We stayed in this hotel for 6 nights in november and loved it! It's not a very big hotel and that's what we like.
Yes, you do need to follow a gravelroad and it's a bit further from the center of El Calafate, but taxis are cheap (and 5-10 min. max.) and walking is only about 20 minutes.
We did't have dinner in the hotel, but is does provide it. The breakfast was okay, nothing special but enough as it is in almost everywhere we've stayed in Argentina.
The hotel is decorated with old antique furniture and we liked that very much. The hotel has a very good feel.
The rooms were absolutely great: we had a double with lakeview. It was very big and very clean. Enough space to put your belongings. The bed was also very big and slept great. The bathroom was a bit smal, but very clean, No sticky showercurtain here, but a sliding glass door. The light in the shower itself was a bit dark. In the rest of the bathroom it was fine.
The only 2 cons of the room were the showerlight and also the heating. The heating is arranged centrally, so you can not put the heating in your room down or up if you wish. The first 2 nights the room was quit warm and we only had 2 small windows we could open and this wasn't enough to drop the temperature a bit and make it more pleasant. The other 4 nights the heating was just fine.`
We heard some noises from other guests, but it wasn't very loud or annoying.
We also absolutely loved the dog Negrita who came running everytime we called her and lay down on her back to let you pet her belly.
The service in the hotel was great: the owner as well as the 3 female staffmembers (Magdalena, Natalie and ?) were very friendly and helpfull, They booked us every tour and restaurant we wanted and didn't have to arrange anything ourselves.
This hotel absolutely deservers a much higher place on Tripadvisor than where it's at right now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a different perspective of the town, you can see a unforgettable sunsets from his deck or an octogon watchtower. Meulen is the answer to all needs with its professional staff causes that their accommodation in El Calafate is an unforgettable experience ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, lastminute.com.au, Expedia APAC, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, Wotif.com, Hooroo Pty Ltd, TripOnline SA, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly, Cancelon and Evoline ltd so you can book your Hosteria Meulen reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hosteria Meulen El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia