This hotel has many great attributes but it's not focussed on wine, as it would have you believe, and the service is not up to standard. There are plenty of good qualities about the hotel but wine and service are not included in them.
1. Wine - the sommelier knew his stuff and was clearly embarrassed by the wine pairing with the New Years dinner. He had no involvement in closing these wines and it was obvious to anyone who knows anything about wine that they were completely inappropriate for the food being served. If I were to guess I would say that it was purely a management decision based on best value wine rather than a proper food/wine pairing.
2. a) we almost missed our flight because the hotel car was over 30 mins late to collect us from the hotel, despite booking the car the night before. We ended up catching a local taxi as we couldn't wait any longer. Prior to this we missed breakfast because breakfast was served 25 mins after we ordered it and we didn't have time to eat it.
b) breakfast service was very, very, very slow....leave yourself lots of time if you want tea, toast or a cooked breakfast
c) prices are not provided for the extra's. Costs for the hotel car, tours, evening meals etc are not provided until you check out (unless you specifically ask). TIP - it's much better value to catch a cab to a local restaurant than use the hotel cars. Also 1884 is a much better place to eat than the Cavas
d) do your own research on which vineyards to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cavas Wine Lodge is located amid the snow-capped Andes Mountains and the fertile, green vineyards of Mendoza. It is the fist hotel in Mendoza dedicated to wine and all its secrets. Guests are drawn to the Cavas Wine Lodge for its privacy, tranquility and unmistakable romance. Guests are encouraged to indulge in wine, food, luxurious spa treatments and the surrounding natural beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cavas Wine Hotel Agrelo
- Cavas Wine Mendoza
- Cavas Wine Lodge Mendoza/Lujan De Cuyo, Argentina