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“The best hotel in the world” 5 of 5 stars
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Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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“The best hotel in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Scenery - Set some distance outside the main town of Bariloche, this hotel is perfect for a quiet, luxurious base to enjoy the Patagonia outdoors. A beautiful location, nestled amongst the trees, overlooking the lake, it is one of the most picturesque boutique hotels I have stayed in.

Staff - The staff struck a perfect balance between attending to every and any need in a friendly but not overfamiliar manner. Nothing was too difficult for them to organise, providing advice on tour operators, trips and taking all effort of thought out of our hands in order for us, the guest, to sit back and enjoy the experience. They quickly established my complete faith in them and without doubt are an important element in making this hotel the most fantastic place to relax, and experience the Patagonia area.

Spa - Sauna, pool, jacuzzi, steam room. Quiet, intimate and great at the end of the day.

Restaurant - The menu was brilliant. It offered choice, but not overly and confusingly so and everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant on its own was fantastic.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the Nahuel Huapi Lake. Framed by tall trees with a backdrop of snow crested mou...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Yes, you need a car to get there - but it´s better anyway to explore the wonderful nature around Bariloche by car. Aldebaran is located on a peninsula, about 30 minutes drive from the busy town. It´s a quiet place, forest and some private homes around, very close to the lake (a small path is leading down to the beach).
Our room was excellent and we enjoyed to stay in an intimate ambience for 3 nights.
The service was very good, the restaurant is just excellent.
Travelling in the south of Argentina and Chile the Aldebaran was one of the best hotels.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed in one of the suites (top floor - for amazing view) for four nights. It was a proper suite - as in the living area was one room and the bedroom another. This is a nice change, as it seems many of the "suites" we tend to book are one room. There was also a walk-in closet! And heated floors! The service was excellent. Breakfasts were good. We mostly ate out - eat in town at Alto el Fuego. Had one of the best massages in a long time (by Malena) at a very reasonable rate. Do note - while Aldebaran bills itself as a spa, you need to pay the masseuse directly.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The personal attention at this hotel is the best I've ever experienced. The room was beautiful with a gorgeous lake view. The public rooms were interesting. The food in the dining room was excellent although the menu was limited. I would give the Aldebaran 5 stars except for location. The Aldebaran is located on a dirt road a couple of miles from the main road, which is still not a central location. You need a private car or you will be stuck. Cabs are possible and the staff offered drives. I still felt isolated. Very, very friendly, helpful staff.

Room Tip: The higher the better for a lake view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I highly recommend the Aldebaran Hotel and Spa if you are traveling to Patagonia. It is a little tricky to find the first time but well worth it. The rooms are large and very comfortable with spectacular views of the lake and mountains. The service is excellent. Manuela and Jose were very helpful and gave us good recommendations on activities in the area. Wonderful healthy food served in a beautiful room overlooking the lake. You do need a car as the hotel and activities are 15 - 20 minutes from Bariloche.

Room Tip: Room 4 has wonderful lake views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I stayed in Bariloche as part of my honeymoon in March 13. From the get go the staff were as helpful as we could have wanted. Our room had fantastic views, the food and breakfast was great and the spa was a welcome retreat after a day cycling or walking around Bariloche. José and Manuela from the front desk are true professionals who made our stay a perfect one.

Room Tip: Room 10 - lots of space if staying for a long stay with fantastic views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Aldebaran Hotel is a little tricky to find at night, but once you get here it is well worth it. The rooms are very large and beautiful, the view out over the lake with mountains in the background is stunning, the food is excellent and the staff are extremely firendly and helpful.

Jose and Manuela go above and beyond to make your stay easy - they arranged restaurant bookings, car hire and activities in advance of our stay so that by the time we got there everything was in place and we could enjoy ourselves.

I would strongly recommend hiring a car as the hotel is a bit isolated and the attractions and best restaurants in Bariloche are very spread out, so without a car transport could be difficult.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aldebaran Hotel & Spa
Address: Av Bustillo Km 20,400 | Península de San Pedro, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#13 Family Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#14 Luxury Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aldebaran Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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