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Updated: May 31, 2023

Argentina is home to some of South America’s best luxury and boutique hotels and resorts. The best resorts in Argentina feature spectacular views, international cuisine, scenic golf courses, cattle ranches, and “all-inclusive” luxury accommodations.

You can find the best resorts and boutique hotels in Argentina in prime locations, such as San Carlos de Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, El Calafate, the Argentine Patagonia, and the heart of Buenos Aires, among many others.

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This is me Visiting Arakur Resort in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego for my 3rd wedding anniversary ❤️

Today I share with you our updated list for 2023 with Argentina’s best luxury and boutique hotels.

If you enjoy traveling more authentically as I do, I welcome you to explore this list of different and quirky accommodations and dig a little deeper into each place…

Maria and I thought the best way to share our list of the best accommodations in Argentina was by following six different categories, which will make it easier for you when planning your travels in Argentina.

👉Best Ski Resorts and Boutique Hotels in Argentina

👉Best Boutique and Luxury Hotels in the Heart of Buenos Aires

👉Best Boutique Hotels to Experience Wine Tasting in Argentina

👉Best Hotels to Explore Argentine Patagonia

👉Best Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Iguazu Falls & Ibera Marshalls

👉Best Luxury Estancias and Cattle Ranches

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How Do We Choose the hotels and resorts in this list?

Our list includes top-quality ski Resorts with panoramic views and heated indoor-outdoor pools. Some have easy access to authentic experiences like the Wine country in Argentina, the Glaciers national park, and the Magellanic penguins in Argentinian Patagonia. We also include ranches or estancias with cattle production, horseback riding, and many others.

I think it’s important to say that our 2023 List of the best resorts in Argentina is based on Maria’s and myself’s personal preferences and not on a ranking ( or an Affiliate program. We or someone from our team have personally visited them! )

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One of the things we love most about our work is personally visiting the stunning resorts in Argentina and South America and sharing this moment with our family ❤️. Photo N1 is Me ( Clara) and my daughter ( Ines) in LLao Llao Resort. Photo N2 is me in Ushuaia ( Celebrating my 3rd wedding anniversary) and photo N3 is Maria with her daughter Emilia, visiting Estancia Nibepo Aike in Patagonia.

This list is based on our personal experience and thanks to the feedback we have received from travelers from around the world, who have kindly shared their travel experiences in Argentina with us.

If you think we have missed something, just let us know! 😉

✨Best Ski Resorts and boutique hotels in Argentina

#1. Arakur Ushuaia Resort

Located in Tierra del Fuego national park, the southernmost part of argentine Patagonia, Arakur features spectacular views of the Beagle Channel; it is perfect for the ski season in Argentina, with its proximity to Cerro Castor, the southernmost ski resort in Argentina, Patagonia.

During the summer, it is also a great place to stay to observe the Magellanic penguins in Argentina. The Resort has its native forests ( Reserva natural Cerro Alarkén ) and an indoor pool / Outdoor pool.

Last year during autumn I visited Arakur Resort, here is a short video of the stunning views from the hotel spa. If you visit the hotel, don’t miss the hot tub with some of the best views of the Beagle Channel! 🙌

#2. Llao Llao resort

Located in the City of San Carlos de Bariloche, Llao Llao Resort Golf-Spa is the most exclusive resort in Argentine Patagonia.

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Llao Llao Resort & Seasons: Photo N1 Summer, photo N2 Autumn, Photo N3 Winter Which one do you choose?

We love the magnificent heated swimming pool, and the 18 holes of golf are breathtaking; a fantastic health club and activities for adults and children are some of the top services available. With close access to the Ski resort of Cerro Catedral and 3 ½ hours from the exclusive Cerro Chapelco in the village of San Martin de Los Andes, I believe Llao Llao hotel is the perfect Resort for the ski season in Argentina.

Breakfast with a View at Llao Llao Resort 👉

WATCH This video I recorded this summer of Llao Llao’s buffet breakfast with an incredible view 🙌 ( Watch until the end to see the stunning views – No filters here!)

#3. Los Cauquenes Resort

Boasting beautiful panoramic views of the Beagle Channel and the mountains at the end of the World, the 5-star Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences offers luxury accommodations near the remote Tierra del Fuego national park.

Unique views, Cozy accommodation, extremely friendly staff, and the finest Patagonia cuisine… what can go wrong! Oh, and the Cerro Castor ski resort is just a 25 minutes drive away… this stunning resort is sure to exceed your expectations.

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#4. El Casco Art Hotel

Romantic, cool, and unique hotel in the Argentine Patagonia. We love the ideal location a few miles from Bariloche.

