We initially hired Don Rómulo in February 2013 as an outfitter to escort a party of three riding mountain bikes from Tupungato to Santiago de Chile. He arranged for two men and six pack animals to guide us across the Andes on the three-day ride over Portillo Argentino across the Tunuyán valley and over the Paso Piuquenes. Due to land slides blocking a member of our party coming over from Chile to Mendoza (Ruta 7) we had to stay two nights in Tupugato, and fortunately Don Rómulo had rooms available. Excellent rate, excellent service. Simple clean rooms opening to a private patio. We used the extra day to explore local wineries on bikes (Salentein is a modern yet welcoming example). The hostel is in the middle of the town, which has several modest but very pleasant options for eating. We made the crossing on schedule and in good health despite some breathing challenges at +14,000' and a summer blizzard among other challenges, and Don Romulo's crew provided a great service. Beds and room were a bit small, but a great deal with private bathroom, clean, and private/secure common space in courtyard/patio.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hosteria (Hotel) Don Romulo; It is located in Almirante Brown 1200 street three blocks from the bus terminal and a few blocks from downtown and the casino. It is a typical place with ornaments of Argentine gauchos with meals of the place, peaceful and comfortable to vacation with family. We make excursions to the mountain with horses and roast, with Tupungato wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Don Romulo Tupungato, Argentina - Province Of Mendoza