I was originally planning to stay at the Llao Llao, as that was the hotel highly recommended by a colleague. When I went online to book, there were no rooms available for when I would be in Bariloche, so I decided to book at the Aldebaran instead.
I was certainly not disappointed with my stay. The hotel has a country estate feeling, almost if I were staying in someone's home. I had just arrived from BA, and was suffering a rather severe cold, so the Aldebaran was just the place to get some rest and recuperation.
The room was simply gorgeous, designed in a very minimalist way. I had a balcony overlooking the lake and the snow capped Cerro Otto, and I could sit there for hours just taking in the view. The accomodations were large and comfortable, and the bathroom was so large it could be mistake for a squash court. My only complaint was the location of the bathroom windows, a little too low that it didn't afford a lot of privacy, but then again, it was a secluded small hotel and privacy was not an issue.
Service was very good and professional. The front desk staff always helped us find things to do and arrange for trips, understanding that I was too sick to do anything overly exerting. They even got us on a very exciting trip zip-lining through the snowy forest - a highly recommended trip.
Because of the remote location, it was difficult to get away for dinner at outside restaurants. I ate dinner mostly there, and the food was very well prepared. It took a while for service to warm up, but by the second meal, the professionalism opened up to a more friendly demeanor.
Overall I would highly recommend the Aldebaran for a wonderful, secluded escape. Because of its remote location, don't expect to go out to town after a day of skiing or hiking - it's far too remote. However, I think that's what adds to it's charm.
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- Also Known As:
- Aldebaran Hotel San Carlos De Bariloche
- Aldebaran Hotel And Spa