Our travel agent put us in this hotel, which is typical of the modern, expensive, "luxury" hotels omnipresent in today's world. It has very little real charm, beyond the kind a big developer typically puts in a hotel of this kind. We had no real complaints about anything; the service was fine, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom modern and perfectly adequate. An unexpected "plus" was that, to our surprise, we were put in a "suite" on the top floor, with an extra bedroom upstairs in a kind of a-frame alcove. So, apparently we were upgraded. We certainly didn't need three beds; my wife and I generally share a bed, so we slept in the king bed upstairs rather than the two twins down. Overall, it was nice I guess, but a waste of space, and lot of stairway climbing was required.
The breakfast both mornings we were there was mobbed by the gigantic tour groups that take over hotels of this type. The first morning, although we got there pretty early, there wasn't a free table in either of the two large breakfast seating rooms, and the buffet was pretty well picked-over. Nevertheless, the staff found us a table promptly, cleaned it up, and made sure there was food for us. It was typical breakfast buffet fare, pretty much the same you can find at every hotel in the world today.
The worst thing about Villa Huimid, from our perspective, is the distance from town. We were told it was an "easy walk" in town. Really? About two miles on the side of a major highway with cars whizzing by constantly, walking precariously on the gravel right next to the pavement? Not much fun, to be sure. We ended up taking taxis all the time. We prefer to be located within reasonable walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the sights of town. Other friends were staying in far more reasonably priced hotels in town, near the excellent restaurants there, which we prefer to the cookie-cutter corporate fare served in these kinds of giant, tour-bus oriented hotels.
Overall, Villa Huimid wasn't actually bad; the service was friendly and helpful, the room was comfortable, and the hotel itself was nice. Nevertheless, I'd recommend that independent travelers like ourselves find some other place to stay when visiting Bariloche, There are certainly a lot of more interesting options available!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Huinid´s premium option: Villa Huinid Resort & Spa is located by Nahuel Huapi lake. Just 5 minutes away from downtown, surrounded by nature in a 17 acres terrain by Cerro Otto Hill. Amazing lake view rooms and cabins with exclusive access to Spa Bustillo. Our Resort Our 70 rooms and 21 cabins are designed to maximize silence and privacy, ensuring deep rest after a day of activities. Fully equipped rooms with Wi-Fi and minibars. Batistin Restaurant Our goal is to provide our customers a tasteful proposal that allows them to enjoy Bariloche through all their senses. A unique flavor fusion will accompany you through all your stay. Spa Bustillo Our Spa Bustillo offers in its 5400 sqm an indoor heated pool, hot tub, dry sauna and fitness center. Relax and enjoy one of our many massages or programs with incredible benefits for your health and soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Huinid Hotel San Carlos De Bariloche
- Villa Huinid Resort And Spa
- Hotel Huinid