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Design Suites Calafate

Luxury hotel in Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate with indoor pool and restaurant

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
A$112

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8.4.Very good.
  • Excellent location.Friendly staff. It is little far from village and complementary taxi…

    Oct. 11, 2019

  • While not a perfect stay, the magnificent views of Lake Argentina made up for any…

    Feb. 19, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 60 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Health club

What’s around

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Lake Argentino - 16 min walk
  • Bahia Redonda - 19 min walk
  • Laguna Nimez - 32 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 34 min walk
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 35 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to April 30 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Sauna
  • Spa/Beauty services

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Junior Studio Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Studio Suite, Mountain View
  • Suite, Lake View

Location

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Lake Argentino - 16 min walk
  • Bahia Redonda - 19 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Lake Argentino - 16 min walk
  • Bahia Redonda - 19 min walk
  • Laguna Nimez - 32 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 34 min walk
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 35 min walk
  • Calafate History Exhibition Hall - 35 min walk
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 36 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 39 min walk
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys - 40 min walk
  • Gnome Village - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2006
  • Lift
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

Dining

DESIGN RESTO - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 22.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 18 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 3)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 18 (one-way)

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 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 residents of Argentina. Travelers 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 traveler will also be subject to the national VAT (21%).

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

FAQs

  • Yes, Design Suites Calafate does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, DESIGN RESTO. Nearby restaurants include Viva la Pepa (2.1 mi), Kau Kaleshen (2.1 mi), and Borges & Álvarez (2.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 18 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a Turkish bath. Design Suites Calafate also has a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    NOT RECOMMENDED

    This photo literally sums up our stay here. We were really hoping for something special, a great few days of a boutique hotel on the outskirts of Calafate. Instead we got a rundown hotel, broken swimming pool, broken room lights, lumpy pillows, short mannered staff, low quality breakfast and repeated disappointments. Can't and won't recommend, we were promised so much and delivered so little.

    Mr S, 2 night romance trip, Jan. 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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.

    1 night romance trip, Feb. 25, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    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

    Cath, 3 night romance trip, Feb. 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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.

    Courtney, 2 night trip, Jan. 12, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    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.

    Peter, 1 night trip, Jan. 4, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Fantastic view but swimming pool was turbid and foamy, carpets would benefit from being replaced. If view is what counts for you it’s a great place but if you visit for wellness and like clean facilities this may not be your priority.

    1 night romance trip, Dec. 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice view from the hotel, good property but it is showing its age. Dining is limited but good food and reasonable prices. Staff is great (helpful and friendly). Quick taxi ride to town.

    Jay, 2 night romance trip, Dec. 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    First stay at Design Suites and very happy.

    The "shuttle" from the airport was actually a cab that we paid for. Everything else about the hotel was outstanding, excellent breakfast and very comfortable room.

    Patrick, 1 night trip, Dec. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent everything!!!! Property was in an awesome place, view was insuperable.

    Christian, 2 night family trip, Nov. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning views, unique architecture with clean lines meant to complement and not distract from environs.

    Doug, 1 night trip, Nov. 16, 2019

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