Need to know
16, including nine suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability (charged at 50 per cent of the room rate). Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $400.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
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 <i>alfajores</i> (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 <i>terroir</i>. 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-12s 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.