Where to Stay in Iguazu Falls?
• Top-range lodging recommendations in Iguazú
Among the top of the line lodgings in Puerto Iguazú there are really only two obvious choices, especially if you’re here for only a night or two — the newly renovated Melia Hotel (former Sheraton) located in the National Park in Argentina or the Hotel das Cataratas located in the national park on the Brazilian side.
These are the only hotels located in the actual park itself, so they have a corner on the market. A Brazilian visa is needed to stay in Foz de Iguazu and it’s more expensive, but the Hotel das Cataratas is more traditional. The sleek new Melia Hotel in Puerto Iguazu improved on the outdated Sheraton with a 20 million dollar renovations. The hotel chain is also rated the third most eco-friendly in the world. Since the hotel is in the national park itself, provides the ability to observe capachin monkeys up close, as they can be found hanging all around the property. The new dining facilities include a casual restaurant with a view of the. Devil’s Throat waterfall and a rooftop tapas bar with more great views.
Hotel das Cataratas-$$$$$
Rodovia Br 469 km 32
Parque National de Iguaçu
Tel: (55) 45 2102-7000
Toll Free: 0800 726 4545
Melia Resort & Spa Iguazú-$$$$
Parque Nacional Iguazú
Tel: (54) (3757) 491800
Those looking for luxury but to spend a little less than a stay at the Melia will find a good range of four-star options. Those who book an Iguazu tour with Wander Argentina receive a range of options, that include the following hotels.
La Aldea de La Selva Lodge, a short way out of Puerto Iguazu offers a chic, high-end cottage-country feel with natural wood units set among the jungle. The beautiful pool provides a respite after a hot day at the falls. Guests enjoy the hammocks on the balcony and the big breakfast.
The 159-room Loi Suites features bright, wood paneled rooms popular with couples, including honeymooners. A kids club with toys and a ping pong table make it a hit with young families too. There are two on-site restaurants, a fitness center, sauna, and sizable outdoor pool.
Similar to Loi Suites, but a bit smaller with 102 rooms and a tad bit less chic, the American Portal Iguazu as welcomes lots of families and couples. Onsite are tennis courts, a fitness center, an indoor and an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a kids club and babysitting services.
• Mid-range Lodgings
Hotel Posada La Sorgente — A nice little Posada that with a friendly staff and a pool, which is essential in the summer. It’s located within walking distance to town and has rooms starting at US$100 per night in the low season.
Av Cordoba 454
Tel: +54 (3757) 422756 / 424252
Hotel Saint George — A classic 100-room three-star hotel in the center of town with a historic restaurant, nice pool, Jacuzzi and attractive rooms starting at $US130/night
Av. Córdoba 148
Downtown Puerto Iguazú
Tel: +54 (3757) 420633
• Hostels in Puerto Iguazú
For backpackers and those on a budget, Iguazu has a nice range of hostels. Ones closer to town and the bus station tend to be smaller but convenient. Those further from downtown and towards the falls often feature amenities such as swimming pools and outdoor lounge areas.
Hostel Bambú — Good location, clean, nice atmosphere — a good bet if you can live without a pool.
Av. San Martin 4, 3370
Tel: +54 0357 425864
Marcopolo Inn — The more low-key partner to the Hostel Inn, located downtown.
Av. Cordoba 158, 3370
Tel: (54 3757) 425-559
The Hostel Inn — Young travelers looking to socialize are fans of this one, the only caveat is the location, which is a bit far from downtown.
Ruta 12 – km 5
Tel: (54 3757) 421-823
Stop Hostel — A newer hostel with a nice breakfast spread but somewhat mixed reviews.
Av. Victoria Aguirre 304, 3370
Tel: (54 3757) 15-547-709