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Xelena Suites Hotel

Well located and recently refurbished hotel on the way out of town

Xelena Suites Hotel - Pool
Xelena Suites Hotel - Pool

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Set on a steep bank of Lago Argentina, heading out of town, the Xelena Suites Hotel is a relatively new hotel and, on the face of it, promises a lot. They have gone for size and for comfort in the design, with automatic shutters on the windows and vast rooms. Unfortunately, what this has forced them to do is make a hotel that is more “long” than “wide” and so it does not make full use of the view. Good standard but a little disappointing.

The layout of the hotel is such that you enter on the 4th floor and then descend to the rooms that are set along the edge of the hill as it drops down to the water.
The main areas of the hotel are reasonable with a relatively small (considering the amount of rooms) sofa area and bar, but vast dining areas (2 of them). Probably our favourite feature of the hotel is the pool and gym area that is located right at the bottom of the building and so has views straight out to Lago Argentina beyond.

All of the rooms have good features, such as automatic blinds and plasma TVs, and are much larger than contemporaries. They have used good materials and furniture in the build and, as such, it has an expensive feel to everything.

Unfortunately, there are a few areas where they have not really thought things through with around two thirds of the rooms lacking a lake view, and the rooms almost being too big to fill properly so there is an echo affect, making them seem more cavernous than cozy. This sentiment is also reflected in the main areas that, again, don’t have views…we were a bit disappointed.

Great views from certain areas, good food/service

A little unplanned in design

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