Design Suites Calafate  4 stars

Calle 598 N°190, Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Argentina, 54-02902  show mapSave
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Located in El Calafate, the five-star Design Suites Calafate is close to El Calafate Regional Museum and Glaciarium.

The hotel combines elegant decor with natural surroundings and modern comfort.

All 60 rooms feature cable or satellite TVs, mini-bars, safes, direct line phones and free Wi-Fi internet access.

The restaurant serves local and international cuisine. The bar welcomes to enjoy with an exclusive cocktails.

The business center offers meeting facilities. Free high-speed internet connection is available in public areas. There is a conference room for small groups.

The health club features sauna, steam bath, indoor heated swimming pools, gym and Jacuzzi. The Spa center provides massages and body treatments.

Number of rooms   60.

City Center El Calafate - 5000 ft
Airports El Calafate (FTE) - 9.8 mi
Restaurants Don Pichon - 1900 ft, Ovejitas de la Patagonia (cuisine: British) - 2300 ft
Parks Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares - 4600 ft


The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms boast 28sqm of space, one queen or twin beds.

Junior suites have 35sqm of space and CD/DVD player.

Suites lake view feature panoramic view over the lake and 50sqm of space.

Suites Estepa view offer flat screen TVs, one double bed and incredible view to the mountains.

Baby cots are available and children under two stay free in existing beds.

Babysitting service is available.

Dining options

Complimentary buffet breakfast is available.

The restaurant is opened for breakfast and dinner, providing international menu and good selection of wines.

The bar offers a lot of light snacks and beverages.

Room service is available.

At the hotel Design Suites Calafate guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Cloakroom

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam bath
  • Whirlpool
  • Sundeck
  • Hot tub
  • Library
Room view
  • Lake view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Hi-Fi



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 85 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

Standard rooms boast 28sqm of space, one queen or twin beds.

Junior suites have 35sqm of space and CD/DVD player.

Suites lake view feature panoramic view over the lake and 50sqm of space.

Suites Estepa view offer flat screen TVs, one double bed and incredible view to the mountains.

Baby cots are available and children under two stay free in existing beds.

Babysitting service is available.

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      Design Suites Calafate LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas
      • Libertador Avenue
        3000 ft
      • Bus Station
        3700 ft
      • City Center
        4600 ft
      • Isla Solitaria (Lonesome Island)
        2.4 mi
      • Nimez Lagoon
        2000 ft
      • Argentinean Lake
        1.4 mi

      Local Attractions

      • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center
        1.2 mi
        El CalafateArgentina
      • Walichu Caves
        1.3 mi
        El CalafateArgentina

      Near the hotel

      • Centro de Interpretacion Historica
        1200 ft
        brown 1050, El Calafate
      • Glaciarium
        3100 ft
        Camino al Glaciar Perito Moreno a 6 km de El Calafate, El Calafate
      • Cerro Fitz Roy
        4700 ft
        El ChaltenArgentina
      • Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
        4600 ft
        Avda del Libertador 1302, El Calafate
      • Calafate Fishing
        4600 ft
        Avenida del Libertador 1826, El Calafate

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Don Pichon

        73% likes this, based on 386 reviews

        1900 ft
        Puerto Deseado 242

        Phone: (02902) 492577

      • Ovejitas de la Patagonia

        72% likes this, based on 101 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 17

        2300 ft
        Los Gauchos 1370

        Phone: 2902491736

      • La Tablita

        71% likes this, based on 708 reviews
        Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

        2800 ft
        Rosales 28

        Phone: 02902/491065

      • Panaderia y Confiteria Don Luis

        69% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Argentinean

        2700 ft
        9 de Julio 265
      • El Cucharon

        78% likes this, based on 187 reviews
        Cuisine: Argentinean

        2800 ft
        9 de Julio

        Phone: 542902495315

      Getting there.

      El Calafate Airport is 20.7km from the hotel and free airport transportation is possible.

      Head east on Acceso A Aeropuerto El Calafate toward RP 11. Turn right onto RP 11. Slight right onto Avenue Jorge Newbery. Take the first right onto Günter Plüschow. Slight left onto Calle 605. Continue onto Calle 80. The hotel will be on the right.

      Design Suites Calafate Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Design Suites Calafate

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 54 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        The hotel was designed very well and the room was very comfortable. Had a great view of the lake, nice facilities and food.

        The only complaint I had was I communicated with the hotel via email before I arrived and asked them to book the glacier walk for me before I got there an thought it was done, but once I arrived it apparently wasn'T. I had to go into town and book it myself, a day later than I wanted.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Very clean, with very nice view and great room.

        A llittle too far from the city center.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        This was anything but a junior suite. At the beginning we even had a room without air conditioning and around 30 degrees C. Only after complaining they changed our room. Still not bigger but at least AC

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The hotel is beautiful and offers a wonderful view of the lake

        The staff were not as friendly as I would hope, especially for the price relative to other hotels in the area.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Good service, Nice atmosphere, and a great view on the lake

        A lot of rubbish alongside the street towards the hotel

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Best hotel structure but bad employee Why do we need to pay more 21% tax

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The Look of the Hotel is nice plus the location

        The Staff were extremly unfriendly. The room was extremly hot (35 degrees) and no airconditioning available in any of the rooms. Also only one of the windows was possible to be openend very slightly. I heard a lot of other guest complaining about this but no reaction from the hotel. The water in the room was not drinkable but no complementary water was given to the guests. The shower was broken but no reaction from the hotel. In the eating area guests were aloud to smoke during meal times. The bedroom had old carpet in the room which is not very nice when you are allergic to dust mites. All in all this was the worse hotel I stayed in during my trip to Patagonia. They seam to think, having a nice designed hotel in a beautiful location is enough to make every guest happy. They want a lot of money for very little service. I would not recommend for anyone to stay there.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        We had some technical problems in the room, but the staff tried to solve these problem as fast as possible. Great atmosphere with a spectacle and superb kitchen.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The view from the room was spectacular, with nothing in the way between us and the lake and the mountains. It really makes up for the fact that the hotel is located far away from town (free shuttle is available at night). Pool and sauna are also good.

        The hotel does look a little worn in some places, but that's really not much of a problem. Breakfast is soso. Jacuzzi in bathroom didn't work.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The view on the lake was like a dream.

        They need to get the restaurant filled with guests. This is not the case now since it is too expensive.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The price you pay is way to much for the quality you get

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Very special hotel - lots of attention to a lot of things - but lack of it for many details as well... Overall however a very positive experience!

        There is a shuttle bus in the evening... But although we were at the appointed spot well in time did not get picked up - probably changed the route as we saw the van passing on the mainroad.... Hotel refused to talk about it and reimburse the taxi...

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Wonderful view of Lake Argentino

        Very poor service,the staff are noto guest oriented , not smiling , not say by bye aytime !!!! The junior Suite are normal room size , interiors design amenites like normal room.The pool and spa aerea service not well maintend and dirty !!! The coffie at brekfast it's orrible ,we change 12 hotel in Argentina and this wa the awafull one in the mean time the most expensive !!! Hotel it's 10 min by car from the center taxi transfer around 30 pesos, and shuttel service only from 6 pm till 12 pm. Bar ,restauramt,lounge reception are only in one room area , that it's not so pretty !!!

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Great location, view, staff

        Standard room = no view (need suite or higher for view)

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        This is probably one of the fine hotels in El-Calafate- its hard to find a good one... We liked the view from the room...

        Old rooms- need to ask specifically to be in the Lago side for better view. We didnt find the design we expected in the room (more like a 20 years old hotel)

        • Average rating
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