Compiled By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 18, 2015: Looking for a South American vacation? Well the Best Hotels in South America have been released and reviewed by TripAdvisor travelers. Here are the top 10:
1: Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru: The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas on Plaza Nazarenas in Peru has been named the number one hotel in South America by TripAdvisor’s travelers. It is “absolutely the best,” says one traveler while another noted: “The rooms are well appointed, with gracious and thoughtful extras such as fresh organic soaps cut in your bathroom by a butler.” This hotel has also been called an “absolute gem” – from the rooms to the pool, to the food and service.
2: Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus in Gramado, Brazil: Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus is specially tailored for lovers, honeymooners and all who want peace and tranquility. Set against the backdrop of Lago Negro Lake, this cozy, charming hotel is 2.8 km from the Gramado town center, 7 km from Dreamland and 16 km from Caracol Falls. Amenities include complimentary breakfast served in a quaint dining area or on the terrace, a relaxed lounge with a fireplace and a tranquil reading room. It is a very charming hotel – 30 rooms with attention to detail including nice touches, like tea in your room after dinner.
3: Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Urubamba, Peru: The Tambo del Inka has been dubbed the best in customer service at a luxury hotel. It is located in the Sacred Valley in Urubamba, Peru and has the feel of a luxurious big manor house. It is the only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu while it offers a therapeutic spa, and premier fitness center, along with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens.
4: Casa Gangotena in Quito, Ecuador: Casa Gangotena is situated near the World Heritage wonders of Quito in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking the Plaza San Francisco. The three-story boutique hotel has 31 rooms and showcases eye-catching style with a fine mix of classic architecture, contemporary interior design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technology and quintessential comforts. Their lobby and courtyard are beautiful, and the views of the plaza and surrounding hills fantastic while the service has been called “top-notch” by TripAdvisor reviewers.
5: Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Alvear Palace Hotel was inaugurated in 1932 and, following extensive refurbishment, was re-inaugurated in 1994.The hotel was built by Buenos Aires businessman and socialite Dr. Rafael de Miero, who had been to Paris in the early 1920s and wanted to bring some of that Belle Epoque grandeur to his then flourishing hometown.
It is located in the heart of upscale Recoleta district and offers plush accommodation with stylish, luxurious décor. Facilities include a spa, a modern fitness centre and two charming restaurants. The Fine Arts Museum is 150 meters away and the Recoleta Cemetery is 200 meters away. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and boasts a private spa bath and shower box while its rooms are spacious and fitted with Louis XVI style work desks and seating areas that exudes old world elegance. The lobby, bar, and rooms all look like something out of Versailles and the service is impeccable and the location is perfect.
6: The Singular Patagonia, Puerto Natales, Chile: The Singular Patagonia hotel is located just outside Puerto Natales in the Chilean town of Puerto Bories and is a five-star luxury hotel. It is the former home of the Frigorifico Bories, a cold storage plant built in the early 20th century that has been transformed into a hotel unlike any other. This hotel offers a unique and memorable experience and its location on the waterfront allows for excellent views of wildlife and beautiful snowcapped mountains.
7: TRYP by Wyndham Bucaramanga Cabecera, Colombia: TRYP by Wyndham Bucaramanga Cabecera hotel is located in the northeastern foothills of the Andes in Colombia. It combines contemporary style, cool design and excellent service to allow visitors’ to experience the city in a new and different way.
The guest rooms at the TRYP by Wyndham Bucaramanga Cabecera hotel are designed to allow you to rest and renew your energy, providing a 32-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi, laundry services, a mini bar and coffee maker. Our hotel also offers a breakfast buffet offering a mix of Mediterranean gastronomy. As TripAdvisor travelers say: “The staff was so kind and welcoming that we felt better within minutes!”
8: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Foz do Iguacu is the only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas and enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. It is a Portuguese-colonial residence with the atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. This natural paradise also offers thrills and excitement in abundance: helicopter trips over the gorge and jungle treks to view amazing wildlife including colorful toucans and giant butterflies.
9: Hotel Casa San Agustin in Cartagena, Colombia: The recently renovated Casa San Agustin is a luxury boutique ideally located inside Cartagena’s colonial walled city, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is comprised of three adjacent charming houses and has successfully combined new design elements while maintaining its original features, such as the library’s frescoes and wooden beamed ceilings. At the center, there is a lovely courtyard with a unique ancient aqueduct surrounded by palm trees and planters which adds a sense of calmness. The hotel preserves an authentic Colombian style; while seamlessly incorporating contemporary details. Large pictured windows and breezy balconies allow natural light to brighten each space and bring the beauty of nature indoors. A select number of guest rooms features private plunge pools or Jacuzzis and all rooms feature traditional colonial inspired furnishings and luxurious linens. It is luxury delivered with incredible generosity.
10: Hotel Le Renard in Campos Do Jordao, Brazil: The Hotel Le Renard is located on a leafy residential street about 10 km from the Floresta Encantada Park and 8 km from Portal de Campos do Jordão Informações Turísticas, the tourist center. It offer refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. Some rooms have balconies, while suites add living rooms. Upgraded suites provide whirlpool tubs, duplex bedrooms and/or fireplaces. There’s a heated pool, a gym and a sauna, as well as free shuttles to the tourist center as well as a delicious breakfast and afternoon tea.