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El Galpon del Glaciar

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Great place to stay. Best food we had in Argentina. Great service. This is an older ranch with a lot of character. Fun sheep shearing show and Tango show with dinner. Very quiet and comfortable. It's a few miles from El Calafate but a taxi is very affordable. Do not miss Perito Moreno Glacier.

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Leonardo, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Absolutely fabulous experience at this quaint ranch 20 km from Glacier Morano. The setting is absolutely beautiful and the staff second to none. They offer several horseback riding treks which would satisfy riders of all abilities. Imagine riding horseback to the glacier or riding to the top of a mountain which gives panoramic views for miles including the Glacier, Largo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

The ranch is beautiful and the staff is excellent! A quiet and peaceful ranch. Food is great... No need to leave the grounds to go into town! Nor will you want to with the views. Can go horseback riding, head to see the glacier, or just relax. Could not ask for a more beautiful place to end our trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay. The rooms were cozy and warm, the food was the best we had on our trip, and the staff was incredible. Everyone was so friendly and happy. We highly recommend this place for anyone staying in El Calafate that wants a piece of nature near the city. The panoramic views are gorgeous. We enjoyed a... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights to tour the glacier and really enjoyed the ranch itself. Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Jamaica. Took the evening tour which included shepherding, shearing, bbq, and tango show. The outdoor experiences were interesting and fun. The tango show was very short and only part of it was tango. Also enjoyed walking around and horseback... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The individual rooms are a bit outdated, and the bathrooms are cramped, BUT the property is so beautiful that it doesn't matter. We spent our first day just wandering around the grounds, watching all the animals and wildlife and petting the horses. We saw all kinds of animals - flamingos, ducks, some sort of ibis-looking bird, big hawks, some other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Surrounded by kilometers of shore by both Lago Argentino and the Centinela River, this lodge is a wonderful base to explore the Patagonia wilderness. We came here after weeks of trekking Torres del Paine and El Calafate, so it was nice to just unwind. The beds were rather old, but we enjoyed that over our sleeping bags and refugio bunk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The good things are that It really gets you going outside ,the dogs are very friendly ,and finally the habitat is great as well as the special night did I mention breakfast is amazing now for the bad things except for the runny yogurt the room is quite small ,they lack on indoor entertainment .AND FINALY IT SMELLS!

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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My mom and I stayed there for two nights, and it was great to be on this working ranch. On the first day, they explained to us the history of the area and the importance of sheep, and they also did a sheep shear demonstration. Then when we went to the national park the next day, they made us lunches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling around Patagonia. We decided we needed a place to rest for a couple of days, away from crowds. This estancia was perfect! The staff were bilingual. The farm animals were so happy on their huge pasture. The lake and wetlands were home to the best bird life we had seen yet in Patagonia. The sheep tour was... More 

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Juan Pablo M, Director Comercial at El Galpon del Glaciar, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience in TripAdvisor. We are really glad you spent such a great time at El Galpon del Glaciar..! At our "Estancia" we work very hard to give you a pleasant stay, and comments like yorus encourage us to keep doing so. Hope you can visit us again in your next trip... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 20 kilometers away from El Calafate, on the same way to the Perito Moreno Glacier, is an old sheep farm named "El Galpon del Glaciar". The establishment is surrounded by 3,5 kilometers of shore of the Lago Argentino and by 1,5 kilometers of riverbank of the Centinela River: both offer an ideal environment to enjoy activities in contact with nature. Welcome. We will be waiting for you to know and to enjoy Patagonia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Galpon del Glaciar

Address: Ruta Provincial 11 Km. 22, El Calafate 9402, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $129 - $605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Galpon del Glaciar 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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El Galpon Del Glaciar Hotel El Calafate
El Galpon Del Glaciar El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
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