Hotel Paris – Texas, Cafayate
We had booked two nights in Cafayate, Argentina and at the last minute decided to go a day early. As our original hotel was booked out that night, we looked online and came across the Hotel Paris – Texas and booked one night there. We absolutely loved it and wanted to stay here instead of our pre-planned accommodation.
Set at the foot of the Andes, the boutique hotel boasts views of Cafayate town and mountains in the Calchaquies Valley, making you feel on top of the world. Relaxing by the pool (which is filled with water from the Chuscha River) is the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the nearby wineries. It is no secret that Nick and I are attracted to anything with Cacti, so naturally we were in love with the desert vibes here.
The rooms feature terracotta tiles, dusty pink walls and traditional Argentine rugs, which harmonise with the earthy tones of the surrounding landscapes. Cactus wood adorns the verandah and adds a sense of character to the space.
The staff were very friendly and helpful which made for an enjoyable stay. For approximately AUD$10 per person we enjoyed a delicious homemade meal of chicken and a sweet cabbage salad which we devoured in minutes as we had only eaten cookies and potato chips on our 18 hour bus ride to Salta.
The hotel is a ten minute drive from the main town, however after staying in town, I much preferred the location of Paris Texas due to the serenity and proximity to the wineries.
Hotel Paris – Texas
Banda de Arriba, 4427, Cafayate, Argentina
Cafayate is a 3 hour drive south of Salta in northern Argentina. We traveled by bus from Salta terminal, however hiring a car is also a popular means of traveling. The drive from Salta city to Cafayate is one of the most spectacular road trips I have ever been on, with landscapes changing from lush green mountains to dusty red rock formations.