After getting to Buenos Aires, you come another 1000 miles to Bariloche in July/August to ski Cathedral mountain. The Hotel Punta Condor is adjacent to the entrance to the ski facility. It is maybe an 8 minute walk from the hotel to the gondola. Your picture window and balcony frames the ski slope, you wake up at 8 AM watching the moon rise over the mountain - they are on Buenos Aires time over here despite being due south of the Eastern Time Zone, so it's dark at 8 AM - and you hear the sounds of kids having great times on the slopes through your open window.
We are here for 7 days - no new snow, unfortunately, but enough man-made to make for good enough skiing. I suggest you check the weather reports online before coming.
The place is owned by a couple of ex-pats from French Switzerland. She makes breakfast and he cooks dinner. Breakfast buffet, which is included, has scrambled eggs, sliced meats and cheeses, juices, cereals, fresh fruits, yogurt drinks and lots of little pastries that were obviously just made. We've eaten twice here for dinner and couldn't have been more satisfied with the local trout, lamb and beef dishes being of special note. We've also eaten at the more famous places downtown in the city of Bariloche - 25 minutes and $20 USD via taxi - and, while the setting in those places was much more impressive, I can't say that the food was that much better. And after a day of skiing, it's great to dine in the hotel and then hit the bed and get ready for the next day's early rise to go skiing. (Keep in mind that the slopes close at 5 PM so you want to start early even though it is still dark at 8 AM)
Our dining tab for the 7 of us averaged around 1000 pesos or about 200 $US. That included huge appetizers any one of which could have fed the whole table.
The room was very clean and efficient. The bathing/toilet part of the bath was quite small but included a full tub and bidet and lots of heat and excellent water pressure. There is a small sink just outside. The main part of the room includes a sink, fridge, microwave, 2 burner stove and plates, silverware, etc. The beds are small but comfortable enough. The TV is satellite but when is there time to watch?
Again, if you are here in Bariloche to ski, why would you not stay alongside the mountain vs. waking up in the dark downtown and having to take a bus or taxi each way to get here? If you are not here to ski, different story.
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