Wow! My experience with Apartments Bariloche was about as good as it gets. I had originally booked an apartment with Apartments Bariloche in the Fall, but several weeks before my trip Lorena, one of the Apartments Bariloche managers, sent me an e-mail saying that the apartment originally booked had been sold, but that they could either give me a refund or put me into an even bigger and better apartment at the same cost. I chose the apartment (AT1) and am I ever glad I did ! I┤ve traveled all over the world, and this apartment was unquestionably the best place I┤ve ever stayed in. It contained three flat screen tvs, cable with access to a number of english language stations ( I kept track of the US markets via Bloomberg), a whirlpool bath, a stainless steel kitchen including a cappuchino machine. Since I┤m not a very good cook, I limited my use to the toaster, microwave, and cappuchino machine, but the kitchen had just about every appliance a serious cook would ever want. The best part of the apartment was its location. It was perched on a hilside about 300 feet above the lake. The living room and both bedrooms had floor to ceiling picture windows, and the view of the lake and surrounding mountains was fantastic. During the day I could sit on the couch watching hawks dive on unwary seagulls, and at night, I could look down on the lights of the west end of the city. The apartment was also furnished with a lot of tasteful art. It was very pleasant living there. I realize that I just lucked into staying at this apartment. It normally costs twice what I paid to stay there, but for those who can afford it, you certainly get a lot for your money. I do need to caution you older travelers, that while it is only 5 or 6 blocks from the main thoroughfare, it does sit at the top of a steep hill. I didn┤t mind because I came to Bariloche to train for next spring┤s early 5k races, but many older folks will not like the walk. In such a case, I┤d suggest renting a car, the apartments include individual garages for each apartment. I found Lorena to be very helpful, and very honest.I had absolutely no problem retrieving my deposit as I have elsewhere. Her english is also very good, and if , like me, your Spanish is not very good, a manager with good English is a godsend. There is also a permanent resident from the United States living in the building, and he was a great help in describing varioustrekking opportunities and the best places to eat. ( Definitely try Albierto┤s).
All in all Apartments Bariloche gets my top rating. ( And I┤m really not all that easy to please).
Mike & Erika, Buenos Aires, Argentina
We wife and baby just got back from Bariloche and we rented an amazing rental property. I've been to Bariloche many times over the years but this was the best property/hotel we stayed in. The last trip we stayed at Design Suites which was a great stay and the view was great. This time we rented this property (AT1).
It was hands down the best view of any place we've stayed in Bariloche! Amazingly romantic, very peaceful and complete quiet overlooking the lake and mountains. I doubt you could get a more romantic setting.
We stayed for a week and their agent, Claudia met us at the airport with a rental car that we rented.
Our stay was perfect. The property had it's own covered garage for the car. We didn't want to leave each day because of the amazing view!
We had our 10 month old baby with us and they had set up a baby crib. It's was a really great and romantic trip. I highly recommend the property and would stay there again.