Need to know
Sixteen, including nine suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability (charged at 50 per cent of the room rate). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $315.00.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast and some non-alcoholic drinks.
In the games room guests can play pool and computer games, and flip through the large coffee-table book collection.
At the hotel
Spa, sauna, steam room, gym, tennis courts, vineyards, stables, tennis courts, asado (barbecue), living room, games room and free WiFi throughout. Bikes and helmets, a computer, laptop or iPad can be borrowed for free, on request. In rooms: a 42” flatscreen TV; a free bottle of Malbec and a seasonal platter of chocolate, nuts and alfajores (spiced honey and almond biscuits), Nespresso coffee machine; a minibar; an Egyptian cotton bathrobe and slippers; and Fuegia bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The lagoon-facing rooms on the top floor have a glass frontage for full-on scenery. There’s a private balcony too, and the sleek modern bath tubs (they’ll fit two if you don’t mind a close encounter) are right by the floor-to-ceiling windowpane. There’s a curtain if you’re feeling shy. When built, the concrete-and-steel Bungalows will look like villas from the future, with Corbusier-esque clean-cut modernism and rooftop Jacuzzis.
The unheated outdoor pool looms over the lagoon on a concrete platform. The hotel sits along one side and sunloungers are scattered about, but swim to the infinity edge and you’re immersed in timeless Mendocenean terroir. It’s large enough for lazy laps, and a Jacuzzi bubbles away to one side.
The minimalist mod spa offers vinotherapy and hydrotherapy treatments. There's an aromatic cedar sauna and wet sauna, steam room and relaxation area. There's a fitness centre too and an open-air Jacuzzi and solarium.
A star chart so you can impress your partner when peeking through the top-floor telescope.
The hotel’s common areas are wheelchair friendly, and the ground-floor Cordón del Plata room has been adapted for mobility-impaired guests.
Over-16s can stay, but most activities require ID, so it’s best to leave the kids at home.
Low-energy equipment and solar panels are used throughout, and grass and wildflowers poke through the hotel’s ‘green roof’. The herbicide- and pesticide-free estate grows everything from Swiss chard to fava beans in the kitchen garden, and the central man-made lagoon (filled with run-off water from the Andes) is used for low-impact irrigation.