Can’t go wrong with this one: it is excellent if you are looking for a hotel that is quiet, relatively close to the main street with the warmest décor and service. Staff is polite and quick to please. Our room in the main building was well heated but you can ask to lower the heat, in which case it takes about 45 min. for the radiators to cool down. King-size bed was comfortable, the Jacuzzi in the washroom worked wonderfully, especially fine after a day’s excursion, and the basket filled with amenities was really thoughtful. The cable tv worked fine with plenty of films to choose from the front desk. The mini bar was convenient and the corner lounge area had tempting candies.
The view from our room, the "Fitz Roy", was beautiful especially the sunrises and sunsets over the lake. Breakfast surpassed our expectations. Open from 6 to 10 am, you could have anything, even champagne. Honest! They certainly knew how to prep your day for the excursions. Families who opted to stay in the cabins of the hotel had to come to the main building to eat.
Just a note that the major supermarket was a 5 min. walk away, slightly higher up the hill.
We booked our excursions through the hotel and we were very pleased with the service. We did not use the free shuttle to go to the main street, preferring to hike up and down the hill. Do wear good sturdy hiking shoes.
The hotel main lounge offered 2 computers with fast internet and a reading/relaxing area complete with hard-cover books of photographs and articles of the area. Outside on deck, you could admire the lake view on lounge chairs which was especially nice on a sunny day.
We would choose this hotel again because of its excellent service, lovely décor, comfortable rooms, and good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the amazing environment of Argentine Patagonia and its Glaciers, La Cantera Boutique Hotel Calafate is built on the top of the city, ensuring a seamless perspective and having access to both the city's shopping center and any attraction you may want to visit. Inaugurated in 2004, it was the first Patagonian Boutique hotel in the area. The building was thought to provide such a cozy feeling that our guests can intermingle with the environment without isolating themselves from it. Let us guide you along the Hotel, we want to provide you with hospitality and an exclusive service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Cantera El Calafate
- La Cantera Boutique Hotel El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia