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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Estancia Cristina is an incredibly special place. I took the advice of so many regretful "day-trippers" that wished they had stayed the night, and booked the Estancia for my husband and I for 2 nights. We easily could have stayed 1-2 additional nights! From the very moment we boarded the boat cruise en route to the property we felt like special guests. Every single employee that we encountered was gracious, welcoming, and hospitable in the most genuine way. The accommodations were just what we were looking for: comfortable, charming, off the grid, and relaxing. The excursions were planned perfectly each morning and maximized our time in the best way. The horseback ride, wading through glacier streams and encountering wild bulls, was the perfect first experience following the iceburg-viewing boat ride. We were given a facinating historical tour followed by the most delicious lunch. The Canyon hike was breathtaking and frankly, indescribable. It was the most awe-inspiring and amazing hike we have ever done.
The service at the "Octagon" (which served as a homey meeting place, restaurant, and after-hike tea cafe) was impeccable. The servers there became more like old acquaintances, remembering every detail from our food preferences to the tea we preferred. And the FOOD was so fresh, clean, and delicious!
Do yourself a favor and splurge for a few nights' stay at Estancia Cristina. It was our favorite part of our 2 week Argentina experience. You definitely will not regret it. And thank you to everyone at Estancia Cristina for such an amazing experience. My husband and I will never forget it!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shannon B
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Shannon B
Thanks a lot for your fantastic review!
It is good to know that the experience of a client/guest make other improve their choice, each passenger is our best spokeman.........
It is also very rewarding to know you emjoy Estancia the way we do! is a place with no comparison...........
Thanks again for your words and for recomending the lodge experience over the day trip!
King regards
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Our stay at Estancia Cristina was a highlight of our holiday. We spent 2 nights which was ample but we could easily have stayed longer. We arrived at the lodge after a 3 hour boat trip which included a sight seeing trip to the icebergs near the Upsala glacier. The accommodation is comfortable, charming and rustic and there were lots of available activities which are included in the price. We loved the hike through the fossil canyon and our guide, Sergio, was fantastic as he was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The horse riding is the most beautiful I have ever experienced and the horses were very well trained. The food was better than expected and we were lucky to be there for the asada on one of the nights. We were offered a late check out without asking as the lodge was not fully booked. The entire experience was truly excellent from beginning to end.

Room Tip: All rooms have amazing views
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much KarinP63 for your fantastic review!
We feel really glad you really enjoyed the Experience at Estancia Cristina, we love the place profusely!
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I stayed here for 3 nights a week ago with a small hiking group. Previously on this trip, we stayed first at El Pilar just outside of El Chalten. Then at Helsingfors on the SW corner of Lago Viedma, and lastly here. Each was better then the last one which was hard to do as El Pilar was great to start with. Helsingfors was great+ and Christina was great++.

Christina is located well up into the NW section of Lago Argentina very close to the Upsala Glacier. We took the boat up and I don't think there is any other way to get there.

Christina gets lots of day trippers, but there are only 12 rooms for overnight guests. There are three guest buildings, each with 4 very large modern rooms that all have views of mountains and glaciers. Each building also has a small common area at its entrance.

The overnight guests also get first class boarding and seating on the boats. Overnight guests also have their own restaurant and bar building at the estancia while the day trippers have another one. So the two groups really don't mix.

The staff, the food, the rooms, the hiking, the guides - everything was fabulous. I have no complaints whatsoever, except that I wish I was able to stay here longer.

On the 5 point TripAdvisor scale, I give it a 6. Yes, it was that good. I hope I get back here some day.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

How a wonderful review!!!! Thank you so much!

What a great itinerary you had! Fabulous trip.

We are really proud of our Estancia and is completely comforting to know our guest love the place that much.
Thanks for the 6 points! jajajaj and, for sure, you will be back in a short future!
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We stayed for one night at the Estancia and really enjoyed it. The staff was very nice, the guides knowledgeable and the landscape extremely beautiful. The Lodge itself and the rooms are very cozy and the food was also great. Apart from seeing the Upsala Glacier and the canyon, you also have the chance to get to know the history of the place.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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ritag1969, Commercial Department at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Many thanks for your review!
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were there as a family over Christmas and had a great time. Everything was excellent - property, service, staff, excursions, and the setting is absolutely incredible. The staff was very flexible and accommodated us as needed. The guides were excellent and knew a lot about the history and geography. Hope to back sometime!!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Thank DJ J
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ritag1969, other at Estancia Cristina Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Many thanks DJ J for your great review!
Hope to have you all back again in a near future!
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