Design Suites Bariloche

Av Bustillo Km 2,5, San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Rio Negro, Patagonia, C1060AAE, Argentina | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $103.00

Travel Blogs from San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche

A travel blog entry by mirntat on Nov 21, 2011

3 comments, 30 photos

Left the hotel at 10am after a briefing by "El Jefe" sitting on top of the truck on the destroyed bike, very impressive. He explained that todays dirt road was especially dangerous because it was covered in Volcano ashes which, combined with humidity made for a slippery surface.

It is getting cold so we covered up well. Beautiful drive. …

Beautiful mountains and lakes

A travel blog entry by flyingdutchmen on Jan 27, 2014

3 photos

Baricloche as a city is very touristic. Every thing is in Swiss style, and on every corner a chocolade shop (did not see a purple Milka cow, but would not be surprised.....).

Happily outside the city, there is more interesting things to see: it is on the feet of the Andes mountains, (border with Chili) and there are many lakes. This is …

A friendlier version of Switzerland

A travel blog entry by mirja.bester on Nov 01, 2013

29 photos

Our journey to Bariloche started quite early in the morning as we had to first travel from Villarrica south to Osorno, about a 2 hour journey. Then in Osorno we would switch buses to get over the border (for the third time between these two countries) to Bariloche, a further 5 hours. We were a bit nervous about making our connection in Osorno but …

Off to Bariloche

A travel blog entry by simandnav on Sep 30, 2013

4 photos

We woke up to catch our flight from BA to Bariloche when we took a call to say our flight had been cancelled And we'd been moved to a flight in the afternoon. We didn't mind to much as it meant more time in bed! When we arrived at the airport there was a further couple of hours delay but we passed the time easily enough,playing cards and jewel …

Post Traumatic Biking

A travel blog entry by rainman2468


... a roof the following day that we reneged on after waking with headaches).

For the next few days the itinerary was up in the air. We were unsure when we would get our luggage back and whether the truck would be fine to continue the journey. We ended up spending all three nights at the same hostel. It was a nice place out of town where we were able to have a bonfire and drinks outside. On the second night, things ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Av Bustillo Km 2,5, San Carlos de Bariloche, is near Cerro Catedral Ski Resort, Centro Civico, Refugio Frey, and Cabalgatas Huara (Horse Ride Huara).
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDesign Suites Bariloche San Carlos de Bariloche

    Reviewed by flyingdutchmen

    Good, but not perfect

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Good hotel, great views, but very old / mot maintained very well.
    Staff is friendly, but the bed are terrible (box springs? looks like you are on a boat......)

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by simandnav

    Lovely hotel

    Reviewed Sep 30, 2013
    by (24 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Perfect location

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by mirntat

    nice hotel

    Reviewed Nov 21, 2011
    by (10 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    we had a jaccuzie in the room which we really enjoyed

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Design Suites Bariloche San Carlos de Bariloche

    Great place


    Great place to stay - we spent 3 nights. Clean, plush & comfy. Only minus is that it has a gravel drive which means cars coming and going are quite noisy.

    Great for romantic getaway


    We had our share of bad hotel experiences in Bariloche (see reviews of Village Catedral and Panamericano). We looked at a few hotels physiclaly when in town and in desperate need of a room. We came into Design Suites and looked no further!

    Fantastic Hotel & Location


    This hotel was an absolute delight. From the moment we set foot on the property my body just relaxed. The setting is serene and the view is spectacular across the lake - even though the rain came and went. Hotel staff was helpful and we were provided a great room with a view and an in room jacuzzi in the window.

    Loved, Loved, Loved the Design in Bariloche


    Design Suites in Bariloche was an excellent starting point to our Latin American getaway, this hotel is beautiful and in a great part of town amongst the trees. It's close enough to the center of town, but set back in the woods with a beautiful view overlooking the lake. the rooms were fully-equipped and a reasonable rate of $110 USD...a word of advice, you might want to wait until you arrive in argentina to book at the best rate. we had the front desk book our stay at the Design in Buenos Aires and saved a bundle. (IE, they booked us at $110 usd while on the net found nothing under $200/night for this property)

    Great boutique hotel


    This is a funky, contemporary hotel that has a diverse clientele and exceptional service. The rooms are very well-appointed, but (at least our room) lacked a good view of the scenery. Still, the room was large, comfortable and well-decorated and we were very happy with it. The outdoor heated infinity pool is great.

