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Posada El Encuentro
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Quito, Ecuador
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68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

What stands Posada El Encuentro apart is the family feel that you get from brothers Lisandro and Fernando, and of course, their mum. Whether it is recommending a wine from their small but well stocked cellar, advice on places to see in Mendoza, making the arrangements for you to go and see it, drawing on a map the best route for you to get there...... I could go on. The attention to each customer was noticeable.
The rooms were well equipped and clean. They are currently installing aircon for the warm summer. There is a small pool and they are adding a small gym to the Posada. They are also planting their own vineyard.
The Posada is well placed - close to the centre of Chacras de Coria, with its plethora of good cafes and hidden boutiques waiting to be discovered.
Breakfast was continental - media lunas, bread, cereals, fruit juice, coffee, ham and cheese. Everything was fresh, and more available if you wanted it.
The wine cellar... well, why else are you in Mendoza. Well worth exploring. My only recommendation would be to add lunch and dinner as part of their service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Brit,

Thank you for sharing all this great comments with us.

It is really a pleasure to read you had a wonderful stay in our Posada. You have to come soon to see the wine vineyard, It looks awesome!

I will share your comments with our family. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Berlin Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

El Encuentro is a remarkable boutique hotel with first class staff, fantastic breakfast and the best location for wine touring. Their wine cellar is exquisite and their knowledge of wines and the many wineries surrounding the hotel is excellent! I stayed for 3 nights and did not want to leave. This is such a warm and friendly Inn. I am a visitor from Napa/Sonoma, CA. This quaint, boutique hotel is magical, wonderful and very much like home. Truly the best for rest and relaxation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hello!!

Thank you very much for devoting time to leave us a comment on our services.
We are pleased to know that you felt comfortable here and that you chose Posada El Encuentro to spend your vacations here.

As you mencioned, our Posada is located near to the most important wine regions of Maipú and Lujan de Cuyo, also 5 minutes away from Palmares Open Mall.

We look forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,

Berlin Family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

We had a very nice two-night stay at El Encuentro. The amenities are beautifully designed, simple, comfortable, and very new and clean. Concrete floors, no TV in the rooms, but there is free internet and TV in the lounge area. Keep in mind that "posada" means inn/guest house - it's not really what I would describe as a hotel. The owners are very nice and helpful with bookings, directions etc. - these services are listed in their website, but not clearly advertised when you are there, so you just have to ask. We booked a great wine tour with them, and they took us to a fantastic lunch at a local winery. We didn't hang out much in the lounge and didn't realize they had a wine cellar and wines to buy/taste until we were leaving.
El Encuentro is located on a peaceful residential street within walking distance of shops and restaurants in Chacras de Coria. It is quiet (as in hear the crickets chirping in the evening), and we slept very well.
A note on Chacras de Coria: it seemed like a safe quiet suburb with nice restaurants and shops, but if you stay there, I would recommend renting a car or booking activities through the posada, because there is not that much to do within walking distance of the posada. It is not as convenient as staying in Mendoza and being able to walk out the door into a charming, bustling city and/or hop into a cab. We had a very nice dinner at Clos de Chacras, but otherwise didn't think the Chacras restaurants were that much better than those in Mendoza city.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi!!

Thank you very much for staying with us.

We are very happy to understand you were impressed with the designed, cleanliness, spacious and comfortable rooms.
Chacras de Coria has become an excellent villa. It features a very pleasant climate during the summer and winter months, providing fresh air and a gentle hills and greenery places for fun and recreation.

We hope we can see you again soon.

Regards,

Berlin Family



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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

A group of six stayed at El Encuentro in early April and had an wonderful time. The whole crew went out of their way to make us feel at home and see to our needs. We arrived with plans for lunch at Ruca Malen but had not made car arrangements. Lisandro didn't hesitate to arrange one for us immediately. Our group often congregated in the main lobby with snacks and wine, and on more than one occasion the staff rearranged the furniture for our needs. The entire city lost power one night; the staff joined us in an impromptu party by candlelight- it remains one of our favorite nights! It was an easy walk to everywhere in this charming city, Chacras de Coria has more to offer than meets the eye! Nothing flashy, but a safe, comfortable, rustic place to call home while experiencing the wine region. The hotel was also in the process of adding additional amenities, always a bonus! Highly recommended.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Monique,

Hello!!
First of all, it is a pleasure for us that you have chosen Posada El Encuentro as your holiday destination. We are glad that in this vacation you found the posada beautiful and the family members willing to help you.
We will be very honor to receive you in the future some time so you can enjoy once more you stay here with us.

We most gladly will like to welcome you again.

