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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 #44 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: This has a great view of the lake. Bathrooms are very sleek and modern and the bathtub was awesome. Cons: Service could be a lot better. Our room was not ready on time and we had to wait awhile for it to be ready. We weren't offered any apology or any kind of drink while we waited. The staff... More

Bern, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

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

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.

Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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

los angeles
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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

Miami, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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

San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Design Suites Calafate 4.5*
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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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