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“A comfortable well run hotel”
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Hotel Kosten Aike
Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A comfortable well run hotel”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel twice during our recent trip to Argentina. When we arrived I asked for information relating to a travel agency we had booked trip from that departed the next day. When I went downstairs I found that the front desk person had called the agency and confirmed our booking as well as providing a departure time. The next day we left early before the breakfast service opened - the hotel provided breakfast for us without prompting - coffee, bread, fresh pastries from the bakery, juice etc. On our first stay we booked a larger room but none were available on our return - definitely pay the small amount extra for a better room as the difference in standard is considerable. The only minor criticism is that the basic rooms seem a bit outdated. A well located and well run, comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed only one night and enjoyed the stay. Hotel has large common areas on the main floor. Rooms are large and our bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent with a large variety of items. The location was excellent being just two blocks from the main road so easy walking to shops and cafés. The front desk staff were very helpful and friendly. The printed our boarding passes and helped us store our luggage for the day since our flight left in the evening. Would recommend this hotel.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stayed twice at hotel kosten aike while travelling around Patagonia and loved this hotel. The staff were really helpful and organised tours at short notice and gave us really useful advice. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent - loved the muesli. On our second visit we had an even better room. Staff welcomed us back like old friends.
Location is good only a two minute walk to the main street and across the road from a good but cheap cafe bar.
Cannot fault this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed in December for 3 nights.

Pros: comfortable bed, clean and nice bath, spacious room. Pretty big breakfast offerings. Very kind, attentive front desk. Location is pretty perfect -- just 2 or 3 blocks off the main road and around a lot of other hotels (easier tour pickup).

Cons: paper thin walls. We could hear anything happening in the hallways or someone coughing in the room next to us. It didn't really bother us, but worth noting.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the interior side.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Although this hotel is conveniently located near the main street of El Calafate, we were disappointed. Having spent the previous 6 days at Explora Salto Chico in Patagonia, we found Hotel Kosten Aike to be quite pedestrian and unimpressive. The front desk staff was not very helpful. The breakfast was adequate, but not great. The room and the common areas were OK, but not special. One night was enough. Maybe we were there on an "off day." I would not return to this property.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very nice hotel. Breakfast was yummy, rooms were nice. Wifi works in the lobby but not in the rooms. They have a pool and ping-pong table. Location is good, a couple blocks off the main drag.

Rooms are big enough to just hang out in if you want a slow morning.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tamworth, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

This hotel Hotel Kosten Aike in El Calafate is highly recommended.

Close to the main street near bars, restaurants and shops. Reception staff was great and extremely helpful.
The interior is comfortable; our rooms were excellent, clean and comfortably equipped with a very comfortable bath room.
The breakfast provides a very wide range of excellent food.

I would stay again

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Kosten Aike
Address: Gobernador Moyano 1243, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in El Calafate
#2 Business Hotel in El Calafate
#3 Family Hotel in El Calafate
#4 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
#4 Best Value Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kosten Aike 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KOSTEN AIKE HOTEL.It is located in El Calafate, a small town in the extensive and mysterious Patagonian Plateau, near the imposing Andes Range; being the entrance gate to the majestic “Los Glaciares National Park”, where the Perito Moreno Glacier is the main attraction.Our hotel is a southern style Chateau, built with local wood and stones, located in downtown. Few minutes away from the Calafate International Airport.We have 80 rooms (76 Deluxe and 2 suites and 2 apts.); heating; TV; minibar; in room safe boxes; desk phone and Wi Fi connection. Room for handicapped; restaurant; bar; garden terrace; Play Room; Parking Lot; Drugstore; Tourist information; Convention Center ( For 170 persons ) and KOSTEN CLUB: Free Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Scottish shower. ... more   less 
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Kosten Aike El Calafate
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