5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche

I was recently deleting photos on my Iphone (I’ve got over 22,000!?!), & scrolling through sooo many pictures can render you immune to beauty.  But when I stumbled upon my long-forgotten photos of San Carlos de Bariloche: it made me pause.  This place is SO GORGEOUS.  Unbelievably so.  The only place in the U.S. it reminds me of is Lake Tahoe ~ but Bariloche may be prettier, with its soaring, craggy mountains & numerous waterways, all converging into Huapi Lake.  Though it’s in Patagonia, which is known for its iconic, rugged hikes: you’ll find far more pampering here.  To that end, let’s check out “5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche.”

5 Jaw-Dropping Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Llao Llao Hotel & Golf Resort is the most famous hotel in Bariloche. Photo by Llao Llao.

Map of Bariloche

Bariloche is located in northern Patagonia, by the Chilean border.  Because flights were so expensive, I took a 24-hour bus ride from El Chalten to Bariloche….& I would NOT do that again!  That was a terrible day of travel!!  Because Bariloche is fairly isolated, I HIGHLY recommend booking a flight there ~ & book early, as these flights sell out.

Llao Llao Resort

Liloray Suites

El Casco Art Hotel

Las Balsas Gourmet

Luma Casa de Montana

1. Lirolay Suites

Chalet-Styled Boutique Hotel with In-Room Hot Tubs!

We’ll start our tour with the hotel closest to Bariloche: Lirolay Suites ($119+).  When you pull up, the Swiss-styled exterior will make you fell like you’re in the Alps ~ & hot tubs in every room will only enhance this feeling.  With private entrances, massive picture windows, decadent jacuzzis, & balconies in every room, plus a cozy, upscale-log cabin vibe: this is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway. 

And if you feel like exploring town, it’s just a quick drive away. 

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

A picture is worth a thousand words.

With rooms starting around $100 U.S./night, this is one of the most affordable luxury options on the list. 

Check prices at Lirolay here.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Liloray is the closest luxury hotel to the town of Bariloche; everywhere else on this list requires a bit longer drive.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

The Lago Suite….

“We stayed for 2 nights at Lirolay Suites & it felt like staying with family. Small boutique hotel that did not disappoint. And then the view from the room was…absolutely stunning.

 

– Robert F.

2. El Casco Art Hotel

Modern Yet Warm, with Original Art in Every Room

Where Lirolay is cozy & European, El Casco Art Hotel ($318+) is more sleek & modern.  Their clean rooms have an understated elegance.  With only 33 rooms, this is a boutique hotel, with original artwork in every room.  On the grounds, you’ll find a highly-rated spa, beautiful gardens, solarium, heated indoor/outdoor pool, steam room & sauna.  If you’re visiting during the summer (December through February), there’s easy access to boating, swimming, & fishing. 

And during the winter, El Casco is just minutes from Cerro Catedral Ski Resort.

Check prices for El Casco here.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the WorldThis could be your view at El Casco Art Hotel.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Sleek & modern.

“Rooms are big & full of light, with warm decoration, overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake. The view from our room was stunning, & had a balcony with chairs & plants. All bedrooms are decorated with Argentine paintings from famous artists.”

 

Review from FlywithLola

3. Llao Llao Hotel & Golf Resort

The Most Iconic Hotel in Patagonia

And now we come to the most iconic hotel in Bariloche, & perhaps all of Patagonia: the Llao Llao Hotel & Golf Resort ($470+).  During my stay, I took a 17-mile bike ride around this side of the lake, & biked right by the Llao Llao.  All I can say is: WOW.  With its unique position perched atop a small hill, surrounded by mountains & lake on all sides ~ this is one of the most magnificent hotel sites I’ve ever seen, anywhere in the world. 

The Most Amazing Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

No Bariloche hotel is more famous than the Llao Llao: which sits alone atop a beautiful promontory, offering stunning mountain & lake views in all directions. Photo by Black Tomato.

And it’s one of the region’s most historic hotels, built in 1938.  With over 200 rooms (in two different wings), five restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, indoor & outdoor pools, a marina + beach, & health club with sauna & spa: this is one of the largest hotels in Bariloche.  It’s a great destination for families, couples, & those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip. 

Check prices at the Llao Llao here.

The Most Amazing Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

More great in-room hot tubs…

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Established in 1938, when Patagonia was virtually uninhabited, the Llao Llao is the most historic hotel on the list.

“One of a kind experience! So memorable, we plan to go back for sure. At arrival, it immediately reminded me of the beauty of the mountains & lakes in Switzerland. In both winter & summer, the Llao Llao is a choice you won’t regret.”

 

Nicolas E.

4. Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel & Spa

Peaceful Relaix & Chateaux Property with Delicious Food

Now we’re heading a little further north, just an hour’s drive from Bariloche: to the beautiful Villa la Angostura region.  A Relaix & Chateaux property, the charming blue Las Balsas Gourmet Hotel ($399+) is calmer & more peaceful than the other hotels ~ because you’re that much further from the bustle of Bariloche.  Known for their food, you can also rent bikes here, enjoy their infinity pool, get a massage, go horseback riding, or simply explore one of many hikes in the area. 

Then again, you can also enjoy their private beach & daily happy hour!

The Most Amazing Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

A tranquil & romantic poolside setting…

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Rooms at Las Balsas are full of character & charm. Photo by Las Balsas.

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The lake view from Las Balsas.

“Stunning location & beautiful hotel. Excellent service & food ~ the restaurant is superb, one of the best I’ve eaten in while living in Argentina for over four years. Staff is wonderful & knowledgeable. Common areas are beautiful, & the tiny bar is a dream.

 

A very special place.”

 

– Pablo Rossello

5. Luma Casa de Montana

Elegant 8-Room Boutique Hotel with AMAZING Lake Views

For our final hotel, we’ll stay in Angostura & check into elegant Luma Casa de Montana ($335+).  Blending the eclectic with a mountain feel: this is the most unique hotel on the list.  With just 8 rooms, you’re more likely to hear birds singing, or waves lapping against the shore.  This is less a family hotel, more a couple’s getaway or solo retreat.  You’ll feel like family here, & rooms are some of the most spacious on the list. 

Plus, you’ll still find amenities such as a lovely pool, sauna, & spa ~ & daily breakfasts with awe-inspiring lake views.

The Most Amazing Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Views from Luma Casa de Montana.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Poolside. Photo by Booking.com

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche, Argentina, Girl Who Travels the World

Character-filled, elegant rooms at Luma.

“The room we stayed in offered the best views we’ve ever had from a hotel: Nahuel Huapi Lake & the Andes mountains behind it. Almost every nice hotel in the region has lakefront rooms, but the privileged location of this place beats anyone I can imagine.

 

Perfection.”

 

Daniel S.

5 Jaw-Dropping Luxury Hotels in Bariloche

That’s a wrap on luxurious accommodations in Bariloche!  I’ve written much on Argentina: check out my guide to Argentina’s Salt Flats, or find out how much I spent on a trip to Patagonia, & where my favorite Patagonian hikes are. 

xoxo Noelia

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