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“Service is Key” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ariel
Av. Liberatador 1693 (9405), El Calafate, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #10 of 31 El Calafate B&B and Inns
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“Service is Key”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

The rooms are adequate, clean but with a lot of wear and tear. The location is very good being a few blocks, easy walking distance, from the main downtown area's shops and restaurants. The service was excellent. We ran into difficulties with our travel arrangements and the hotel staff worked with us to explore options (rental cars, busses, etc.). They eventually found us a tour company (Always Glaciers) that was able to fix all of our transportation and schedule problems. The staff also made great recommendations on local restaurants and they also cheerfully helped us with luggage storage while we were trekking. If you want a luxury room this isn't it. If you want a comfortable base of operations for exploring the area around El Calafate with a staff that is knowledgable and eager to help then this is the place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

On arrival the receptionist was very helpful and spoke reasonable English.
Our room was large with a big double bed and a single. The bathroom was a good size.
There was no English news on the TV.
There was a good choice of restaurants nearby to eat out, as Hotel Ariel wasn't serving evening meals. The breakfast was standard Argentinian fare. A basket of toast and pastries with jam and butter.
We had several shirts laundered. The price was good and they were returned on the same day at no extra charge.
Wifi was available and a computer in the breakfast room.
Whenever we returned, the receptionist would be waiting with our key in his hand holding the door open for us.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Liberatador 1693 (9405), El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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