|The Suite Imperial at Sofitel La Reserva Cardales, which also boasts three bungalows on the lake opposite the hotel.|
In Argentina, the Sofitel La Reserva Cardales is less than an hour away from Buenos Aires, but with its soothing spa and other relaxing features, it might as well be in another world.
The hotel’s spa is known for its intimacy, with seven treatment rooms and one double treatment room for couples or best friends. Our sources say that the spa is ideal for weight loss programs, beauty treatments, anti-stress therapies, longevity treatments and overall wellness.
We hear that the most popular treatments are Source of Wellness, Source of Tradition, Source of Body Beauty, Hot Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage (also with hot stones), Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Baths and a Facial Beauty Treatment. Note: The spa uses Yon-Ka products from France.
The spa comes with a dry sauna, steam sauna, hammam, waterfall shower, Kneipp, as well as thermal chairs for relaxing. But we hear that the main attraction at the spa is the Vitality Pool—the only one of its kind in South America—with two massage beds, as well as a massage bench, which can be adjusted to 13 different positions. Designed to aid in the relaxation of tired and aching joints, the pool has a selection of hydrotherapy body jets to gently massage the entire body.
Note: Guests under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the spa. Luxury travel advisors can contact Spa Director Miriam Olivia ([email protected]) with spa-related queries.
Another main attraction at Sofitel La Reserva Cardales is the 18-hole golf course (designed by Caprile & Capdepont), a par-72 that plays 6,700 yards over a 136-acre area. The course immerses golfers in the authentic Argentine pampas, and has views of the Otamendi Natural Reserve.
Dining Note: Gourmands will be in luck: We hear Montesur, the resort’s main restaurant under the guidance of Executive Chef Jerome Dardillac, serves French-Argentinean fusion cuisine, with premium Argentinean beef cuts, as well as Patagonian fish and seafood. After dinner, the Bernabé Piano Bar is an elegant and cool place to relax and enjoy some great music.
Top accommodations at the hotel are the Prestige and Imperial Suites. The former sprawls out more than 1,000 square feet. It has a spacious lounge, and the bathroom has a separate shower, bathtub and Jacuzzi. The Imperial Suite, on the other hand, is even more spacious at more than 2,100 square feet and has the same amenities. For top views, opt for the three private bungalows on the property’s private 49-acre lake.
Convenient Detail: The hotel has an exclusive heliport for guests.
Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Guest Relations Manager Maria Ferraro ([email protected]). General Manager Emilio Bissoni is also available at [email protected], while head concierge Bárbara Albarracin ([email protected]) can be contacted for arrangements prior to guest arrival.