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Ruta 21 km 80 el Calafate Santa cruz, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

If you are traveling to Patagonia and want to be off the beaten path in a gorgeous location far from civilization but in a very civilized hotel, this is the place. It's 91 km for a dirt road but on the drive we saw rheas, guanacos, eagles, condors, and even a grey fox. Once you reach Helsingfors you still have... More

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Moscow, Russia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This Estancia was a massive disappointment and this is the first negative review I have ever left on Trip Advisor as I hate critizing people but apart from the wonderful drive in our jeep from El Calafate and a good location, I personally think that you can't charge USD1421 for one night and offer us cold food (which didn't look... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Stayed at Helsingfors in December. This was the best part of our trip to Patagonia (surpassing even our trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier). Helsingfors offered the comforts of home in the beauty of the wilderness. We had a great time filled with outdoor activities, but we also knew that we were expecting an active vacation, not a resort by... More

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Dyno-ba, Propietario at Helsingfors Hosteria, responded to this review

Thank you for take time to write this review and for your kind words, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our lodge. All the Best The Helsingfors Staff More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

You can't adequately describe how special this place is, you have to stay there and let your own thoughts describe it for you. Located on Lagos Viedma with a remote setting thats stunning. It is even more spectacular when you hike up the surrounding mountains and look at it from on high. Staff are are all wonderful and do everything... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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142 reviews 142 reviews
31 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Recent 2 night stay. Location is stunning and indescribably beautiful. Facilities remind one of a quaint Swiss lodge, with cozy furniture and fire place. Food was outstanding, with a chef recently trained in Italy. Rooms were large with comfortable beds, but 3-4 star furnishings and bathroom fixtures. One downside was they no longer have a boat to facilitate hikes to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed 4 nights based on a friends recommendation. The location is breath taking, and the remoteness is very special. You are in the national park, but because of its remoteness, you don't see anyone other than the hotel guests. The staff were fantastic, being very warm and genuine. The food was also excellent. Were first time horse riders - was... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Helsingfors is inside Argentina's Glacier National Park, three-and-half hours by car from the nearest town, so you wouldn't want to go there unless you like the outdoors. If you do, though, it is a trip well worth taking. The resort is tiny, accommodating only 18 or so guests, with a full-time staff of ten. The accommodations are truly first class,... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Loved it so much. The location is staggering - you have a glacial lake and vast Andean vistas all to yourself. The lodge itself is a perfect response to the rare beauty of the enviromnent - simple but very comfortable, and the people who run the place are the most delightful, charming, knowledgeable bunch of people you might ever hope... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Prior to my trip to Argentina, I labored over the decision of whether to stay at Eolo, Estancia Cristina, or Hosteria Helsingfors while in the Patagonia region. I was looking for total seclusion, a variety of fun outdoor activities, good food, and a nice place to propose to my gf. It was the most difficult decision of the most complicated... More

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Park City, Utah
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

When Santiago and Flor picked us up at the airport we immediately were taken in with their charm and enthusiasm for the Hosteria. It exceeded our expectations. We met great people, both employees and guests and had wonderful excursions. Food was excellent and our every request was granted. Just one FYI. I thought we were going to see Viedma glacier... More

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Address: Ruta 21 km 80 el Calafate Santa cruz, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > Los Glaciares National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Helsingfors Hosteria Hotel Los Glaciares National Park
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At the beginning of XX century an adventurous Finish man, called Alfred Ramström, adopted Patagonia South as his second hometown. He settled down at the base of the Andes mountains, on the South West side of Viedma's Lake, eith a spectacular view of Mount "Fitz Roy" ("Chalten" in Tehuelche dialect). Remembering his homeland, he named the ranch with the name of the capital of his country" at that time , "Helsingfors". ... more   less 
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