Alto Calafate Hotel

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  • 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

  • "Lovely view of the lake and room a good size. Breakfast ok, but the least good of all the hotels. Staff not very enthusiastic. Nothing wrong with it, but no…

    DH, Bristol
  • really nice positioned hotel but 3 km from town. but had hotel bus every hour to transport to town. wonderful views and good restaurant.

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

    PC, London
  • 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
  • "The hotel needs an outdoor area to sit in - it was very sunny while we were there. Pool and poolside area were very overheated. Restaurant a bit pricey."

    LT, London
  • Very comfortable but a little remote. 

    JS, Sevenoaks
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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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