This hotel put Alta Gracia on the map. The healthy climate and the Jesuit estancia played their part, but the visiting socialites from Buenos Aires in the 1930s came to stay here, with its magnificent gardens designed—as all good gardens in the region are—by Carlos Thays. The hotel has since seen worse times, having been abandoned, squatted in, and run down, but it's recently been overhauled and reopened in 2006. Its casino isn't as upmarket as it used to be, but it's
still got the gardens, and the 26 rooms have all the comforts you can ask for.
Velez Sarfield 198, Alta Gracia, Córdoba, 5186, Argentina