Comfortable stay, warm rooms, amazing staff
Posted Nov 22, 2016
In a town full of hostels and campgrounds, this hotel offered a pleasing stay. If you're looking for The Ritz or the Four Seasons in El Calafate, you won't find it. The room was comfortable, warm and had dark curtains. After a whole day hiking a glacier, trust me, warmth is VERY welcome; and with the Sun going down at 10 PM, dark shades are a must. It is a comfortable 8-10 minute walk (at NYC speeds) to town, or you can use the complimentary shuttle in the evenings.
They have complimentary breakfast that starts early enough to eat before any of your scheduled pickups for hikes, tours, etc (note, the tours pick you up at the hotel lobby area, where you also have breakfast). They also offer packed lunches (for a small fee) and will even lend you a backpack for it if you don't have it. Ask for it during check-in. For those doing one of the hikes that require packed lunches, this is a VERY welcome addition. They even offer bath salts for your after-hike relaxation bath.
I would stay here again if I came back to El Calafate.