Posada Olivar is a boutique hotel outside of Mendoza in the midst of the Argentinian Wine Country. It is a beautiful property with restful and comfortable environment. Without a doubt you will enjoy the absolute tranquility of the place, the beautiful parks surrounding the rooms, the sound of birds and the sun graciously coming through old trees. And charming, helpful staff together with a friendly innkeeper will provide you with high quality service and make you feel here completely like home.
The inn features five guest accommodations with large comfortable beds and doors that open to a terrace and overlook the pool, a small olive and fruit orchard. The posada itself is lovely and charming, very private and you immediately feel right at home, with access to the kitchen and the shared common room. The house is quite spacious, beautifully arranged and perfectly clean. All the rooms are also big, airy and immaculate. With lots of light and homey atmosphere it is the right place to relax and enjoy your stay.
For the guests’ convenience there is a well stocked cellar, relaxing library and comfortable living room with a fireplace where you can curl up with a good book or simply enjoy a warm chat with the host or other guests from all over the world.
If you like spending time outside you can take advantage of a huge, magnificent swimming pool where you can lounge after a hot day exploring the wineries and later have some late night glasses of wine on a lovely patio near the pool to cool you off. For those who travel with a car there is a covered parking lot so the car won’t be parked in the sun.
Every morning you can enjoy a full delicious breakfast with local home-made specialties, a wide assortment of breads, sandwiches and warm pastries, jams, great coffee and various juices. It is served from 8 a.m. in the dining room or garden. The dinner is available by special request as well as additional food services like afternoon tea or non-alcoholic beverages. For your convenience there is a possibility to order a special meal if you prefer low fat or vegetarian food.
The best thing about the inn is its owner Jose Luis who is an excellent gracious host. He is super relaxed, yet interesting and informative. You will feel as if you are staying with a friend, a friend who guides you as you explore Mendoza. He will insure that you enjoy your stay here and will help you with restaurant suggestions and winery appointments as well as taxi reservations. Jose speaks good English and Spanish and is incredibly nice and knowledgeable. You can always enjoy a good talk with him about Argentine culture and nearby places worth to see. He will surely help you find the right thing to do in the area.
Posada Olivar is a very quiet place, but also very close to the town center, a couple excellent restaurants, the Clos de Chacras winery and the Nuss bakery. The town of Chacras itself is only 20 minutes outside of the city of Mendoza and close to surrounding vineyards, some of which can be accessed via taxi or car, and this transportation can be arranged at the Posada.
The location is rather beneficial and offers a lot of nearby activities like bicycle rental, bird watching, hiking trails, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain bike trails, 600 local wineries to visit, local hot springs, sight-seeing and just walking along the leafy streets.