La Merced del Alto

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Why we like it

  • Many of the rooms and suites have mountain views, some from private patios
  • La Merced del Alto is at the foot of the Nevado de Cachi and just outside the charming town of Cachi, south of Salta 
  • The a la carte restaurant serves gourmet Andean cuisine
  • The spa offers a wide range of treatments, whilst facilities include an open-air Jacuzzi, Scottish shower and solarium
  • The stylish outdoor pool and sun deck afford spectacular views across the valley below
  • Other facilities and activities include a wine cellar, living room, games and DVD room, a fabulous terrace and a bar

A&K Top Tip

Make sure to try some of the local massages the staff provide in the hotel owned spa.

Guest Testimonial

The Hotels you (Charlie Lockwood) selected were superb in Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, what a pleasure it has been to stay in the Belmond Hotels, everyone was so helpful, and the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires was equally superb

- TW, London



The Hotel La Merced del Alto overlooks a breath-taking valley, surrounded by hills and a lush river valley. It is the ideal base from which to explore the town of Cachi and the surrounding Calchaqui Valley.

The hotel has just 14 spacious and contemporary rooms, some with mountain views. All exude a calm simplicity, with white walls counterpointed by arches, bamboo ceiling detailing and exposed wooden floors. Huge, comfortable beds are dressed with pure white, fine cotton linen, whilst the bathrooms are light and airy.


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Best time to be there

A year round destination, Argentina's climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub arctic in the south. The best times to visit are November to March. Spring and autumn (September to November and April to May) offer pleasant, mild temperatures.

Fly to

Buenos Aires - British Airways daily.

flying time

13.5 hours

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area

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