With its own artistic personality, El Casco Art Hotel rooms are decorated with exclusive paintings. Some rooms have a spacious seating area, a spa bath, and a balcony with lake views. The hotel’s easy access to Cerro Catedral in the City of San Carlos de Bariloche offers an excellent opportunity to spend your ski days in a fancy hotel overlooking Nahuel Huapi Lake.

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#5. Las Balsas

A blue Maison immersed in the woods by the lake. Your place to live memorable moments in Patagonia.

The hotel is also a member of the Relais & Châteaux collection, so expect top-quality service. You are located about 20 minutes from the charming boutique ski Resort of Cerro Bayo in Patagonia, in my opinion, a totally off-the-beaten-path option. You can also explore the well-known Cerro Catedral in San Carlos de Bariloche and Cerro Chapelco in San Martin de Los Andes.

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#6. Tipiliuke lodge

The luxury lodge is a world-famous fly fishing and leisure resort in Patagonia, Argentina. Other options include Horseback Riding, Hiking, or just Relaxing in the spa. During the wintertime, skiers come from around the world to ski in Cerro Chapelco, only 30 minutes drive. Also close to San Carlos de Bariloche, with its Cerro Catedral is a great location with the most outstanding personalized service.

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#7. Casa La Escondida

This charming hidden gem is located in Puerto Manzano, just before Villa La Angostura and only 3km from the Cerro Bayo boutique ski resort. We love the private beachfront on Nahuel Huapi Lake that grants visitors immediate access to Patagonia’s outdoor activities.

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✨Best Boutique and Luxury hotels in the heart of Buenos Aires

#8. Alvear Palace

With its prime location in Recoleta, in the heart of Buenos Aires, and nearby Puerto Madero, elegance and Comfort in the most distinctive Luxury way you can imagine. Maybe it’s a lot to say… but some consider Alvear Palace hotel one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. You should check it out with your own eyes!

Visiting Alvear Palace 👉

#9 Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

The “Palace” is also located in the exclusive area of Recoleta, just in the heart of Buenos Aires, with easy access to Puerto Madero, the new modern area of the Capital City of Argentina. A perfect combination of a Luxury Landmark with Elegant Suits reflects the traditional belle époque of Buenos Aires.

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#10. Fierro Hotel

A 4-star boutique hotel located in the center of Palermo Hollywood, offering modern and spacious rooms with a personalized service that will make you feel at home. We love its dramatic colors, award-winning restaurant, excellent wine list, and large beautiful rooms.

#11. Legado Mitico

Another Boutique Hotel we love, with its great location, right in the heart of Palermo. This is an attractive option if you are looking for more intimate and tranquil accommodation in the capital city of Argentina. Its 11 rooms are beautifully decorated to honor mythical figures from Argentina’s cultural history.

#12. Casa Sur Bellini

The elegant property Featuring an outdoor pool and spa, is the perfect place to explore the Palermo district and its green area, “Los Bosques de Palermo.” The on-site restaurant is handy and offers an excellent option for foodie travelers.

#13. Algodon Mansion

The mansion is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires’ most elegant residential neighborhood, Recoleta, and close to Puerto Madero. The sophisticated and sexy atmosphere makes Algodon a perfect luxury romantic place to stay in the Capital of Argentina.

✨Best Boutique hotels to experience the Wine Country in Argentina

#14. Cavas Wine Lodge

If you are looking for privacy, tranquility, and unmistakable romance with a wow factor… Cavas is the right option for you!

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Prime located in a 55-acre vineyard with only 18 rooms, this boutique property will captivate you with the wine tastings, the food, the luxurious spa treatments, and the surrounding natural beauty. Drinking a glass of Malbec on your private terrace overlooking the sunset is one of the most romantic experiences you will have!

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#15. Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel and spa

A mix of modern and relaxed atmosphere surrounded by the splendor of the Andes Mountains, a great way to enjoy the Malbec wine tasting in Mendoza. The 24- luxury rooms are set in nearly a dozen acres of Malbec.

#16. The Vines Resort and Spa

The 5-star hotel was ranked number 33 by Condé Nast’s Hot List of the Best New Hotels in the World. There is a reason for that! The 21 deluxe villas offer amazing views of the Lake and the Andes.

“The Vines of Mendoza is more than an extraordinary place. The Vines immerses you in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty, and warm-hearted hospitality.”

#17. House of Jasmines

The elegant and full of simplicity house is set on 100 Hectares in a prime location at the foot of the Andes, in the charming town of Salta, just 2 hours flight from the Capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

The warmth, the friendship, and the special care in every detail are characteristics of Jasmines, part of the Relais Chateaux collection. Relax in these landscapes imbued with the magic of the ancient Quechua civilization and enjoy breathtaking views of the Andes.