Regards,

Berlin Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights recently and loved it. The staff was amazingly helfpul--booking us a reservation without our asking (we didn't realize we needed reservations) at a restaurant--Clos de Chacrs--we absolutely loved. We walked to dinner and the cool plaza nearby the first night. The second night--after a day of white water rafting and paragliding--we were too sore to walk to the restaurant, and with no cabs available, one of the brothers of this family-owned B&B drove us there. The room was very clean, breakfast was full of fresh fruit and good coffee, and the this quiet part of the Mendoza suburbs was close to vineyards, outdoor activities, incredible restaurants (including walking distance to the restaurant--Nadia O.F.--that was just named the best in Argentina) and good shopping. I recommend El Encuentro without hesitation!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Jack,

Greetings from Mendoza!

We are really proud to receive so rewarding comments as yours. To provide the best service and quality to our guests, is the way we choose and your comments, strongly help us improve our work day after day.

We are pleased to know that you liked the service provided by each of our family member and we invite you to join us again in your next trip to Mendoza.

Regards,

Berlin Family
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Hamilton, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

We stayed at El Encuentro at the end of a two week trip and it was wonderful. Hosts Lisandro and Fernand made us feel very cared for and like family. The evening we arrived we were escorted down a spiral staircase to the "cava" to select a great bottle of Bonarda (we had had many great Malbecs already). The architecture (designed by their father) fits so well and the comfort is just right , the pool was great on a hot day and the patio wonderful with a bottle of great Argentine wine after dinner. We had a hard time saying goodbye. As we relaxed one afternoon before dinner chatting with Lisandro he asked if we wanted a glass of wine and brought us glasses from a bottle he had opened himself but hadn't finished so he just shared with us - it's that kind of family feel.

It is a small town atmosphere and one can walk to the main square and a number of restaurants or drive from 10 minutes to 2 hours for wineries or an excursion to the Andes. We had a great time at the square with dancing aerobics going on Saturday night and at the artisan stands the next morning. If you want the big city Mendoza is 15 minutes away by car. The peace and quiet and chance to encounter fellow travelers (hence the name) set this apart from other hotels where we stayed in Mendoza and in Chile.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dave,

Thank you for your wonderful review!

We are happy to read you felt like family and that you were happy yo enjoy a glass of wine with Lisandro.
Afortunately Chacras de Coria is growing fast and the benefit of our location is that we have direct access to the most important wineries of the region.

It was such a pleasure for us having you here and we will be waiting for your next visit.

Warm regards,

Berlin Family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

I just got back from a wonderful stay at this bed and breakfast. Posada El Encuentro was comfortable and safe, relaxing and enjoyable, and the staff was extremely helpful. I knew we had picked the right hotel when we were speaking with some fellow Americans at a restaurant and found out that the women we were speaking with works for the US embassy in Argentina planning trips for high level diplomatic guests--and SHE told us one of her favorite hotels was Posada El Encuentro.

Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in Mendoza.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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PosadaElEncuentro, Gerente at Posada El Encuentro, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Matthew,

We thank you for choosing Posada El Encuentro for your holidays and for sharing your experience with the online community and give us your feedback.
We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance you might need before your visit.
As with any business like ours, the greatest advertising we can have is word of mouth from a satisfied customer. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied customer and will hope to serve you again in the future.

Warm regards,

Berlin Family
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Property: Posada El Encuentro
Address: Capitan Candelaria 5413, Chacras de Coria, Mendoza 5505, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Cuyo > Province of Mendoza > Mendoza > Chacras de Coria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Chacras de Coria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Posada El Encuentro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Posada El Encuentro in Chacras is a careful project, capturing the regional architecture and construction techniques with American details. It is the first born characteristically as an inn in the area.With a charming atmosphere, rustic but elegant, the inn offers a stay of total relaxation and pleasure. The interior design has a high level of comfort for its guests. Ladrillon seen walls inlaid with stone, wood and cane ceilings make the inn a place worthy of being appreciated by the most discerning where you will find in every detail the touch that characterizes the building Mendoza. A large living room to relax, TV, reading, good wine with a bite of cold cuts and cheese around the fireplace, stocked wine cellar in the basement (in training), where meetings will be held tasting and dining room. We can also make business events.The name "El Encuentro en Chacras" refers to the pursuit of personal and interpersonal human relationships in a supportive environment and specially designed for achieving them. The theme of the inn is the relaxation, the meeting, the enjoyment of wine knowledge and culture. We selected a wine cellar. There will be exhibitions of works of art and expressions of artists zone, giving direct experience with the spirit and wisdom of Chacras. ... more   less 
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