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New York
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If you want beautiful views, superior food, super staff, great attention to detail - then this is your place. The main host, Nick, was as good as it gets, always there to attend to your every need without being pushy. If you asked for anything then he made it happen. Natalia, the guide, was very personable and fun to be...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant stopover to shake the dust off, relax, and refresh on our driving trip down the Andes. Cozy accommodations and common areas, excellent meals, top notch hospitality. Highly recommended, particularly for couples.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed November 17, 2016

It's one of those places that will stay in your memory forever. The surroundings are AMAZING: mountains, glaciers, the Viedma lake, the view of the Fitz Roy (cloud permitting), condors, flag-shaped trees, Patagonian skies, you name it. The grounds are very well kept and inviting, right next to a river (its water is drinkable!), surrounded by trees. The lodge is...

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Oregon
Reviewed April 4, 2016

One cannot say enough good things about Helsingfors! Most of all, the staff makes you feel like you are visiting family. The house itself has a warm and inviting feeling. The building has a cozy common area in front featuring a wood fire that the staff constantly attends to. There is a bar that provides refreshment at any time. The...

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Reviewed March 18, 2016

The setting is beyond stunning. Utterly remote and peaceful with heroic views. The sitting and dining areas are beautiful and the food really good - brilliant breakfast buffet. Whoever recruits the staff is doing a fantastic job, they are bright, engaging, fun, enthusiastic - hard to praise them enough. The rooms are not particularly luxurious but entirely comfortable and very...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is one of the most extraordinary places we have ever been in our lives. It is in a . very remote place (4 hour drive, very bumpy dirt track, we heard of people which had two flat tires etc). Do not drive yourself. But anyway: we enjoyed such very special views, and very friendly and helpful staff. We did...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 6, 2016

We stayed at Helsingfors for 5 days at the beginning of our trip. We couldn't have found a better location to get away from it all, it is very remote! We did all the excursions on offer but were really looking for riding. Our favourite trip was a 9hr ride into the hills just us and our guide, the views...

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los angeles
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Coming onto the property of Helsingfors it was love at first sight! This is where I could live I thought! The staff greeted us like old time friends! The rooms were on the small side,but good, besides we spent most of our times outside embracing the beauty that surrounded us! The lobby was so welcoming and we visited with our...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed February 18, 2016

From the food to the setting, this is one of my favorite places on earth. They even let me play with the border collies. Our group hiked, rode horseback and dined on fabulous meals. I loved the fireplace in the lobby

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Overall our experience was excellent. The rooms were underwhelming but the lounge and restaurant area were fantastic. The food and service experience was excellent. The staff always helpful. The barman maitre de and waiter combined (sorry forgot his name by now) was very good, always ready to help and an upbeat person. The meals were first class and the wine...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
During the early 20th century, a Finnish adventurer, Alfred Ranström, settled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, on the SW shores of Lago Viedma. As a memory of his fatherland, he named his estancia after his country's capital city: Helsingfors (Helsinki in Swedish). Here he lived with his wife, Marie Lisau and their children, lightening up this wonderful spot, never imagining that they would be the main characters in one of Patagonia's most touching stories. During the 60's, a traditional family from the province of Santa Cruz bought this beautiful land, and since 1995 they have been receiving visitors from all over the world who wish to discover Patagonia through a unique and exclusive experience such as we offer at Helsingfors. The lodge is surrounded by a majestic natural landscape, protected by lush woods which give way to a panoramic view of the lake, Mount Fitz Roy and the Andes Mountains. It has 9 rooms with a private bathroom, decorated and designed with an exquisite taste, combining colors and textures that blend in with the environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helsingfors

Address: Ruta 21 km 75 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $738 - $2,842 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Helsingfors 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Helsingfors Hosteria Hotel Los Glaciares National Park
Helsingfors El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
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“The wind blows a lot”
 of 5 bubbles 109cathyd, Feb 18, 2016 | Read review
“The room located outside the main house is perfect little bungalow!!!”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieaDube, Mar 22, 2015 | Read review
“Our room was in a separate little cottage next to the main house, which we liked because it felt really private and cozy.”
 of 5 bubbles 469patm, Mar 3, 2015 | Read review
“room outside main lodge closest to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles johnbud, Mar 15, 2013 | Read review
“We loved room 9, a cabin a little on its own with a nice seating area...”
 of 5 bubbles A6301FTnickd, Jan 9, 2013 | Read review
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