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Sala de Payogasta Hotel

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Sala de Payogasta Hotel
Sala de Payogasta Hotel

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Sitting around 10 minutes drive from the small village of Cachi, the Sala de Payogasta is a simple farmhouse that has been lovingly restored back to its original glory and is a great example of how generations have been living in this inhospitable environment. Based around a central courtyard, all of the rooms are very simple inside, but the location and seclusion that this small hotel offers are second to nowhere.

The Sala is a rare find up in the northern regions of Argentina in that, instead of looking to modernise, the owners have decided that they prefer to return to the building’s origins and simplify.

The building has been constructed with a central square with a covered walkway around and the rooms running off it. The reason for the construction is that, in the summer time this area of the world can get very hot, and in the winter it can get very cold. With the thickness of the walls being around half a meter, it means that in the summer it is possible to keep cool and in the winter to retain the heat and keep warm.

The rooms themselves are simplicity personified with comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms and little else. Most has views out to the courtyard except for those along the outer edge that have views out to the stunning rock formations.

While this property is truly basic living, it is usually only necessary to stay in this area of the world on the way through to Cafayate and so a night is well recommended as it really is a unique experience.

Traditional building, simplicity, service

May be too rustic for some

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