We were so pleasantly surprised as to how comfortable this hotel was in this remote area of the globe. Good restaurant, nice spa and a VERY WARM pool.
All staying in Calafate area need to keep in mind that all excursions start between 0700-0900 so there is always traffic in the hotels, regardless of where you stay. With all the outdoors things to do, hopefully, you are one of those getting up early to make it to you excursion.
The hotel is just on the outskirts of town but they have a very convenient shuttle that takes you back & forth. I did not feel inconvenienced by this and we had views of Lago Argentina to boost! The only drawback was that their was a heater but nothing to regulate the temperature to a cooler setting, hence, the 4 rating for comfort. We did go in summer and had to leave the window open to get some ventilation.
Comments about barking dogs that I came across in other reviews are exaggerated. Yes, there are wild dogs and they do get loud at times but it was not incessant and frequent. I've been to Hawaii and the wild chickens and rooster crowing every morning was more frustrating than this. Despite being wild, these dogs were not threatening at all wherever we walked. This experience comes with the territory.
Izzy from Chicago, IL, USA
Located in El Calafate, near the Los Glaciares National Park , the Imago Hotel & Spa is the right base to enjoy a memorable …More
We booked this hotel initially for 2 nights but decided to stay for an extra day due to the amount of things to do in the area and because we loved this hotel.
The hotel itself is a little way out of the main town centre, perhaps an easy 10 minute walk. You could say it is in an unfinished part of the town - unpaved road etc but do not let that put you off. The hotel is very welcoming and on entering has a lovely wooden reception decked out with a large fire, sofas and PCs for accessing the internet. Wifi is throughout the hotel. We both really enjoyed our stay here and thought that this hotel was the cosiest out of all the Argentinian hotels we stayed on during our trip round the country. The room was lovely although with our luggage felt a little tight.
The staff were extremely helpful in helping to organise trips providing impartial advice on tours and places to visit. They organise a lunch box for trips if you require.
Paul from Edinburgh, Midlothian, UK
The Rincon del Calafate Hotel offers charming 3 star accommodation in El Calafate offering super comfy rooms and a nice …More
The room assigned us did not have a lake view, so we asked to be changed. Leo, the receptionist, immediately upgraded us at no additional charge to a corner suite, with a separate living room, that had a spectacular view! The staff were all extremely helpful. The only drawback was the distance to town, 6 km away, but it is a delightful walk along the banks of the lake to town. Plus the hotel has a shuttle every hour from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
We stayed at the lovely Blanca Patagonia for our 4 night stay in El Calafate - the hotel was just outside town making it nice and peaceful with great views yet it was only a short $50 peso taxi ride from the centre of town. We went into town 3 nights of our stay and ate at the hotel restaurant the other. Staff were very friendly and went out of there way for us, for example putting breakfast in the fridge in our room because we were leaving at 5.30am for an excursion. Would definitely recommend!
Lauren from London
If you are looking for a unique natural setting, quietness and relax, together with the best facilities and luxurious …More
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