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Esplendor El Calafate is a unique hotel in Argentina with a distinct identity. The design of the hotel has a very contemporary focus fusing together a pallette of natural materials such as incense wood, plasters made with Patagonian sands, stones and fabrics with modern materials such as resin, polyester, coloured fiber and refurbished wood veneers. This mix makes for a very cool and chic look, but with features like open fires, wool throws and fabrics the overall look is warm and very inviting.
When you enter Esplendor El Calafate you are greeted by a dramatic high ceiling reception space which leads through to a modern and comfortable bar and restaurant offering great views over the surrounding landscape. The restaurant serves modern international cuisine with a Patagonian flare as well as a comprehensive buffet breakfast every morning.
An area that is new to the hotel is the chic Spa. The main feature has to be the warm hydro pool with its bubbles and water jets designed to relax and massage muscles. The area comes complete with comfortable loungers for relaxing, a small gym area and a massage room with a variety of treatments available. It is the perfect place to unwind after a day viewing the glaicer.
Rooms at Esplendor El Calafate continue the hotels theme with modern spaces warmed by the use of natural materials. As a result even the lead in room type feels quite different. Each room has a good view over the surrounding area and some really nice, thoughtful touches.
The location of Esplendor El Calafate makes it is around a 10 minute walk to the main area of restaurants and shops. However the walk back is uphill!
Overall we really like this hotel and think it offers something a bit different to your ususal hotel options. The decor is not for everyone but if you are a fan of style at a good price, this is a great option to consider for your holiday to Argentina.
"Unique design and great styling make this a really different option for Argentina holidays, and its great value too! If the pictures appeal, its as good as it looks!"
Whilst the hotel in El calafate has a boutique feel, Esplendor El Calafate is infact a medium size hotel so has a good range of facilities to enjoy. Service from the staff is warm and friendly.
There are two categories of room at Esplendor El Calafate;
Concept Rooms are the lead in room type at Esplendor El Calafate, they carry the same unique styling and decoration as the hotel with a modern feel but with warm accents of wood, sheep blankets and antler chandelliers. All rooms feature a view of the lake or the mountain, queen size or twin beds with pillow top mattresses, individually adjustable heating, Wi-Fi Internet, 21 TV with cable, mini-bar, electronic safe box, telephone, lock with magnetic card, and bathroom with tub and hairdryer.
The suites at Esplendor El Calafate are larger than concept rooms and have upgraded decor and extra special touchers.. All rooms feature a splendid view of the lake, the city or the mountain, queen size or twin beds with pillow top matresses, individually adjustable heating, Wi-Fi Internet, 29 TV with cable and DVD player, audio equipment, living are with chairs and chaise longue, mini-bar, safe box, telephone, lock with magnetic card, bathroom with tub, toilet kit and hairdryer, additional round-shaped tub in room, with panoramic view of Lake Argentino.
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