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The ultimate romantic retreat
My husband and I stayed at Cavas Wine Lodge for three nights during our 14-day trip throughout Argentina. We felt our time at Cavas was like a second honeymoon!
Romantic Setting - The crisp clean air and fabulous views of snow-capped mountains and vineyards are reminicent of Napa Valley. The private bungalows are huge and beautifully decorated. Request one further away from the main building with unobstructed views. Each is so private that you can even shower outside, practically in the vineyard!
Activities - You can be as relaxed or as active as you choose, the Lodge's peacefull setting is a perfect place to take long walks through the vineyard or sleep late in their wonderful beds and spend the day reading on your private patio. Like most others, I tried the spa's 'wine therapy' course which was relaxing and unique, but not the best massage I have had. I was much more pleased with the outdoor activity with Pedro. We did a 1/2 day rafting excursion on a 'class 4' river which was exhilarating.
A Food and Wine Lover's paradise - Located a 10-15 minute drive from world-famous bodegas (wine producers) such as Catena Zapata and Achaval Ferrer, we spent an entire day touring vineyards and tasting Mendoza's fabulous Malbecs!
We lunched at La Bourgogne, dined at Francis Mallman's 1884, La Sal and at the Cavas Wine Lodge. Although we enjoyed trying new restaurants every night, the food was hands-down the best at Cavas. If we could do it again we would stay in and have dessert and wine next to the fireplace on our rooftop balcony every night!
Our Three-day, all-inclusive package booked through our travel agent was US$610/night including the 21% tax, all meals (even those we ate off premesis), outdoor excursions, all drivers and airport transfers and 1 massage per person. Billing is done at the end of the trip, at which point you may leave a tip which will be distributed to all the staff. It was a relief to leave your wallet behind and not worry about anything other than having a fantastic time. We even bought wine at a local bodega and they sent the bill to Cavas to be settled at the end of our stay!
Overall a fabulous time in the beautiful city of Mendoza!
One of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed
We stayed 5 days 4 nights at Cavas. What a wonderful experience. Our first night was on Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful dinner at the lodge with the owners, who were nothing but friendly and gracious, along with others at the lodge. The private "villas" were extraordinary. With its private roof top terrace with fireplace and small dip pool we felt very relaxed.
Staff tried their very best to accomodate any need we had, the spa services were a bargain, breakfast was delicious and had healthy options.
We definitely recommend not only going on the wine tours, but going on their outdoor tours (ie. hiking, rapelling, rafting) with Pedro one of their guides. He is bilingual and very knowledgeable as well as professional.
Overall, Cavas was a memorable experience that we will never forget about.
One of a kind hotel
I have stayed in many hotels around the world and I believe the Cavas Wine Lodge is one of a kind. This hotel is an exclusive oasis in the middle of the vinyards. The rooms are spacious, with rustic elegant furnishing where every detail is taken into consideration. Each room has a private swimming pool and a rooftop terrace highlighted with a chimney with breathtaking views to the Andes.
The lobby maintains the same rustic character of the rooms; its frames and décor are very original
The restaurant menu is appealing with a great selection of wines. We loved the experience of dining overlooking the vinyards under a full moon, it was priceless.
Above all what impressed me very positively was the attention to every single detail given by the owners and the staff. They made us feel special as if we were the only and guests they had at the hotel. I will definitely keep Cavas Wine Lodge in the list of hotels I want to go back.
Tip; Take the bicycle and go around the vineyards during the sunset. The views are amazing and the feeling of being so close to nature is invaluable.
If you are looking for somewhere special or different for your stay in Mendoza, you can't beat cavas wine lodge. Definitely 5 star full of personal attention and romantic touches.They pamper you from begining to end. We booked the 2 nights all inclusive package, with transfers, all meals and all activities included (wine tasting and visiting to nearby bodegas, rafting, spa treatments...)It's not cheap but the best there is in mendoza!
Magical and peaceful place
What a unique spot. You feel far away but the truth is that you are are nearby the best wineries of Mendoza. Our stay in Cavas was really magical. We loved everything over there, the architecture, the decor, the grand piano, the staff, the food, the views, the amazing rooms, the spa treatments, what else can we say. We couldn't believe our eyes. One of the afternoons before sunset we had a violinist playing at the cave of the lodge and there was champagne for everyone to celebrate that romatic moment when the sun was hiding behind the Andes. What else could we ask for? Taking into consideration that for the same ambience, rooms and service here in Europe we pay at least 3 times more!!!!! One thing for everyone to keep in mind, we took all the different tours to the wineries and never stopped, they are all great but we would have loved to stay more at the lodge. We never imagined this place was sooooo great!!!!
