The sun shines 300 days of the year in Mendoza, and the pool at Entre Cielos is a fabulous place to soak it up, with views of the nearby snow-capped Andes range and extensive vineyards. The rooms are just as gorgeous, all with sleek lines and distinctive décor, but the Loft Suite has to be the most enchanting. Standing on stilts above the vineyards, this capsule-shaped cocoon has a Jacuzzi on the terrace and a skylight to allow for stargazing after that persistent sun sets. It has to be said that the star-spangled sky here is as spectacular as the sun-filled version, and the hotel, sprawling over 8 attractive acres, has been designed to allow guests to make the most of both.
The restaurant, like the rooms, enjoys fabulous views and dishes up the best of seasonal local produce with a modern twist, perhaps smoked boar shoulder with white prunes and mashed potatoes or Stroganoff baby goat with mini gnocchi. The Dulce de leche is served in a chocolate cigar with confit orange cream. There are also, unusually for such a robustly carnivorous continent, several vegetarian options. Perhaps even more unusually, there is a full on authentic six-stage hamam here, the first in Latin America, very spoiling and soothing, with icing on the cake options including foam massages and volcanic ash clay body masks.
Seemingly remote, Entre Cielos is just twenty minutes away from the culture and nightlife of Mendoza. There’s no need to leave though, and with the estate’s award-winning Malbec in plentiful supply, the sun and stars on constant standby, quite difficult to.