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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Estancia Cristina is a small luxurious inn on a historic property in a picturesque mountain valley only accessible by boat on Lago Argentino. The boat ride to the Estancia featured spectacular views of the lake, surrounding mountainous landscape, and icebergs from the Upsala Glacier. The hikes and knowledeable guides from the Estancia were great, particularly the one to near Upsala...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed at EC for two nights late November. The lodge and the location were beautiful. Bartender and waitresses were terrific, however one of the receptionists wasn't friendly and the welcome/boat ride organization was poor as we were moved several times and ignored upon arrival at the estancia, which made us feel unwelcome. Activities are scheduled at...

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Van K, thank you for taking the time to write another opinion. I have already checked with our Manager and Booking department and they confirmed me that the refund was successfully done. As they have already explained, there was a misunderstanding on which credit card we should have done it. We understand that all this may have taken more...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great blend of history, ecological unique areas, great service. Rooms are spacious, clean and safe. "Lodge" and dining areas are warm and cozy. Hiking trails take you up too 360 vistas. Horseback riding was a fun addition though it was very controlled. Staff is responsive and professional. Tour guides are knowledgeable and convey right amount of information (don't overload.)

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and for choosing Estancia Cristina! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Los Altos, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge rooms are very comfortable and lovely! The restaurant is outstanding! The grounds are rugged and so beautiful. The history as shown in the on site museum is very interesting. The staff is very helpful. I highly recommend this lodge!

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Susan M for your review and recommendation! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Estancia Cristina Lodge. Although we only stayed 1 night, we managed to go on an exhilarating horse ride, trek to the waterfall and its surroundings as well as go on a 4x4 drive to gain a magnificent view of the Upscala glacier from afar. Our guide, Gonzalos, was excellent!

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for for your review! We hope to see you soon again :) Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family's highlight of Argentina from the horseback riding to the food to the hiking to the biking to the breathtaking scenery this is a not to be missed part of Patagonia. Expensive but truly with the price. My ten year old and 12 year old girls LOVED it and I couldn't agree more

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience at the Estancia! Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Portola Valley, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estancia Cristina is remote but well taken care of. They offer numerous outings to satisfy most adventurers. The food and lodgings were wonderful and the staff was superb. We are a family with teenage boys and they enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your staying with your family! Kind regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food from basic ingredients combined with wonderful walks in amazing scenery - even icebergs. What more could you ask for. On top of that you are basically on your own in an unspoiled wilderness.

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Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to know that you loved staying with us! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its expensive, but worth every penny. Most everything is included, Pick-up at any El Calafate hotel, transfer to the boat, cruise on Lake Argentina to see Upsala Glaciar. Guests staying over night get VIP treatment and get to do things not available to day trippers. We were pleasantly surprised that we were the only two people staying, so we had...

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much Paula D for your lovely and detailed review! Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

Austin, TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place. Off the beaten path but the boat ride there is actually a great bonus going by glaciers and ice bergs. The rooms were very comfortable and food was amazing. The staff hosted us in a way that made us feel like well loved family visiting their home. Hikes were spectacular.

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Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased to know that you loved staying at the Estancia! Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Northwest shore of the Lake Argentino Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still maintains its essence, keeping the history of this family alive, that with great effort and perseverance, made this lonely and inhospitable place a small paradise a home.Estancia Cristina is a unique Lodge; it count with 20 comfortable rooms distributed in 5 elegant cabins and exclusive access to the most stunning sights of the Upsala Glacier. An enchanting and warm place, that just like in the past grants the best Patagonian hospitality. The only access to the Estancia is by boat; the full board Lodge program offer exquisite Patagonian gastronomy, a museum and a variety of activities to enjoy of this wonderful region. There are many activity options for you to choose: Walks of different demands, 4x4 wheel drive rides, horse riding, mountain bike or fishing. ... more   less 

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Address: Av. Libertador 1037 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $854 - $1,496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Estancia Cristina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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