Eventhough Argentina isn’t as high up on most people’s place to visit list, the way the country presents itself is very much a mature very service minded tourism industry. They have got the relatively new trend of offering ‘authentic local experiences’ pretty much nailed.
Some of the places we stayed should be the role model for anybody who tries to achieve this.
The Palo Santo hotel in Buenos Aires
Just read their stories and you will be convinced: “We are eclectic, we are passionate about diversity and detail. We are contemporary, we are nomads, we are a new generation.”
Next time, i will stay even longer!
Yacutinga lodge in the Iguazu Rainforest
Although it was noticeable that the lodge had seen better days, the principles behind it are still incredibly convincing.” We are a company made up of local people who want to keep one of the few remaining Misionesra in forest that exist in an excellent state of conservation.For this purpose we decided to create the Yacutinga Project characterized by a cutting-edge hotel concept, adhered to strict criteria of sustainability in tourism.”
Yes , my kind of stay!
La Aldea de la Selva lodge in Puerto Iguazu
A beautiful hotel, consisting of individual units again placed in the rainforest.
“We aim to be recognized as a company that promotes sustainability actions in the community by contributing our effort and commitment towards making Puerto Iguazú a Green Iguazú”.
Legado Mitico in Salta
When you walk in, you get welcomed as if they know you. You’re arriving at a friends place. A friend with a very nice house!! It’s a historic house with a real B&B feel, conserving all old features. The service fits the place, and is as if they’ve known you forever.
“We would like to invite you to our emblematic hotel in the City of Salta, where an exclusive experience awaits you. You will be welcomed with old-time cordiality filled with the love for our nation, and in every room you will discover both mythical figures and the native people of this region, ever so rich in natural beauty.”
And that’s just a taste of the places we stayed.
At a restaurant in Salta where we came for the second time, they remembered our wineorder, and that we really liked the complimentary vegetarian ‘snacks’, so they gave us extra. At a little museum we went to the host noticed our interest in stones and minerals, so he gave us a non-polished one as a gift ” regalo de papa Santa” .
You get the gist. They’ve got the service industry nailed!