We stayed in three different hotels in three different locations in Mendoza. This one was the most disappointing as we paid the most out of the 3 and got the least.
While the property itself is well maintained and very secure in an idyllic tree-lined neighborhood, and the rooms are clean (with the odd cobweb here and there), the overall experience was like a US motel. We stayed in a standard room with a queen bed.
It is family run and you get the feeling that some members of the family would prefer to be elsewhere. Maybe they were having some 'off' days - at the end of our 3 night stay, they seemed more welcoming.
There is limited space for luggage: a curtained niche as a closet ca. 30 cm deep, a low console large enough for a carry-on and two small wooden chairs. There is also no phone or TV, but wifi was very strong. We wouldn't mind not having a phone, except for the fact that they lock the main house at night so if you have any problems, we're not sure how you'd contact someone for assistance.
Water pressure was good, but the bathroom itself smelled like ammonia and sewage - not surprising since the draining from the sink spilled out at the base. If you don't run the air-con or at least the fan, the room gets stuffy; open windows = many mosquitoes. Also, without air, the room begins to smell of the sewage/ammonia odor from the bathroom. When we mentioned this, the owner insisted there was no smell.
However, the biggest problem for us was that you can hear your neighbors very clearly through the brick walls. We're guessing also that the reed ceilings connecting the rooms also enabled sound to travel so easily. On our last night, a crying child made it difficult to sleep through the night.
The pool is about 2 m long and looks more like a drop-in bath tub so no real swimming. Breakfast is typical Argentine breakfast.
On a positive note: while noise from neighbors is unavoidable in most of Latin America - we had to deal with pounding bass from outside the property, but the rooms are positioned in the back so that it is a bit muted. Even crazy barking dogs were muted enough that we could sleep.
Location: you can easily walk the tree-lined streets to the center of town where there are many cafes and a couple of shopping centers, but to get to more interesting parts of town, you need a car.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Posada El Encuentro Chacras De Coria, Mendoza, Argentina