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“Very clean hotel, Great Breakfast and Staff”

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La Cantera Boutique Hotel
Ranked #18 of 70 Hotels in El Calafate
Reviewed June 6, 2014

This hotel has a very nice staff and is clean. There is a rustic charm to it, the rooms are a bit older, but the bathrooms are modern and clean. We stayed here over Christmas, and the only disappointing thing was that the Christmas dinner was over $100 Prixe Fixe for the meal.

While I am a huge foodie, and do not mind spending money on food but this felt a little aggressive considering this is so much more than most meals in South America, I mean its Christmas right?! We did not end up eating at the hotel for that meal but very much enjoyed the breakfast every morning.

The other thing worth mentioning is that the curtains are not amazing at blacking out the sun, which is shining close to 24 hours a day. Also, there is a small walk to downtown (about 5-10 minutes).

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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La Cantera H, Gerente at La Cantera Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review.
We will consider your suggestions.

Best regards
Celeste Tomé

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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Cantera. The reception staff, Carolina behind the bar, and the chef (Augustine?) were so very friendly and are great representatives of this hotel.

The general feel of the hotel is rustic, which fits the setting well. The views from the lake view bedrooms and lobby were incredible, overlooking Lake Argentino. Our bedroom was plenty big enough, as was the bathroom. Breakfast were buffet style and always plenty to choose from - it's a bit like breakfast has been mashed together with afternoon tea with so many cake options!

We only ate at the restaurant once, but the food was fantastic and so well thought out. We'd highly recommend that you try the chef's food at least once as you'll be more than pleasantly surprised.

We choose La Cantera as it is out of and above town so we had great views, and it's only a 15min walk down hill into the centre. We were very pleased with this decision, as El calafate is very touristy, full of wandering dogs, and not hugely picturesque. The hotel helpfully run a free shuttle to and from wherever you want to go between 8-11pm which is very convenient.

The only downside was that the rooms were quite warm, alleviated by opening windows to let in that mountain air!

If you have time, do go to Laguna Nimez. Only a 30min walk from the hotel and up to 1.5hrs walk around but great for bird spotting, even for the non-enthusiasts, and you get to see flamingos!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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La Cantera H, Gerente at La Cantera Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

Dear Guest ,

Thank you very much for your review. You made a nice and precise description of the hotel services !

Best regards

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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and we can't fault it.
From start to finish it was a great experience. The service is fantastic, they organised some torus for us, our lunch for the big ice trek and booked taxis and transfers to the airport and down to restaurants etc
The room we stayed in was great it had a spa bath and great views to the lago Argentino and the mountains.
The breakfast was very good with a big selection of cakes, pastries, spreads, pancakes, fruits, cold meats, scrambled eggs, etc
We would definitely recommend this place for a nice stay in calafate!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Leandro L
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La Cantera H, Gerente at La Cantera Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews!!
We are glad you had a nice stay at La Cantera..
We hope you can visit us again!

Best Regards

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

The immediate vicinity of this hotel is not very elegant. However, the view from the lobby is stunning. The staff are very welcoming and during our 3 night stay they were exceptionally helpful at all times. The breakfast was adequate but the big plus factor for this hotel was the restaurant. It is not fancy but the food was some of the best we had in our 4 week trip to South America (some In 4 & 5 star establishments) I am vegetarian and the meals were lovely and so was my husbands meat. The waitress was charming and efficient. Sadly we did not get her name but her service was memorable, and left us with very pleasant memories. The rooms were comfortable, we had one with a view which was very nice. The only down factor was that there were no thermostats and the room was very hot at times We considered this a very good place to stay

Room Tip: We were pleased with our room with a view, we did not see the others
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank julia h
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La Cantera H, Gerente at La Cantera Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Dear Guest:

Thank you very much for your comments!
Good to know you had a pleasant stay at La Cantera.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

very nice hotel, not too closed to the center but it's just a 10 minutes walk
after 8 pm till 11 pm the hotel provides a free transfer to and from the hotel to go downtown.
Rooms are big and very comfortable.
we had dinner one night in the hotel and the food was pretty good.
I would defenetly recommend it

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank vetfred
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

The staff and service in this hotel are first rate. Very friendly and attentive staff, plus the drinks prepared in the lounge by Carolina are great. They help you on choosing what to do and see in the Glacier National Park and the other local attractions. If you don't want to walk the 5 blocks between the hotel and the main avenue of El Calafate, where the majority of the restaurants and stores are located, the hotel provides a free of charge taxi service.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank santiagoar
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

...and if the rooms had been better soundproofed this would have been excellent. The staff were very good, providing advice on local restaurants for which there is a free shuttle service. We ate in on a couple of nights and enjoyed the good value and well presented food. Bedrooms were large with very good beds and well equipped bathrooms. Our only reservation is that we were irritated by TV noise from the next room and by the buzz of conversation through the walls.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Cantera Boutique Hotel

Address: Calle 306 #173, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in El Calafate
#8 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
#8 Luxury Hotel in El Calafate
Price Range: $90 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Cantera Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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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