We checked out yesterday from a two day stay at the Xelena in El Calafates. The Xelena is a comfortable hotel with a good view of Lago Argentino. The hotel is built on a hill overlooking the lake and one must walk down the hill and across the street to reach it. It is a protected, marshy area off the lake but also a home to flamingos. The lobby is plain but clean with the bar off to the right. Check in was easy and the front desk staff very helpful.
The room was comfortable but lacked a coffee maker. The bed was comfortable although the sheets were a bit rough. The were two chairs which is good as many just have one. Other than that there is a safe and the bathroom was well appointed (water pressure in the shower is lacking).
The hotel has a breakfast room but although there are eggs and bacon, there's not a large selection of anything else. We found it a bit lacking. The hotel has a high end restaurant but we did not try it. We did eat at the bar, which has a good selection (hamburger was good but chicken sandwich was very dry).
The hotel offers a shuttle to the downtown but the last return to the hotel is 7:30 pm, too early to catch if one is eating dinner in town. A cab ride is approximately one hundred pesos.
All and all, a good hotel but not great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet and majestic, Argentine Lake grants Xelena Hotel & Suites Hotel that peculiar elegance and beauty conveyed by the Patagonian spirit. A high caliber proposal designed for guests to enjoy the best landscapes of Argentine Patagonia, at all times of the year. Confort and warmth define the Hotel`s personality and make the perfect match with the personalized attention and services that it offers its guests. The hotel counts on a Spa, boutique, gourmet areas and function rooms for social and business events. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Xelena Hotel & Suites 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:
- Xelena Deluxe Hotel El Calafate
- Xelena Hotel & Suites El Calafate, Patagonia