One of the oldest Argentinean estancias, the master house was transformed into an estancia in the early twentieth century, while retaining it’s Celtic name (derived from ‘Bahamba’: place of rest and hospitality). Only 75 miles from Buenos Aires, the three buildings that make up La Bamba are set in tranquil parkland and make for a total immersion in the culture, landscape and traditions of the country.
South America headed up global travel growth in 2012 (up 12%, a new all-time high according to World Travel Monitor). That’s no surprise to Buenos Aires where the fever for stylish boutique hotels continues unabated. But the beauty of Argentina is in her variety. From the porteno to the pampas, the wine lands to the wetlands; this is a country that demands to be explored.
Quietly re-opened in 2011, the elegant boutique hotel, also home to the La Bamba de Areco Polo Team, has 11-rooms and suites, each named after a polo pony, and retains the feel of a carefully curated private home. With strong attention to detail and meticulous historical accuracy, the décor combines modern art and local fabrics, crisp bed linen and considered library books to set the tone of understated luxury, romance and relaxation.
There are no TVs or phones here, just beautifully edited spaces filled with heavy colonial furniture positioned to take full advantage of the superlative views across the Pampa and polo fields. Escape from the fast pace of Buenos Aires.