Lunlunta Travel Guide

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All Around El Aguamiel, a 6-Room Hotel in Argentina's Wine Country

June 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM | by | ()

We had our DSLR camera stolen in Argentina, while attempting to bike the wine routes outside of Mendoza. It was a harrowing experience we cringe to remember, but luckily we were staying at the rural 6-room Hotel El Aguamiel at the time and returning from being interrogated by 15 bulletproof vest-wearing officers to our little slice of vineyard heaven far outweighs all the negative. Yes, we can't wait to go back.

El Aguamiel is a property we chanced upon, while browsing the Argentina offerings on flash hotel sale site Yes, we were heading in the direction of Mendoza and yes, we could totally take a couple days to chill out surrounded by the grapes that make the Malbecs we ordered from brunch 'til midnight.

At $169 per night with free WiFi and breakfast, it was a no-brainer. Sadly the hotel is no longer listed on Jetsetter, but here's hoping it returns soon.

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There's a Vineyard Guard Dog at Argentina's Hotel El Aguamiel

February 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM | by | ()

Meet Anna.

In the wine region around Mendoza, there sits a tiny design-focused hotel—El Aguamiel—with its own vineyard...and its own vineyard guard dog. Anna is a large, black presence on the property, as she slinks around the 6 rooms (yes, only 6), the pool, the restaurant and the many rows of Malbec grapes.

Now, with video:

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