Sofitel La Reserva Cardales get off to a swinging start

Newly opened in December 2008, the Sofitel La Reserva Cardales is the place to escape for a few days downtime after a weekend of non-stop tango in Buenos Aires.  Only 40 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, the Sofitel La Reserva Cardales is the latest playground for wealthy, stylish Argentineans looking to escape the hustle of the city.  For UK visitors it offers the perfect antidote to a few days partying South American style - relaxation, watersports and fabulous food.

As the pound weakens against the euro, British travellers look further afield to get more value for money and in this light South America is becoming an increasingly affordable option.  British Airways launched a direct flight between London and Buenos Aires in November 2008 opening up the city and its surrounds as a new short break destination.

Sofitel Hotels invite travellers to combine a visit to the art-deco Sofitel Buenos Aires, in the downtown Retiro district neighbourhood, with the newly opened Sofitel Reserva Cardales, for an enticing combination of fast-paced city life and luxurious relaxation Argentinean style.

Active

Bordering the Romulo Otamendi Nature Reserve, the Sofitel La Reserva Cardales offers guests a wealth of activities and leisure facilities including:

á  Red clay tennis courts

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á  Horse riding

á  Cycling & hiking

á  Four swimming pools

á  18-hole golf course

á  Sailing, windsurfing and kayaking on the 20 hectare lake

Resort size & style

The resort emulates the surrounding environment with its use of natural materials, wood and stone.  Each of the spacious 159 rooms include a private balcony opening out onto the reserve, plus the resort includes three overwater bungalows jutting out over the lake.

Dining

Sofitel La Reserva Cardales’ diverse range of dining options include an Argentinean restaurant, decorated in fiery reds and earth tones with an expansive collection of local wines; La Butaca, a 24-hour lounge and Le Bernabe Piano Bar, offering an ideal ambience for mingling.  Guests may also dine on the terrace or relax in the hotel’s library.

Le Spa

The resort’s Le Spa has an extensive range of therapeutic treatments, hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and haman spring and Le Spa’s restaurant offers light low calorie customised food programmes and anti-oxidant drinks, perfect for detoxifying and rejuvenating.

Adventure

To truly escape from it all, Sofitel La Reserva Cardales’ guests can sail along the Lujan River to ‘Isla La Reserva’, a private island exclusive to the resort’s guests set in the heart of the Delta del Parana.  Guests can walk through the lush natural reserve with its 4000 different species of trees or lazily watch the sun set over the waters of the delta.
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