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Buena Vida Social Club
Ranked #2 of 21 El Bolson B&B and Inns
Vancouver
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10 reviews
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“Lovely B&B - Lovely Hosts”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

It's rare to come across such a wonderful combination of hospitality, warmth, comfort and magic but BVS Club is just such a place. This B&B is special with its super comfy beds (Sheraton in Buenos Aires orders the same king-size beds), healthy and delicious breakfasts, beautiful views and peaceful setting 10 minutes outside of El Bolson. But of course what made our week-long stay so lovely was the gentle, caring and extremely personable artists Horacio and Kitty. Their helpful advice and candid opinions about everything from the local restaurants to national affairs were the highlight of our stay. Ask Horacio about his VW bus stories travelling across South America or his visit to Bolivia in his youthful days or his opinion of Argentinian politicians! You are sure to be entertained.

We can't recommend BVSClub highly enough. It's lovely. And so are Horacio and Kitty.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

We went to Buena Vista Social Club as a part of our honey moon.
The B&B is very special, from the decoration of the place, the incredible "personal" breakfast, the view of our room, the comfortable bed,,,,a perfect place.
Horacio, the owner, so kind and nice, give us recommendations of places to go, that made our visit to El Bolson, an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

We went to Bolson atracted by the reputation of a “magical” place where the hippies of the 60s took refuge years ago, we loved the small town and the Buena Vida Social Club.
The place has been designed by the owners that 6 months out of the year are artists in Berkeley, California the whole place is filled with arts and crafts by the owners themselves and local artists.
The beds are wonderful and the linen invites to move inn and stay for ever, not to mention the breakfast of home made goodies, organic yoghurt and preserves made by a local farmer and Kitty and Horacio, they were helpful and we enjoyed the after breakfast conversations.
One more thing important to us is that the Buena Vida SC is gay friendly, if ever again in Bolson it is a must !

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed May 13, 2011

We spent 4 nights at Buena Vida Social Club, and loved it. Horacio and Kitty have created a fantastic space, with great views of El Bolson and the mountains beyond. Not to mention the great breakfasts, by far the best during our 6 weeks in Argentina.
We enjoyed hiking nearby, attending the local Saturday market, and especially visiting with Horacio and Kitty. We also enjoyed the parilla at the base of the hill, especially the grilled vegetables.
What a wonderful stay! Many thanks to Horacio and Kitty.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

Oh if I could have stayed longer! I loved this place and Horacio and Kitty are amazing hosts ~ incredibly energetic, caring, hospitable and the breakfasts were to die for. The home is beautiful, warm decor, and most everything from the art to the furniture to the ceramic tiles on the doors, are all from fellow artists they know. It's a beautiful home of spirit and friendship they've cultivated and I truly wish I'd had more than the 2 nights I spent. Thanks and I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Australia
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

Kitty and Horacio were great hosts! They are friendly yet very professional. Rooms are cleaned daily and have excellent hot water and water pressure, and very good heating. You also get an excellent view of Bolson from the dining and living areas and depending on where your bedroom faces, from your room! The hosts are bilingual - they speak both English and Spanish. Buena Vida has a special arrangement with one of the remise companies right in the middle of town which will take you for 15 pesos each way. As mentioned by other reviewers, there are plenty of interesting and beautiful art pieces in the house for you to enjoy! Definitely recommended!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Banff National Park, Canada
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

When you drive up the road to the Buena Vida Social Club you think you have reached heaven...... but just wait to see breakfast!!! Very clean and comfortable rooms. Super friendly owners. Kitty and Horacio made us feel welcomed and were very helpful. We would return in a flash. The house is an art gallery.

Eva & Paul, Banff, AB, Canada.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Buena Vida Social Club
Address: El Bolson, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Rio Negro > El Bolson
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Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in El Bolson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of a kind.We are artists living half year in Berkeley CA half in Bolson.Top quality everything great breakfast lots of original art and crafts super beds and linen. The views are breathtaking from every one of the 5 rooms.We bake breads, scones and tarts with fruits from our trees, all organic.Hope to see you here ! ... more   less 
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