Azure Real Boutique Hotel

Azure Real Boutique Hotel |  Cordoba, Argentina | by  Peter Lawrence  | One of the best feelings when traveling to a foreign city is opening the door to your hotel room and knowing right away that you made the right choice.  I had this feeling from the minute I walked into the lobby of the Azure Real Boutique Hotel, with its soothing peaceful decor, and the super attentive, but not intrusive staff.
Though the city offers a multitude of large well appointed and well priced options, a new addition to the hotel scene is the Azure Real Boutique Hotel, the first boutique hotel in Cordoba’s City Center. The Hotel Azure is located in an old “casona” (large home) which dates back to the year 1915.  In its day, the home functioned as both a home and a business (drug store, restaurant and student residence for the college Deán Funes, whose students included Ernesto Che Guevara).
The Azur Real is comprised of 14 distinct rooms within the hotel, each incorporating modern design with old world Spanish charm. Each room has 32” LCD satellite TV, mini bar and work desk, and the hotel offers excellent free high speed wifi coverage from every part of the hotel; and it is high speed wifi you can count on as a business traveler. Whether you are relaxing from a day of touring the city, or working on your latest business plan, the hotel offers a beautiful and peaceful central living room space and library, and has an excellent in house restaurant called El Papagayo who’s Chef Piter Garcia Venegas hails from a well respected restaurant La Gloria de Lima, Peru.  A full breakfast buffet is included in the room price and can even be delivered to your room as requested.  Other facilities include a jacuzzi/swimming pool and lounge on the top floor terrace.
The location of the Azure is perfect for touring the historic city center and you are steps from the neighborhood that is now called Viejo Córdoba, (Manzana Jesuitica, or Jesuit Block and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba).  The hotel is a short walking distance to attractions such as Museo Superior de Bellas Artes, the Cathedral of Cordoba, Patio Olmos Shopping, and Paseo del Buen Pastor, a former women’s prison that in 2007 was reborn as an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment center, complete with art exhibits, shops and gourmet restaurants.
If you are looking for something distinctive, supremely comfortable and well located, I highly recommend the Azure Real Boutique Hotel as the best option in Cordoba City.  It’s always nice to have good memories of your hotel experience in addition to the sights and sounds of your destination. Room #9 where I stayed, overlooking the courtyard was super-perfect, although in this hotel, you can’t go wrong. But take note of the fact that there are only 14 rooms, so plan your stay in advance and don’t miss out!

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Casa Shanti Rural Hotel at Cordoba, Argentina

Casa Shanti, which in indian means peace, is the name of a singular inn-boutique, consisting in two manorial mansions, surrounded by 4 hectares of gardened fields and located at the base of the Sierra Chica Ridges, in the Punilla Valley, between Villa Giardino and La Cumbre (Province of Cordoba) at a height of 1250 mts. above sea level.
Casa Shanti combines the comfort of an international hotel with the relaxing sensation of feeling at home, ´cause it´s been carefully conceived so its guests may find a very exclusive place where it´s possible to attain what we´ve always been longing for: PEACE.

Gay owned and managed, by Ernesto Larrese and Alejandro Vannelli. Both Ernesto and Alejandro are the soul of the house and will welcome you and make you feel like home. The hotel caters to mixed crowds, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Casa Shanti
is located at only 3 kms away from La Cumbre renown and prestigious golf course. Crocket, horseback riding, swimming, indoor games, more than 600 titles of films and series.

Casa Shanti provides the following spa services: Jacuzzi bathtub in all suites (some of them accommodates 2 people), Scottish shower (south suite). Optionals: Massage in the privacy of your room: relaxing massages, modeling massages, Shiatsu, Hot stones, Spheres, Cosmetologist. Personal Trainner

Located in between the regions of La Cumbre and Villa Giardino, over National Route 38, approximately 40 minutes away from the Province of Cordoba, Argentina.

Suites are distributed along the two mansions in two floors. 12 Suites in total that may accommodate from 2 to 4 people. A big living room, two fireplaces, panoramic views and very comfy sofas. An outside galleria, ideal to seat every afternoon and enjoy the marvelous sunsets while sipping some great wines.

Suite del Este (DBL) from USD 85
Suite del Oeste (DBL) from USD 105 / (TPL) from USD 120 / (CPL) from USD 135
Suite del Norte (DBL) from USD 115 / (TPL) from USD 155
Suite del Noroeste (DBL) from USD 135 / (TPL) from USD 155
Suite del Sur (DBL) from USD 145 / (TPL) from USD 165 / (CPL) from USD 175
Suites at Casa Shanti (DBL) from USD 105 / (TPL) from USD 120 / (CPL) from USD 135

(*) All prices include full breakfast buffet Taxes. Dinner or lunch are not included, although, as an option, you may order from the menu ‘a la carte’ and be served at the dining room or any other area of our house that you may choose.

(**) For bookings and enquiries do not hesitate to contact me @ Carlos Melia I will be happy to assist you. CM