Patios de Cafayate

Location: Salta & Northwest Argentina | Argentina

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Patios de Cafayate is a boutique hotel in Cafayate, in the Calchaqui Valleys of northern Argentina. The hotel is housed in a farmstead dating back to 1892, and has been lovingly restored while retaining a traditional aesthetic. This region is famous for its wine, and a range of tastings and other activities are on offer at the hotel’s own winery and wine cellar.
Perfect forWine lovers looking for a historic escape.
In the know
  • Housed in a farmhouse dating back to 1892
  • Photography workshops
  • Wine tastings and activities throughout the day

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The main farmhouse dates back to 1892, and a historic atmosphere pervades the place, from its thick walls to its domed ceilings and wrought iron gates. Service is fantastic and all about the attention to detail; you even get a free glass of sparkling wine each afternoon.

Rooms at Patios de Cafayate

The hotel’s 32 rooms, spread across colonial-style patios, are decorated in a traditional style, with plush rugs covering stone-tiled floors, carved wooden beds and furnishings, and bright splashes of colour in the curtains and bedspreads. The Gallery Rooms overlook a patio dotted with jasmine plants, while Vineyard Rooms feature stone fireplaces and promise stunning views over the vineyard-covered hills.

Food & Drink

Dining at Patios de Cafayate is a sophisticated affair, with owner and chef Martin Gamarron presenting an ever-changing menu of lovingly presented gourmet cuisine. Catalan, Italian and French styles are combined with local ingredients to create unique dishes such as llama carpaccio with capers and rib-eye steak with Andean potatoes and chimichurri sauce.


The hotel has a lovely outdoor pool and a massage room, where reflexology and reiki treatments are also available – just the thing after a tough day’s wine tasting.

Activities at Patios de Cafayate

Wine is very much the star of the show at Patios de Cafayate, and a range of tastings and activities are on offer. These include blind tastings and ‘make your own wine’ activities, as well as more traditional tastings of the region’s acclaimed wines. Another (occasional) activity is photography workshops, where groups of 12 to 16 head out into the valley with trained professionals to learn how to take fantastic landscape shots.

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Hotel location

The hotel is around 2.5 hours by private transfer from Martin Miguel de Guemes International Airport.

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