A taxi drive from the airport to the View Hotel is quite expensive and I would suggest calling the hotel upfront to request a taxi pick up (120A$ vs 70-80A$, there is also a bus service but the busses are old and not very comfortable). They have no pick up service from the hotel. The reception was friendly although nothing out of the ordinary as was the case by many other Argentinean Hotels. The owner I believe is not Argentinean and you feel this right away.
The room I had was 106, and was directly above the reception so therefore you hear all conversations quite annoying if you want to relax. And the door bell can be heard through out the day as well as the front door is locked so this is bothersome as well. The room looks neat. The writing bureau has no chair! In the whole room there is no chair to sit. Just a hooker which obviously gives no back support. The closet is open and has no doors. Inconvenient as all can be seen. There is no safe in the room which is a big miss if you ask me. Also no minibar not that I would use it. But it shows a lack of essentials. The bathroom looked nice, however the toilet role was did not have a nicely folded piece of paper to show care in cleaning has been performed the paper was torn instead... Also the toilet paper is of such bad and thin quality you need to triple layer it yourself to prevent a mess. There was only 1 toilet paper role so which was half used. After half I day I ran out of toilet paper. Not what you expect from a 3*** hotel, and not even a spare role there...
Also when I took a shower I found 2 female hairs in the bathtub and mind you I'm a guy. The maid I saw didn't have that color hair so great cleaning I must say.
The shower (big shower head) looks great and the bathtub too. However amenities are very scarce just two little sachets with shampoo and conditioner and some soap. No shower gel or body lotion. Last the walls are paper thin so you hear the other guests going to the toilet and taking a shower.
The internet in the room worked okay on my iPhone it was of medium speed on my MacBookPro it kept dropping and was unstable.
The breakfast was very small and had no cheeses or meats/cold cuts. The cereals were very limited and there was no plain muesli. There were no individual yoghurts only in large glass to be pored, 1 flavor strawberry or something like that. There was no bread only some crackers and half dry panacotta and some Argentinean style croissants. Two jams were available . There were fresh fruits and strawberries. The hot water for tea is not marked so you can easily poor coffee instead of hot water. All in all not tht great. And it only starts from 8am and most excursions pick you up from 8am at the hotel or earlier. Not well organized. I was able to have a quick breakfast however not a sufficient one for the day.
The guy at the reception was not very helpful with tours last night as I looked on internet and in the folder he gave me and there I found much more options and tours to do. The receptionist only directed me to the closest backpackers agent. clearly he didn't think one could be interested in the 7 lakes tour by boat?? Be sure to book a day in advance to prevent disappointment. And be sure to explore all options as many tour operators are tourist traps such as the Turisur tours I booked I cannot recommend them. There are more tour operators check on line or in Bariloche walk along the Bartolomé Mitre Street. Go to the offices (15-25min walk from hotel depending on which one) before 9am so that you are sure to have a seat as online booking is not possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new concept in hotel design made especially for the comfort of the visitor. Located in the heart of Bariloche, View Hotel offers marvelous panoramic views. As is common with this style of lodging, the hotel combines a sophisticated level of design, ambiance, modern technology, impeccable service and personalized attention, creating an unforgettable experience for all of our guests. ... more less
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