READ MORE: The Most Romantic Wine Hotels in South America

#18. Grace Cafayate

Grace Wine Hotel is tucked away in Cafayate, Argentina’s province of Salta. Cafayate is another of Argentina’s best wine-producing areas and offers discerning travelers great opportunities to see the wine production process and enjoy the best wine tasting.

Grace Cafayate Hotel is located in the Calchaquí Valley. A luxury hotel and spa in Argentina where you can expect to be pampered! This hotel is well-located to allow visits to the area’s many wineries. The hotel offers excellent dining, a golf course, and a swimming pool. A polo field is situated on the premises for the sport’s enthusiasts.

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#19. Colome Winery and Estancia

Located near Molinos in northwest Argentina, is this hidden gem in Argentina. Colome Winery & Estancia—is the oldest winery in Argentina with exceptional high-altitude wines and one of the highest vineyards in the world.

The story of Colome, the modern winery, the scene where it is located, and the Gorgeous boutique hotel with nine guest rooms and an art museum make this a unique place to stay in South America.

Read more: Clara visited Colome Winery and Estancia, a hidden gem in a hidden destination.

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Clara visiting Colome Estancia this autumn.

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Best hotels to explore Argentine Patagonia

#20. Explora Chalten

A New Lodge from the Explora collection, ideal for those visiting El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia; If you have some extra time after visiting Los Glaciares National Park, home to the Spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, a stay in Explora Chalten is a perfect spot to go. We love the prime location with spectacular views of the Fitz Roy Mountains.

#21. Aguas Arriba

With the best panoramic views of Patagonia, Aguas Arriba is a Boutique hotel full of magic. Extend your stay in El Calafate, Argentine Patagonia, home to the Glaciares National park; After seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina, head to one of the best-hidden gems in Patagonia, near the Village of El Chalten.

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#22. Bahia Bustamante eco-retreat

An all-inclusive Eco-retreat offering a prime location in Argentine Patagonia, with the possibility of seeing the Magellanic Penguins just from the lodge and the best close encounter with nature you will find in Patagonia.

#23. Eolo lodge

The only all-inclusive Luxury Resort in El Calafate, Argentine Patagonia; a Relais and Chateaux experience to access Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina with sophisticated simplicity.

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#24. Los Ponchos

A Small boutique hotel in the town of El Calafate, Argentine Patagonia; an easy place to visit Los Glaciares National Park and enjoy the beautiful Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina

READ MORE: Unique Accommodation in Patagonia You Will Never Want to Leave

✨Best Luxury hotels and Resorts in Iguazu Falls & Esteros

#25. Awasi Iguazu Iguazu Falls

The whole experience that this Relais Chateaux offers is truly one of a kind. Awasi is an exclusive luxury paradise, with only 14 villas with a private pool and decoration inspired by local Guarani Crafts. Awasi is the prime location to explore the fabulous Iguazu Falls and the rainforest and learn about the indigenous Guarani people’s Culture.

#26. Gran Melia Iguazu

It’s all about location and breathtaking views. The 5-star hotel is located inside the Iguazu falls National Park, allowing you to Immerse yourself in natural serenity by Iguazú falls in the heart of the jungle. The luxurious tranquility and the mystical energy of Iguazú National Park are one of the reasons we picked Gran Melia.

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#27. Puerto Valle Hotel de Esteros

A Luxury small hotel with exclusive access to the Ibera Marshes. It’s also the first sustainable luxury lodge in Corrientes Province, just 5 ½ hours driving from the Iguazu Falls National Park or 2 hours flying from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. You can explore the Argentine Wetlands, horseback riding in the estancia, or go fly fishing; then be ready because the simplicity of homemade food is waiting for you!

READ MORE: Stay at the Best Ranches in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

#28. Estancia Rincon Del Socorro

An authentic experience in the Ibera Marshes, an off-the-beaten-track destination in Argentina. The Estancia is very private and a genuine encounter with nature; it’s a unique natural paradise.

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Diverse natural ecosystems can be found: several temporarily flooded grasslands known as malezales, beautiful Caranday palm groves, broomsedge, savannas, Espinal woodlands, and gallery forests.

✨Best Boutique and Luxury estancias and cattle ranches

#29. Estancia Nibepo Aike

Located in El Calafate, Argentine Patagonia, a working estancia that offers all-inclusive accommodation, nearby trekkings, and fly fishing spots. What I like the most about Nibepo Aike is how it retains the essence of the original Patagonian estancias, including the typically Patagonian pioneer architecture. Just 1 hour from El Calafate, a hidden gem to explore the Glaciers national park differently.

