GPS Carlos Melia, heading to back to Argentina in two weeks, planning a new Gay Wedding for a Groom+Groom couple from San Francisco. During my stay I will be reviewing and staying overnight at the following hotels in Buenos Aires: Hotel Club Frances (www.hotelclubfrances.com.ar) Recoleta. El Casco (www.hoteldelcasco.com.ar) San Isidro. La Becasina (www.labecasina.com) Delta del Tigre. Legado Mitico Buenos Aires (www.legadomitico.com). Also if time permits I would be visiting Estancia La Bamba (www.labambadeareco.com) and Estancia La Fortuna (www.estancialafortuna.com). Finally a full day in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay having lunch with a group of six tourist from the US I am bringing to Buenos Aires along with me, by the expert hands of Marcial at Casa Los Jazmines(www.casalosjazmineshotel.com).
It makes me beyond happy and proud when my clients send me texts like this. BTW the hotel they loved is the brand new HUB Porteño Buenos Aires, Argentina. (www.hubporteno.com) Now they are lounging in Jose Ignacio, Punta del Este, after spending New Year’ Eve in El Calafate and El Chalten. She quoted …” The trip has been the greatest. U have done and exceptional job!!!…”
Customer Feedback Arnold P. | Germany | Hi Carlos, thanks for checking – still shell shocked here after arriving back in winter but it seems to be getting warmer so there is hope A quick summary of my view points/feedback: Overall we are very happy with the holiday…Buenos Aires was excellent. An amazing city with lots of things to do and experience. The apartments we had were great – perfect location and with the pool we could relax a bit as well. The tour operator you picked was excellent – really knowledgeable and fun & relaxed guys! We definitely recommend them. In terms of restaurants we liked Green Bamboo and also Divinas in San Telmo. But overall we have been very lucky with food anywhere we went really… Design CE hotel was a nice basic hotel (not sure what they mean by design it is certainly peculiar in a nice location. We felt Recoleta was more like a European city with all the infrastructure etc. compared to Palermo. The hotel staff was very friendly but a pool was dearly missed. We ended up in the public pool by the airport on our last weekend where our feet where checked for fungus Luckily we all got in We all loved Casa los Jasmines and had a nice time in Colonia del Sacramento.The host did an amazing job to make us feel at home. It is definitely one of the best days of the holidays! We would have like to stay another night there but considering it is very pricey we skipped that. Punta del Este is not a destination I/we would pick again. In fact I think most Europeans will be disappointed with it. It reminded us of Miami but without the diverse atmosphere at Norwegian price levels. We still had a very nice time there and our hotel (Kala boutique) located in La Barra was a great choice and we felt comfortable and relaxed there. It is set at the back of LaBarra a bit away from the shabby main road (only highlight there Cafe Flo). The area we really liked (and where we found the nicest restaurants too) was Jose Iganacio. The Juanito beach there is also nice. You did a great job with organizing everything and picking the right places.
Customer Feedback by Douglas Bartholomew | Burlington, Canada | Customers keep sending their comments over my services and their experiences. Happy to hear they had a great time while visiting Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. Going for more on this 2012 diversifying destinations and bringing new options. A great way to begging 2012 indeed. CM
Douglas B. Customer Feedback | Canada | Carlos: Thank you again … I haven’t told you but for many years I worked as a Tour Director for one of the largest travel agencies in Canada. It specialized in travel for medical doctors and other professional groups. It was an amazing company and I very much enjoyed working with them. (It was part-time only because I had my career as a social worker also.) I must say that as good as that company is … I am thoroughly impressed by you and your service. You are even better than the agency I worked with. Thanks again. Douglas
EGO Gay Cruise Buenos Aires to Punta del Este | Argentina & Uruguay | After announcing that Argentina/Uruguay would be having their first ever Gay Cruise, I have just received the final options and packages for those interested on this promising voyage. (please check my previous post on EGO Gay Cruise for more info). Just as a reminder, EGO Gay Cruise will sail from Buenos Aires (Argentina) departing on December 12th, 2011, docking in Punta del Este and Montevideo, to return to Buenos Aires on December 16th, 2011.
La Vigna Country House Hotel | Colonia Valdense , Uruguay | New York Times TOP 41 Places to Visit 2011. In 1880, it was set up as a Winery belonging to a family of Italian immigrants from italian Piedmont dedicated to Tannat winemaking. Today, more than 120 years after that, “La Vigna” is born as a warm and exclusive Country House Hotel, rigorously restored by its current owners.
Carlos does Buenos Aires on GayTravel.com | United States | GayTravel.com has commanded me to write a piece on Buenos Aires, and today has been posted on their site. A full review on my Gay Travel Chronicles in the city of Buenos Aires. Destinations, attractions, neighborhoods, restaurants, and Gay Marriage. One of the hottest gay spots in the world, and I have all the info to share with all of you.
Troy Masters Customer Feedback | New York City, United States | Troy Masters is the Founder and Publisher of Gay City News. My trip to Argentina, Uruguay and the Rio de la Plata region, thanks to Carlos Melia’s outstanding organizational skills, went off without a hitch. We trusted him with everything and relied on him to make sure we saw Buenos Aires as it is meant to be eperienced; he hit all the right notes and we were never disappointed. It was like a well-executed Tango.
Colonia del Sacramento by The New York Times | Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay | As many of you know by reading my regular posts in my blog, Colonia del Sacramento is one of my favorite spots in the world to escape and get away from the hussle and bussle of the city when I am in Argentina. Well, it seems I am not that wrong since on the Sunday Travel section of this week of the The New York Times has been voted and ranked number 31 out of the 41 places recommended and MUST visit during this 2011.