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Isla Victoria

4.0 out of 5.0

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I was just blessed to spend 6 nights at the La Isla Victoria and it truly is a magical place. There is a very sacred energy to this island. And combined with the beauty and casualness of the lodge it is a place to relax, to come back home to yourself. To spend hours on the beach, swimming in the lake, hiking this sacred land. Napping by the pool. Yes there is adventure, more importantly there is beauty and a chance to commune with Patagonia. With this land. It provides a chance to get away from the noise and see what unfolds when there are no schedules. When it about connecting to your own flow and pleasure. It is about being in nature and feeling the power of it. About walking and seeing so many different types of trees, plants. To hear birds I’ve never heard before. To swim out to a small island and spend an hour or two there napping the sun. You just get to slow down and be. What a gift. This is a place with great love, with great views, with incredible nature, with beautiful energy. This is a place to get away and come back to yourself. This place is a gift to the world. A reminder of what magic can happen when you step away from the noise, from the to-dos. Because the Hosteria, with 22 rooms, is the only lodging on the island, you have so much of this place to yourself to explore and enjoy as you desire.

We spend one of the most magnificent vacación-week of our life. Beautiful place and sceneries. Delicious food and excelent service. It is a very nice place for trekking and to ride horses. Delicious views all around the lodge.

Nestled on a cliff overlooking beautiful Lago Nahuel Huapi, the Hosteria on Isla Victoria is truly a magical place. Arriving on the island in the hotel's private launch after a leisurely ride on the glacier lake, we were met by a nephew of the owner and driven to the hotel, the only one on the island. The hotel is very private with only 20 rooms and is very luxurious. The gourmet dining is absolutely divine. Chef Fernando is very shy so we did not actually meet him but we have subsequently met many in the field who know him and find him as special as we did. The meals were spectacular! Even on the one night when we were the only clients, we still had a choice of dishes. Each mid day meal and evening meal offers three courses with choices of 2 different menus. The wine was excellent. Everything about the dining was special. Our waitress was knowledgeable and accommodating and very helpful. In addition to the gourmet dining, we also hiked and rode horses. The horses are very special; they are the small, hardy and beautiful Criollas (We call them duns or buckskins in the US). They were a delight to ride. We pursued trails around the island and paused for spectacular views along the way. The day we chose to hike around the island, we were thoroughly surprised to have a gourmet picnic for lunch. It was truly amazing! We enjoyed a cold buffet on the beach complete with choice of red or white wines, mineral or still water, soft drinks or beer. The freshly brewed French press coffee was over the top! Everything about our visit to Isla Victoria was first class; we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Owned by Mare Sur Hotels, this is a related facility to Lao Lao and Hotel Tunquelin. However, being set on Victoria Island in the middle of a mountain lake, makes this a truly unique and quiet spot. Imagine this; the hotel, a 1980’s reconstruction of a lodge, cypress beams everywhere, perched on top of a 200 foot cliff, overlooking a beach, on a sheltered bay on an island in the middle of National Park. Perhaps 14 rooms in total. Does it get any better than that? And this is the only accommodation available on the island. The 22km island is largely off-limits to hikers unless accompanied by certified guides, who happen to work at the lodge. We opted for a day of horseback rising around the island (you could also hike, bike or kayak), complete with a Vanderbilt-style picnic waiting for us on a remote beach. All included of course in the daily rate, as is everything at this resort. The rooms are magnificent, there are so many quiet rooms and nooks to read and reflect we lost count. The food was wonderful and the service amazing. It’s a pricey spot by Argentine standards, but well worth the pleasure by ours.