    Fantastic Spot


    Started our trip with three nights at the Llao Llao. The LL is great, but we felt the Design Suites was fantastic as well - in some ways better. No comparison in the room - the Design Suites room was gorgeous. A Jr Suite on the top floor with an unbelievable view - simply stunning. My wife sat in the massage chair facing out to the beautiful lake and timidly asked, "Do we ever have to leave?" Our room was 3304 - ask for it. I think the W is a pretty fair comparison - the rooms are boutique shic - heated floors in the bathroom - very modern. Our room was pretty flawless except for some water damage in the nice wood around the sink.

    Like a small scale W-hotel


    If you want Motel 6/HoJo style you'll have plenty of places to choose from in Bariloche. But coming from NYC, I had certain standards in mind when reserving a place there. I did not want Llao Llao since it's so far from the town center so the next best thing I was told is Design Suites. It has a W Hotel-esque feel. Minimalistic rooms so as to focus on the views from the wall of windows in each room. Get the Junior Suite Room 1205 in the building next to the main lobby. My husband and I enjoyed the view from the hot tub - the only down side is that the rooms are seperate from the main building so on a cold/rainy day it's a pain to dress up to get to the lobby/restaurant/gym/pool/spa. Many Brasilians/European/Americans there. Andrea gave best 1 hour salt scrub/massage and all for US$35! Cab rides to town center is only 5 pesos and I recommend the gourmet route if you want to stay in standards with this hotel like Cassis, Calle Espana, Kandahar and Bechamel. Meals were 40 dollars for the 2 of us and all these places are B&B type with upscale and cozy ambience with food you'll have to pay 2-3 times for in NY! Enjoy your stay - we did!

    The best cost/benefit ratio


    We visited the hotel as part of our honeymoon. The service and the place was great. The excelent restaurant with very fancy gourmet selections. A great argentinian wine list ( no wines from other countries). Romm service fast and very professional. The best tour counselor we have ever met, he helps you to choose the tours at the lowest cost without sacrificing quality. Definetely book the rooms with jacuzzi. If you need a quiet lace with everything you need , Design is the place.

    Great restaurant


    I stayed at the Design Suites only once, for two nights in September 2004, but since then I have returned on several occasions to their restaurant. They have a comfortable restaurant with an amazing view of the lake, good service, and good food. They have excellent self-service breakfasts, and a great lunch and dinner menu. Vegetarian options are limited on the menu, but the chef will always put together a special vegetarian dish upon request, and it is always delicious.

    Rooms are impeccably clean, and beautifully designed (as is the restaurant and the rest of the hotel). Some rooms have a large, round jacuzzi with a lake view. Be sure to ask for one of these rooms when booking.

    Alpine paradise


    I was fortunate to run into the Design Suites Bariloche when looking for lodging on ----. The place is brand new. I think it opened sometime last year. Bariloche itself is gorgeous, but when we pulled up to the Design Suites, we were taken aback by its decor. Its very modern. The lobby itself is in the shape of a sail. The help desk was the most professional, and friendly staff I have ever encountered. All of the rooms are in the three lodge-like buildings above the lobby. You are driven up to your room, and down whenever you need to. The room was excellent for a standard room. It had a jacuzzi, and there was a temp gauge for the floor. Not a lot of closet space, since its a modern, boutique hotel, but everything else makes up for that. Every room has a balcony. The views out of the room were amazing. You are high above and there are pine tress everywhere, and in the distance is the Lake Nauel Huapi. Just breathtaking. The restaurant is in the main building and so is the spa and the pool. The pool is a heated infinity pool and its on the edge of the hotel, so you have the most perfect views of the lake. We had dinner and lunch at the restaurant 'Monet', and both experiences were great. They have a varied wine list and the menu changes daily, I think. Overall, 5 star service by the staff. If you want to see pictures, go to my webshots page: ----

    TripAdvisor Reviews Design Suites Bariloche San Carlos de Bariloche

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent