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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Thank you Mecha for a wonderful stay! My partner and I enjoyed our time at Hotel Ayelen on our way to Aconcagua. The menu, while limited, was well-prepared though service was a bit slow. The space is a retro-cool building in the mountains--my contractor partner thinks it has great bones and will be a spectacular structure once remodeled.

Though dated, it had a lot of personality. The new owners are very responsive to guest needs. Worth a stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank prophetoracloud
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

This hotel recently changed ownership and is a very good (only) place to stay as one comes in to Climb Aconcagua or on their way back to Mendoza. The buses that connect Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina pass right by this hotel as it's on National Hwy 7 (Argentina side).

The restaurant offers very good food at reasonable prices. Usually, no one books this hotel directly as it's booked through a Aconcagua climb guide company. I had to book a night there and it wasn't too expensive. he rooms are pretty large and clean. The bathrooms are ok, but hot water is really tepid water. Cold is really cold. Apparently, it also cater to the local population that comes to ski the hills of Penitentes. The main ski list is right across the street.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that's not on the front of the hotel along the main road. Although the view of the hills across the road are really nice, the noise from trucks and buses runnong on NR 7 are noticable all night.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Sunondo R
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stopped here before and after climbing Aconcagua and its a blessed relief from the mountains! Steve is the new patron and although I can't compare to what it was like before, I can honestly say I haven't ever experienced such service in any hotel, anywhere. From a facilities perspective it is a "work in progress" as it transitions from what was obviously fairly run down. But for staff making guests feel welcome it is 10/10. Quite simply, they make you feel like it is you that comes first, and that they will do anything to make you feel at home.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Like most of the latest reviews say, the hotel just came under new management a few months ago and have really turned this landmark hotel of Argentina around. The new managers (an Argentine woman and a British man) are warm, friendly, responsible and accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience - from ice cold beer after we arrived to one of the best steaks I've eaten in Argentina (that's saying A LOT) and an exquisite dulce de leche mousse. The reception area is warm and spacious with plenty of comfy sofas with world travelers relaxing and talking over coffee or drinks. The rooms themselves are basic and modest, but clean. The warmth you feel in the hotel more than makes up for any lack in luxury. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Shannon C
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

The hotel is under new management (Steve). He and his staff are working incredibly hard to turn around a great structure. I stayed with a large group of climbers and we were treated extremely welcoming. The rooms were clean and the staff put us away from the highway. The food was oustanding. Dinners were great with a good variety, steak, chicken, veggies and all the cold drinks. Breakfast was everything needed, fresh fruits to meats and cereal. Some things are still being worked on but they are coming around. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Porter Jr C
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