Maria Visiting Nibepo Aike Estancia with her Family 😄

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#30. La Bamba Estancia

The 5-star charming establishment is part of the Relais Chateaux collection offering the best food you would expect to try, especially the ”real asados” done by the experts. This hidden gem is tucked away in the countryside, near San Antonio de Areco, and is one of the oldest estancias in Argentina.

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All in the estancia is about Polo; the leather, wood and wool decoration, and even the polo team practices on the field next door, and the rooms are named after famous horses. A place to immerse yourself in the local culture of Argentina for sure!

#31. Los Potreros Estancia

Some places nail it… its magic… you will never feel more at home while traveling than in Los Potreros. They are the warmest hosts ever; you can tell how passionate they are about their place. Eat the best food, relax, go horseback riding, bird-watching … and most importantly, make new friends. Argentina is a pleasant land, the land of the gaucho, and this place will show you why!

Read More: The Best Countryside Travel Experiences: Argentina & Uruguay

Some Q&A for you!

This guide is reaching an end… but before that, I’d like to answer some last questions … these are things you might be thinking of… 🤷

👉 Ski Resorts in Argentina look fantastic … but, is there good skiing in Argentina?

Definitely YES! Not all is about the wine, the Tango, the football, or the Gaucho! If you enjoy skiing, Argentina is known to be one of the best ski destinations in the world.

Argentina’s most developed and modern ski resort is Cerro Catedral in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia. However, you can also ski in Tierra del Fuego, right at the end of the world in Cerro Castor, Ushuaia. There are other well-known ski resorts, such as Cerro Chapelco, Las Lenas in Mendoza, and the boutique ski resort of Cerro Bayo.

Just remember that the Winter season in Argentina runs from the end of June to Mid September. The ski season in Argentina is very busy, so plan your stay months (6-8 months at least).

👉Which are the best neighborhoods to stay in in Buenos Aires?

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Our favorite areas in Buenos Aires are Recoleta and Palermo. The charming Recoleta is close to parks, the famous Recoleta Cemetery, and many restaurants and bars. Palermo is one of the city’s nicest parts, with many beautiful parks, shops, and fantastic restaurants. Puerto Madero is another excellent option to explore Buenos Aires; more modern and tucked away.

👉Which luxury resorts in Argentina have rooms with great views?

Most of the hotels and lodges we select are because of their fantastic panoramic views. Places like Arakur and Cauquenes overlooking the Beagle Channel, Llao Llao facing the immense blue waters of Nahuel Huapi … or waking up to feel the power of the Iguazu Falls at the Gran Melia Resort… are experiences you will never forget in your life.

I recommend booking with a lot in anticipation (6/8 months in advance), and don’t forget to ask for a room with a view – not all rooms have those incredible views you are looking for!

👉 I’m planning a honeymoon in Argentina…Which are romantic resorts for honeymoons?

OHH, I love this question! Romantic luxury hotels are my favorites! Some hidden gems like Eolo in Calafate, Aguas Arriba in Chalten, the original Cavas Wine Lodge, and possibly Algodon in Buenos Aires are among my favorite options for honeymooners or – those like me – who are celebrating anniversaries!

👉What is an “estancia” in Argentina?

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This is a good one! In Argentina, we keep talking about Estancias as if people knew what we’re talking about! Estancia is the word used to describe a Farm or a Ranch. Like Los Potreros or La Bamba mentioned before, these are traditional working family ranches in the countryside; sometimes, they are actively working cattle ranches. If you are looking for authentic horseback riding, gauchos, and polo, an estancia is the suitable accommodation for you when visiting Argentina.

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I genuinely believe that accommodation is part of the success of any holiday. One can only achieve it when picking accommodations that are right for you.

Argentina offers the best quality resorts and lodges in South America. The country is full of lovely lodgings offering charming boutique luxury hotels, resorts, or estancias with character, with an eye on sustainability in one-of-a-kind locations in South America.

Either you are going to the Argentine Patagonia, the Iguazu Falls, the Perito Moreno Glacier, or the Southernmost Ski resorts. I know that choosing the best resorts in Argentina that are right for you is crucial.

Maybe you want to enjoy the Andes mountains, a Romantic getaway in Uco Valley, see the spectacular views of the end of the world; you want to learn about Polo or Gauchos – or want to be at the heart of Buenos Aires;

Argentina has the best luxury and boutique Resorts you can find in South America for your 2023 travels. I already shared 31 of them with you … so, which ones are you going to pick?

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Remember that … advance planning is key to finding availability – 6 to 8 months to access these great boutiques, Luxury Resorts, and hotels in Argentina, or even more during the peak season!

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Clara Barciela Co-founder Across South America

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