Hostal Rio de Arena
The Hostal Río de Arena offers its guests a taste of the good life in the heart of rural Argentina. A ranch set amidst vineyards and llama corrals, it was built with natural adobe, stone and wood on the banks of the sandy Santa María River at the foot of rugged hills. Centenarian algarrobo trees shade the grounds where guests can go horseback riding, swim in the pool or gather around the campfire for a traditional guitarreada. The spacious guest rooms have charming rural character and are appointed with bathtubs, bidets, unique wooden furnishings, air conditioning and heating. Guests can also hang out in the common areas and play games like ping pong, use the shared computer, or relax in the TV lounge. Opportunities for outings to the nearby ruins, petrified forest, petroglyphs, mica mines, old Jesuit mission house and vineyards abound.
The hotel is located in El Bañado in the heart of the Calchaquíes Valleys of northwestern Argentina. It lies less than two miles from the ruins of Quilmes and approximately 12 miles from various traditional agricultural villages where sweets are produced, woolen and clay handicrafts are made, and sheep and native camelids are raised. The nearest airport is the Benjamín Matienzo Airport, which is 112 miles away in the province of Tucumán.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 to 10:30 am in the hotel's restaurant and bar. It consists of bread baked in a mud brick oven, homemade jams and regional cheeses.
The restaurant and bar offers regional specialties for lunch and dinner (served from noon to 2:30 pm and 8 to 10:30 pm, respectively), including empanadas, tamales, humitas, pastas, roasted llama meat and salads from the hotel's organic garden. Artisanal wines from the hotel's vineyards are the perfect accompaniment to any meal, followed by homemade regional desserts.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from San Miguel de Tucumán by bus, take an Empresa Aconquija bus (departing from the city's bus terminal) to El Bañado. The bus will let you off right outside the hotel, which is located at the 4295.5 km mark of route 40. The trip takes about four hours.
Amenities & Services
General:24-Hour Front Desk, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), Daily Newspapers, Coffee Shop, Parking (free), Communal Living Room, Restaurant, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Cable/Satellite TV, Bar, Family Friendly, Garden, Patio, Fireplace, Welcome Drink, Air Conditioning, Breakfast.
Services:In-Room Breakfast Option, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Airport Transfer, Tours and Excursions, Laundry Service, Fax, Taxi Service, Bike Rental, Ironing Service, In-House Car Rental, Computers with Internet Connection, Babysitting, Travel Desk, Room Service, Currency Exchange, In-Room Lockers.
On-Site Activities:Karaoke, Collection of Books, Riding School, Bonfire Site, Aerobics, Picnic Area, Ping-Pong, Children's Playground, Sports Field, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Orchard, Foosball, Board Games, Hammocks.
Nearby Attractions:Nightlife, Nature Reserve, Trekking, Crafts Market, Hiking, Dairy Farm, Wildlife Observation, Cycling, Plantation, Bird Watching, Vineyards and Wineries, Cattle Ranch, Archeological Site, Horseback Riding, River Trips, Cathedral, Golf Course, Sightseeing Tours, Municipal Park, Waterfalls, Mountaineering, Dune Buggies, Factory Tour, Museum, Climbing, Historic Site.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 11am
Check-out time: 10am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Cribs for children under 2 years of age are available for free.
Extra beds for children under 10 years of age are available at a surcharge of USD 25 (£ 17).
Extra beds for adults are available at a surcharge of USD 30 (£ 20).
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