Okay, so in most fairytales they don't have flies buzzing around and super hot/humid conditions, but our group of three families could not have been more pleasantly surprised with our stay at Villa Victoria. The estate is located within walking distance of several wineries (recommend: Tempus Alba), and we also took two unforgettable wine tours into Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley. The house itself is a historical landmark - over 100 years old, beautiful English architecture, look and feel and is well decorated with paintings from local artists, and antique sporting equipment. The rooms vary in size, but they are all clean with plenty of storage space. It's an old house - so expect there to be creaking and oddly shaped quarters, but that is part of the charm. The VERY extensive grounds (about 1km circumference), include rows of vineyards, very tall trees, and a variety of exotic plants are very well manicured and is gated all the way around to provide a safe and very quiet sanctuary from the surrounding community. The spacious lawns were a dream for our young daughters to roam around without the worry of them wandering off into danger. Last but not least, the main reason I give five starts is the service from young Ignacio, Valentina and Gisel. I could not imagine a more responsible, dilgent, friendly and kind set of hosts. It is not easy to run an Inn, the details are countless, but they work very hard to ensure high customer satisfaction, are very open to feedback and went the extra mile for us in many situations.
Last tip - in hindsight, I would have rented a car to drive around to Maipu and Mendoza. Calling taxis can get interesting, especially during holidays, but that is another story...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Victoria Wine & Lodge is characterized for being a well preserved old Victorian country home of the late nineteenth century set amidst a stunning setting of gardens and grounds. Both the décor and furnishings were designed to follow the lines of this style.It features five bedrooms with private bathroom on two floors, all fully equipped for a pleasant stay. Their large windows give light and an unparalleled view of the land and the mountains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Victoria Lodge Mendoza/Maipu, Argentina