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“We spent 3 nighs there visiting the beautiful Glaciars...” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mirador del Lago
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Libertador 2047, El Calafate 9405, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #28 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
San Rafael, California
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“We spent 3 nighs there visiting the beautiful Glaciars...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We spent 3 nights in this Hotel. The location was good, a little bit out of town, but not too far about a 10 minute walk from most restaurants and shops. Room was a good size, we had a superior room with a view of Lago Argentino and that was nice. The only problem was that it was very warm in the room and had to leave door open because the heat system is not individual in each room. I asked the front desk about it and they turned down the temperature. The elevator door was not working properly but other than that everything else was good, breakfast was excellent and it was very clean, sometimes we needed to request towels since they would only leave 2 small ones. The last day the offered us a room for the day after check out at no charge since our flight was leaving in the eve, so we had a room until 8p, which we though it was very nice from them to offer it. Overall it was a good experience. Front desk could be a little more helpful when asked questions about restaurants etc.I will give this hotel a 3 star in progress, it needs a little more to become a 4 star.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sinergia S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Mirador del Lago, responded to this review, March 1, 2012
Hey thanks for leaving your opinion, I hope when you want in your next visit argentian and our hotel.
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  • Location
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

the lady at the reception was very hospitable, gave us a warm welcome and a lot of useful tourist information. the room was big, clean and according to expections based on the web site. however we didn't have a lake view as we had expected although we paid for a more expensive room. at the night of arrival we had dinner in the restaurant and the quality of the service and food was surprisingly good. contrary to other opinions i read, was breakfast not great, very basic. be aware that the hotel is located at some 20 minutes walk from "downtown", which has some pretty good restaurants. our great deception however was the following. we had forgotten to book in advance a trip to the glaciers. a mail sent two days before arrival to request the hotel to organize one for us wasn't replied. at arrival it turned out that we could book a trip very early in the morning but only with a cash payment. in the evening we weren't able due to our own mistake (as turned out later) to withdraw money from an atm. we asked the hotel to advance us usd 100 to be paid directly by credit card. the hotel was only willing to do that at a fee of 10%!!! because we felt that this was the only way to get the money needed for the trip, we agreed, but felt enormously cheated and very disappointed. the full day trip on the boat we finally booked by the way was absolutely great and recommendable.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We spent two nights at the Hotel Mirador del Lago. The room was quite large with a king bed and had a nice sized bathroom. The room seemed warm and we had to leave the window open to keep it cool--of course flys like having windows open! The bathroom was fine except the seal on the bottom of the bath tub window was half missing--and of course this caused a flooded bathroom floor. The provided an excellent breakfast with very nice scrambled eggs. Far too many places in Argentina seem to offer very dry eggs, and these were exceptionally good. The view is out to the lake, but that is in quite a distance from the hotel. The road and many buildings separate the lake from the hotel. The is a safe and small refrigerator in the room along with an easy chair, a desk chair and a stool.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012 via mobile

Front desk could use a smile but otherwise good common areas, good buffet breakfast, and very clean. The hotel seems to have very thin walls and you could hear the neighbors, water pipes, etc. although it never woke us up or prevented us from falling asleep at night (perhaps we were exhausted from all of our excursions?). The location is not central but if you are in average shape it's a 10 minute stroll into downtown Calafate.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

It's a little out of town but a nice, new, clean place to stay. The staff is excellent and the views are fantastic. I would stay here again, no complaints.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed in a lake view room at Mirador for two nights. The location is at the edge of the town but the distance from the centre of the town is less than 500 meters. In fact you love to walk this little distance at a nice cool temperature with Patagonial wind blowing away the whole day tiredness. The lake view room was large and a very comfortable nice sofa at the window added to its splendour . The view of the lake and the snow peaked mountain from the room was simply mind blowing. In fact you can just relax on this sofa with a drink and enjoy the great view for hours. The staff was great and all of them were extremely helpful. I need to make special mention of a lady staff Corola ( I forget the full name) who translated all the menu items in English for our understanding and helped us to Visit Laguna Nimez.. Our tours to all glaciers on the first day and Perito moreno on the second day were well planned. As the hotel is little outside the town the bus picks you up at the last and you can enjoy your breakfast in thie extra 30 minutes. Would recommend this hotel to all.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sinergia S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Mirador del Lago, responded to this review, December 12, 2011
Hi Raja, thanks for your opinion of this hotel do the best for our guests, Carola is our chief of reception might advise. Thank you for choosing us.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed at the Mirador twice and both times were impressed by the great staff, they were very helpful and went out of their way to assist us. Both of the rooms we had were large, clean and well appointed. The hotel has 4 computers with free internet for those without a laptop, and a nice lounge area. The hotel is right at the edge of town but it is only short walk to shops and restaurants. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Libertador 2047, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
#21 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
#27 Family Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mirador del Lago 4*
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Hotel Mirador Del Lago El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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