guided by the recently WWF-trained guide Eliseo. (Who had mate and snacks arranged at a lookout point at the end of our first hike.)

The proprietors have a commitment to environmental justice without being overbearing - if you want to engage in a conversation about environmental politics, you'll learn a lot. If you don't, and just want to sip your wine, they'll tell you the minimum and give you a lot of space to relax.

Be aware that Don Enrique is pretty far off the beaten tourist path, which made it perfect for what we were looking for. But it's a full day of travel from Iguazu, over an hour of it on a very rocky dirt road. For this reason, it's recommended that you see the Salto de Mocona (the prime local attraction) on your way coming in or out. Once you're into the deep rural area where Don Enrique is, you're not going to want to have to leave until you're ready to go back home for good. Also, for that reason, you're going to want to fork out the cash to have Don Enrique facilitate transfers for you - unless you're a NASCAR driver, you're not going to find it relaxing or convenient to do the driving yourself.

Because the booking office is in Buenos Aires and is done by the proprietors' son, it's a good idea to bring a print-out of all of your correspondence with you, just so everyone's on the same page.

At the moment, there are only two cabins on the property, so there's a good chance you will be the only people there, which was just fine by us.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2009

Its a nice place, but watch out - they charge foreigners DOUBLE the rates for Argentinians. Its good value for Argentinians, but for the US$300 per night we paid, we expected a lot more, especially as most of the advertised activities we could not do because the river was too high.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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donenriquelodge, Propietario at Don Enrique Lodge, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Sr.
Unfortunately we can not control the natural conditions and climate. In a place so wild, we are at the mercy of nature and we can only do the best we can. Unfortunate that the river was so high that the activities were limited to half, that's not very common but it can happen.
In relation to price, is not fair to compare to the price paid by another passenger, as you did. Because, as with all hotels in the world, there are special prices, promotions and discounts, depending on the time of year and time of booking. Have no price differences between Argentine and foreign passengers. For example, dollar fee, currently is $ 180. - per person, based on double occupancy, that is $1026.- pesos. And the same rate, but in pesos, for that season of the year, is 980. - pesos. Can not assume that, about eight dollars, is a over price, for foreigners.
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Iguazú
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2009

Don Enrique Lodge is in the border of the Yabotí reserve (the last shelter of the Paranaense forest). Is a Jungle Lodge. 3 rooms, good acomodations for the place. Now they have internet (no phone). The hosts are great.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Don Enrique Lodge
Address: Colonia la Flor | Saltos del Moconá, El Soberbio 3364, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Litoral > Province of Misiones > El Soberbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in El Soberbio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Don Enrique was inspired by the rainforest surrounding this land. It was built with recycled wood from fallen trees, old constructions and discarded material from forest exploit. Don Enrique is a small hotel hidden within the paranaense jungle, far from any town, urban area or main road. It is a wild and pristine area governed by the jungle and its wildlife. This mountain range is located at about 180 miles from Posadas, 180 miles from Iguazu Falls and 25 miles from El Soberbio. Not far off Saltos del Mocona, Don Enrique was built in a deep jungle ravine, beside the winding Paraiso river, south from Corredor Verde and Reserva de Biosfera Yaboti. The hotel is characterized by the cozy rusticity in its rooms and by its outside areas facing rio Paraiso. Service and attention are carefully personalized, which is why there are only a few rooms available. In 2010, Don Enrique received the "Lugares" Award (La Nacion) as the best boutique hotel in Argentina. The cabins are spread along the riverbank and designed for visitors to become immersed in nature, away from mind-distracting technology. A verandah and a terrace facing the enchanting river can be much more picturesque than an LCD in front of the bed. Our guests know how difficult it is to get here, and it is precisely such difficulty that preserves the magic of this place. Only a 4WD vehicle can threaten the tranquil privacy of this area. Those who seek for adventure, love nature, or simply want to experience being in touch with earth, water and the vibrant natural diversity of Misiones will find their refuge in Don Enrique. Welcome! ... more   less 
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