Lares de Chacras is a lovely boutique hotel 2 minutes walk from the centre of Chacras de Coria and within easy reach of a number of local vineyards (some reachable on foot, others by car, bike or taxi). The drive from Mendoza airport was, however, fairly stressful, as drivers in Mendoza behave as if they are on some sort of rally whose purpose is to obstruct all other road users while emulating dodgem car fairground techniques. Road surfaces are less than smooth. Road signposting is inadequate (or non-existent). It took us about an hour to reach Chacras and we would not have found the hotel without satnav. Taxis are not expensive in Chile and we would take one in future rather than hiring our own car.
Rooms in the hotel are very spacious, bedlinen excellent and our bathroom was stylish and very well equipped. We had a huge balcony overlooking the pool and garden.
The staff were knowledgeable and very helpful booking visits to local vineyards and making recommendations. The hotel has a good wine list.
Breakfast offering was somewhat minimalist and we found the ambient music (vocal American jazz) too loud and intrusive.
The hotel has considerable charm and we would recommend it to others. We considered it good value.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking