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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, nice and friendly staff, stunning views of the Lago Argentino from the restaurant and rooms (with lake view). Our room has a big jacuzzi also with a lake view. The food is wonderful and prices was average. Breakfast was great, too. The only con is that it is a little far away from the town (near 2 miles)...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel might just really be the most beautiful spot in El Calafate as I spent quite a number of days in the tiny town walking everywhere and I can honestly say that Design Suites is the nicest spot with the best view of the entire El Calafate as it overlooks the gorgeous Lago Argentino and the architecture and surroundings...

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Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views over the lake from the restaurant / lounge, hotel rooms somewhat run down and in need of refurbishment. Definitely not the impression provided by the web-site. The restaurant food was excellent and on balance it was worth staying here.

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the bulk of our time in El Calafate off in Los Glaciares National Park. The hotel staff are incredibly nice and accommodating. The hotel design is ambitious (and odd) and is now showing its age - bit frayed around the edges. Be forewarned: WiFi service in El Calafate is very weak - it's not just an issue at...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Design suites is situated in an absolutely beautiful location. We enjoyed having the views and didn't mind the distance from The town. The cabs were easily accessible and very affordable about 110 pesos. The food was just ok. But I would choose this place again because of the unbeatable views and the outstanding staff. A special thank you goes out...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures on the website show a modern hotel but when we arrived we found a poorly maintained hotel. Stains on the carpet, poor quality pillows and blanket. The temperature in the kids' room was impossible to adjust. The pool has disgusting yellow stains. The windows on the entrance of the hotel are broken. Internet doesn't work so it should...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is a modern glass building built to optimize the views of the Lake Argentina. Just looking out the window is amazing. It's a $6 US taxi to town no problem getting one, well worth it for the views. Breakfast is good not amazing eggs, croissants, bacon, coffee juice buffet. Indoor pool is very nice the way it's designed gives...

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful hotel with magnificent views of Lake Argentina. Just sitting and watching the weather unfold from the room is priceless. A little far from the city center, an approximately $ 7 taxi ride gets you into town. Excellent breakfast, with always helpful staff. Fair selection for dinner and lunch at the restaurant.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located on the scenic northern side of rambling Calafate. It takes a $6 US taxi fare to get into town. The views from the hotel are spectacular. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful. Food in the restaurant was a high-quality. The pool was a treat at the end of a day of tours.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with the hotel. The free shuttle service to town has been canceled and it is very far from anything. Food was very mediocre, barely any wifi and the hotel was worn and very noisy. Walls are paper thin.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated about one mile from El Calafate downtown, the Design Suites Calafate is an excellent choice for guests who seek tranquility during their holidays.This boutique hotel is located in the upper area of the Nimes Peninsula, where you can admire the low vegetation, hills and lake invite during a pleasant walk. If you want to visit the city, the hotel offers a shuttle to downtown on a regular basis.As a guest of the Design Suites Calafate, you will have free access to the heated pool, sauna and gym. In addition, the hotel provides a health club and spa treatments in order to optimize your relaxation during your stay.A restaurant and a bar provide meals and drinks from the morning until late at night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Calafate

Address: Calle 598 Numero 190 | Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $136 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Design Suites Calafate 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Design Suites Calafate Hotel El Calafate
Design Hotel El Calafate
Design Hotel Calafate
Design Suites Calafate El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in El Calafate
#11 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
#31 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
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“The lake view rooms are the best and specially the corner suites”
 of 5 bubbles 275franciscog, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get the lake-view room as it's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles BerthaC23, 1 week ago | Read review
“all about the views”
 of 5 bubbles jb88364, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Lake view rooms are probably the best.”
 of 5 bubbles SanjayS319, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“You have to ask for a view or you end up looking over the parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaY934, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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