Accommodation rating: Good Standard
Hotel Papyrus is a small and elegant hotel, elevated above the city on the slopes of forested San Bernardo. The centre of Salta is only a short walk from the hotel, where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants in the main plaza. It has been beautifully restored to retain all the atmosphere of an aristocratic home.
The main house has a splendid sitting / dining room with polished marble floors, and is decorated with original antiques such as grand empire-style chairs, art nouveau silver candelabras, old books and prints, and marvellous belle époque lights. A wrought iron staircase leads to two bedrooms, while the other 10 rooms are to be found in a stylish extension above the main house.
Rooms and suites are spacious and luxuriously modern, and contrast with the main house as they are filled with contemporary furniture. Some feature a balcony offering glorious views over the city, which is a patina of white buildings, red roofs and tall palms. The green mountains of the dramatic Valles Calchaquíes can also be seen in the distance.
The hotel also has a large terrace with private pool for the guests' use, a perfect place to relax by reading or listening to music under the afternoon's sun. The food is excellent and the staff are only too pleased to help, which has lead to this hotel gaining the reputation of being one of the top hotels in Salta.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.