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Gran Melia Iguazu

Last updated: 09 July, 2023

Imagine opening the curtains in the morning to see a cloud of mist rise above the thundering Iguazu Falls, long before the park gates open and tourists start flooding in. This privilege is reserved for guests at the Melia – the only hotel inside the Argentinian side of the park.

Rooms are bright, modern and recently revamped. Note though – only one side of the hotel has a Falls view, the other looks over the forest. It’s well worth the extra hundred dollars or so; be sure to specify).

The spa has harmonised its treatments with the surroundings; that means relaxing ‘yerba mate’ massages and aromatherapy with specially sourced rainforest scents. Best of all, there’s a restaurant and pool overlooking the Falls – flop on a sun lounger by the pool and listen to the falls roaring behind.

Right in the heart of the park, the hotel sits within its own little clearing, giving it a bird’s eye view into a section of the falls. Within five minutes, you can walk from the lobby to the park’s main walking circuits to take in a more all-encompassing panorama. The hotel – with its restaurant, bar and outdoor pool – faces towards the falls. In the other direction, it has views over the rainforest canopy.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed