Bustling cities, streetside tangos, gaucho culture, wafting grills, and the mighty Andes – Argentina offers a plethora of opportunities for travelers to experience the rich culture and breathtaking nature of the country. Argentina is an impossibly vast and beautiful country that keeps drawing travelers back to its varied landscapes and cities. Immerse yourself in the local culture and incredible landscapes while enjoying luxury accommodations, fine dining, and spa experiences. Enjoy bold travel adventures and a touch of decadence, by staying at luxury hotels in Argentina.
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1. Awasi Iguazú, Puerto Iguazú
Awasi Iguazú, owned and operated by the Awasi chain, which also stands behind the luxurious properties under the same name in Chile, the Awasi Atacama, and the Awasi Patagonia, is a member of the world-renowned Relais & Châteaux properties. The Awasi Iguazú villas feature an expansive and airy feel with a full sitting area as well as an indoor jacuzzi bath looking out to the privacy of the jungle and a private plunge pool in each. Each of the 14 luxury villas has been built as a stand-alone structure, set on stilts and looking out onto its own expanse of jungle.
Aarón Castillo Telleria is the Venezuelan head chef who began his Awasi journey in Patagonia and came to Iguazú when it opened. He finds unique, local ingredients in the jungle, and puts flavor and detail into each dish. A favorite is the cream of maize, coriander, lime, and orange served with maize popcorn, lime, salt, and cacao. It’s all Michelin-standard but not too fussy. Awasi is always all-inclusive, meaning all meals and alcohol. Have lunch at the lodge or take a gourmet picnic into the wilderness if you’re out and about—with tablecloths and wine.
2. The Vines Resort and Spa, Mendoza
Located in the heart of Argentina’s premier wine-growing region, just south of Mendoza, The Vines Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat for food and wine lovers and outdoor adventurers. Surrounded by 1,500 acres of private vineyard estates, the resort features elegant modern architecture and expansive private villas – all with outdoor decks and breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains at every turn. Spacious bathrooms have local stone walls and feature signature spa products. The resort’s 22 spacious villas have ample indoor/outdoor living space, with wood-burning fireplaces, open-air fire pits, plunge pools, hot tubs, and private rooftop terraces with 360-degree views.
Immersing themselves in the local atmosphere, guests can experience vino-therapy treatments in the spa, explore the rugged local countryside by horseback, or blend their own wines in the hotel’s state-of-the-art winery. The Vines Resort & Spa is a haven of laid-back luxury with a robust offering of culinary and wellness activities, winemaking endeavors, and outdoor adventures. Siete Fuegos, the resort’s signature restaurant, showcases open-flame grilling techniques mastered by Argentina’s acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann. The fitness center and yoga studio look out to the Andes, while three miles of running trails weave through the property’s vineyards.
3. Alvear Palace Spa and Fitness Center, Buenos Aires
For city lovers looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, the newly opened spa and fitness center at Alvear Place is the perfect urban oasis. Designed to curate an intimate atmosphere, guests here can enjoy a variety of herbal, marine, and mineral treatments as well as the full La Prarie product range. To alleviate the stress of a long flight, the spa even offers a ‘beauty express’ treatment including facials and luxury beauty treatments for those with little time to spare as well as an acupressure treatment designed to speed recovery from jet lag. The temperature and humidity from both the sauna and steam baths help to relax, purify the skin and favor the circulatory system.
As with most five-star hotels, the spa staff also takes requests and take into consideration guest requirements – so you can expect to enjoy your favorite spa treatments from home, here.
4. Faena Hotel, Buenos Aires
The hotel occupies a converted granary with soaring ceilings and prime city views. Inside, an art-inspired homage to Argentina, with one of the world’s best Malbec collections, a 1920s-inspired cabaret, and, of course, tango lessons from local experts. Prep for a long night of dancing with a soak in steaming spa tubs and a dinner of steaks that set a new standard. The hotel has 87 rooms, including 21 suites. With a freestanding tub designed by Philippe Starck and sweeping city views, the spacious Porteno Suites combine the best of city spirit and instant relaxation. The antiques-filled Skyline Rooms are smaller but have oversized white leather chairs, dramatic red velvet drapes, and the best views of the river.
For a feel of the East in the West, the Faena Hotel Spa comes complete with a stunning blue–light Zen meditation room, a private Turkish Hammam, a relaxation room and jacuzzi, and a terraced outdoor pool for a view of the city. Treatments are themed around beauty, style, and spirituality, with “therapies for the soul” such as pranic healing to revitalize the body’s energy aura, ayurvedic massages to balance mind and spirit, one–on–one yoga, meditation sessions, aromatherapy, and the ever–popular La Prarie range.
In addition to regular private treatments, the spa has a series of offerings that combine its clientele’s desire to be seen and pampered at the same time which include the four-handed reflexology treatment – even personal sunscreen application by the pool. There’s a stunning freshly squeezed juice menu and glamorous locals with spa and gym memberships frequent the Faena Bar on a Saturday night.
5. Entre Cielos, Mendoza
For oenophiles looking to sip where they stay, Entre Cielos is a hotel and vineyard perfect for a getaway to Argentina’s famed wine country. The rooms are styled in full 5-star décor and have an elegant contemporary design with terraces. Local specialties can be enjoyed at the scenic restaurant. Wine tastings can be arranged in the living room. Entre Cielos brings the first traditional Turkish hammam to Latin America.
The luxe spa, combined with vineyard and mountain views, plus upscale dining and an outdoor pool make for the perfect wellness getaway. The property also organizes tours such as horseback rides, vineyard tours, and outdoor activities such as trekking or river rafting for a side of adventure on your relaxation getaway.
6. Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa + Experiences, Ushuaia
Los Cauquenes Resort brings together luxury, sustainability, and incredible views to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world located in the Argentinian Patagonia and is often referred to as “The End of The World”. The resort has a stunning beach and offers guests the option to go boating to fully enjoy the beauty of the area. Guests can choose to stay in rooms that have mountain views or ocean views; whichever option they pick will give them stunning views of the surrounding area.
Los Cauquenes Resort + Spa and Experiences plays on this concept with their “End of The World ” Spa, which boasts incredible panoramic views of the Beagle Channel and the Martial Mountains. The hotel’s spa, which is also open to non-guests, has four treatment rooms, and two have bay views. The treatment menu includes various massages like deep tissue or hot stone, body wraps, exfoliators, facials, and more depending on the season. Treatments can also be personalized by guests, and all hotel guests can submit a request to the hotel for custom spa treatments, to their liking.
All guests have access to the gym, equipped with all of the major machines, steppers, stationary bikes, treadmills, weight machines, plus kettlebells and free weights, so sticking to your gym routine on vacation is not a problem. Guests can also use the hotel’s heated indoor pool, the indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, the sauna, and the steam room.
Whether you’re looking to prioritize health and wellness, gastronomy, romance, or adventure on your South America trip, Kuoda is here to ensure your travels include staying in of the best luxury hotels in Argentina – always prioritizing your comfort, safety, and experience. Get in touch with us today to start planning your travels.