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Hotel Villa Huinid Bustillo
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Hillsborough, California
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114 reviews
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“Beautiful hotel facing the lake”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed at Villa Huinid for 2 nights. We requested a lakeview room that could fit 3 adults. The room was clean with a nice view. The hotel is on a hill. The garden surrounding the hotel is beautiful.

The hotel is not at close proximity to town. A taxi is needed to go to town for dinner. The front desk staff can call for a prix fixed taxi company for Arg$30 to go to town.

The breakfast was good with a lot of selections, with just regular coffee. The front desk staff is very nice, helpful and fluent in English. Excursions could be arranged and paid at the hotel front desk by credit card. That is a very convenient service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

While the setting is beautiful and the potential exists, the hotel falls short. First the good: Our room was fine, the bathroom is nice and the hotel is spotless, the service is excellent -- couldn't be more thorough and friendly. We even ate in the hotel restaurant one night and were pleasantly surprised, not gourmet, but certainly very good. Now the not so good: A hotel in such a beautiful setting should have countless places to just "hangout" and enjoy the scenery and setting. Huinid had neither. Miserable benches in the beautiful garden were best for a few minutes of sitting. Though there was a deck, it was sparsely furnished and there were only a few umbrellas (set out only one day out of 4) to shield one from the southern sun. Food service on the deck nominally existed, but good luck getting it. The lobby of the hotel had a miserable couch and two chairs, the bar was small though a bit more comfortable. For a hotel that could easily accommodate a few hundred guests, it seems that sitting areas outside of rooms would be nice. The pool area was fine and actually had some nice loungers -- but when the weather is 75 degrees outside, who wants to sit in a chlorine soaked environment with foggy windows looking out at one of the most beautiful lakes in the world?

Room Tip: While the lake facing rooms have great views they also face the sun and get quite hot. No air condi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

If you get a room with lake view (higher price) that will make up for a few shortcomings. Overall the hotel is very nice, with helpful staff at the front desk. I had expected the 2.5 kilometer distance from Bariloche's downtown Centro Civico to be a pretty lakeside walk, but turned out to be a narrow, dusty side of a very busy narrow road, no landscaping and not many lake views until in town. I tried one afternoon to walk the road but the constant heavy traffic meant it was not enjoyable, so paid for a taxi. As other guests have said, the buffet breakfasts each morning were excellent. My bright, spacious room for 3 nights was on the top floor facing the "forest", which is more of a hillside landscaped with roses and trees. The king bed was confortable, the pillows were standard foam pillows that are too firm. The bathroom sink countertop is somewhat small but there's plenty of cabinet space underneath for storage. Bring your own washcloth if you want one. A nice touch was the 110V outlet in the bathroom provided for guests from North America. The road uphill to the hotel lobby is steep and dusty and would not be appropriate for guests who have difficulty walking. There is a separate pathway also uphill to the lobby that passes through nice landscaping with roses and trees around the hotel casitas. My room was quiet, as requested. The bedside reading lights are extremely dim; the brighter desk lamp is much better for reading. The hotel was in a quiet area, but uphill above the Villa Huinid is another hotel under construction; hopefully it will not affect traffic or noise at the current property. The afternoon bar area is comfortable, with excellent service, and a good place to meet other guests.

Room Tip: Lake view room is best; rooms farther away from wooden stairs between floors will be quieter.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had a wonderful experience here. The hotel was very clean, with pleasing neutral decor, all amenities that you can want (spa, elaborate breakfasts which made us skip lunches altogether, bar, pool, great views of the surrounding countryside from the lobby and from several of the rooms) but what was most memorable for us were the front desk staff who went completely out of their way and took care of every last detail for us, from rescuing us from not having enough pesos for our cab ride from the airport, to organizing an automatic rental car for us (there were no automatics available at the airport but Pablo was able to find us one!), horse back riding, paragliding, and even dinners at restaurants that would appeal to our tastes. They never gave us vague responses but made sure that we had little to do besides show up! Thanks especially to Pablo, Damian, and the bartender (I've forgotten the name!)!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed one night on our way out of Bariloche and wish we had stayed here longer. It is a beautiful hotel with exceptionally comfortable rooms. It sits on a slight hill, across the street from the lake. Breakfast options are quite good. The hotel is on the edge of Bariloche.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Varas
2 reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This hotel met all of our expectations. My wife and I stayed in one of the cabanas separated from the main hotel structure. The view was awesome, the yard area was beautiful and the service was top notch. The food was comparable to the good restaurants in the region. The prices were reasonable and overall our impression was very, very good. We went to Puerto Varas in Chile after a few days in Bariloche and the hotel there paled in comparison, even though it was one of the top ranked in that city.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mill Valley, California, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our tour group stayed 3 nights at Villa Huinid, and we had a king lake-view room. The appointments were very nice, everything about the room was good -- fridge, double sinks in the bathroom, Jacuzzi tub (which we didn't use). There were only 2 english tv channels, but that was okay. The breakfast included with the room was the best on the trip so far -- good fresh fruit, but limited hot selections. We had dinner one night there, and split a salad and steak -- plenty for 2 people. People were friendly and helpful and quite competent in English (unlike my spanish). The only disadvantage is that the hotel is about 1.5 miles from the downtown -- about a $6 cab ride or 30+ minute walk on a very busy road.

Room Tip: There is no a/c. On the hot days we were there, it seemed like the best breeze came from the back, w...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Huinid Bustillo
Address: Av. Bustillo 2600, San Carlos de Bariloche R8402-AAY, Argentina (Formerly Villa Huinid Resort & Spa)
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > San Carlos de Bariloche
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#4 Business Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
#14 Family Hotel in San Carlos de Bariloche
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa Huinid Bustillo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Huinid´s premium option: Villa Huinid Resort & Spa is located by Nahuel Huapi lake. Just 5 minutes away from downtown, surrounded by nature in a 17 acres terrain by Cerro Otto Hill. Amazing lake view rooms and cabins with exclusive access to Spa Bustillo. Our Resort Our 70 rooms and 21 cabins are designed to maximize silence and privacy, ensuring deep rest after a day of activities. Fully equipped rooms with Wi-Fi and minibars. Batistin Restaurant Our goal is to provide our customers a tasteful proposal that allows them to enjoy Bariloche through all their senses. A unique flavor fusion will accompany you through all your stay. Spa Bustillo Our Spa Bustillo offers in its 5400 sqm an indoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna and fitness center. Relax and enjoy one of our many massages or programs with incredible benefits for your health and soul. ... more   less 
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Villa Huinid Hotel San Carlos De Bariloche
Villa Huinid Resort And Spa
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