I had a wonderful two night stay at the Isla Victoria Lodge the first week of January, 2007. I had earlier spent 11 days in the surrounding area – 7 nights in and around Bariloche and 4 nights in Villa La Angostura. After all that time, I began to wonder if Isla Victoria would be “more of the same.” It wasn’t. Since the lodge is the only accommodation on the entire island (it’s about 10 miles long and between a half and one mile wide), once the day visitors leave the guests at the lodge have the entire island to themselves. One windless morning, it was so quiet that I could hear the “whoosh – whoosh” of a bird’s wings flapping as it flew across Anchorena Bay 200 yards away. The lodge sits atop a cliff over Anchorena Bay. Those rooms with bay views are rewarded with gorgeous vistas of the bay and the mountains in the distance. On clearer days, one can see Mount Tronador in the distance. The Llao Llao peninsula (and the Llao LLao resort are visible to the south across Lago Nahuel Huapi. The public areas of the lodge are gracious. There are two living rooms, a large deck, a wine tasting room (shown, but not used during my stay) and a library/music room. In addition, the lodge has an indoor pool/hot tub (more hot tub, since I don’t think you could swim in it), and different types of saunas. There was an outdoor pool, suitable for swimming, but it was only half full when I was in residence, and not usable (that was the only aspect of the hotel that wasn’t in first order). My room was a corner room, with views to the north and west, over the bay and lake. I had two chairs in the corner, beside large corner windows, and a wall of closets/shelves opposite the bed. The bathroom had windows next to the shower so you could look out at the view while showering. You’re high enough up that I didn’t worry about modesty. The hotel has guides that offer activities each day. Based upon those offered during my stay, they appear to involve (i) hiking, (ii) horseback riding, (iii) mountain biking and (iv) kayaking. I did three of the four (no mountain biking). The lodge will drive guests out to a remote hiking location, so that all hikes/excursions don’t need to both start and end at the lodge. I found the island –especially its quietness and remoteness – to be lovely and distinguishable (mostly by the sense of isolation and privacy) from the surrounding areas I visited during my 11 prior days. I was impressed by the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. I was met at the dock by the manager, Carol, and given a personal tour of the facilities. When I arrived at the front desk, I was addressed by name by the attendant. The guides I met were all very friendly and knowledgeable (I sense that the hotel adds and/or subtracts guides from Bariloche based upon the occupancy level, so I never got a sense as to who was a regular and who was transient). The food at the lodge was good to very good. Breakfast was a little sparse, based upon the experience I gathered during my seven week Patagonian stay (I’d rate the lodge’s breakfast at about 11th out the 15 hotels). The lunches and two dinners I had were very good, however (especially the asado prepared at the beach on my second day -- it was the best of three asados I had during my trip). The dinners were 3 courses, with two choices for each course. In deference to their non-Argentine guests (I was there with a US couple, a UK couple on their honeymoon, and an extended family of 10 French guests), dinner was available starting at 8 p.m. For me, a 2 night stay was more than adequate to get a sense of the island (I don’t think I’d do more than 3 nights). I sensed that the guests who were spending a week on the island had “run out of things to do”, from their restlessness. That said, I am very glad that I did do the 2 night stay at the Isla Victoria Lodge, and would recommend the experience to others.

El espectacular viaje en catamaran de Puerto Pañuelo a Isla Victoria, pasando por el bosque de los arrayanes, es un paseo increible...debe hacerse si o si. En la isla, hay que tomar el paseo gratuito guiado, por los bosques...se aprende mucho. Lo unico pesimo, es esta hosteria en la isla: comida casi incomible, cara y cero comodidad. No hay otro lugar donde comer alli...asi que no hay alternativa.

O local é maravilhoso, sem Explicação! Porém o passeio pela Turisur é extremamente cansativo, porque ficamos 4 horas na ilha sem "nada pra fazer". Com duas horas todos já estavam entediados e com fome, pois só tem um restaurante na ilha que é caro e muitas pessoas preferem apenas levar um lanchinho.. Com certeza tem que conhecer a ilha, mas se for no verão aproveite para levar uma roupa de banho e comida e bebida.. Eu não levei e me arrependi.

La hostería destaca por su servicio, confort y atención. Los encargados están pendientes de que no falte nada. El paisaje es espectacular y la tranquilidad única. Tienen varias opciones de entretenimientos al aire libre (cabalgatas, caminatas, kayak, etc.) como dentro del hotel (libros, películas, spa, etc.). Muy recomendable para unos días de descanso. No se trata de un hotel económico, pero hay que tener en cuenta que all inclusive (todas las comidas - que son muy abundantes y deliciosas y todos los entretenimientos).

Nos alojamos 2 noches en la hosteria y realmente tanto el lugar como la atencion son muy buenos. El hotel tiene unas vistas unicas la atencion en el comedor y las comidas gourmet hacen de la hosteria un lugar de privilegio

Nos alojamos durante tres dias en la hostería . Es un sueño . El lugar es bellísimo el personal super amable y dispuesto a brindar su mejor servicio. La comida gourmet es excelente. Me encantaría volver es un lugar soñado. Hicimos cabalgatas , trecking y mountain bike . Disfrutamos los esquicitos picnics al aire libre.

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi Victoria Island Neuquen

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Isla Victoria is within the area of Nahuel Huapi National Park and Nahuelito Prehistoric Park. This 22-room, 4-star hotel has private in-room spa tubs along with free breakfast and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also within the region of Cerro Campanario and Campanario Hill.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 22 rooms feature private spa tubs. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries.


Property features

At Isla Victoria, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle at scheduled times. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 30 reviews