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“Hosteria Alta Vista - Outstanding Service, Beautiful Spot” 5 of 5 stars
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Ruta Provincial 15, El Calafate 9405, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #40 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
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“Hosteria Alta Vista - Outstanding Service, Beautiful Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Located about 30-40 minutes outside of El Calafate, Alta Vista is indeed remote... if that is what you are looking for you will enjoy every minute of it. We spent four nights there and fully enjoyed the hiking and horse riding activities offered by the Hosteria... we never ran out of things to do and our only regret was that we got to the end of each day without having found more time for vacation reading. The staff paid attention to detail and went out of their way to meet special requests. With just 7 rooms it has the ambiance of a home, we got to know other quests at cocktails before dinner and meals tasted home cooked... The sous chef shared a number of recipes with us. If you enjoy hiking and horse riding, I would urge you to by-pass el Calafate and go straight to Estancia Anita and Hosteria Alta Vista. That said, if your are not the outdoorsy type there are probably better options in the area.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tasmania
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18 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

My husband stayed here at the end of November. Unfortunately we were booked in at the full board rate, to include activities , which was expensive, and we actually had little time to do them as we arrived in the evening and left in the morning to look at the glacier.
It was not good value for money, the food was average, the evening meal main course being a piece of beef with potato, no vegetable or salad. The breakfast provisions were light on.
We did enjoy a short horse ride in the morning. It was really a farm stay, no luxuries. The water wasn't hot for a bath. In all overpriced for the standard of accomodation.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

we stayed for 3 nights in November '11 and loved every minute! It is far away from everything but thats the whole point/experience of it. I can understand the other reviews saying its too far away etc, but you stay there knowing that. the land/estancia are just fab. we did horse riding on 2 days enjoying every minute of it. the view of the glacier from their land is unforgettable. There are no TVs, there is internet access...but its a perfect place to go, relax, eat/drink, read a book and explore and learn about the area.
The rooms are perfect, hot showers, clean, comfortable what else do you need?! The food on 2/3 days was good, we would have liked some BBQ'd food/meat at some stage but we were not hungry any day!

Frederico and Tamara who manage the guest house are a credit to it and will go out of their way for you.

all in all, if youre looking for somewhere peaceful, relaxing and special this is the spot!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Alta Vista is part of a working farm and feels more like someones home than a hotel and is in the midlle of nowhere. This is either a big plus or a big minus and for me the single most important factor to consider when choosing this hotel.

Good points
- Isloated
- 30km closer to the Moreno Glacier than El Calafate
- friendly staff

Bad points
- Isolated
- There is no opportunity to eat anywhere else unless you want to drive or get a taxi to El Calafate
- Food is expensive and there is no choice, you get what they are serving that night
- Food quality is at best average but considering what you are paying for it has to be rated as poor.
- Cheapest bottle of wine is $28 (US)

Summary, OK for one night due to its location. However, if you can handle the extra 30 mins travelling each way stop in El Calafate.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bermuda
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

We really enjoyed staying here. The room was clean and comfortable, with all the amenities you would expect at a more expensive B&B. Also no Tv, no phone, no clock = perfect! The reception/living room has a cosy bar and space to read. the dining room serves a set meal which was always very tasty, and they accomodated the fact that we are vegetarian with ease (at least it seemed so to us.) We had packed lunches to take with us for a day at Perito Moreno and it was more than we could eat.
We enjoyed walking in the hills behind the house and there is a well marked trail. we also had an enjoyable horse ride up to see distant views of the Perito Moreno glacier, as well as condors and lots of sheep. The staff here are truely a family and it feels every bit like you are part of a working estancia right down to the sheep dogs and horses wandering on the front lawn. A really great experiance.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Angeles
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18 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

We spent 2 nights here while climbing the Perito Moreno glacier. This is truly a special facility, part of a large working ranch set aside for visitors. The staff was outstanding as was the food and service. The rooms are simply decorated but most comfortable and clean. The reception area and grounds are delightful. There are opportunities for horse rides and trecking. It is closer to the glacier than town and much more chraming than the facilities in town. A memorable stay.

Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hosteria Alta Vista

Address: Ruta Provincial 15, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 71 Hotels in El Calafate
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostería Alta Vista is located in Estancia Anita, one of greatest extension in the region, with 28,000 sheeps and 75,000 hectares. 45 Km away from the Perito Moreno Glacier and 30 Km away from El Calafate. Incomparable landscape that surrounds its, summarizes the geography of the Patagonia: the mountain range of the Andes, the immense steppes, lakes, forests and majestic glaciers. The Hostería has horses and mountain bikes. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hosteria Alta Vista Hotel El Calafate
Hosteria Alta Vista El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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