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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely host family. 15 minute walk into town, no buses along this route. Breakfast included was the usual. We booked into a double bed but got a twin room instead. Nice quite area, well stocked kitchen. Expensive for what it is but el calafate is expensive in general.

Stayed: February 2017
Thank MegSchki
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

We arrived and the friendly host Horacio (iirc) showed us the way, it is a cozy house with 4 rooms, I got to see two from the outside and seemed very comfortable as well. Our room was really nice, with a window that showed us a great landscape.

Breakfast (as in pretty much all non 3 to 5 five stars in Argentina) was the typical toasts with butter, milk caramel and some jams, nothing to be blown away by but a nice gesture given the ridiculously low price we got for the stay.

The place is (compared to many other hotels and hostels) far away from downtown, still I preferred it that way since we got a hell of a nice view of the Lago Argentino and many great mountains.

Even though the host does not speak many English (I speak Spanish myself so no big deal) he gives all he can to make you feel comfortable and like home. He knows a lot about the town and where to eat best, so try to listen and pay attention to whatever he tells you.

I recommend this place a 100%.

Room Tip: Catch breakfast early if you want to take a piece of cake instead of toasts.
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Quinaitor
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Reviewed 15 May 2008

Well I have to say this is the most entertaining place I have ever stayed. The website stated that the location is only one block away from the main street in town, which is true, except for the fact that it is 2 miles walk along that main road to the nearest contact to civilisation. The airpoprt pick up arrived reliably on time, and en route we were quizzed in Spanish about our views on various Irish writers. We arrived early in the evening and admired the beautiful, yet desolate scenery. Upon arrival, the owner's son asked us if we would like to see a video. We thanked him and agreed, expecting a promotional video on the natural wonders of Patagonia, only to be shown a clip of a cow being stabbed and then dying.
Despite the distance from town we were reasonably happy with the standard of the room for the price. We had a triple room with 3 fairly comfortable beds. The view of the lake from the room was amazing. The room was a little cramped for 3 people though and there was no shelving or wardrobe space which proved to be more of a problem as time went on. The first morning we had a decent breakfast, comprising of croissants and coffee. On the second night, the owner, who was a former tango dancer in Buenos Aires, invited us to join us for dinner. We happily accepted, but when there was no sign of anybody even starting to cook at 11.30pm (it is Argentine culture to eat late), we decided to call it a night, as we had planned to leave early for the Perito Moreno Glacier the following day. The following morning we were greeted by a rather grumpy and hungover owner, who explained that he had made a special apple salad for me as I am a vegeterian and made a show of throwing it away. Clearly hospitality was a little too much for him that morning, and we were served cold coffee and stale French bread for breakfast, which was nowhere near sufficient, considering the 10 hour hike we had ahead of us.
When my friend had a blister, the son brought some medical supplies and even came dressed as a doctor!
A couple of days later we had another dinner invitation, which this time started at a more reasonable hour. They were very welcoming and entertained us with a little tango dancing.
Overall, the owners were eccentric but well meaning and we had a pretty good stay, with many tales to tell!

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017
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Reviewed 28 March 2017
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Stayed: February 2017
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