We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“lovely place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Sierra Nevada

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Sierra Nevada to your Saves list
Hotel Sierra Nevada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Del Libertador 1888, El Calafate CP 9405, Argentina   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #23 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
london
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“lovely place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is lovely, only a 3 star but really good service.A nice self-service breakfast and pleasant staff. It's a 5 minute walk to the shops, along the main road with a good local restaurant next door. Beautiful views of the garden, adequate sized rooms and a nice bathroom. Perfect for this cute little place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IGNACIOBELLINI, Manager at Hotel Sierra Nevada, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
We appreciate your feedback.

Merry Christmas

Hotel Sierra Nevada
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

299 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    112
    151
    29
    6
    1
See reviews for
61
140
16
7
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We stayed for three nights in this hotel. It was a very quiet location with a pleasant garden. The room was spacious and light but sadly lacking storage. There were no shelves or drawers to store anything so we had to live out of our suitcases. Breakfast was limited and poorly serviced. Dinner in the restaurant was good on the night we ate there. The service was good. Although on the main street it is a good 20 minutes walk from the centre of town, and the footways where they exist, are in a dreadful condition. Best not to walk in the dark. It is definitely not a hotel for people with mobility problems as it is on a sloping site and as you move through the hotel to the bedrooms there are a lot of unavoidable steps.
If visiting again we would probably try a find a hotel nearer the restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IGNACIOBELLINI, Gerente at Hotel Sierra Nevada, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We appreciate your feedback. Sorry for the inconvenience during your stay, we are working to not happen again.
Best regards

Hotel Sierra Nevada
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This hotel has good size rooms and is located about a 20 minute walk from the centre. Breakfast was a buffet, with somewhat cold scrambled egg. We eat in the hotel one evening and it was of a good standard. Staff were helpful and we got a good exchange rate ion the dollar. Each room has a safe and wifi. Our room looked out over a very nice garden. It could do with being a bit closer to town. Lost the heating one evening but once told they fixed it, which was good as this was a Sunday evening. Recommended

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hamburg, Germany
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Nothing special about this hotel, but it is good value for money. The location is nice - close to Lago Argentina. The rooms are clean and have a nice view. The breakfast is okay.
The staff is very friendly. There is a bar for an evenining drink.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

How much time you spend in a hotel has a big impact on how you rate it. If all you do is turn up, sleep, eat breakfast and go out again, it has to be pretty impressive to make an impact, and it is easy to sound as if you are damning with faint praise. We weren't in El Calafate for long, and we were out early most days to see the glaciers, and chose to explore the town and eat out in the evenings. Having said all that, the Sierra Nevada, which was booked for us by Imagine Latin America, who put together our holiday, was well situated within walking distance of the town centre, the rooms were spotless, and the bed (to us Brits) was huge. Until I worked out that you could turn down the heating, it was actually too hot, but I'd rather have it that way than the other. Like others who have stayed here, I was puzzled by the 'hump' on the way to our rooms, up and down a short flight of stairs, which was a pain with cases. The staff were professional and polite, but we didn't have that much to do with them. Breakfast was OK, without anything to make it stand out, and the most interesting thing about the hotel was the book about the local aviation pioneer that I read some of in snatches while waiting for our minbuses. So; nothing really outstanding, but equally, it did exactly what you want a hotel to do, and it is easy to underrate that.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

5 to 10 minute walk to the center of El Calafate, but close by the lake and the boardwalk (2 minutes). Very nice view.
Clean rooms, a bit small but enough storage space. Nice bar and restaurant service. Very friendly and professional. Would go there again!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Hotel was booked by travel agency we used for our trip to Patagonia so we didn't know what to expect. Hotel premise from the outside was reasonably well kept, and there are a lot of chairs in the lobby to accommodate people waiting for tour bus pickup in the morning for their excursions. Hotel hallway was not well designed, as our rooms were VERY far away from lobby and we had to log our luggage all the way down the long, long corridor to reach our room, and the hike involves a few steps along the way so we had to stop rolling our luggages and had to pick them up to walk down (and up) those steps. Room has good amount of space but looks a little bit old (but appears clean enough). Their restaurant serves pretty good food and free breakfast in the morning is pretty decent too. Staff was helpful but not overly friendly.

Room Tip: Get the rooms that's closer to the lobby if you have a lot of luggages.
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Sierra Nevada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Sierra Nevada

Address: Av. Del Libertador 1888, El Calafate CP 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sierra Nevada 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com and Odigeo so you can book your Hotel Sierra Nevada reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hosteria Sierra Nevada Hotel El Calafate
Hotel Sierra Nevada El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Sierra Nevada, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.