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TravelPod Member ReviewsPetit Hotel Salta
We arrived into Salta via a 10-11 hr bus ride from San Pedro and were extremely happy to arrive at this beautiful well run hotel with a sweet courtyard garden with a pool.
The position of the hotel is a couple blocks up from the main bus terminal and is directly across from the cable car to take you to the top of Cerro San Bernardo. The walk into town is safe and only takes about 10-15mins. There are several shops nearby as well for waters, beers and snacks.
The hotel itself, although a little dated, is pretty and peaceful and perfectly fine for a one or two night stay. The only small let down is the breakfast comprising mainly sweet pastries, mediocre bread, jams, fruit and juices. Not the continental style breakfast we appreciate more.
The hotel staff were extremely helpful, even ordered us pizza for delivery.
If returning back to Salta, I think we'd definitely stay here again.
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... the garden, loads of light & open space, and very helpful staff. Probably one of the best we've come across, and an absolute steal at £3.20 a night, with a decent breakfast included. We set about exploring the city and sampled some empanadas from the food market for lunch; supposedly some of the best in Argentina are to be found here. Later, we stumbled upon a nice wine-shop-come-deli whilst strolling along a pedestrian ...
... of photos for an accurate storyline!). I proceeded to walk towards this mesmerising mountain and after an hour or so found a path that promised to take me to the top, not only did the stone path offer a beautiful view of the city (sadly obscured by trees) but it was also a pilgrimage trail! Countless shrines recreated the path Jesus took from when he was forced to carry the cross to the destination of his crucifiction, a suggestion of ...
... from yet another catastrophic devaluation that wiped out their savings a few years ago. An Argentinian friend had recommended a money exchanger to me so we went to visit him in the back room of a coffee shop to change some $$$ all very easy and much better rates than from an ATM or bank. It makes Argentina an affordable destination. Having said this, we did find out later that the police and security services had organised a crackdown in this area a few weeks ago and ...
... We were then able to taste some of the red and white varieties. I am not particularly a wine liker and am certainly no connoisseur, but I swished it about, sniffed it and then gulped it. Definitely the best wine I have ever had (which isn't necessarily saying a lot but I thoroughly enjoyed it) The white smelt soooo fruity and sweet, although had more of a dry taste; and the red was just way too easy to drink.
Following the wine tasting we went into Cafayate and stopped ...
... really nice probably should have prayed but took photos (without the flash). In another building was the Museum of high altitude. The museum was very interesting and was mainly about Incas and three children that had been sacrificed but due to the cold etc they had been extremely well preserved and now on show, which was a bit weird to see. Worst part is that 99% was in Spanish so I think an ...