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El Casco Art Hotel, a member of Preferred Boutique, is spectacularly located on the shores of picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi, near Patagonia’s San Carlos de Bariloche.

Together with a great collection of paintings and sculptures by Argentine artists, El Casco offers a particular and unique experience. Make sure you also check out their excellent cuisine!

El Casco Art and Design Hotel

Statue Racimos by Luis Falcini

Statue Racimos by Luis Falcini

Already El Casco‘s entrance area and hotel lobby are tastefully decorated with various sculptures and paintings. But once you enter the main lounge you feel a kind of open-mindedness since the room is flooded by light due to huge top to bottom windows offering a marvellous view on Lake Nahuel Huapi.

Lounge at sunrise

The hotel’s thirty three rooms are very spacious and all of them are decorated individually with works by different artists. All rooms offer breathtaking views of the lake.

El Casco Art Hotel on Lake Nahuel Huapi

Not only the lobby and romms but also the garden sports several great sculptures by the lake. The one we liked very much is “Los Acrobatas” by Pablo Uratella Manes. It accompanies you from your room as well as while you’re having dinner or breakfast.

Statue "Los Acrobatas" by Pablo Uratella Manes in front of Lake

The hotel features an indoor/outdoor pool, a gym and a spa. We saw some brave guests swimming in the lake and then warm up again in the hotel pool. We didn’t try that stunt since we were well aware that the water gets its intense colors from nearby glacier’s melting water…

Heated pool and gym facing Lake Nahuel Huapi

Heated pool and gym facing Lake Nahuel Huapi

Dining at El Casco Art Hotel

The gourmet restaurant offers stunning views of Lake Nahual Huapi and the statues in the hotel’s garden.

Chef Ana Lucía Arias offers locally inspired ingredients with a twist, e.g. a braised shoulder of lamb, reggianito gnocchi and truffle oil.

Braised shoulder of lamb, Reggianito gnocchi and truffle oil

Braised shoulder of lamb, Reggianito gnocchi and truffle oil

We also enjoyed the potato and sausage cake that came with the tasty veal rib eye.

Many thanks to Caroline Michaud of Preferred Hotel Group for supporting this stay!

Check out El Casco’s prices and availability here!

Here are some more photos from our memorable stay at El Casco Art Hotel:

About The Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com.

One comment

  1. I liked not just the wonderful view, but the bedroom decoration as well.
    The very modern statues look perfekt in the landscape…

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