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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
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Marc C Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very nicely designed and the view to the lake is great. The hotel is located a bit outside of el calafate but there's a hotel schuttle to the village. The hotel is really calm and the service was friendly. A little drawback was that the gym was rather small. However, I would certainly stay at the same... More

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new york
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I stayed here with my family a few months ago. Judging from the outside, it looks like a world-class hotel... The interior rooms are very nicely designed as well, to be fair. But there were many upsetting instances that detract from the overall experience. The hotel claims that there is wifi in the rooms, however, this was not the case.... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The view is out of this world, although the location is far from the city. To the hotels credit a shuttle service is offered in the evening, although this should be extended to daytime hours. I was there during Calafate concert week and thought that adjusting the shuttle availability a little later considering the late concerts in town would have... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent hotel with a beautiful view of Argentino Lake. Great accommodations. Hotel is very quiet and has a great breakfast. The shuttle service to town is quite efficient, but it could be offered in the morning and not only at night.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel has a drop dead gorgeous view since it is located on Lago Argentino. They are located far from town and require a shuttle to downtown Calafate. If you don't get a corner, larger room with a view (like I did), you are in for a small room with tons of plumbing issues. They food is really bad here.... More

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los angeles
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

So, this is a cool looking place which has a bunch of problems, most fixable. But, until they do, i'd not stay there again. - The lobby is terrible because there is blinding afternoon sunlight and there are no shades - The hotel is full of signs of physical problems like water stains on the carpets and carpet buckling -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed 5 days during early April 2014 with daily temperatures in the mid 70's which is unusual for the area. We don't have any complaints about the hotel building itself, we felt it was the best designed and modern available. The rooms were very good, decor nice, bathroom spacious and bedding very comfortable. The view grabs you as you... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is situated on the spectacular glacial lake -Lagos Argentinos- so a lake view room is a must. The rooms are spacious. Things that require improvement .... * staff engagement - only a few look like they enjoy working there * maintenance - there isn't any and the building is looking tired and unloved * it's a 30 minute... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 4 days 5 nights and I could not be happier! It is located outside of the downtown and that is fantastic. The town itself is very charming but the reason you are in Patagonia is not to be in a town and all you see is restaurants and stores... So I loved the hotel's... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments. We want to express our most sincere apologies for the mentioned disadvantages and regret deeply that you have a bad impression of our hotel. We are conducting an important refurbishment and coaching our staff in order to reach the category and service you deserve. For this reason, all the suggestions received... More

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Address: Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Design Suites Calafate 4.5*
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#4 Spa Hotel in El Calafate #16 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
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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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