Why We Like This Lodge

  • Located 30km south of San Martín de los Andes, this hotel is easy to reach, but set in a secluded location and is an ideal stop off on the Route of the Seven Lakes.
  • The hotel is set in 1.5 hectares of natural park, surrounded by stunning scenery, so you don't need to go far to feel truly immersed in nature.
  • Your stay here can be completely personalised to include hiking and biking in the mountains, swimming in crystal-clear rivers, kayaking and fishing trips on nearby lakes, horse riding through panoramic landscapes and even skiing in the winter months.
  • Intimate service and seven very comfortable rooms – some with large private terraces – make this the perfect place to relax and soak up the views.
  • You can enjoy both local and international cuisine in the restaurant whether it's breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. There's also a well-stocked bar area in which to relax after your excursions.


Fully immerse yourself in the stunning nature of North Patagonia while staying at Río Hermoso Hotel. There are numerous excursions on offer to suit all abilities and interests.

You can choose you own excursions with recommendations from your guide to create a personalised itinerary.

Rivers, lakes, mountains, forests and waterfalls – this area has it all in abundance for you to experience. There are hiking and biking routes of differing lengths and difficulties to choose from, along with horse riding trails, kayaking and wildlife photography safaris.

For those keen on fishing there are some excellent spots on nearby rivers and lakes and in the winter months we can be your base for skiing trips in the area.

Please see our sample itinerary.

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Swoop says

The hotel overlooks a crystal-clear river which, in the summer months, is warm enough for a swim. This is a truly invigorating experience, perhaps best enjoyed in the late afternoon, after returning from an excursion.

About Río Hermoso


Located in the Lanín National Park in North Patagonia, Río Hermoso Hotel is set in a secluded area on the river of the same name, surrounded by mountains, pristine forests and close to Lake Meliquina.

Río Hermoso is well-connected and easily accessible. It's 30km south of the picturesque lakeside town of San Martín de los Andes and 160km north of San Carlos de Bariloche.

Transfers are available to and from both of these places and their nearby airports. Flights from Buenos Aires to San Martín de los Andes and San Carlos de Bariloche take 2hrs.

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Food and Drink

Río Hermoso offers a fantastic range of food. Breakfasts include freshly baked pastries, local jams and homemade breads. Lunches and dinners use the best regional products, such as Patagonian lamb or locally caught salmon and trout though there is also international cuisine on offer.

Afternoon teas are very popular with a selection of cakes, scones, muffins brioche and brownies.

There is also a bar offering both regional and international wines and beer, including some craft beer from local microbreweries.

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Trips based at Río Hermoso Hotel

Highlights of San Martín

Get off the beaten track to experience the best of the Argentinian Lake District from a base in the Lanín National Park or San Martín de Los Andes. Trek to Cerro Falkner, cycle the Cordoba Pass, kayak across Lago Machonico…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,350
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David says

Rio Hermoso isn't a hotel, it's an elegant and cozy home-from-home. I love that there is no television, and you are awakened by the trickle of the river and the birds' dawn chorus from outside your bedroom window.

David Hilton Patagonia Product & Partnership Manager

Dates and Rates

Río Hermoso Hotel is open year round.

All-inclusive rates for four-night stays, including transfers, vary depending on the number of people in your group:

8 people: USD $1,860 per person
6 people: USD $2,000 per person
4 people: USD $2,060 per person
2 people: USD $2,330 per person

Please contact us for more information.

Room Types

Río Hermoso Hotel has seven rooms, each one looking out over the river, and offers three room types, all of which include room service, twice-a-day maid service, wifi and a safe.

Deluxe room

There are four deluxe rooms at the hotel. Two are on the ground floor and two on the top floor.

All deluxe rooms have a super king size bed which can be transformed into two single beds. The stylish bathrooms are a mixture of stone and wood.

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Deluxe room with a terrace

There are two deluxe rooms located on the top floor, both with large private terraces from which you have panoramic views to the river and wider area.

Both rooms have a super king size bed which can be transformed into two single beds. The stylish bathrooms are a mixture of stone and wood.

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Family room

There is one family room, set outside of the main hotel. It comprises a double bed and two single beds with a large sitting room and bathroom.

There is an option to add an additional bed.

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