Liked basically everything about this hotel. The building probably not the prettiest from exterior but stylish and cozy inside.
Location is great. Some of the reviews here claimed that it's far from the main street. This is nonsense - walk down Buenos Aires street towards the bus terminal (2 minutes maximum) and then by the stairs down to the main shopping street (30 seconds if you are not in a hurry). Not a big deal, especially in the place where many people come if not for trekking experience then for a good walk.
Room was nice and warm (that's important cause it was snow outside). There was free wi-fi of good speed and quality, minibar and a safe-deposit. Most of the rooms have great view over the town and the lake.
Restaurant was closed since we've been there during low season, but breakfasts were ok. Nothing special but there is an espresso machine so you can get proper coffee. It's of a great value really especially when you book a tour starting around 8 am and it's still dark outside.
Staff is nice and helpful. All the notices from my travel agent were delivered accurately and in time.
Have no idea about the nightclub mentioned in some reviews. Spent there five days including a friday and saturday. Perhaps it works only in summer, or may be it's gone. Theoretically there can be some noise from the cars as there is a road going up in front of the main entrance - but overall it's not a city with heavy traffic so we were not bothered. Apart from occasional rain and patagonian wind It was quite.
To sum up, I will recommend this place as a base for exploring the area. We took several tours and had chance to visit other hotels in town. I'm sure this one definitely is among the best ones, but can benefit from it great location right uphill from the downtown but in close proximity.
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