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“One of the most cozy places I've ever been to!”
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Hotel La Aldea
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in El Chalten
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Family-run hotel, the staff is super nice and helpful. They have a cozy bar/cafe and serve quality coffee and also nice selection of alcoholic drinks. Would definitely stay here again!

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AltoCalafate, e-commerce department at Hotel La Aldea, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

On behalf of our staff thank you very much for your comments, we´ll take it to continue growing.

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Natalia R.Palacios

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

this place serves real espresso coffee, each cup handmade every morning for breakfast. cant beat that. also helpful guide who speaks english!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank jeff p
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AltoCalafate, e-commerce department at Hotel La Aldea, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2012

Dear Sir,

On behalf of our staff thank you very much for your comments, we´ll take it to continue growing.

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Natalia R.Palacios

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

El Chalten is a very small town approximately 2-2.5 hours from El Calafate. Upon arriving at Hotel La Aldea we were greeted warmly by Eduardo. Eduardo speaks both spanish and english. The lobby area is a nice place to hang out since they have a small bar with all types of liquor, coffee and tea. They have 2 computers available for use at all times. The rooms were cute, although small, it was enough for the purpose of staying 2 nights there. The bathroom was small. The rooms have Directv in them, which was a plus. The breakfast was good, it had a good selection of pastries, breads and cereals. They also have juices, milk, tea & coffee. Eduardo turned out to be extremely kind and helpful when planning our hiking trips. He has a 3D map of the trails and he shows you exactly how long and where to go to begin your trip. We did the trip to Fitz Roy but unfortunately Mother Nature was not on ourside that day so we only ended up hiking a total of 4 hours round trip. I would highly recommend this hotel is staying in El Chalten!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We stayed at this hotel in April 2012 for 3 nights. We had an upstairs room, which was simple & small, but clean. The bathroom was tiny though. Breakfast selection was good. Eduardo from reception was a really cool guy, very helpful....and funny! He spoke English very well. We enjoyed staying at this hotel.

Room Tip: I think the view of Fitz Roy is better from a room upstairs.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

This small hotel is very reasonably priced. We came in the off season. Eduardo speaks excellent English and gave us more information than the information center. The lobby is a nice gathering place with a bar with an excellent selection of whiskey, wine and expresso. The accomodations are nice and the breakfast is hearty. We came to hike. The weather was iffy, but Eduardo gave us precise information on the weather and where the best hikes would be for the weather, with lots of suggestions that all worked out so well. He also lent us hiking poles and made phone calls to our next destination to help us plan for El Calafate.. We highly recommend this friendly helpful hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Just spent two nights here as a base for hiking nearby. It did the job with clean but small rooms, full cable tv, wifi accessible from the rooms, a cosy communal lobby area and a great breakky including cereal and fruit to fill up on before hiking.

Friendly staff always happy to help and let u hang out in the common area if your bus is later in the day.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

I stayed at this hotel as part of a small tour group in January 2012.

I had a room upstairs and it was great. Decent size room with tv with full cable (unusual for Chalten) and a good bathroom (with hair dryer). The room had an amazing view of Mount Fitzroy and the free wifi signal was strong. The only drawback for me was I kept hitting my head (hard) on the wooden roof beams - a minor annoyance. Access is by external stairs, but that was fine. No in-room safe.

The rest of my tour mates had downstairs rooms and they didn't have a great experience. The single beds were not as wide as a proper single beds and the shower was not sectioned off from the rest of the bathroom (which meant that water ran everywhere and had to be wiped up with a squeegie). As a result, they were very happy to move on.

On the positive side, the staff were lovely and we loved the reception/bar area. They served great tea (try the Inti Zen when you are there) and had a couple of computers for guest use. The breakfast was basic (standard in Patagonia), but perfectly fine. The packed lunches (for hiking trips) were also perfectly fine.

If I hadn't heard what my tour mates thought of this hotel, I would have highly recommended it. I guess the trick is to make sure you get an upstairs room (but i don't know if all upstairs rooms are like mine - I had the one furtherest from the stairs).

Room Tip: You definitely want an upstairs room - as discussed in my review, that may make all the difference t...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Avenida Gral Guemes 95, El Chalten Z9301ADA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in El Chalten
Price Range: $95 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Aldea 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying in La AldeaLa Aldea Hotel is the ideal place for your stay at the Tourist Village El Chaltén in Santa Cruz to be pleasant. The property has a moderate mountain design in the perfect balance with the majesty of the surrounding landscape, as the hotel is located in the center of the town with the best view of the Fitz Roy Mount.No doubt La Aldea is an excellent choice if you are looking for accommodation in El Chaltén, because it has a warm atmosphere with a unique charm. You can also enjoy a friendly and nice treat from the highly qualified staff.If you are traveling to El Chaltén with your family, couple or with friends, La Aldea is the perfect place for you to enjoy a memorable stay at this wonderful destination in Patagonia Argentina. Come and enjoy incredible days of rest, serenity and relaxation. ... more   less 
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