Here is the perfect destination for all who wish to discover a glorious mountain, lakeside and forest retreat amid some of the world’s finest, most inspirational scenery. The resort is the Llao Llao Hotel, Resort, Golf and Spa, and the setting is Argentine’s Patagonian Lake District. It is wild and majestically beautiful.
But this is no hidden retreat: it is easily accessible—just two hours from Buenos Aires—and among the activities are golf, world-class skiing, flyfishing, walking and cycling, wining and dining and a Belle Epoque atmosphere, all enjoyed in air that is so refreshing it tastes like wine. For all these reasons and more, our travel specialists chose the Llao Llao—surely one of the world’s most stunning secret escapes.
People come to these mountains to soak in the cool, fresh landscapes created by the vast forests, glacier-fed lakes and picturesque alpine-style villages, and the Llao Llao Resort is the perfect place to stay—one of the finest resorts in the region. A Leading Hotel of the World, Llao Llao stands on a promontory amid ancient cypresses, facing the crystal waters of lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno and with a tremendous amphitheatre of towering mountains of sheer granite crowned by glistening snow as backdrop, including the famed volcanic peak of Mount Tronador.
The Llao Llao Hotel was built in 1940 at the height of Argentina’s Belle Epoque, a large, impressive resort created from huge cypress logs and the green stone that is typical of the region. It is among the most luxurious resorts in the Argentine lakes and has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious places to stay.
There are 205 rooms and suites, most with magnificent mountain or lake views, all well appointed and containing all the amenities you would expect from a five-star resort. The new Moreno wing contains rooms with unhindered views of magnificent Lake Moreno: they range from the 538sq ft Studio to the 1,506sq ft Royal Lake Suite. As to food, there are three excellent choices of dining style, serving everything from delicious Patagonian lamb to international cuisine and, of course, English afternoon tea.
Leisure facilities at this stunning resort include a challenging 18-hole golf course with unbelievably good views, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a spa and health club, sauna and gymnasium, mountain biking and archery. As to sports requiring water, there is everything from boating on the lakes and the hotel marina to flyfishing for trout, windsurfing, canoeing and rafting. And of course, this being Argentina, you can learn to dance the tango.
Llao Llao is of course an excellent destination for skiing in the Patagonian winter: nearby Cerro Catedral is one of the major ski resorts in Argentina, offering 67 km of glorious slopes of various difficulties, reaching 2.000 metres above sea level. There are options for all ski disciplines, including off-piste. During the season—July and August—the hotel provides free transfers to Cerro Catedral.
When to Go
Go at any time, but Argentina’s summer (December to February) is mild and sunny and winter (July and August) are ski season.
LAN and Aerolineas Argentinas fly nonstop to Bariloche from Buenos Aires. Flying time 2 hours 20 minutes.
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