Finca Adalgisa Boutique Hotel & Winery by Bodega Furlotti
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... and concrete actions taken by either the Argentinian or Chilean government, it is not clear if or when the railway will be restored, a great shame in my opinion as it would have been absolutely amazing to cross the border by train.
Probably the most relaxing day we had in Mendoza was visiting the Termas Cacheuta. Set amid the entrails of the Andes Precordillera, these hot springs are a series of man made indoor and outdoor pools ...
... in Mendoza. While Felix studied, I went on some excursions. First, a trip to Cachuete thermal pools where I spent the day lounging in indoor and outdoor hot pools until my skin glowed with a thermal heat of its own. On a hot, sunny autumn day, I hired a bike and cycled around the city’s largest park, San Martin. Later, I took a tango class and twirled around the hall in my tatty tennis shoes with charming retired mountain guide Rodrigo.
I also decided ...
... heading out to convert some us dollars on whats known as the blue market. Because the argentinan peso is so weak and inflation so ruife, people are desperate to get their hands on dollars. The official rate is 1:5, we got 1:8.3 off just a street changer. Sounds dodgy, someone hissing cambio cambio at you from the side of the road, but its the done thing. Padded with a bit of extra money, we treatedourselves to mcflurries. The hostel internet is down so this is the only place ...
... another winery, it was closed so we went back in the direction of the bike hire place as there was another one near there. We didn't make it in time for that one either so we went to a chocolate and liquor place where we didn't eat a thing as we were all so full from lunch. By the time we'd done that it was time to give the bikes back. We got back on the bus feeling utterly defeated and sick, back at the hostel we all went for a quick nap before wine time, where we sat ...
... the highlight of the day) was an olive grove. After the quick tour (black olives and green olives are from the SAME tree?!) we set about sampling all the oils, pastes, jams, chocolates and liquors the place produces. Delicious! Forty minutes later we rolled into another winery (they're all the same to us connoisseurs you know!). Our lunch overlooking the vineyard is overshadowed by the massive collection of (nearly full) wine glasses ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Finca Adalgisa Boutique Hotel & Winery by Bodega Furlotti Chacras de Coria
We just returned in October from the Finca Adalgisa after considering Club Tapiz. We stayed for 4 nights. First, we arrived after 9 p.m. and were not in the mood to shower before dinner. They have a wonderful lounge serving wine and appetizers (great sausage and cheese selection) so we got a short tour of the property and relaxed in the lounge for the remainder of the evening. The lounge has both indoor/outdoor space and is very welcoming. The rooms are more rustic Argentinian but very comfortable sheets, pillows, etc. and ours included a fireplace. Each day after wine touring, we found time to relax by the pool which was right outside our door (room 19). The staff was exceptional -- Adrianno & Paula helped us arrange all our wine tastings with a private driver; then they arranged lodging for a sidetrip as well. We had lunch at Ruca Malen -- try to book this in advance as we almost didn't get in....but it was absolutely wonderful. Our only confusion was that we couldn't taste without a touring appointment. If you have your heart set on certain wineries or your schedule is not flexible, make sure this is done in advance. We did the Chandon tour and were willing to pay for their upper level champagne tasting. Unfortunely, this requires a 24 hour advance reservation. Adalgisa was walking distance to restaurants and the town plaza or they will handle reservations and cabs for you. It is only $8 US to cab into Mendoza City so you can do the suburbs (Chacras de Coria) and the city by staying at this property. We visited Vines of Mendoza (a wine tasting boutique owned by 2 Americans) on two different nights and had wonderful wine flights as well as a local winemaker tasting. We ran into a number of people who happily used Vines of Mendoza for their touring arrangements. Breakfast at Finca is continental buffet or eggs, bacon, ham cooked to order . We drove to Club Tapiz (our other consideration) -- the property is beautiful, more upscale/modern looking than Finca Adalgisa but also farther away and a little sterile. We didn't see any area that you could walk to for dining or cocktails. For a more Argentinian experience, I would highly recommend Finca Adalgisa.
We were just at Finca Aldalgisa for two nights in early November, and loved our stay. The setting of the Finca is amazing, amidst the vineyards and beautiful grounds. And, the pool is just delightful -- we sat there many times just gazing at the grounds and relaxing after long days of wine tasting and exploring. Adrian who worked at the front was very helpful, even giving us a tour of the bodega on the property, and helping us find restaurants in town close by. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. We also loved being within walking distance from all the great restaurants and cafes in Chacras de Corias . . . a cute little town with lots of great things to offer. I would HIGHLY recommend Finca Aldagisa to anyone who wants to stay in Mendoza!!!
A wonderful place to stay
My wife and I and 10 month old baby stayed at Finca Adalgisa for three nights and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer!! The staff/service was top notch and the grounds were beautiful. The staff went out of there way to accomodate any needs we had and took care of arranging every aspect of our daily itineraries. I would re-book a stay at Finca Adalgisa without hesitation and recommend it highly.
While in Mendoza we stayed at a fantastic place...Finca Adalgisa. A little outside of Mendoza's city center, rambling old stone house, feels like you are staying in someone's gorgeous country estate.
Before visiting, we had to make a choice between the Park Hyatt and Finca Adalgisa. We chose Finca and we were so happy that we made that choice. This is a wonderful bed & breakfast. The BB is a villa that has been renovated. The gardens are beautiful and very tranquill. The staff is amazingly friendly. We felt like we were staying with friends rather than at a hotel. The BB is located on a vineyard, so do not leave without taking a tour with Adriane (great fun!). The staff also had excellent recommendations for other vineyards to visit. We stayed in a room with an upstairs/downstairs. Very roomy. It also had a refrigerator that came in handy for chilling wine and water.
The staff and accommodations were wonderful. The owner Gabriela and her staff helped set up two days of wine tours with stops for lunch at bodegas-- Ruca Malen the first day and Carlos Pulenta the second. Both were excellent, in fact I would rate our meal at Carlos Pulenta as the best of our entire stay in Argentina, including B.A. Our drivers were wonderful and the cost for an entire day of tours-- 4 bodegas-- was about 75 dollars. The finca has great rooms in the back building especially the upstairs room with the terrace. They also have a small tasting room on site with a terrace overlooking the vineyard. The finca is an old family home with lots of charm-- high ceilings, wood floors, verandas, lovely garden, etc.
We really had a wonderful time at Finca Adalgisa. The staff was so helpful and really made our experience fantastic. We ordered a wonderful platter of cheeses and meats; plus some fantastic wine one evening and did not finish the platter as we had such a large lunch at a wonderful winery. I asked them to save the platter in the refrigerator as I couldn't bear the thought of throwing the food out. The staff was more than happy to store our platter and then the next day they served our "leftovers" at the pool along with new bread etc and another bottle of wine. What a place!!! I only hope it will stay this fantastic so when we visit again we can experience another great time.
My wife and I decided to spend some nights outside the city of Mendoza, looking for a calm, relax and fresher place out of the warm and noisy city.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to stay with friends in an Argentine setting, Finca Adalgisa is for you. This charmingly put together estate is on only 2 hectares of property but packs it all in-- a working Malbec vineyard, 3 charmingly different accomodations--in the Main house and two newer buildings one of which is best for whole families--, a swimming pool, a lovely informal dining room for the included breakfast and pre-arranged dinners, a sitting room with fire place, a gratis internet hookup,a wine tasting room --even a small shop which sells local foodstuffs. This place truly has everything, including a most accomodating staff who can not do enough for you--from arranging wonderful private wine tours to getting you to and from town and the airport, to arranging for a massage.