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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of those places that will stay in your memory forever. The surroundings are AMAZING: mountains, glaciers, the Viedma lake, the view of the Fitz Roy (cloud permitting), condors, flag-shaped trees, Patagonian skies, you name it. The grounds are very well kept and inviting, right next to a river (its water is drinkable!), surrounded by trees. The lodge is... More 

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Oregon
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

One cannot say enough good things about Helsingfors! Most of all, the staff makes you feel like you are visiting family. The house itself has a warm and inviting feeling. The building has a cozy common area in front featuring a wood fire that the staff constantly attends to. There is a bar that provides refreshment at any time. The... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

The setting is beyond stunning. Utterly remote and peaceful with heroic views. The sitting and dining areas are beautiful and the food really good - brilliant breakfast buffet. Whoever recruits the staff is doing a fantastic job, they are bright, engaging, fun, enthusiastic - hard to praise them enough. The rooms are not particularly luxurious but entirely comfortable and very... More 

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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is one of the most extraordinary places we have ever been in our lives. It is in a . very remote place (4 hour drive, very bumpy dirt track, we heard of people which had two flat tires etc). Do not drive yourself. But anyway: we enjoyed such very special views, and very friendly and helpful staff. We did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed at Helsingfors for 5 days at the beginning of our trip. We couldn't have found a better location to get away from it all, it is very remote! We did all the excursions on offer but were really looking for riding. Our favourite trip was a 9hr ride into the hills just us and our guide, the views... More 

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los angeles
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Coming onto the property of Helsingfors it was love at first sight! This is where I could live I thought! The staff greeted us like old time friends! The rooms were on the small side,but good, besides we spent most of our times outside embracing the beauty that surrounded us! The lobby was so welcoming and we visited with our... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2016

From the food to the setting, this is one of my favorite places on earth. They even let me play with the border collies. Our group hiked, rode horseback and dined on fabulous meals. I loved the fireplace in the lobby

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Overall our experience was excellent. The rooms were underwhelming but the lounge and restaurant area were fantastic. The food and service experience was excellent. The staff always helpful. The barman maitre de and waiter combined (sorry forgot his name by now) was very good, always ready to help and an upbeat person. The meals were first class and the wine... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

Beautiful rooms with plenty of space to relax in. A great lobby area with a fireplace going all the time. Wonderful staff & delicious food cooked with fresh food from the garden. Amazing views if you're willing to make the trip go up to the Blue Lagoon!

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Rockwood, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2015

My husband & I stayed for 6 nights - we should have stayed longer! - and thoroughly enjoyed every facet of the Helsingfors experience. The serenity of the place is magical and soul-cleansing but the heart & soul of Helsingfors is its staff. Every single one of the staff could not have been more attentive and made sure our stay... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
During the early 20th century, a Finnish adventurer, Alfred Ranström, settled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, on the SW shores of Lago Viedma. As a memory of his fatherland, he named his estancia after his country's capital city: Helsingfors (Helsinki in Swedish). Here he lived with his wife, Marie Lisau and their children, lightening up this wonderful spot, never imagining that they would be the main characters in one of Patagonia's most touching stories. During the 60's, a traditional family from the province of Santa Cruz bought this beautiful land, and since 1995 they have been receiving visitors from all over the world who wish to discover Patagonia through a unique and exclusive experience such as we offer at Helsingfors. The lodge is surrounded by a majestic natural landscape, protected by lush woods which give way to a panoramic view of the lake, Mount Fitz Roy and the Andes Mountains. It has 9 rooms with a private bathroom, decorated and designed with an exquisite taste, combining colors and textures that blend in with the environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Helsingfors

Address: Ruta 21 km 75 | Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: $940 - $1,387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Helsingfors 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Helsingfors Hosteria Hotel Los Glaciares National Park
Helsingfors El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia
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“The wind blows a lot”
 of 5 bubbles 109cathyd, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The room located outside the main house is perfect little bungalow!!!”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieaDube, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Our room was in a separate little cottage next to the main house, which we liked because it felt really private and cozy.”
 of 5 bubbles 469patm, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“room outside main lodge closest to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles johnbud, 15 Mar 2013 | Read review
“We loved room 9, a cabin a little on its own with a nice seating area...”
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