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Posada Los Alamos
Ranked #11 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We spent a lot of time researching a place to stay for 3 nights at the end of Feb as a place to sleep during a very hectic trip, and think it would be hard to find better in El Calafate for what we wanted. The hotel is a bit old fashioned but you need to understand it within the context of the town - anything contemporary would not work at all. The hotel is very large and we had a room on the 4th floor under the eaves right above the entrance. There was no a/c because I guess it is cold for most of the year, but when we went it was warm and the room was too hot so we had to sleep with the window open all night - not ideal when all the dogs and other wildlife outside don't understand the need for quiet at night! We slept with ear plugs which helped.

The best bit about the hotel is the spa - really big indoor heated pool, jacuzzis, sauna, steam room etc. - just what we wanted after tiring hikes. In fact the spa was basically a god send to rest and revive tired muscles and limbs.

The breakfast had plenty of selection but we didn't think it was very good really on the whole - although they do have sparkling wine! They made us a packed lunch to take on one of our trips which was basic but did the job - they have a number of options to choose from.

It's only a 5 min walk into town too which meant we could get out to dinner even though we'd returned from trips quite late.

Overall though, I liked it. 4 stars is perhaps a tiny bit generous - it's maybe a 3.5 but a cursory glance at the other accommodation in the town suggests this is probably one of the better options.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The location is very convenient if you want to walk around in town. Our room was by the side road and on the main floor - VERY noisy with street sounds. It was also quite dated and smelled as though at one time it was a smoking room, however it looked fairly clean. We really enjoyed the breakfast in the mornings as there were eggs, which is not a given in Argentina and the dinner we had at the restaurant was absolutely delicious. We ate there with 4 of us and we were all very pleased with our meals. There are many common areas with comfortable couches and it had a nice lodge feel to it. Also across the street and part of the hotel is a golf course and a spa. My husband and friends had fun on the golf course, the indoor swimming pool was excellent - clean and the perfect temperature, i don't know what the deal was with the hot tubs however as they were filled with cold water! It didn't affect my stay but was a bit of a bummer. I had a facial at the spa and it was very decent as well.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We arrived here yesterday and loved the architecture of the hotel. It looks cosy and like a mountain lodge. However there is no glass in the room if you wish to drink something. There is no extractor in the bathroom. If you upset your stomach you are doomed. Floor is covered with someone elses long black hair which gets tangled with our stuff. Breakfast was very disappointing as there was only 1 type of cheese. Because we were going on a trip today and had to bring our own lunch but could not find anything but cracker at the "super" market, we needed good breakfast. However bread was so stale that it almost got mouldy. If you look at the setting you will think that the buffee is great. This is supposed to be the best restaurant in town according to our guide book

  • Stayed March 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The hotel is very convenient to town. The rooms are a bit outdated, but they were comfortable enough. We were on the third floor and the ceilings were wonderful! There were some differences to the rooms, as our friends had hard-back chairs while ours were upholstered. The rooms were not well sound insulated. We once or twice had a sewer odor in the bathroom, but it never lasted long. The breakfast was fairly nice for a buffet. We ate at the restaurant and we had a really great lamb dinner. Our friends ordered steaks, and they were also very pleased with their meals. The grounds are very nice and well kept. The weather was nice while we were there, but in bad weather going acrosss the street for breakfast might be unpleasant, although probably no really big deal. It was mostly quiet, but on our first night there was a rodeo with loud speakers, but it ended about 11 PM, so it wasn't too bad.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Los Alamos is a great place to stay in El Calafate. It is well located, close to city center and main streets where you can find shops and restaurants. The hotel is beautiful and well taken care and the bedroom is big with a nice bed. The complimentary breakfast was also great. The only downside was the bathroom. A very weak shower and a constant bad sewer smell almost ruined the experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Uberlandia, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

excellent hotel. Great spa, saunas and swimming pool. Close to main street and restaurants.There are also some golf holes for those who like the sport. Great restaurant with a superb Cordero Patagonico.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a package and found the hotel to be 5 star quality. Our only adverse comment would be that we could hear the bathroom in the adjoining room being used. The rooms are clean beds comfortable and bathrooms well maintained once more the shower was in the bath and that is not my preference. Service is prompt and friendly with a smile and English Understood. Wi Fi can be a problem with constant drop outs in the room but seems ok in the lobby lounge. As usual there is noEnglish speaking channels on the TV but this is fairly common in Patagonia.
The La Posta dining room is across the road In the Golf Club building for breakfast and other meals which is exceedingly good. There is a pleasant bar in the lobby area with snack food. Reasonably good value for money.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Posada Los Alamos
Address: Ing. Hector Mario Guatti 1135 | Ing. Hector Mario Guatti 1135, El Calafate Z9405CBC, 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in El Calafate
#2 Spa Hotel in El Calafate
#5 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
#8 Family Hotel in El Calafate
#12 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Posada Los Alamos 4*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of El Calafate, very close to Argentino Lake and Down Town. It has spa facilities, an indoor Swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas.The guest rooms at Posada Los Alamos feature heating, as well as a minibar and cable TV. Rooms have views of the organic garden and the mountains beyond.An extensive breakfast buffet offers a choice of American, Argentinean or Patagonian food. La Posta Restaurant serves a menu of international and regional specialties, including Patagonian lamb. The hotel also features two bars.Los Alamos provides a full range of modern spa facilities and an indoor pool with ceiling-to-floor windows. The hotel has its own small 18-hole par 3 golf course. Also can arrange trips including horseback riding and exploring the Moreno Glacier.El Calafate Airport is 12 miles away and transportation are available. ... more   less 
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