We stayed here for 2 nights, and would have been happy to stay longer. We were given a warm welcome, and were able to order some beers to drink in the lounge. The lounge has sofas, a bookcase, and a laptop set up on a table for guests' use. The room was very comfortable, with a bay window which allowed us to see the lagoon from the left hand section. Although I went for a short walk along the footpath around the wildlife reserve, I didn't see much wildlife, and certainly no flamingos. We should have stayed longer, as we were booked in here for two outings to the glaciers. As it was a six day break over Easter and an additional bank holiday for the Argentines, the town was very lively, and one night was spent having a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants, and a walk around the town looking at the craft shops, boutiques etc. Many outdoor equipment and clothing stores, and the town is set up for the activities in the national parks. The other night we had a meal in the restaurant, and we were glad that we did, as the home cooking was excellent, and we had a nice chat with the friendly owner. The bathroom was spacious, but the shower curtain over the bath was held up by a rail which attached to the tiles with suction pads. I didn't realise that, and managed to pull the rail down, where it hit the tiled floor and the plastic end smashed. I was very sorry, and apologised to the lady who owned the hotel, but she just said so long as I wasn't hurt, it didn't matter. When we returned later in the day, it had been put back. But do be careful, as the rail is not screwed into the wall, so it needs careful use. The breakfast was excellent, especially the bread, which was lovely toasted, if you can wait for the toaster to do its slow work. Home made jams and marmalades, and a lot of cakes are on offer. The town is not that far away, we had a nice stroll there, although if it had been raining we might have thought it was a long way. The packed lunch was OK, we had little choice, as we arrived very late from a flight, and could not have gone out and bought anything else. There wasn't a lot more than snacks on the boat, so we appreciated being given a lunch to take with us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated by Nimez Lake, in el Calafate ecological Reserve, surrounded by cauquenes, swans and flamingos, we find Cauquenes de Nimez, Hostería Patagónica. Personally run by its owners, with 12 rooms, a quiet living room and a warm dining room, it is the perfect environment for enjoying a typical southern meal and reviving the traditional Patagonian spirit that during the beginning of the past century captivated so many pioneers and travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cauquenes De Nimez El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia