Esplendor El Calafate

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A leisure brand of the international Wyndham group, Esplendor hotels are known for their unusual, occasionally outlandish interior design, lending an element of fun and individuality to these mid-range properties. Esplendor El Calafate is no exception: the theme is unmistakably Patagonian from the moment you enter. Perched above the centre of El Calafate, the hotel has impressive views of Lago Argentino from the panoramic windows of its warm and welcoming public areas. Driftwood, stone-work and muted tones reflect the tawny steppes of Patagonia, whilst animal hides drape the soft furnishings. The theme continues through to the guest rooms, where the distinctive ceiling lights are made of antlers - and of course you’ll also find the essentials such as heating and internet. Although you’re just outside the centre of El Calafate here, the bar and restaurant are sufficiently inviting if you’d rather not walk the 10 minutes or so into town where there’s a great range of typical Patagonian eateries and watering holes.


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What our clients say

  • We had an excellent holiday in Argentina and are very grateful to Sophie for organising it for us so well.

    JR, Acton
  • We have had a great holiday in Argentina, partly organised by JLA and would certainly recommend JLA to anyone that wants to have such a trip,  as they provided very…

    LS, Zurich
  • We loved all of it, we really enjoyed the scenery of Humahuaca Gorge and the drive to Cafayate.  Iguazu falls are incredible also and a definite highlight....We found our whole…

    HB, Abingdon
  • Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA…

    ML, Cheltenham
  • Most memorable experience: "First - the Andean crossing from Puerta Varas to Bariloche. Perfect weather, scenery and organisation. Second - Patagonia Camp and the mini-treks we did around the Park.…

    RW, Cobham
  • The whole trip was memorable!  The excursion to Estancia Cristina was amazing, trekking Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres were awesome too.  And nothing beats being able to see…

    LB, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

Far from bland, Esplendor is one of our preferred hotels for a mid-range leisure stay in El Calafate. Guest rooms are remarkably spacious.

Maggie Wilson Travel Expert Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.


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