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El Galpon del Glaciar

Ruta Provincial 11 Km. 22, El Calafate 9402, Argentina
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Ranked #17 of 31 El Calafate B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights in April. The staff was wonderful! We enjoyed two days of horseback riding on the property with perfectly trained horses, very responsive. We took the short bus ride to the glacier for a day and did the mini-trekking on the ice which was wonderful. This was a great location to reach... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Unfortunately my tour operator booked us in this ranch B&B with no explanation. It is next to a beautiful lake (Lago Argentino) and it is nothing like a hotel. Toilets that don't work, doors that don't close, etc. Dinner: We were served inedible lamb meat, which we were told was cooked for 6 hours. Overnight: There was something in the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were booked in El Galpon del Glaciar by our travel agent without knowing it's located about 20 km from El Calafate. When we came on the tour bus back from Torres del Paine at 1030 pm it was an unpleasant surprise to learn that we still needed to take a taxi to go there. When the cabbie tried to... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We arrived on Christmas for a two night stay. Staff was disoriented due to the holiday, but still very accommodating. We enjoyed the sheep ranch demo, group dinner and dance entertainment that night, and watched a beautiful sunset across the ranch as we made phone calls to our families. The next day we were booked on a glacier trek...the bus... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

For us it was too far out of town and not a restful place. Rooms were not clean and mattresses were sagging down to the wood planks. Bathrooms small. Breakfast was ok, not great. Personnel was friendly and nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

For many, the charm of this place is its isolation and quiet, but it did not appeal to us. We were booked here by a tour agency, and had little idea of what to expect. It is a working sheep ranch, so you get an idea of life in Patagonia. They have a sheep shearing demonstration, and a brief but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A amazing place situated directly on the Lago Argentino which offered a wunderfull stay for us, including horse back riding, sheep shearing show and some more background information about the work on a sheep Farm in Patagonia. We like to submit our thanks for the hospitality to the wunderfull farm owner Marcos, with whom we spent a very nice Christmas... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have just escaped from this hotel after spending 2 out of our 3 nights there. It was recommended to us by Argentinian family and we thought we had booked a room with a view which was perfect to celebrate our recent engagement. Instead we were placed into a room with no privacy overlooking the reception with decrepit and dirty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Rooms were very tired and you are "stuck" here unless you have your own car - the staff will arrange expensive taxis for you if you ask! The owner doesn't appear to care much for his guests. We had friends of the owner come into our room at 2am by mistake and when we raised it no apology, or even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We spent 3 nights here while traveling Argentina. This estancia gave us the opportunity to experience a more authentic country ranch life. it's friendly staff and animals took good care of us. plus location gave easy acess to the lake and the glacier. We enjoyed the sheep herding/sheering demonstration, with Tio, a morning horse ride with the charming Marcos, and... More 

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