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“Decent hotel, good location, great breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Quijote Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gdor Gregores 1191, El Calafate, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #44 of 71 hotels in El Calafate
New York
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“Decent hotel, good location, great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, $140 for a double. The hotel is decent - the rooms don't have a huge amount of charm but the breakfast is great (we stayed at two other places in Calafate, and this breakfast was by far the best); particularly helpful if you're heading out for a glacier hike or other activities! Local is ideal, just two blocks from the main street. The only real down side was the front desk staff, compared to some of the B&Bs in the area, they are not particularly friendly or helpful.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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São José dos Campos, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The hotel is very well located only one square far from the middle of the main street. It is very very beautiful, with a big and cozy lobby.

Room was spacious and comfortable, we had good sleep. However, it was always very hot, we were supposed to open the windows in order to get some fresh air. We also expected to have a twin bed, but the hotel provided a room with two beds that we were supposed to move in order to put them together. The reception could at least had arranged someone from the service staff to make it for us.

The hotel has wi-fi only in the lobby, They could offer it also in the rooms.

The breakfast was ok, good quality food, in the average of all other hotels in Patagonia. In the same case of all 5 hotels we stayed in Patagonia, we missed some fresh bread, that one similar to a baguette or the famous "pão francês" in Brasil. They had only sliced loaf and the medialunas. The hotels in Patagonia should offer some different options of breads and less sweet things.

I fully disagree from those ones who say that it needs renovation. Definitely not! It has a different style, similar to a mountain hotel in the Alps. I do not see any reason to be renovated.

Despite some comments I made in the negative side, I emphasize that I liked the hotel and I would return for sure. It's really a beautiful and comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Probably my favorite, first class, non-luxury hotel on a recent tour of Argentina. Very warm lobby and breakfast area decorated in a Spanish frontier style. Excellent location and helpful staff with a nice breakfast. Only room issues at the time were overheating and no wifi, but they were working to fix both.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for a few days around new year. Location is great, service is ok and rooms are big, bit everything is really old fashioned. The furniture is old, elevators are not working half of the time, restaurant is closed (only open for breakfast) and there is no internet outside the lobby (and even in the lobby not working properly). The staff is sweet but the place needs renovation.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel 4 nights at the end of year 2012. Big room. Beds were good. Toilets and shower were in great condition and clean. A very good breakfast. Internet usually works good. Great location near town center.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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São Miguel do Oeste
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Very nice and cozy hotel! The rooms are confortable, but the bed is a little narrow (queen size). The staff is very very nice and attencious.
The main complain I have about the hotel is that all the doors are very noisy and you can hear when all your neighboors are arriving and leaving.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Our plane from Ushuaia was delayed so we missed the last bus to El Chalten. Therefore had to get a hotel in El Calafate. Picked Quijote because it was near the bus station and center downtown. Turns out the hotel is gorgeous. big rooms with fine bathroom. Exotic lobby with internet. Staff so helpful that I cancelled the bigger Mirador del Lago(which is out of town) and stayed 4 more nights. this is a can't miss. Now the topper, hotel cost $78 on Booking .com

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Quijote Hotel

Address: Gdor Gregores 1191, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Quijote Hotel 3*
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Quijote Hotel El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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