The hotel has only been open for one month so some leeway has to be given for the unfinished elements (e.g. no hotel/resort info in the room), particularly as the staff were always very willing to help. But not telling us until check-out that there were no credit card facilities could have led to embarrassment all round! Fortunately a whip-round saved the day.
We had a sunrise suite (in fact the room was the lowest level but sunrise rated over sunset for view...) which was excellent. No complaints there. Dinner was also very good even if the lack of too many others diners was a bit eerie. Still, we enjoyed it! Breakfast, however, was a la carte sans carte. Definitely needs improving and a let-down after the dinner quality.
One theme - and not just here - was portion size. They were large! Even in the bar menu, small bites meant something different. We had three and had to leave most of the cheese plate despite the excellent selection.
We had our own guide so didn't require assistance from the hotel on that front but did borrow a golf buggy to explore the Estancia which is clearly in land plot selling mode - most of our fellow hotel guests seemed to be potential buyers on a hard sell trip so our paths didn't cross much. The golf course was very quiet and cheap (but bring shoes - you can't hire them and weren't cheap to buy). In the end didn't play due to lack of time but course looked worth playing.
Would I go back? If in the area, yes. And with golf shoes!
Good luck to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grace Cafayate is a luxury hotel, spa and residential villas development in Calchaqui Valley in the northwest of Argentina, just south of Salta. For the first time Grace Hotels brings its distinctive elegance and simplicity to a boutique hotel in Argentina. In the heart of an area famed for its spectacular scenery, outstanding wines and equestrian sports. Grace Cafayate comprises a main hotel building and a further 20 Grace branded residential villas for sale. This luxury accommodation in Argentina is complemented by a fine dining restaurant with open kitchen, together with a wine and cigar bar. There is also a swimming pool and a luxurious Grace Spa. The architecture at this luxury retreat embodies the usual discreet charm of Grace Hotels and, as with other hotels in the group, great care has been taken to pick up design cues from local traditions and to echo the dramatic surroundings of Cafayate and the Calchaqui Valley. ... more less
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