I spent 2 days, 1 night in the area and lodged at this hotel. My reason for choosing the Hotel Saint George was logistics: the location right in front of the bus terminal was incredibly convenient for me, and as another tripadvisor contributor suggested it, I was sold on the idea from the start.
From the moment I arrived at 1:20pm after a 16 hour bus ride, all I wanted was my room and a shower - particularly as I wasn't accustomed to the high humidity and sub-tropic weather conditions. Unfortunately their rule about a 2pm check-in was not flexible and I had no choice but to proceed straight to my sightseeing exactly as I was. The man behind the desk consoled me a little by saying that I could have a shower after my day of sightseeing the next day and before I got on my bus to leave Iguazu, even though I would have already been checked out...
Once I returned to the hotel that day from visiting the falls, I couldn't have been more desperate for a shower. I went to my room (which was a big triple with spacious bathroom luckily), and discovered that there was no hot water! I called the desk several times and they sent someone to have a look, but all he could do was confirm that yes, there was no hot water.
After an hour of calls to the desk, by this point it was 8:30 and I was also very hungry. I asked for a room change, and I eventually was given one and also upgraded for the inconvenience, which was appreciated. By the time this was all settled it was so late and I was so famished that I had to go to dinner, alas, without a shower.
When I finally got my shower I was so grateful - there was hot water too. And, the internet connection was better in this wing of the hotel (they say they have wifi throughout the premises, but sadly there are many parts of the building where the wifi just doesn't pick up). I slept well, in spite of the dripping from the air conditioning unit.
The next morning I was generally satisfied with breakfast. There was tea, coffee, juices and water, and to eat there were various types of breads and pastries as well as hard-boiled eggs, sausage/hot dogs, ham, cheese and fruit. Checkout was easy too, as they had made me pay for the room upon check-in.
After a day of walking in Iguazu, when I returned to the hotel before catching my bus so that I could have that long-desired shower I was promised the day before, I was told that it was "occupied" and unavailable! This was very much the last straw for me, but luckily one of the men behind the desk knew of the difficulties I had the night before, and let me use the shower in the spa, which would otherwise not have been permitted.
Anything else... the computers require you to buy an internet access card with a code. The pool is nice and was a selling point for me, but sadly was overrun by screaming children. The food options at the bar behind the pool are expensive and disappointing. The rate for the room was well more than the hotel is worth. The location, however, is as convenient as can be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Saint George is located in the center of Puerto Iguazú, 17 km from the most beautiful scenery of nature, the Iguazu Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Sustainability is also part of our identity at Hotel Saint George, in this way we take pride in our Sustainability Policy, across the entire hotel. It is reflected in aspects such as the use of materials with low environmental impact, or waste management, among others. Throughout the hotel, you will find Sustainable Tips with which you can join our Sustainable Management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint George Hotel
- Saint George Puerto Iguazu