Alto Calafate Hotel

  • Alto Calafate
  • Alto Calafate
  • Alto Calafate
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Large modern hotel in a peaceful natural setting overlooking Lago Argentino, with a low-key, distinctively Patagonian elegance.

The Alto Calafate Hotel is a large, modern hotel with a distinctively Patagonian appearance, situated on a peaceful hilltop on the outskirts of El Calafate. Its style could be described as low-key elegance, featuring simple, high quality furnishings and earthy colours that harmonise with, rather than overpower, the subtle shades of the wilderness skies and landscapes outside.

The chalet-style building has around 100 spacious and well-equipped guestrooms, each decorated in neutral shades. Many have magnificent lake views. There is also a bar, restaurant, and a spa complete with a heated pool from which you can gaze through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows across the steppe and Lago Argentino to the mountains beyond.

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What our clients say

  • Adequate with pro-active service.

    HB, Bristol
  • Very comfortable but a little remote. 

    JS, Sevenoaks
  • Good facilities all round - rooms, pool etc. Shuttle to town is ok.  Breakfasts are somewhat underwhelming 

    PC, London
  • Great but you need to use the complimentary bus service to get to and from town

    FA Preston
  • Again, great setting/views and again, much preferred our choice than a downtown based hotel as first recommended. Good shuttle service. Good room.

    CS, London
  • Is generally a very good hotel, but starting to look neglected on the outside.

    SH, Sturminster newton
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Our Expert's Opinion

Driving from the airport along Lake Argentina, you don't expect to find anything, and then the Alto Calafate comes into view - what a location! It is set just outside of town (but with a shuttle service), making you truly feel like you're in Patagonia. After a day of trekking, I really appreciated the heated pool and spa.

Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.


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