My husband and I stayed at Posada Los Juncos during our honeymoon in Argentina. We initially stayed one night in Fuego (small room but comfortable) before heading off for a 2 day trip to San Martin, then returned to Los Juncos for 2 nights this time staying in Aire (which is a beautiful big room with great views). From the moment we arrived, we felt relaxed and at home. This is partly due to the homely decor but mostly due to the warm welcome and friendliness of the host (Gabi) and hostess (Coni).
We ate in every night we stayed at Los Juncos - Gaby cooks everything himself and the food is consistently excellent. This was the only place we went to where someone specifically asked what our dietary requirements were (I am allergic to peanuts so it was nice for someone to check before my meal for once!). Although the meals were expensive (500 pesos per couple incl. 3 courses and wine), we were prepared to pay the price in order to have a delicious meal in relaxed surroundings (they set up the dining room with romantic candlelight and easy listening music). Plus the guesthouse is located quite far out of town (not walking distance, about 15km - you'd need to go by car, taxi or local bus), and after a day of sightseeing / driving we just wanted to relax at 'home' rather than head out again.
Coni spent at least an hour with us helping to plan our trip to San Martin de los Andes, which was really kind of her. She had great knowledge of the highlights of the area to see in a short time and gave us some excellent tips on hidden gems to visit during our trip.
We had some laundry done whilst at Los Juncos - but a couple of T-shirts went missing (we only noticed when we got back to the UK) and a couple of things shrunk a bit... so perhaps be wary of getting laundry done.
Whilst Aire was a great room, it was very hot at night with no way to turn down the radiators, so my husband did have some trouble sleeping one night.
Overall, despite a couple of things that could have been improved, we loved our stay at Los Juncos and would go back if in the area again. This guesthouse will not be to everyone's taste - don't go if you like big plush hotels, but definitely worth a visit if you like a small, rustic place with a more personal touch and lost of character. We would usually have rated this as 4/5, but we feel that the staff at Los Juncos really went out of their way to make our stay as perfect as possible, so overall we are going with 5 out of 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Los Juncos-Patagonian Lake House is an antique southern style hotel, for shelter of few. Totally remodelated, it is located in one of the most pacific corners of Lake Nahuel Huapi, with an amazing view, 20 km away from Barilcohe city, on the way to Llao Llao. Our chef cooks, exclusively “a la carte”, with our own harvested vegetables and “conservas”, homemade bread and pasta. We can help you organizing all the activities you would like to enjoy your days in Bariloche(rafting, sailing, skiing, golf, flyfishing, biking, hiking,). Car rentals and transportation bookings are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Los Juncos - Lake House Hotel San Carlos De Bariloche