Plaza Patagonia in Bariloche is a family run small apartment hotel with 3 large and 2 small accommodations. It is quite new, built about five years ago. Larger rooms on the 1st floor have separate bedrooms plus a loft. They are therefore suitable for families. The owner speaks English and she gave us very useful hiking information. We stayed there for nine days in late February 2012.
Even the small rooms (like ours called Frey) are spacious, cozy and clean. All rooms have a small kitchenette. The bathroom was large, and nicely decorated, it actually reminded us of South of France style! Upon arrival the heating was on in spite of the later summer and a daytime temperature of 15 degrees C. We understood the reason as 0 degrees C was registered early next morning! Even so, we had to adjust the temperature down. There’s no AC and probably no need for it normally.
Free internet access (plus Wi-Fi) was an additional asset.
The parking area behind the building is small, takes about five cars but more parking spaces can be found in front of the building.
The hotel is located at the busy Av. Bustillo (Km 6,126). However, nighttime traffic is negligible and does not pose a noise problem.
The proprietor has outsourced the small cafeteria/restaurant business in the same building.
During the day quite decent meals at good prices are served. However, they open quite late in the morning. So if you’re out early which is often the case in Bariloche it’s best to prepare your own breakfast. There’s also a popular restaurant Parrilla A Los Bifes next to the hotel.
Renting a car is recommended to explore Bariloche and the vicinity. For example, the drive to Catedral Village ski resort takes less than 30 min, downtown Bariloche less than 10 min.
We used El Cesar car rental, got a newish Ford Eco Sport with 26000kms on the clock. The owner spoke English and even drove us to the airport at the end of our stay without any extra cost.
All in all, we can warmly recommend Plaza Patagonia for visitors to San Carlos de Bariloche and the Lake District.