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Design Suites Calafate

Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the Design Suites, in Calafate. At first, the amazing view of the lake and the architecture of the hotel are very impressive, but overall the hotel lacks a maintenance. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with an also big bathroom, but sometimes overheated. Lots of closet space and drawers, which is also positive. They offer... More 

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gerenciafte F, Public Relations Manager at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind comments! At Design Suites we work very hard to achieve excellence, hence all suggestions help us to improve our aim. We look forward to welcoming you among our guests in the near future. Sincerly yours, More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for 5 days and it was perfect. The check in was easy and we had a room with lake view. it was one of the most peaceful and breathtaking view I've seen. I could sit in the room and enjoy this view for hours. The hotel staff was very nice especially at the front desk,... More 

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gerenciafte F, Public Relations Manager at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a great review from your last stay with us. It is with great pride and sense of ownership that we do what we do, and it feels great when we read your words of satisfaction. Thank you for visiting us, I am so happy you enjoyed our staff's attitude, our view and our food.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Perhaps this hotel should be called "Poorly Designed Suites". The pictures on Design Suites' website make it look fantastic but the construction and maintenance is not quite that good. Some of our group had no hot water, the a/c was not quite able to cool the rooms, the wi-fi was unable to keep up with the number of people who... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The front desk in particular & service in general were excellent. For them, I am giving a 5! The spectacular view from the room & the overall design of this hotel was perfect and definitely deserves the 5. Particular details in the design, like how the tiles & furnishings exactly mimic the surrounding nature & lake. The food at the... More 

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Como, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The hotel is located 5 minutes by taxi from the city centre, in a position not particularly handy to reach by walk. That said, the location has an incredible view on the "Lago Argentino", which you can enjoy from those room in the front yard and from the bar/restaurant. The view is the only positive aspect of this hotel, which... More 

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This hotel is like Cameron Diaz - stunning, stunning, stunning! Yes, when you start looking closely enough, you will see a few wrinkles here and there, but it is still an amazing hotel. Very good breakfast, great service, welcome champagne, rooms with breathtaking views (you cannot stop looking outside!), very comfortable beds, jet tub with lake view - it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On arrival we received a welcoming drink. Was blown away with the architectture and design. Every bit of detail counts. Wide windows in the dining area maximises the view on Lake Argentina. Spacious bedroom, modern furniture. Food well prepared and plated beautifully. Potato and leek soup is yum!

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This "hotel" is an absolute " no go" due to my negative experience. There is no "value for money" as it is suggested on the homepage: we paid 142 US$(!) for one night and got a room in the backyard...After complaining the situation at the reception I was told, that additional money would be needed (almost 50 US$ incl. tax).... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The whole hotel had a very modern feel. The room was very spacious and offered the most breathtaking view of the lake possible. The hotel staff was also very helpful in arranging our excursions to the Perito Moreno glacier. Definitely worth checking out.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It all looks very good on arrival - great isolated location outside town right on Lago Argentina, and a very architectural look to the building - but it all falls apart completely within seconds of arrival. The hotel is purely by numbers - there is no love, no attention to detail, no care for customers, no care for the product... More 

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