Finca Adalgisa is a very pleasantly appointed finca hotel in the village of Chacras de Coria about 12 miles from Mendoza. So discreet they do not have a sign. But enter through the iron gates into a delightful mainly single storey collection of stone buildings within a flourishing vineyard. The hotel accommodation has been laid out in an attractive garden setting with a very adequate swimming pool and terrace. Every leaf was swept away and the pool was sparkling.
Our room was very large, furnished in a rustic style with a separate sitting area. Not too smart but adequate, and value at the price. There is an open wood fire ready made for you to light if you wish, we did as the Mendoza nights can be chilly although there are gas heaters also which we did not need to use. There is the most discreet kitchenette facility in the room hidden in a cupboard with a proper fridge -not minibar, and even a small gas ring for heating a traditional kettle for hot drinks. Apart from the charming breakfast service the finca does not have a full restaurant service so a walk into the village will provide cheap and excellent quality provisions to make your own snacks and picnics.
Every night from 6.00pm until 11.00pm they will offer you a complmentary generous glass of malbec with a tapas plate. If you like more you can purchase it along with a further choice of tapas quite adequate for a supper, especially if you have had a good lunch.
The reception is very helpful and they will recommend restaurants, arrange winetours, or draw you maps to the wineries they will book at your request. There is free wifi which worked very nearly all the time in our room, but sometimes the internet to the whole area is slow-it's the country.
The village of Chacras de Coria is about ten minutes walk away although the footpaths are not always made up- this is the country still. The village thrives on tourists although they don't seem to be in abundance. The result is a collection of good restaurants-'Nadia's' is very good, patisseries, wine shops, and a deli, but still there are regular butchers, grocers, a bakery, a bank with ATM, and a small supermarket. There is a small antiques market on Sunday.
This is a complete wind down destination and far preferable to staying in Mendoza itself.
Tip: I think it is best to hire a car. We did and it doesn't take long to get used to the style of local driving. Most people drive slowly and an uncertain tourist is not much different from a local. Mendoza is busy at times but not always. The hotel will email you good directions from the airport to the hotel. A car is useful because the wineries are spread well around, the restaurants all serve wine by the glass, and as long as you are sensible you will be OK. Simply keep the mountains on one side and 'Route 40' on the other and you will always know where you are. Or at least you won't be lost for long. Remember, it is essential to book winery and restaurant visits in advance even though notice can be short. The hotel will do this for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Finca Adalgisa is an early 20th-century manor house and vineyard estate in the heart of Mendoza wine-growing region of Argentina. It is a charming family home converted in 2001 into the first boutique wine hotel and winery in Mendoza. Our guests are warmly welcomed as new friends and our home is your home. We have a relaxing and informal environment where things can be arranged spontaneously. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finca Adalgisa Boutique Hotel And Winery By Bodega Furlotti
- Finca Adalgisa Mendoza
- Finca Adalgisa Hotel Mendoza
- Finca Adalgisa Wine Hotel, Vineyard & Winery Chacras De Coria, Mendoza, Argentina