We ended up here by chance after it was recommended by owners of the Estancia we stayed at. We even cancelled a prepaid hotel to get this chance and it was well worth the financial loss!!! It is not what everyone would consider perfect but I expect if you are considering this location you are not expecting a city sky rise hotel experience :) it is extrememly true to nature but also to comfort and relaxation with a very casual elegance. The four huts are huge and great for families or for romantic getaways. The river is the lookout from the cottages and the main house where all three meals and afternoon tea are served. The meals are communal with other guests, and as We stayed five nights, the first had other people who were soooo wonderful and the remainder was just us which was incredibly special too. The food was amazing for every meal and the wine selection ( which costs extra ) was perfect in variety and cost. The staff and tour guides were so special I cried when I left and although we didn't see many animals (which at least in part is due to the rainforest destruction) we could hear lots and the treks were different and had varying flora. The owners have great knowledge and passion of the rainforest and tell you all about the changes; It made the stay all the more special and the attention to environmental impact was something we should all pay more attention to. They do supply all the toiletries to decrease the environmental impact but it was totally fine for us (and I love my usual salon shampoo). It was a perfect end to our time in Argentina and would recommend it for a short or longer stay to unwind; perfect for nature lovers or just busy people needing to take a deep breath. We Would go back again in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Don Enrique was inspired by the rainforest surrounding this land. It was built with recycled wood from fallen trees, old constructions and discarded material from forest exploit. Don Enrique is a small hotel hidden within the paranaense jungle, far from any town, urban area or main road. It is a wild and pristine area governed by the jungle and its wildlife. This mountain range is located at about 180 miles from Posadas, 180 miles from Iguazu Falls and 25 miles from El Soberbio. Not far off Saltos del Mocona, Don Enrique was built in a deep jungle ravine, beside the winding Paraiso river, south from Corredor Verde and Reserva de Biosfera Yaboti. The hotel is characterized by the cozy rusticity in its rooms and by its outside areas facing rio Paraiso. Service and attention are carefully personalized, which is why there are only a few rooms available. In 2010, Don Enrique received the "Lugares" Award (La Nacion) as the best boutique hotel in Argentina. The cabins are spread along the riverbank and designed for visitors to become immersed in nature, away from mind-distracting technology. A verandah and a terrace facing the enchanting river can be much more picturesque than an LCD in front of the bed. Our guests know how difficult it is to get here, and it is precisely such difficulty that preserves the magic of this place. Only a 4WD vehicle can threaten the tranquil privacy of this area. Those who seek for adventure, love nature, or simply want to experience being in touch with earth, water and the vibrant natural diversity of Misiones will find their refuge in Don Enrique. Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Don Enrique Hotel
- Don Enrique Lodge Argentina/El Soberbio