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Design Suites Calafate

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
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Ranked #45 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is stunning from afar, until you look closely and realize that the building is actually falling apart. The building is shoddily constructed, and the comfort of guests was clearly not at the forefront of the design decisions as the hotel was consistently overheated and felt like a sauna. It is shocking that some of the rooms do... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were driven to this hotel upon our arrival at El Calafate, I was already unhappy, as it is so far from town. But the hotel looked beautiful, overlooking Lago Argentino and the gorgeous glaciers beyond. But as we were shown to our room down the hall and led to the right instead of the left, my heart sank.... More

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gerenciafte F, Director General at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your experience at our hotel. Please receive my apologies if you felt our service didn't have the quality you expected; we usually check this to assure you receive the best but we obviously failed in this occasion. In this regard, we have acted accordingly to your comments,... More

Washington DC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a nice boutique hotel with just stunning views, we had a room at the top floor facing the water, what a sight to view sunsets or sunrises in Patagonia! the hotel was comfortable and nice to return to after a day of hiking to see the glaciers. tried the restaurant on the first day for lunch as room... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service! Very friendly staff that do their best to make your stay perfect! Comfortable beds and bedding! Beautiful view. OK breakfast. We stayed in a ground floor lake view room. The view was amazing. The room was all right but some things need renovation: the TV could be replaced, it was a bit old. The hotel is 5 minutes... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived at the hotel we were wowed by the beautiful views over Lake Argentina and indeed these never failed to impress over our three night stay. However, the poor service, lack of air conditioning (in a room that has the sun all afternoon) and facilities which need a bit of a refurbishment made us wish we'd opted... More

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North Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a positive note, the architecture of the hotel was spectacular and the views of Lago Argentino were breathtaking. On a negative note, even though the views were incredible, the location is still quite far from downtown and they only offer free shuttle every hour starting at 6pm. Also, even though the architecture of the hotel is spectacular, the rest... More

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gerenciafte F, Director General at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your experience at our hotel. We want to express our most sincere apologies for the mentioned disadvantages. And we are happy to learn that you enjoyed the arquitecture and the views. We are conducting an important refurbishment in order to reach the category and service you deserve.... More

Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the most stylish, modern and breathtaking hotel in El Calafate. It is one of the few which are not in or around town, which may seem like a downside but it is actually anything but that. You can’t really walk to town, but the heart of downtown is only a 10 minute drive away. The great thing... More

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gerenciafte F, Director General 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 decor and the scenery.... More

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rather pleasant stay at design suites Calafate. It is definitely worth paying the extra $30-$40 more per night to have a lake view. The view is stunning and the rooms are almost double the size of the standard room. We were booked for 2 night in a lake view room and had to rebook a standard room... More

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gerenciafte F, Director General at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at Design Suites. All suggestions help us to improve our aim. I am truly grateful for your comments on our staff; it was a pleasure helping you in that special situation. And it is through all of them that we try to make the difference and... More

Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in the Suite room facing the lake which was absolutely beautiful - I would highly recommend paying the extra for the suite over the standard room! We had to book an extra night and unfortunately due to the hotel being booked out we had to downgrade to a standard room. The standard room is much smaller... More

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gerenciafte F, Director General at Design Suites Calafate, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your perspective about your stay at Design Suites. It was a pleasure to serve you and it is most rewarding to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. I am truly grateful for your comments on our staff; I hope to meet to on your next stay!! All... More

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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in a nice location looking over the lake. The reception staff were all very helpful during every encounter - especially Emmanuel. Rooms are nice, we stayed in a standard and then a lake view - for the small difference, i'd recommend you upgrade as the rooms are bigger and the spa bath is huge - Plus the... More

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gerenciafte F, General 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, Ana Vellani General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Design Suites Calafate Hotel El Calafate
Design Suites Calafate Hotel
Design Hotel El Calafate
Design Hotel Calafate
Design Suites Calafate El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
Address: Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
#34 Family Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Design Suites Calafate 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated about one mile from El Calafate downtown, the Design Suites Calafate is an excellent choice for guests who seek tranquility during their holidays.This boutique hotel is located in the upper area of the Nimes Peninsula, where you can admire the low vegetation, hills and lake invite during a pleasant walk. If you want to visit the city, the hotel offers a shuttle to downtown on a regular basis.As a guest of the Design Suites Calafate, you will have free access to the heated pool, sauna and gym. In addition, the hotel provides a health club and spa treatments in order to optimize your relaxation during your stay.A restaurant and a bar provide meals and drinks from the morning until late at night. ... more   less 
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