When I decided to go to El Calafate (to be at Perito Moreno Glacier Park) and El Chalten (to get a glimpse of Mount Fitz Roy), I needed to book a hotel for my 3 night-accommodation. And from the day I started sending emails for my queries, I have to mention AJ, Georgina and Alejandro to commend them for providing very quick response to all my questions. They've even booked my transportation (airport pick up and drop off with cost similar to regular taxi), and excursions (to Perito Moreno Glacier Park and El Chalten) with very affordable rates - I didn't notice I was booking them through a hotel.
When I arrived at the airport, the driver with my name picked me up and drove to La Cantera Hotel in less than 20 minutes.
The location of La Cantera is a little uphill but I think it's great as I had the best view of Lago Argentino! The hotel is also a 3 minute-walk away from a huge supermarket where I bought the things I need for my excursion (extra drinks, food etc.). Although a bit distant from the main road where most restaurants are, La Cantera provides shuttle service for dinner time for their guests which was also offered to me, however, I chose to eat in their restaurant for dinner, and wow, I get to taste the best and most fork-tender osobuco dish that I had in a long while! I couldn't help it and requested the wait staff and receptionist Gabriela to tell the chef that his osobuco was perfecto! It was really so delicious! I thank Georgina, the other receptionist for recommending me that dish for dinner! The price was also affordable too! Even cheaper I guess from most restaurants in El Calafate. A wine glass only cost me 80+ Argentinian pesos (ARS), and the osobuco dish for less than 200 ARS.
Breakfast buffet was satisfying too! Fresh drinks, coffee, tea! Eggs and some sweet pastries and cakes! Really wow! The wait staff was also friendly and can speak English well!
I was provided a big room with a view of the lake and snowcapped mountains! The toilet and bath was huge too!
What I love the best is their lounge or lobby, with glass panels to view Lago Argentino. Very relaxing specially sunrise and sunset!
Wifi access in entire hotel was fast and free as well (included in the room package).
I give my two thumbs up for Hotel La Cantera in El Calafate!
They made my stay in Patagonia very warm despite the cold weather outside!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the amazing environment of Argentine Patagonia and its Glaciers, La Cantera Boutique Hotel Calafate is built on the top of the city, ensuring a seamless perspective and having access to both the city's shopping center and any attraction you may want to visit. Inaugurated in 2004, it was the first Patagonian Boutique hotel in the area. The building was thought to provide such a cozy feeling that our guests can intermingle with the environment without isolating themselves from it. Let us guide you along the Hotel, we want to provide you with hospitality and an exclusive service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Cantera El Calafate
- La Cantera Boutique Hotel El Calafate, Patagonia