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Alto Calafate Hotel

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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

  • Very comfortable but a little remote. 

    JS, Sevenoaks
    Apr 2018
  • Good facilities all round - rooms, pool etc. Shuttle to town is ok.  Breakfasts are somewhat underwhelming 

    PC, London
    Feb 2018
  • A bit out but shuttle is efficient.

    MK, Orkney
    Oct 2016
  • "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
    Mar 2014
  • Great location and excellent service all round. Only issue was that the swimming pool was too warm.

    SC, Cheltenham
    Jan 2016
  • Great but you need to use the complimentary bus service to get to and from town

    FA Preston
    Feb 2015
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Sophie Barber
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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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