Naindo Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Rioja
... and coke. It was too weak so I drank a few gulps and asked the bartender to top it up, which she did. I thought I'd lean on the bar for a bit before finding and joining the others but it was crowded and, anyway, it was too short for leaning. I pushed back through the crowd to a spot near the back of the place where I could look out over the place without drawing any attention. On the walls were thousands of green and red dots jumping around like crazy. The ...
... onwards to the Talampaya National Park. Whist it seemed a little bit like a tourist trap (that was tourist... not terrorist), it once again provided some more beautiful scenery! We were also able to drive the car all of the way back to La Rioja and deliver it back to our new friend Sylesta Stallone in one piece; this was despite Ian deciding to stay true to his terrorist ways, and once again scare the **** out of me by driving at 130km per hour!
... humidity - a bit of a shock. I got to the hostel and found myself talking to a bunch of other travellers and 10 of us went out to dinner to help one of the guys celerate his birthday. It was a late, but very enjoyable, night out.
I woke up at 5 to 10 in the morning, just before breakfast closed, and decided to move on. It had rained overnight and was still overcast, but not as humid as it had been when I arrived. I wasn't going to make the 10.30 bus ...
... even more so today. She is simply glowing. As I look over to Ryan, the love that was so evident on his face will stay in my mind forever. Though the service is in Spanish and I cant understand a word of it (Marshall had the good fortune to be sitting by his personal translator), I still am moved by the emotion and music flowing through the church. It was beautiful.
We head back to the hotel to pick up the car and me some ...
... up with a quit low price for this house.
That night I had dinner with my upstairs neighbour who is an English teacher. The next morning we also had breakfast together and then I left towards Valdivia. In Valdivia I was guided by a French lady who lived there for a while. I also saw there some damages which occurred due to the earthquake.
Both the English teacher and French lady advised me strongly to not go to the area of the earthquake. This ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNaindo Park Hotel La Rioja
We chose this hotel for it's location (central La Rioja) and its 5 star designation. I guess I should have first read by whose standards it was 5 star as it certainly isnt AAA or Michelin. It meets our needs but frankly is pricey for what you get. Havent seen its competiter the Plaza but plan to do so before we return on another trip. This hotel was not worth the extra money we paid for it.
All that said, it is right in the heart of La Rioja just off the main plaza, walkable to restaurants and shopping - but so is the Plaza.
Would I come back? I dont think so.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.