We hope to return soon.
The rooms are more like a private villa than a hotel room. Very tastefully decorated and great adult format...shower on your private deck, fireplace on the roof top sitting area, claw foot tub etc. The food was very good. Although the wine list was extensive we were rather disappointed by the fact that many of them were unavailable.
I have only two complaints. We had specifically requested one of rooms furthest from the lodge for they have an unimpeded view of the Andes and they did not have one available. When you are paying $400 a night in an area where $200 is considered expensive you want to get what you want.
Their billing system is a bit unnerving. They do not give you receipts as you go. You receive one bill at the end of your stay. I could see where this could cause problems. However, our bill was in accordance with our informal tally. Be cautious about having the hotel handle your driving and tours. Apparently the hotel adds an up charge to anything that they bill you for i.e. driver, tour costs etc. However, if you pay the driver or tour company directly you can avoid this.
This is a lover's paradise not a happening kind of hotel. There is unbelievable scenery and a very serene atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are looking for a romantic get away you really can not get much better than this. I am sure we will have a return visit in our future.
Cavas was great!
We enjoyed a 3 night stay at Cavas just last week during our honeymoon. Each individual room is very nice, highlighted by the fireplace in the bedroom and great rooftop views of the Andes. Food in their restaurant was very good but the menu is limited. Breakfast was included and was either eggs with toast or a beautiful fruit salad. Their wine list was great, offering many local Malbecs to choose from.
There are a couple things that reminded us they have only been open about a year or so. They weren't great in regards to our bags and getting them to the room. You also need to make sure you ask how much tours are that they will offer to set up. Their winery tours were generally 200 pesos, including a lunch reservation at Club Tapiz and 3 wineries. On the other hand, a 2 hour hike in the lower Andes cost $240 USD. It was our fault to not ask what it would cost, but still, the price of that tour seemed a bit steep compared to others.
Be prepared, this resort is very isolated. It takes a good 5-10 minute car ride just to get to another vineyard. You won't have many close eating options unless you have a car or arrange a taxi. The spa treatments were reasonably priced but were just ok (it was cold in the spa rooms...seemed like they should have turned the heat on). In-room amenities were very reasonable.
Take advantage of a sunset on your roof deck area, and have them bring up a plate of meats and cheeses with your favorite bottle of Malbec. Bed was very comfortable, and make sure to remind them to set up for a fire in your room every night (we had to remind them twice). The fire in the bedroom was great and the wood burned with a great scent.
We would definitely go back again, probably with a few of their youthful kinks worked out.
Most romantic night of our trip
My husband and I had the most wonderful 1 night stay at Cavas Wine Lodge. Without a doubt it was the highlight of our trip around Mendoza. It is hard to find words to convey how much we enjoyed this place. The setting among the vines and the stellar views of the Andes peaks is breathtaking, the architecture, concept and design of CWL is daring, innovative, and it works perfectly with the landscape. We were welcomed upon arrival with a glass of wine from their own vineyard, had an incredible lunch at an outdoor table. The very innovative large rooms with a north African adobe feel are set among the vines, the are very large, beautifully designed and furnished. Using natural materials such as stone both on the outside and inside, polished cement floors make it clean and cool. The enormous bed, large windows and glass doors, separate lounge area with satellite TV, and the large bathroom make it a place you never want to leave. I booked a vinoterapia pack in their gorgeous spa consisting of a bonarda scrub, malbec bath and torrontes moisturizing and wonderful massage. The food is the best we had in Mendoza, the menu uses local fresh produce and the wine list is a careful mix of established and boutique vineyards. The moment I most cherish is when we retired to have our dessert and coffees to our room roof terrace, where we lit the fire and lay for hours gazing at the stars. It was the most perfect and romantic end to our short holiday. My only regret is that I only stayed at Cavas only one night. I shall hopefully put that right very soon.
Cava´s wine lodge is located in a fantastic place in Mendoza, right in the middle of the vinyards. The staff are exceptionally friendly, but a little bit on south american time. So relax, and enjoy the great views and ambience of this place.
A fantastic, romantic place
We spent two wonderful nights at Cavas Wine Lodge. The lodge opened in October last year, but is very professional run, the surroundings and the lodge itself are gorgeous. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere made us really fall in love with this place. The SPA is also recomendable and the food and the wines are very good! Unfortunately we lost our camera just after returning from Cavas, so we do not have any pictures available.