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Design Suites Calafate

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Situated about one mile from El Calafate downtown, the Design Suites Calafate is an excellent choice for guests who seek tranquility during their holidays.This boutique hotel is located in the upper area of the Nimes Peninsula, where you can admire the low vegetation, hills and lake invite during a pleasant walk. If you want to visit the city, the hotel offers a shuttle to downtown on a regular basis.As a guest of the Design Suites Calafate, you will have free access to the heated pool, sauna and gym. In addition, the hotel provides a health club and spa treatments in order to optimize your relaxation during your stay.A restaurant and a bar provide meals and drinks from the morning until late at night.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The original concept of design boutique hotel has now become its conceit. There is literally no care or attention for visitors here. The checking in process took ages and was done with the grace of a dental appointment. The front of house reception staff except for one of the
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Location - The hotel is beautifully situated on Argentino Lake with amazing views. The room we were in left something to be desired, though, as our view was partially covered by brush. Avoid room 225. Cleaniness / Comfort - The room was very clean and smelled amazing; no
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This place should’ve been a hit: the location is insuperable, the original design great and the views breathtaking. Sadly it’s gone into slight disrepair (although the rooms are still good - the spa is a disgrace) and senior staff can have a horrid attitude - or be simply
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I really don’t know what happened, I expected more from this place. The hotel design and decorations are good. From having a room with a lake view, they gave me a slightly bigger room with view to the ground, they said they gave a an update, it didn’t feel like it. The breakfast
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I booked this for my last night before leaving El Calafate. I wanted to wake up to a view of the lake, which I did, but aside that the experience was pretty horrid. This hotel looks recent in photos, but it’s extremely poorly maintained. Aside the unfriendly, unhelpful staff and
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The Standard Room at the Design Suites Calafate
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The Luxury Suite at the Design Suites Calafate
Are there hair dryers in the rooms?
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We watched some of the playoffs in our hotel room but there is no large TV area in the hotel as far as I can recall.
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Hi, We used taxi to the hotel and used tour agencies for the glacier boat tour and glacier expedition. To answer your question; you could take a taxi, it is cheap. But if you like to drive and just to buy tickets for the attraction then rent a car. If I don't remember wrong, arranging taxi by the hotel was more expensive then taking a taxi from airport by yourself. As Erin said, no matter what you decide, you will have so much fun! It is simply beautiful!
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Olá, Parabéns pelas bodas! O que eu sei é que a melhor época para visitar essa região é de setembro a novembro. Existem excelentes hotéis, principalmente para passar a Lua de Mel.
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"Always go for Lake View room"
"The higher the better"
"Definitely pay for a lake view"
"If you can afford pic the superior room. All are quiet and have a good view."
"Rooms with odd numbers overlook Lago Argentino"
US$64 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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