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Sheraton is worth the cost
We stayed at the Sheraton and we loved it. We stayed for two nights and our children would have gladly stayed longer. We stayed on the Falls side and because of our status with Starwood Preferred were offered an opportunity to upgrade to a Suite for a small additional amount ($35-$40 US). If you get such a chance, TAKE IT! Our room was lovely and well maintained. There were pocket doors that separated the king bed from the living area which had a sofa bed where our children slept. The terrace was enormous and had table w/chairs and lounge chaises. The view was unbelievable and the sound of the falls could be heard. We slept with the doors open, but the screens closed.
Breakfast is terrific and included in the cost. We were lucky to be there during the full moon walks and signed up for dinner as well (very inexpensive) at the Park. I would highly recommend this as the falls at night are very different and dinner was a buffet and one had to only pay for drinks.
We did eat lunch at some of the park concessions (all are walking distance to the Sheraton) and one evening we brought back hot empanadas, soda and beer from a concession and had a great happy hour on our terrace for a few dollars. Tea is very nice and reasonable and our children enjoyed it. We did eat dinner one night there but it was room service and very good and not too expensive. The kids enjoyed eating and relaxing in the room and we enjoyed eating outside.
The pool is great and the hotel staff were fabulous. If you are in Iguazu, you should stay at the Sheraton. You can then take advantage of early morning walks (the trails open at 8 am and close at 6 pm) and even allow some flexibility in your schedule.
What an awesome experience!
What a great location! All of the trails literally leave from the back door of the hotel, so you can be first on the trail in the mornings, and enjoy staying until the park closes at night. We were not able to get a falls-view room, and our "jungle-view" room overlooked the driveway. However, we were not in our room very much since we spent most of our time in the park, so we didn't mind too horribly. All of the lobby and restaurant windows overlook the falls, and there is a patio area on the roof with another nice view.
Room was good-sized, very clean, and very comfortable. Breakfast buffet (included) was excellent, with a wide array of meats, cheeses, fruits, and hot dishes available. Dinner buffet was quite good, and there is an a la carte restaurant for dinner that we did not try. You are also within a quick walk of the park concessions, and their empanadas are delicious if you want to carry a snack back to your room. All hotel staff we dealt with spoke fluent English, so no problems there.
Note that staying in this hotel means that you can see the trails at your own pace without being attached to a large tour group. It was our observation that most of the people who stayed in town or on the Brazil side had to hook up with an organized tour group for transit to & from the park.
If you want to see the Brazil side of the falls and do not have a Brazilian visa, ask the concierge in the lobby for help. He arranged a private driver for the two of us. He filled out a special tourist card in advance, and the driver took care of the paperwork as we crossed the border. We literally took 3 minutes at the border getting across. Definitely worth the trip. If you go to the Brazil side, definitely take time to stop at the bird park. Very impressive and lots of fun.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again!
The Only place to stay in Iguazu
The ONLY place to stay at Iguazu!
Location Location Location.
All the other hotels are in town, which is 12km away from the park. Since the best time for viewing the wildlife is right when the park opens at 8am to 9am ( that is before the Brazilian side of the park lets helicopers fly around the falls and scares off all the wild life ), you need to be at the Sheraton Hotel. If this is a once in a life time trip to the area, STAY AT THE SHERATON!
Stay somehwere else and save your money
Here is the bottom line. Yes it is inside the park, but they gouge you for the privelage. I am into value and have no problem paying for a great location. But to stay in a standard room for over $300.00/night where the maintenance is so bad you can't slide open the balcony door or the closet door, the bath tub surface is peeling, the bed spread, lamp shades, floor is dirty, etc. etc. that is insanity. Yes I asked to change rooms, went and looked at it and it was no better, maybe worse. To make matters worse for over $300.00/night I was given one bed for two adults and a 12 year old child. Yes I made the reservation through Sheraton direct so no excuses. When we made it to the room and saw there was only one bed, I called the reception. They said if I wanted a roll away it would cost an extra $50.00 per night. I talked to the hotel manager who was unapologetic and said even though it was their mistake, pay up or else no bed. Stay elsewhere.
The hotel's location is great. You are inside the part so you can take a break by their gorgeous pool and then continue with the exploration of the trails. No need to go to town where the rest of the hotels are. The rooms are nice. Not rundown at all. The bathrooms have been renovated and are very clean. The food is not as good as in Buenos Aires though.
Sheraton-Best location-average hotel
The location of the Sheraton can't be beat. It's the only hotel on the Argentina side in the Iguazu National Park. It's an easy walk to the trails which are right out Sheraton's door. Unfortunately, the hotel rests on it's location and is in need of upgrading throughout although still acceptable. All rooms have tile floors because of the rain forest location. We stayed in Iguazu for only one night which was plenty of time to walk all the trails around the falls and take a boat ride the next morning before catching a 2 p.m. flight out. We wouldn't have been able to see as much if we hadn't stayed at the Sheraton. Request a falls view room. Overall, you won't be disappointed.
Amzing view, great location, excellent staff!!
This is the only hotel in theNational park on Argentina side. If you are only spending a night or two at Iguazu, I would highly recommend staying at this hotel and in a waterfalls view room - it is worth the extra $s you spend over staying outside the park. The view of the falls was outstanding. The location is also excellent as a lot of walking in the heat (we went in December), it was great to come back to the hotel and relax as opposed to making your way back to the park entrance and then taking a taxi to your hotel.
The service was excellent and with the current exchange rates, food, private car service with the driver also serving as your guide seemed like a steal.
Significant Construction Underway
I'm just back from a few days at Iguazu, while I did not stay at the hotel I visited it twice while at the park. Note signifcant construction is taking place between the park and the hotel with various fences blocking some of the lobby and restaurant views and a fair amount of jackhammers and heavy equipment removing older foundations and some below grade rooms. It would appear the room views would be intack since they are at least 2 floors above the construction, but the noise from all the work would be worrisome?
Also note the lobby is a mess. The furniture is old and tired, much of it torn and badly stained. (perhaps tempory stuff moved in while the work is going on- Hard to believe this was the how the hotel is regularly outfitted?) What's more the lobby is a chaos of incoming and outgoing groups- very noisy and very crowded---
On the otherhand, a great location- and despite the fences and contruction, a great view of the truly amazing falls.
hope this helps
Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
"We had a great 2 weeks in Argentina"
My husband and I spent 2 weeks in Argentina in March 2003. We spent most of the time in Buenos Aires, walking around to see the neighborhoods and sample restaurants. It was wonderful to walk at night and see many other people on the streets.
We have wanted to go to Argentina for a long time, and decided to go then because it is affordable now. Our trip could have been a gastronomic tour, Paris at 1/5 the price!
We visited Iguazu Falls for two nights. I had done research before the trip and decided that rather than pay for the Brazilian visa for just a few hours there, we would stay on the Argentinian side. I got a fair Internet rate for the Sheraton Iguazu at the Sheraton website, so we decided to stay there. We were very glad we did!
The Iguazu trip was a mini resort vacation in the middle of our 2 week trip. The hotel room was lovely and had a great view of the falls. We were able to walk right to the falls, which are absolutely amazing. The Sheraton's restaurant is excellent, as good as some of the best I've been to.
We had no real interest in the towns in the area, so this getaway was perfect for us!