We were on a 6 day trip in the Salta region with an excellent guide David Martinez [--] and he arranged one of the two double rooms on the upper floor for us as these give better views of the coloured hills first thing in the morning. It was a clean basic room which was quite comfortable. As said by another poster the spiral staircase makes it difficult to get cases upstairs and when taking a shower you did have to go out of the room and plug in the pump to raise the water pressure but these are just minor things. The breakfast was fairly basis but enough for us. What you get at El Cardon is a great view of the famous coloured hills which surround this small village. There is a great restaurant in a road alongside the church and it is quite magical to sit in the village square at night. Whilst it isn't a 5 star luxury hotel El Cardon is perfectly adequate clean, comfortable no frills hotel for a one night stop unless you cannot bear to stay in a place which doesn't have internet access.