Browsing the internet we even found information in Dutch about this B&B Guesthouse; no wonder because the owners are a Dutch couple Alex en Rijkje. Own language, pictures, nice emails and very affordable rates made it easy for us to decide for Casa Hernández as a base for exploring Salta (city).
It turned out to be a very good choice; it was the nicest accommodation we had during our trip in the northwest of Argentina. Alex and Rijkje are two very warm and friendly hosts, who helped us to plan our visit to Salta. The guesthouse has a pleasant laid back atmosphere; talking with the hosts and other guests at the breakfast table or during the evening with a bottle of wine.
Our Comfort Room was very spacious with a nice bathroom and a window to the large garden with a swimming pool. We could use the whole house - renovated by them a couple of years ago - with a lounge, TV-room, hall/breakfast room and kitchen; there is also free internet access. Everything is clean as it could be.
Breakfast is a mix of Dutch (freshly baked brown bread) and Argentinean elements and an excellent start of the day.
Casa Hernández is located along a side road, perhaps 200 meters from some shops, a pizzeria, a gas station, a restaurant and the bus stop. San Lorenzo is just an easy 15 minutes by public bus and a very nice and quiet little village, away from the hustle and bustle of Salta itself.
We were very satisfied with our stay in Casa Hernández; it was indeed a ‘home (far) away from home’. We still keep in touch with Alex y Rijkje.
When arriving most probably the gate will be closed. We could only find the ‘gatebell’ with the help of a friendly neighbour. You may find the bell on a pole at the left hand side of the gate !!!
Warmth and hospitality of the hosts.
Clean, spacious rooms.
Quiet and nice location in San Lorenzo nearby Salta.
This Bed and Breakfast is so beautiful. It is located on the main street of Coronel Moldes and from the outside it does not look like more than a dusty building from the past, but when the door opens and you step into the courtyard, you are immediatly transported to the 1700's. Some of the bedrooms have antique furniture and all were clean, the bathrooms upgraded and modern, the materas new, and the breakfast in the morning charming and simply delicious. We had homemade bead with all kind of locally made jam, ducle de leche, coffee, milk and figs. Note: the website does not do the place justice. It is really quite nice. We visited the first week of May and we were the only guests. It was great and really quiet. In high season (Jan - March) it may be very different and you may have to book in advance.
I loved the period furniture in the breakfast room, the fireplace in our bedroom, the thick adobe walls, the authentic tile in the courtyard and the pomogranted tree growing in the court. When we spoke to the keepers, they told us stories about the building and how it has been passed down within one family, and that if the walls could talk, there would be lots of secrets to share.
Clean, restful. Difficult to judge atmosphere beyond that as we were the only residents in middle of november. Well appointed, clean kitchen (well it would be since we were the only ones using it) Comfortable beds with foam mattresses. We'd return
majority of rooms open onto verandah in garden. Comfortable walk into town centre.
A stunning place, nestled up into the mountains overlooking Salta, a few steps from trails into the cloudforest. It has beautiful rooms, very reasonable rates, a lovely pool, and grounds that are exquisite. You have to book months early for the July - August high season!
I visited a number of youth hostels during my weeks in Salta and was especially impressed by the ambiance of Hostal La Linda and Terra Oculta (phone: 0387-4218769). Backpackers (phone: 0387-4236910) was a little more intense in its feel but people have told me it is a fine place to meet other travelers and quite comfortable.
More on this at my very unofficial, sometimes accurate website: www.saltatravel.com
The Hotel Regidor is located just a few steps from the Plaza 9 de Julio. You cant get much more central than that. There is a taxi stand just across the street. Many of the city's attractions are within walking distance. In December '03, a midnight taxi from the bus station was 2 pesos/$0.68.
For those of you who are not really into the hostel thing, this place is a real hotel. It has a decent restaurant where a breakfast of bread/butter/jam, coffee, juice and mineral water cost about $1.
Our room was large, with comfortable beds, cable TV, air conditioning and a nice bathroom (with lots of hot water). It had friendly management and daily maid service.
The only problem we had was that the air conditioning would inexplicably shut off at odd times. We finally figured out that the fuse was being tripped by someone who figured we didn't need the A/C and the hotel could save a few cents. After we complained several times, the problem seemed to be resolved.
We had a very comfortable double room, central to just about everything for $20 a night. We wil return to this hotel when we are next in Salta.
It's downtown, just off of the Plaza. Lots of good restaurants, stores, tourist offices, banks, airline offices, taxis and tourist attractions nearby.
The house is located 5 blocks from the center and 8 blocks from the main square!
it's a private house which rents rooms to tourists and exchange students!
the "senora de la casa" is very friendly and the doughter of the house speaks english
The rooms are clean and the bathrooms are clean and have hot water ( which is not always the case in north Argentina)
It has double rooms and single rooms and is very cheap!
You can even get a cup of decent coffee!
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