$78 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 9, 2014 Check-out: Oct 12, 2014

Design Suites Calafate

4 stars
Calle94 n 190, El Calafate, SC 0000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
3 reviews
Great experience!!

Design Suites is on the outskirts of Calafate, they do have a shuttle every hour to and back from... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 27, 2010
Design Suites Calafate

Nice Hotel with a gorgeous view of the Argentino Lake, and nice designed suites. The hotel itself... See full review

  • Globewalker
  • Jan 3, 2011
With an exceptional view to the lake and personalized designed boutique service, Design Suites Calafate offers a unique ambiance. Located in the Argentinian Patagonia, Design Suites Calafate is 10 minutes away from downtown, where you will be able to find more restaurants, traditional shops, and some historical places. The Perito Moreno Glacier is located 40 minutes away from the hotel.

Located in the upper area of the Nimes Peninsula, the rooms offer the greatest panoramic view of the "Lago Argentino". Every detail designed by the prestigious architect Carlos Ott, invites to the magical world where decors combined with the natural surrounding, led us to discover that every spot has been made for visitors.

The hotel also provides some facilities like Health Center, The SPA, Sauna and Jacuzzi, Heated Indoor swimming pool and a lounge place, Art Gallery, On site Restaurant, Wine Bar, Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Elevators, Executive Corridors, Interior Corridors, Meeting Rooms, Free outdoor and secured parking and High Speed internet.

Hotel Map

-50.3189 -72.2501
Area served
Calafate.
Nearby airports
El Cafate Airport (FTE) 20 km / 12 miles.
Area description
Location-Lago Argentino 0.1 km
Downtown Calafate 1.5 km
Laguna Nimez 0.2 km
El Cafate Airport (FTE) 20 km
Walichu Caves 8 km
The Glacier 30 km
Petrito Moreno Glacier 45 km
National Park of Glaciers 45 km
Upscale Glacier 50 km.

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Design Suites Calafate Rooms

Standard
This 301 square ft. room offers a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds.
No extra beds are allowed.
Facilities:
  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • desk
  • hairdryer and special amenities.
  • Junior Suite
    This 377 square ft. room offers lake view a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds.
    One extra ved and a baby cot can be accomodated.
    Facilities:
  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • desk
  • hairdryer and special amenities.
  • Suite
    This 538 square ft. suite offers lake view a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds.
    One extra ved and a baby cot can be accomodated.
    Facilities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • desk
  • hairdryer and special amenities.
  • Amenities

    • Free buffet breakfast
    • WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Indoor pool
    Activities
    Indoor pool
    Fitness Center
    Spa
    Dining
    Free buffet breakfast
    Restaurant
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    Conference facilities
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Free parking

    Dining

    Restaurant
    Blend, Monday to Sunday 7 a.m.-11.30 p.m. Dress Code-Casual.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1100

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (3)

    Ratings and reviews for Design Suites Calafate

    Overall score

    2.7 / 5
    5.01.0
    3 out of 3
    Amenities:
    3.3
    Room cleanliness:
    2.7
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3.3
    Location:
    2.3
    Value:
    3
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    Review of Design Suites Calafate

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    DC Lawyer
    Washington DC
    Jan 7, 2011

    DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE

    This hotel says "SUITES" but only 6 rooms are real suites, and even those are small. The "Jr. Suite" rooms would not be considered even Superior Doubles in the US -- "Jr. Suites" ? NO --just boxy rooms with beds and a bath -- would be Ramada/Holiday Inn type in the US. Design is beautiful & impressive -- BUT DO NOT STAY HERE. Food is horrible, breakfast buffet is "sad" and coffee is re-heated each morning, watery. Views are striking BUT DID I MENTION THE ROOMS ARE far from even superior, much less SUITES? We stayed two different times because we had PRE-PAID...but each check-out they TRIED to charge us AGAIN!!! The operation of this (beautiful) hotel should land the owners/managers in Jail; total deception. When I asked about this hotel in town (which is reached by too small Shuttle, which only operates at night hours!!!) everyone laughed and said that Design Suites has the worst reputation among Hotel People in Calafate and is plagued by HUGE staff turnover. Finally -- are you ready? Because we had pre-paid, we had to return for a third night on NY's Eve, on our way back from Chile to fly on NY Day to Ushuaia....they had GIVEN AWAY our room (paid for in September!), and put us up at another hotel -- 35 minutes away on the other side of town -- a better hotel and better service BUT we lost two hours of NYears Eve So, do NOT be deceived by the beautiful pictures...DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT STAYING at this gorgeous but HIDEOUSLY RUN hotel...forgot to comment that the elevator was out of service on two of the three pre-paid nights we had booked on the trip. As a lawyer, I plan on filing some sort of complaint with the Argentine government after I catch up from vacation....DO NOT STAY HERE! Rob Thompson, Wash DC.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    1
    Room comfort:
    1
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    1
    Review of Design Suites Calafate

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Globewalker
    Los Angeles, CA
    Jan 3, 2011

    Design Suites Calafate

    Nice Hotel with a gorgeous view of the Argentino Lake, and nice designed suites. The hotel itself is well decorated with a lounge atmosphere, but once in your room this is not soundproof... Far from city center and shuttle only available at 7pm.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    2
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    3
    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Perito Moreno would be the Must along the incredible landscape of La Leona and its petrified rocks and woods.

    Review of Design Suites Calafate

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Duluth, GA
    Mar 27, 2010

    Great experience!!

    Design Suites is on the outskirts of Calafate, they do have a shuttle every hour to and back from town. I recommend renting a car in Calafate, so many places to drive to, if you don't you are stuck with tour buses, distances are enormous. The hotel is ultra modern without feeling cold, very nice staff, big breakfast in the morning (ultra weak coffee though). We had dinner there one night, it was good and the dining room at night has a very nice ambiance. When going outside one night to admire the stars, we heard tons of dogs barking in town! I was glad I didn't stay there having to listen to the barking all night. (Calafate is full of dogs running loose all over the place) I would definitely stay at this hotel if I go back to Calafate, and I very much hope I will! We stayed only 3 days and wish we had stayed longer.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    A must do when visiting Calafate is the "minitrekking" on the Perito Moerno glacier!! Unbeatable experience.

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