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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good experience at Santa Monica Aparts. The location is great as it is right off of the Main Street in El Calafate. The cabins are a little bare bones but totally adequate as you won't spend much time there, instead you will be out doing day-long excursions. The staff is very nice and helpful. The breakfast is a... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Month long stay while on a project in El Calafate. The staff were warm and gracious, helping us with our Spanish, questions about where to go during our limited free time. The cabins were perfect for our small group, allowing us to car pool and keep in touch as needed. Everyone from the owners, to reception to those who cleaned... More 

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Bundall, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We have had to drop back to El Calafate for just one night, so we try a well reviewed place at the other end of town. Mistake. It is not nice being ripped off on the tariff. Management attempted to overcharge by 25% on the Bookings fee. Also, twin beds were tiny, not for normal people, even in Argentina! Floors... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed at night at Santa Monica Apts based on reviews we read on Tripadvisor. The cabins are very cosy, and there are pears on the trees when we were there. I would recommend this place when staying in El Calafate

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Well I wasn't the most lucky in El Calafate. It was so foggy we had to land in a town 4 hours by his drive away. Not a problem. When I arrived at 11 pm the cheerful lady who spoke no English showed me to my gorgeous room and asked what time would I like breakfast served. 8 am please.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The location: This place was right off the main road and within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and the supermarket. They have a few parking spaces which was nice for us since we'd rented a car. The cabin: I don't think the photos do this place justice! Our cabin was very cozy, had everything we needed and was so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The place was very beautiful and clean. The hotel clerks were very helpful. They brought our breakfast to our room every morning. The price was right for this hotel with all exquisite landscape that surrounded it. All in all an awesome experience!

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Stayed one night enroute to TdP. Charming and centrally located, log cabin themed property, very close to the main street. Good wi-fi. Continental Breakfast served to the room (no restaurant or buffet service) promptly at 6am(!) at the time I asked for it. Would strongly recommend...

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel and we very much liked it. The cabins are spatious, enclude a little kitchen, and are spread in a very calm green lawn. Very clean. Breakfast was served at any time there. The persons at the desk were friendly, funny and very helpful. A gem in Calafate.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

The cozy wood cabin is only a half block off the main street, but it feels like you are in a forest. We had a very nice sitting room with a kitchenette. The breakfast is delivered to your door. The staff were very helpful in organizing our visit. And the price was great!

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Dear Guests Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. Yours Truly, SANTA MONICA APARTS More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The resort is made up of ten cozy aparts suites, parking park and Reception. They are built in wood, with a cypress log exterior. Lavenders, lupines and calafates make our park one of the most beautiful green spots in town.Service, comfort and caring attention, we offer you the best from hotels in a fairy tale setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Monica Aparts

Address: Josefa Freile 42, El Calafate, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Price Range: ₹ 11,378 - ₹ 15,971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Santa Monica Aparts El Calafate, Patagonia
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in El Calafate
#3 Romantic Hotel in El Calafate
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“11 cabins, some doubles with 2 bedrooms, others singles.”
 of 5 bubbles jsudan76, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check your account before you leave”
 of 5 bubbles Drajak, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A great choice in El Calafate!”
 of 5 bubbles davejantexas, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Breakfast provided is very basic , so if you like more substantial breakfast you could buy some extra items in the nearby supermarket.”
 of 5 bubbles ArieR247, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Great location to the centre of El Calafate.”
 of 5 bubbles hels2310, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
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