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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at this estancia exceeded our expectations. Service, staff and food were spot on even though we had only a one-night, two-day stay. After check-in we just sat by the window in our room gazing at the glaciers and all their wonder. The biggest hares I’ve ever seen habituated the meadows. The horseback ride that afternoon through the surrounding... More 

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Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience at the Lodge! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was my favourite part of Argentina - I loved everything about it - from the 3 hour boat trip getting to the Estancia to the horse riding and nature trails. If you want to 'get away from it all' then this is THE place to relax, unwind and connect with nature. The rooms are very pleasant and each have... More 

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much AnnaLou for your review! We are pleased to know that you have loved staying with us! Hope to see you soon again! Regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We enjoyed everything about our stay at Estancia Cristina. The location is incredible-beautiful and peaceful with so much to explore. The rooms are deluxe, the staff is top notch in every respect and the food is excellent. The excursions are very well planned and very interesting--horseback riding across rivers and on ridge tops through the ranch, fantastic hikes, fishing, exploring.... More 

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much Alex for your opinion! You have to return and stay longer at the Lodge! We will be waiting for you! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My friend and I had an outstanding experience at the lodge. We went at the end of the tourist season which I highly recommend because we ended up being two of four people staying at the lodge, making it an exceptionally private experience. Our host, Pedro, was very accommodating as was his staff. Our guides were knowledgeable as we went... More 

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Thank you very much Kara L for your review!!We are greatly pleased to know about your wonderful experience! Hope to see you soon (and your friends too)!! Warm regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Bruges, Belgium
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016

we stayed 2 nights. The food is delicious and the staff very friendly. We recommend horse riding and the trekking to the view point and in the canyon near the Upsala Glacier.

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Woodside, California, United States
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were booked at Estancia Cristina through Alejandro at Breaking Trails. It was the final destination on a lovely 12 day jaunt through Buenos Aires, Bariloche and El Calafate. Cristina is a former sheep ranch located in the national park, only reachable by boat. The accommodations are first rate, as is the food. The staff is warm, well versed in... More 

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Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to know that you loved staying at the Estancia! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We decided to book one night to stay at Estancia Cristina rather than do a day trip. Although it is expensive, we are definitely glad we made this decision, particularly as we were traveling with 3 small children and staying at the Estancia avoided having too much travel time/boat time in one day, and also allowed us to do a... More 

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Lucia S, Comercial at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to know about your experience at Estancia Cristina with your family! We appreciate your comment regarding to the food/ dinning service; it will help us to keep on improving our service for next seasons. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

We recently stayed here for 3 nights and couldn't rate it more highly. As staying guests you are treated like a VIP. The location is stunning, the activities brilliant and the staff friendly and helpful. During our stay there was never more than 6 people on any activity. The hike from the glacier, through the canyon back to the estancia... More 

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Thank you very much for your review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your staying with us. Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Maidenhead
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Estancia Cristina may be hard work to get to but it is worth the effort! It is only accessible by boat (2 hours) but the trip out there, via the Uppsala Glacier) is spectacular. The cabins/rooms are very comfortable and a short walk away from the main lodge which houses the reception and restaurant/bar. The food is very good and... More 

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Thank you very much for your review! All tips you mentioned, will be very helpful for future guests! Best regards, Estancia Cristina staff. More 

Stuart, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2016

It is as romantic as it sounds: Estancia Christina... Excellent service, Beautiful room, Romantic Patagonia. You feel like you are at the end of the Earth, because you are! Hikes from the hotel are fantastic!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Northwest shore of the Lake Argentino Lake on the far of Cristiana’s arm, Estancia Cristina is located in a unique corner in Los Glaciares National Park. Founded in 1941 by Joseph P. Masters and his wife, this stunning place still maintains its essence, keeping the history of this family alive, that with great effort and perseverance, made this lonely and inhospitable place a small paradise a home.Estancia Cristina is a unique Lodge; it count with 20 comfortable rooms distributed in 5 elegant cabins and exclusive access to the most stunning sights of the Upsala Glacier. An enchanting and warm place, that just like in the past grants the best Patagonian hospitality. The only access to the Estancia is by boat; the full board Lodge program offer exquisite Patagonian gastronomy, a museum and a variety of activities to enjoy of this wonderful region. There are many activity options for you to choose: Walks of different demands, 4x4 wheel drive rides, horse riding, mountain bike or fishing. ... more   less 

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Address: Av. Libertador 1037 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $1,061 - $1,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Estancia Cristina Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All of the rooms are equally lovely although this is not a good choice for those who want access to tv or the Internet. ”
 of 5 bubbles lonesomepatti, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It appeared all the rooms were the same to me. We were in a cottage with 4 bedrooms and a common sitting area!”
 of 5 bubbles Nspar, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaLou1981, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The estancia runs on generator power, so lights are out at a certain time each night (midnight I think) and turned on again in the early morning. You will have emergency lights to rely on. This wasn't a problem for us, but might surprise some. ”
 of 5 bubbles karal280, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have spectacular views”
 of 5 bubbles Cachudito, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
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