As many reviewers said, this hotel is located on a hill, away from the downtown area. It has good view of Lake Argentina. One can walk on the beach all the way to Laguna Nimez Reserve. From the beach you have access to a gate which brings you to the trail circling the laguna. To walk to the downtown it is faster taking the paved road, about 30 min walk. When we were there, hotel shuttle would take you to downtown but not bring you back. Your have to either walk back or take a taxi.
When we checked in, a lady in the front desk (Fabriana) was very helpful, extremely friendly and enthusiastic. She served us tea and helped with luggage, really made us felt welcome. I was going to give this hotel a three-star, but bump it to 4-star just because of her.
Many of the rooms have nice lake view but needs update in many places. For example, the hardware of several windows were not operating properly. Once it was opened, it was difficult to close it. Some of the shelves were also loose, not properly attached to the wall.
We had dinner in the hotel twice. We felt the food was reasonable. They only had one waiter/waitress so sometimes it takes a while to find him/her.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a heavenly place, at only a distance of 2, 5 kilometers from Calafate downtown, Hosteria Las Dunas provides you with a chance to live an unforgettable experience of peace and contact with the surrounding nature. Built on the traditional Patagonian architecture, inside you will find a family warm atmosphere in which leather, iron and wood predominate over.Hosteria Las Dunas offers an intimate contact with nature, the surrounding flora and wild bird fauna which will accompany you at all times. You will be able to delight with an excellent Patagonian cuisine and a service of the highest standards of quality and attention.In Hosteria Las Dunas, anytime is the time, during every minute of your stay you will discover the charm of our Patagonian region. In this way and just relaxing in our exclusive deck, you will have the opportunity to enjoy without any limits of the natural beauty of the Patagonian scenery with imposing panoramic views of Laguna Nimez, a birds natural reserve and the Argentinean lake which extends to Perito Moreno glacier. From every corner of the building, you will also be able to glance at the charm of Isla Solitaria while you take in great memories of your visit to Calafate. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Las Dunas El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia