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Overview of Design Suites Calafate

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Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
586 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa

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Highlights

Popular LocationArgentinean Lake17 min walk
Popular LocationEl Calafate Historical Interpretation Center9 min drive
Popular LocationEl Calafate Regional Museum9 min drive
AirportEl Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.)22 min drive

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  • Junior Suite

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite (Estepa)

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite, Lake View

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 45 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

El Calafate

Design Suites Calafate is located in El Calafate. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Argentino and Bahia Redonda, while El Calafate Regional Museum and Argentinian Museum of Toys are cultural highlights. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including ice skating. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Argentinean Lake - 17 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 9 min drive
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 9 min drive
  • Calafate History Exhibition Hall - 9 min drive
  • Laguna Nimez - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • DESIGN RESTO – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Design Suites Calafate

Luxury El Calafate hotel in Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate with free breakfast
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a health club. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a free shopping centre shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and a sauna are on-site. All 60 rooms boast jetted bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Minibars, room service (during limited hours) and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Design Suites Calafate offers 60 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a jetted bath, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This El Calafate hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Local area shuttle
Free shopping centre shuttle

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Health club
Indoor pool
Sauna
Spa services

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

Lift

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
Portuguese
Spanish

Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Computer station
Conference space (861 square feet)

Outdoors

Garden
Terrace

Spa

Body treatments
Facials
Turkish bath/hammam

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Free cots/infant beds
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Jetted bathtub
Shower/bathtub combination

Entertainment

TV channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Minibar

More

Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
All citizens of Argentina will be charged the national value-added tax (21%) upon check-out. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport and pay for the services rendered with a non-Argentine credit card or via bank transfer from another country. This tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 60.5 per day.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • The 21% national VAT (value-added tax) is not included in the price, and may be charged at the property upon check-out for all citizens of Argentina. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport and pay for the services rendered with a non-Argentine credit card or via bank transfer from another country. This tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days. In the case of cancelled bookings, the cancellation penalties paid by the traveller will also be subject to the national VAT (21%).

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 18 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 60.5 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Design Suites Calafate and receive a full refund?
Yes, Design Suites Calafate offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Design Suites Calafate cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11:00 AM.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 18 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Argentino and Bahia Redonda. Laguna Nimez and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
260
4 - Good
188
3 - Okay
80
2 - Mediocre
40
1 - Poor
18
4.3
Cleanliness
4.0
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities

Great location and amazing views. But the hotel needs some updating, especially the bathroom had a weird smell right from the moment we walked in. The room size is also very small, we had junior suite and it was not even size of a standard room in regular hotels.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness

The view from the hotel is beautiful and overall the hotel is well designed. The service at times could have been better. A more regular shuttle in and out of town would have been great

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wonderful lakefront hotel

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. The view of the lake from our room was incredible! The room was nice, spacious, and clean. The restaurant was great, we ate breakfast there both mornings and dinner there one night following a long hike. The bartender was exceptionally lovely. Many reviews noted the distance from the main part of town, but we walked to dinner one evening along the lake and found it very enjoyable. And the cab ride home cost ~$5 USD. We definitely would stay here again.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Staff & service

Not worth the price tag

For a rather expensive hotel, our stay was just OK. The bathroom was a bit gross with stained floor tile, and the carpet looked old and in need of a cleaning. Good service, but the room was really disappointing.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020