The hotel was originally built in 1988. Since then, its characteristic blue facade has referenced the place from the bay, becoming an icon of the place.
The years passed and the demands were making the hotel grow in pursuit of a better service. This is how a new restaurant was incorporated and its exclusive (and jealous) wine cellar, more rooms and the majestic Spa.
The property is surrounded by 20 hectares of native forest that is protected in the natural vastness of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. This allows to offer the visitor a unique landscape frame.
Today Las Balsas is a large residence located on the shores of the magical Lake Nahuel Huapi, which for more than 25 years has been hosting guests in search of peace and relaxation.
Calm, Courtesy, Character, Kitchen & Charme are the same characteristics that make our service, a different experience, highly valued by our visitors.
Since 1995, he has been an exclusive member of Relais & Chateaux, the collection of the most refined hotels and restaurants in the world, combining tradition and modernity to the delight of those who love making their trips, the art of living.
Noelia arrived as an intern more than 15 years ago at Las Balsas. With all his experience available to our guests, Noelia is now in charge of the kitchen and living room team.
Host and soul of the house, ``Nacho``, member of Clefs D'Or Concierge International since 2009, is our guardian of the candles and our ambassador Relais & Chateaux. He can guide you through the best experiences in Las Balsas and Villa La Angostura.
Marcelo was the last to join Las Balsas family. His predisposition and will make our house and gardens impeccable and safe.
Monica and team take care that everything is in perfect harmony. You do not see her but is always doing its magic in all rooms and public areas jealously guarding the harmony and beauty of our home.
Managing numbers is her obsessive ability. Inés accompanies us for 6 years taking care of and ordering our finances.
Incessant apprentice and enthusiastic traveler. When her vocation became her career she knew that she was on the right path. Today she is part of our family and is in charge of receiving our guests with a beautiful smile.
My destiny was not always to work in this industry but, life brought me to lead an incredible group of professionals with exceptional vocation of service and sense of belonging; qualities that I respect and admire.
Juan Pablo Alvarez
With more than 20 years of commercial experience, Juan Pablo joined the team at Las Balsas in 2010. Since then he has taken over our Reservations, Marketing and Revenue department.
Carla Iacoviello & María Mattaldi
Carla and María are passionate about their work. They really love what they do and you will notice. They will recommend you the best activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
Bea Taverna is a plastic artist residing in Villa La Angostura who brought her art to to help us with the details. Visitors can enjoy her art in the paintings she exhibits at the restaurant and even in the keychains, postcards and room folders.
Duvan Ochoa Zuluaga
Authentic. Vibrant Original. Duvan is our Chef, who guards our gastronomic history in Patagonia and sets trends in Argentina. Emphasizing ingredients and local products, with its own unique style.
For their incessant search for perfection, because excellence dictates every moment of their lives and because their know-how is a brand, we are proud of our partners. They extend the Relais & Châteaux Experience in our homes, while sharing our values by giving them unique moments.