Design Suites Calafate - El Calafate

Calle 598 Nº 190, El Calafate, Argentina, 54-02902show map
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Overview

The deluxe Design Suites Calafate is a 4-star property placed 2.3 km from Lago Argentino. Residing in a 4-story building, the hotel was opened in 2006 and renovated in 2007. It provides guests with free car parking, a lift and a newspaper stand for general purposes and a casino, a private swimming pool and a library for relaxation.

The hotel is 1.8 km away from El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from El Calafate city center.

Dunes and lakes are close to the property.

Design Suites Calafate is located within a 10-minute drive from Lago Argentino airport.

Rooms

Decorated in a traditional design, the rooms have a minibar, a private balcony and IDD phone along with carpet floors. Enjoy stunning views to Lake Argentino from non-smoking rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a bidet, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A full American buffet breakfast, with different food options, is offered each morning. The hotel features the unique indoor restaurant with a warm atmosphere serving national food. The 24-hour bar is a great spot to meet for a local drink.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using Turkish steam bath and massage services at the hotel. Activities such as diving, surfing and ping pong can be arranged by this hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Pub

Cafe

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Welcome pack

Dining

  • Full board
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Lake view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
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Getting around
Airports
Lago Argentino (ING)2.4 mi
El Calafate (FTE)9.1 mi
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Reviews
7.6
Fabulousbased on 282 reviews

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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Best views but rooms are looking dated.

    Amazing Vistas. Great design and decor. We stayed at this hotel 10 years ago when it was new and loved it, it seems the owners have not invested in it too much since.

    Rooms are looking dated. Service could be better.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Excellent view facing Lago Argentino, exquisite hotel architecture.

    Staff can be more helpful and the jacuzzi bath in our room (305) was not working.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Large bedroom and bed, good location for visiting the glaciers. Friendly staff.

    Some of the fittings were a bit cheap for this class of hotel. Asked for a lake view on our booking months before we stayed. Can´t know for sure but looks like Booked.net clients don´t get the highest priority with this hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The service and amenities. The location over looking the lake was great. We had a lake side room which was wonderful. All went as planned.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    + Stylish, nicely decorated hotel + incredible view over Lago Argentino + restaurant open non-stop and with beautiful view over the lake + swimming-pool and spa-area with sauna and fitness (everything clean) + hotel offers shuttle service to go down-town + location (far from the city center, too far too walk) is not a problem, as all organized tours / agencies will pick you up and bring you back directly to the hotel; the location itself is great! + wifi / internet for free and working in the rooms

    - Pool and spa-area where over-heated; windows had to be opened in order to cool-down, which in turn led to a air-current... - if you're on the sea-side: the room heats up to incredible temperature (like a sauna), difficult to cool it down, as the air-conditioning did not work; had to open the window, but night-temperatures are super cold, so impossible to sleep with open window... - only basic breakfast, not worth a 4-star-hotel-breakfast - hotel offered shuttle service for down-town only from 6pm onward, before you need a taxi

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel is very good, very comfortable, attentive staff and wonderful view. As the distance is from the city center (30 pesos taxi), only worth it if you stay in a suite facing the lake. Positive points for the view at the heated pool (just to throw pool water in glasses!) and drink peach! Negative points for the price of lunch box they charge. If you are visiting the perito moreno set it up and make yours before. We had problems with internet connection during the one week that we were staying, but we ask discount and they received on their lunch pails. I'd say it was too little for an internet addict. Other than that, I've walk very much in the city and did not find a nicer hotel on the outside and even inside in my pre searches. It is worthwhile, however phone before to confirm that the internet is stable.

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Our experience in the hotel was great. Starting with the team that was polite and accomodating, thru the room facilities, the view from the windows, the complete silence. Cleanliness. El calafate is a special place, and the hotel fits in.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location - peaceful and very good views. Swimming pool had the temperature of a giant spa, but the spa jets did not work. Ate one evening meal in the restaurant; very good food and price reasonable. Staff generally very helpful. Evening shuttle bus excellent and very necessary due to hotel's remote location.

    Being in a remote location, access to town was difficult during the day. Shuttle bus should run regularly during the day or on-demand. Choice of breakfast dishes poor and quality was generally not good. Maybe it's ok for maximun 3-night stay - we were there 5. Sound insulation between rooms poor - we were woken at 5am by voices from an adjacent room.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The suites, the decoration, the swimming pool even if it was too hot, the view on the lake

    Difficult to find the hotel

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Perfect view of lago Argentino, one of the most comfortable, hospitable and beautiful hotels among in hotels we stayed in Argentina.

    The hotel is a little bit far from El Calafate centre.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    I have traveled extensively in Latin America and around the world. The service at this hotel is among the worst I have ever experienced, especially for a supposed four-star hotel. Very rude and unhelpful staff who were indifferent to any of our requests (such as trying to get a taxi to the airport when the one we booked still hadn't arrived).

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    A beautiful Hotel The view from the luxe room is amazing Choose them if you stay more than one night; it is worth it !!!! Staff is helpful

    Nothing Quite to difficult to find, not at the center of the city

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Has a cool name and good pics on the site when booking.

    Service is terrible.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We stayed in the hotel for three nights in February 2013. One night of which was my partner's Birthday. The hotel had breathtaking views over lago Argentino with floor to celing windows in our room which was fantastic. The pool and facilities were great, especially after our day of mini-trekking on Perito Moreno glacier.

    The lack of air conditioning in our room was annoying. The room was way over 33 degrees during our first night. We had to ask for an air contioning unit after our first uncomfortably hot night. The food evening meal we had was not greatly executed and the background music did not add to the ambience. Felt it could have been far better to complement those fabulous views. I was disapponted with these aspects not delivering as I had booked the hotel for a Birthday treat

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The breakfast provided is a little sparse.

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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Airports
Lago Argentino (ING)2.4 mi
El Calafate (FTE)9.1 mi
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