Imagine waking up to the sight of Lake Nahuel Huapí and its surrounding mountains, in beautiful Patagonia. That’s exactly what to expect when staying at the shoreside Las Balsas hotel, an elegant Relais & Châteaux property in Villa La Angostura. Patagonia is well-known as an outdoor adventure haven, with endless hiking and biking routes, mountaineering, photography and more all around. Yet, there is plenty to keep you happy without leaving your front door while staying at Las Balsas hotel. On top of those timeless lake views there’s a superb restaurant with exotic takes on Argentina classics here, as well as a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, gym and spa, a sun deck and gardens to enjoy throughout your stay.

Rooms at Las Balsas

The sophisticated rooms and suites at Las Balsas come with lake views, king-size beds, well-equipped and modern bathrooms plus amenities such as bathrobe and slippers, Wi-Fi, lux toiletries, a minibar, coffee machine and iPod docking station. The Standard Lake Rooms are modest in size though comfortable and still enjoy vistas across Nahuel Huapí, while the Studio Suite and Corner Suite options offer much larger floorplans (47sqm and 60sqm respectively) to include a seating area and in some, a separate bathtub and walk-in shower.

Experiences at Las Balsas

Las Balsas boasts an enviable lakeside location, making boat trips, kayaking or even a dip in the lake the order of the day – when not exploring Patagonia or relaxing in the spa. Some of the property’s other top highlights include:

Delicious Argentine cuisine served in the hotel’s fine restaurant.
All rooms and suites at the property come with lakeside views.
Heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool is perfect after a day of exploration.
The hotel is especially good as a romantic retreat, with private dining and tango shows available.
Visit the onsite spa for massage and relaxation therapies.
Perfectly placed for birdwatching, hiking, fly fishing and other outdoor activities.
Atelier’s pick

No matter what the season, being on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapí with waterfront views from your room, the heated outdoor pool or gardens make Las Balsas one of the top locations in this part of Patagonia.


50 miles from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport.