Just outside Buenos Aires near the grassy Pampas region, the country’s classic estancias are increasing the luxury ante by sprucing up their accommodations.

By Rodrigo Pérez Rembao
Updated: January 24, 2017
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One of the area’s oldest and best-known rural retreats, San Ceferino Hotel de Campo & Spa (doubles from $279, all-inclusive), recently added 22 country-chic suites with queen-size beds, traditional Pampas art, oversize whirlpool tubs, and views of the two-acre laguna from their spacious balconies.

If you’re a polo fan, check into the 32-room Resort de Campo & Polo (doubles from $180) and catch a match; though the rooms aren’t much to look at, the property’s new 3,000-square-foot spa (wet and dry saunas, ozone hydromassages, and a massage shower) is a standout.

The year-old Finca María Cristina (doubles from $225) is Argentina’s first estancia to open as a real boutique hotel—20 rooms with private decks, blond-wood floors, earth-toned pillows and throws, and a 20-minute helicopter service to and from Buenos Aires.

San Ceferino Hotel de Campo & Spa

The rurual retreat recently added 22 country-chic suites with queen-size beds, traditional Pampas art, oversize whirlpool tubs, and views of the two-acre laguna from their spacious balconies.

Resort de Campo & Polo

If you’re a polo fan, check into the 32-room resort and catch a match; though the rooms aren’t much to look at, the property’s new 3,000-square-foot spa (wet and dry saunas, ozone hydromassages, and a massage shower) is a standout.

Finca Maria Cristina, Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique de Campo

The 2008 property is Argentina’s first estancia to open as a real boutique hotel—20 rooms with private decks, blond-wood floors, earth-toned pillows and throws, and a 20-minute helicopter service to and from Buenos Aires.

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