We decided to spend a few more days in Encarnacion as exploring the Jesuit Ruins, the least visited UNESCO world heritage site in the world, was something that we wanted to do.
For those of you that read our blog regularly or know us personally, you will know that we like to stay in luxury accommodation whenever and wherever possible. It’s not that we are overly fussy, and we are not against staying in hostels or backpacking accommodation; we just prefer the more luxurious options while travelling!
As we are a couple who are working while on the road – privacy and quietness are two things that we appreciate and enjoy after long bus journeys and busy days out sightseeing. We like the fact that we can relax, unwind and get our work done in a quiet air-conditioned room with a comfortable bed and hot shower.
Our recent two nights stay at the Milord Hotel in Encarnacion (Paraguay) gave us both of these things – and a whole lot more!
We were showered with a lightning speed Wi-Fi service, a 32″ LCD TV with cable signal and were able to watch national and international channels, a mini-bar service, Divan bedding (OMG so snug!) and the room was beautifully designed with a mix of antique and modern furniture.
It was so nice to kick back, put the feet up and relax in probably the most comfortable room we have stayed in so far on our South America trip. Encarnacion was a surprisingly beautiful city and the Milord hotel is the perfect base to explore the city from.
Located by the riverfront, the hotel is in a prime location. There is a nice park right across the street where one can take a stroll or go for a run. The view from our room allowed us to watch the sunset each evening which was quite spectacular and made for great photo opportunities.
As the hotel is a Boutique Hotel, it is very homely and intimate – you certainly don’t get the impersonal treatment that most standardized and mechanical hotel chains offer. The service we received was second to none and the management and staff really could not have been more helpful.
Our Spanish is quite limited but it is coming along (slowly), and the staff made every effort possible to help us with any questions that we had about getting to the Jesuit Ruins and the bus station etc.
The beautiful pool and comfy deck chairs in the enclosed garden make it the most perfect place to relax and read a book or catch up on some work. The weather during our stay was quite pleasant with temperatures reaching the mid 20’s so it was nice to catch some rays and enjoy the feeling of refreshment and revitalisation that a clean and well-maintained pool provides.
For all you foodies, the hotel does have a restaurant with Franco-Italian cuisine that is open daily. And while I’m on the subject of food, I need to just give the breakfast a quick mention.
One word to describe it – scrumptious!
If every hotel did breakfast like the Milord Hotel does, the world would be a much better place! I don’t need to explain it any more as the pictures will show you exactly what I mean.
We’re back on the road now and I’m sitting on a bus from Salto (Argentina) to Montevideo (Uruguay) writing this article. Paraguay has been awesome to us and we are struggling to see why a lot of people choose to miss out on this beautiful country while traveling in South America.
It’s a country that has a lot of character and the people are some of the friendliest and welcoming that we’ve ever encountered. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 week stay there and advise everyone to check it out – even just for a few days.
If you do venture as far as Encarnacion, be sure to check out the Milord Boutique Hotel where you will be treated to luxury accommodation at an affordable price and you’ll be able to enjoy all of the amenities and comforts that I’ve mentioned in this article.