It was December 28th when we accidentally lost our debit and credit cards on our way to National Park Los Glaciares with our 5 year old. There is no bank or Western Union at el Chalten and Internet access is a miracle. So forget about money transfers of any kind. Carlos, the owner of Lunajuim not only gave us a room for two nights when everybody else turned us down. He allowed us to have dinner and worked out a way for us to pay him when we could get a hold of our cards. His staff was amazing as well, they were all eager and willing to help. We will always be thankful to Carlos and his staff. We would've had to turn around and forget about Fitz Roy and all the other amazing places we visited if it wasn't for them.
Beyond the fact that they were so helpful and considerate, the hotel was great. The room and bathroom were nice and impeccable and the beds were very comfy. I slept like a baby those two nights. The breakfast buffet (included) was varied and delicious. The social/lounge area was cozy and nicely decorated and we felt at home.
There are more trendy (and expensive) places to stay in town that may have fancy spa's and what not. At Lunajuim you will find true hospitality. Carlos, the owner, runs the place himself and he's is always there to greet you, accommodate you and perhaps share a story or two. He knows the area very well as he's been there for decades.
I hope we can one day return to this beautiful and remote place and stay with our friends at Lunajuim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown located, the hotel is ideally placed with a privileged view of the Fitz Roy and Torre peaks, some of the enchanting stone giants which dominate and captivate those who look at them. After an exciting journey through the mountains, you will find in Lunajuim, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Lunajuim El Chalten