There are quite a few inns and B&Bs scattered around the Mendoza Wine region of Argentina, but only a few that are geared to luxury travelers who want to sip and stay in style. Now there’s a new option in the Lujan de Cuyo area thanks to the opening of Entre Cielos.
That strange white structure in the photo at the top is not a partially dismantled UFO. Rather it’s the swankiest suite on the property, set amidst the grape vines, with panoramic view of the Andes Mountains. It has a bathtub out on that terrace, plus a skylight on the roof for stargazing.
The other 15 rooms are in classes cleverly named like wine ages: Young, Classic, Reserva, Gran Reserva, and Gran Cru. Here’s how our reviewer breaks them down:
Young rooms are designed to come off as vivacious and lively, while Classics have strong color and a joie–de–vivre style. The Reserva junior suites are earth-toned and more for an elegant, mature taste, and the duplex suites of the Gran Reserva are meant for demanding connoisseurs looking for a sense of grandeur.
There’s an inviting swimming pool with a view, but the real claim to fame at Entre Cielos is going to be the spa. It’s signature offering is a steam bath circuit where sdf. One round is included in the room rates. There are six stations of that take an hour total to complete, with steam rooms, exfoliation rooms, a warm pool, and a large hot stone slab. Additional treatments you can add on run from a facial to the “Gea:” 4 ½ hours of scrubbing, steaming, and pampering.
Naturally there’s plenty of great wine on hand and the hotel is connected to a working vineyard. The best way to sample it is in the excellent Katherina indoor-outdoor restaurant, serving a higher-level experience than your typical Argentine grilled meat and Italian food.
Yes, there are other hotels in Argentina that combine a vineyard, hotel, and spa into one package, but this new entry to the upscale travel scene in the Mendoza land of Malbec will up the game for everyone.
See our full review of luxury wine hotel Entre Cielos in Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina.