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“Lunajuim saved our vacation.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lunajuim
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Trevisan 45, El Chalten 9301, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in El Chalten
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
“Lunajuim saved our vacation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

It was December 28th when we accidentally lost our debit and credit cards on our way to National Park Los Glaciares with our 5 year old. There is no bank or Western Union at el Chalten and Internet access is a miracle. So forget about money transfers of any kind. Carlos, the owner of Lunajuim not only gave us a room for two nights when everybody else turned us down. He allowed us to have dinner and worked out a way for us to pay him when we could get a hold of our cards. His staff was amazing as well, they were all eager and willing to help. We will always be thankful to Carlos and his staff. We would've had to turn around and forget about Fitz Roy and all the other amazing places we visited if it wasn't for them.

Beyond the fact that they were so helpful and considerate, the hotel was great. The room and bathroom were nice and impeccable and the beds were very comfy. I slept like a baby those two nights. The breakfast buffet (included) was varied and delicious. The social/lounge area was cozy and nicely decorated and we felt at home.

There are more trendy (and expensive) places to stay in town that may have fancy spa's and what not. At Lunajuim you will find true hospitality. Carlos, the owner, runs the place himself and he's is always there to greet you, accommodate you and perhaps share a story or two. He knows the area very well as he's been there for decades.

I hope we can one day return to this beautiful and remote place and stay with our friends at Lunajuim.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
    4.5 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
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in Lunajuim for 3 nights and totally enjoyed our stay, it is centrally placed and in easy walking distance to the restaurants and shops.
The accommadation was good,comfortable with most facilities available, the staff were very helpful particularly the girls behind reception.
We only had breakfast in the hotel, but it was very well supplied and on a continental basis.The hotel is located well for going on any excursion whether by vehicle or trekking directly from.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My husband and I LOVED Hotel Lunajuim - it was our favorite hotel on our 16-day trip throughout Argentina. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The common areas of the hotel are very cozy and conducive to group mingling (every night we sat by the fireplace and chatted w/ other travelers). All of the food is delicious - the breakfast is included with the stay and is a wonderful spread of fresh homemade food. We also ate dinner one evening and loved it - definitely one of the best meals we had during our entire trip to Argentina. We loved everything about this hotel and highly recommend it to anyone traveling through El Chalten.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very very friendly staff, always smiling and willing to help. Very good advice when it came to trails and what to do. Comfortable rooms, the restaurant is ok (not the best but very decent, especially the empanadas and the lamb stew). There is a very comfortable room with a fireplace for rainy days.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were happy with our 4 night stay.

Stand out part of the hotel was the front desk, which was staffed by genuinely lovely and helpful ladies that went out of there way to help us on several occasions.

The rooms were good though not at all fancy. There was enough space for us, a comfortable bed, and good bathroom.

The location in Chalten is actually very good in my opinion with short distances to the best restaurants and trail heads. The great view mentioned in the description is somewhat mysterious and was not particularly evident to me from the hotel. Maybe if you climbed up on the roof?

Nonetheless: good hotel for most travelers--great front desk staff.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon to Patagonia. Not sure if it was the magic of El Chalten but it was one if the favorite places we visited! Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, clean but very simple rooms, cozy common area and great location to leave from for your perfect hike.

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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Austin, Tx.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We booked this last minute and were greatful to experience this cute town and beautiful park.

We arrived much earlier than check in and they held our bags and recommended some hikes.
The room was clean and quiet. The wifi was faster than we experienced in the larger cities.

Breakfast had plenty of options and the food was good.

They held our baggage again for us because we planned to take a later bus out of town.

  • Stayed November 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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Address: Trevisan 45, El Chalten 9301, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in El Chalten
#5 Romantic Hotel in El Chalten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lunajuim 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown located, the hotel is ideally placed with a privileged view of the Fitz Roy and Torre peaks, some of the enchanting stone giants which dominate and captivate those who look at them. After an exciting journey through the mountains, you will find in Lunajuim, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Posada Lunajuim El Chalten

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