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Del Glaciar Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Luis Fernando Martial 2355, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #43 of 54 Hotels in Ushuaia
Almada, Portugal
1 review
“Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

Just stayed for a few nights. Good Location and view.

Stayed December 2007
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

The Hotel is at the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Ushuaia. Rooms are big enough, and well heated. Beds are good, and so are the toilets. Wi-fi access is available for no charge.

And the good parts stop there.

There are many cons.
1. Location is poor; you are away from the city and must take a taxi to come and go. Shuttle buses are very infrequent and unreliable.

2. TV; Only a few channels available in a country with one of the highest cable TV penetration rates in the world. Not a single English speaking channel.

3. Breakfast: Extremely poor by a 2 star standard. No fruit, no toasted bread available, no fresh bread, undrinkable watery juices, really substandard.

4. Check out: They fixed it, arbitrarily and against all international standards, at 10 (TEN) AM. One more minute and you are compelled to pay 50% extra. That is unacceptable and probably confiscatory. What if you had a late night (not my case) and want to have a sleep over until 11 a.m. Not uncommon in a vacation.

5. Restaurant food; Avoid; expensive and uneatable. Move on.

At USD$189 per night the hotel is outrageously expensive for what it offers. Avoid, or beware.

  • Stayed November 2007
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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new york city
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2007

I booked this hotel online as it was billed as a 4 star hotel directly in Glacier Martiel. I stayed 3 nights and had a fair experience overall.

Pros:
-Gorgeous mountain location with lovely views from all sides. The hotel is one of the highest up on Glacier Martial. We stayed in one of the back rooms that had direct views of the mountain peak. It was idyliic- we saw wild horses running through the mountain wilderness and the snowcapped mountain peak. The vista from the front side of the hotel is expansive and stunning.
-Excellent cleaning staff

Cons:
-Largely unhelpful front desk I was there during the holidays when many sights were closed. The desk was unaware of changes in the schedules for major sights and were unwilling to offer help in finding out. There was little assistance in booking excursions (though dont worry about this-- you can easily book these yourself once you get there) and generally little knowledge of the area. On the whole, the front desk added little to the experience, and were not on a par expected for a 4 star level hotel. FYI, staff members speak minimal English, if this is an issue for you.
-The location, while beautiful, is accessible only by taxi or shuttle. The hotel shuttle runs only 4 times per day so you have to factor in multiple taxi rides to the city per day, since there are really no restaurants or other activities on the mountain itself. Fares are pretty affordable (approx 10-12 pesos one way), but it can be hard to find a taxi on the street at night.

  • Liked — Amazing views
  • Disliked — Front desk service
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2006

It is a lovely place. Great view, Super clean rooms, romantic fireplace in the lobby and helpfull staff. We loved the hotel and USHUAIA.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Del Glaciar Hotel

Address: Av. Luis Fernando Martial 2355, Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Tierra del Fuego > Ushuaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ushuaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Del Glaciar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 123
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