Arrived around 12.45 after 3 hour flight from Buenos Aires for a three day stay. Read on TA that rooms not always ready and hey presto they weren’t and we along with around 5 others had to wait 2 plus hours for room.
Decided to have lunch in hotel as couldn’t really go anywhere else as it’s a 15 min cab ride to town so was kind of stuck
Reception were friendly enough but did seem a little chaotic and short staffed to clean rooms on time. They surely must know people are arriving from afar and to keep us waiting to change etc was annoying but they didn’t seem to get it.
Lunch was ok but limited. Hotel has an open plan bar restaurant and reception and all of this open area had a speaker system from the 70’s playing background music that was annoyingly distorted. Not difficult to change a speaker no?
Had junior suite which was a good size and a bathroom to match with a whirlpool. Both room and bathroom had spectacular views of Lake Argentina which undoubtedly was the hotels unique selling point.
As it’s all glass it was hot in room and air con didn’t seem to help matters so did things the old fashioned way and had to open window although only opened a little so had to leave small patio door open to prevent being cooked whilst sleeping.
El Calafate was around an hour walk away which was fine for those able to take in the undeniably stunning beautiful scene, it is breathtaking!
Breakfast was included and again adequate without being amazing
Had dinner there too and again it was ok.
Staff very friendly all around and helpful but feel hotel needs to look at check in and overall management to keep it at 4* which it currently in my opinion struggles to keep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated about one mile from El Calafate downtown, the Design Suites Calafate is an excellent choice for guests who seek tranquility during their holidays.This boutique hotel is located in the upper area of the Nimes Peninsula, where you can admire the low vegetation, hills and lake invite during a pleasant walk. If you want to visit the city, the hotel offers a shuttle to downtown on a regular basis.As a guest of the Design Suites Calafate, you will have free access to the heated pool, sauna and gym. In addition, the hotel provides a health club and spa treatments in order to optimize your relaxation during your stay.A restaurant and a bar provide meals and drinks from the morning until late at night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Design Suites Calafate Hotel El Calafate
- Design Hotel El Calafate
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