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Hotel Kalken, El Calafate

3-star hotel in Macrozona Bahía Redonda y Primeros Faldeos with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from October 27 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

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8.0.Very Good.
  • Very worn hotel. Carpets have not been replaced in years and were very worn down and not…

    Feb. 20, 2020

  • El Calafate is a great location. The hotel is in the centre, nice location.

    Dec. 29, 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 wears 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
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Safe
Convenient
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 53 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Macrozona Bahía Redonda y Primeros Faldeos
  • Gnome Village - 4 min walk
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque - 4 min walk
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys - 8 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 10 min walk
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 12 min walk
This property is closed from October 27 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

Location

  • In Macrozona Bahía Redonda y Primeros Faldeos
  • Gnome Village - 4 min walk
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Macrozona Bahía Redonda y Primeros Faldeos
  • Gnome Village - 4 min walk
  • Anfiteatro Del Bosque - 4 min walk
  • Argentinian Museum of Toys - 8 min walk
  • Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church - 10 min walk
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 12 min walk
  • Bahia Redonda - 14 min walk
  • Calafate History Exhibition Hall - 15 min walk
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 16 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 16 min walk
  • Laguna Nimez - 17 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 53 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 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

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance 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, debit 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

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1990
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Shome - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Kalken El Calafate
  • Kalken El Calafate
  • Hotel Kalken Hotel
  • Hotel Kalken El Calafate
  • Hotel Kalken Hotel El Calafate

Optional extras

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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

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

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, Hotel Kalken 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 is closed from October 27 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • 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.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Kalken.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Shome offers regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Cocina (4-min walk), Ovejitas de la Patagonia & Acuarela Artesanal Ice Cream (5-min walk), and Kau Kaleshen (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Hotel Kalken also has a garden.
8.0.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff was great. Belem, the front desk receptionist helps us to check in before the time we suppose to be in the hotel. I really like the location of the hotel. Walkable. Everything was between two or 3 blocks distance.

    Jay, 2 night trip with friends, Dec. 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice helpful staff. Great location near the main street. If you are planning to travel most of the day this hotel provides everything you need

    5 night trip, Dec. 6, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Booked 2 rooms. Arrived very late. Had to pound on door for receptionist to wake up and let us in. Proceeded to take almost 40 minutes to check us in. Refused late check out. We arrived 4am- really??? Couldn’t give us a little extra time??? Was not even open to it On top now our bill is messed up- overcharging what we booked they Expedia so now more time needed to spend fixing their mistake

    1 night trip, Dec. 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff Incredibly welcoming! Worn out carpets, etc Breakfast typical- ok Place was still cozy and all we needed for one night stay Slept well although could hear neighbors a little Can’t rate this 5 star but still nice and would still stay again

    TG, 1 night family trip, Dec. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our arrival at the hotel was terrific with friendly and helpful staff. We arrived early and were given an early check in once the room was ready. The bed was very comfortable (and huge!) and the location was great.

    Helen, 1 night trip, Nov. 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location, friendly staff and excellent value for money

    Rick, 2 night trip with friends, Oct. 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very convenient for the centre of town, comfortable, but slightly noisy on occasion

    4 night romance trip, Oct. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff was SUPER friendly and accommodating. The room was nice and also warm which was important after a day of marching around ice. There was pleasantly of hot water and the pressure was fantastic. Bar is 24 hours. I can't find a single thing to critique! 295/10 would return

    2 night trip, Oct. 7, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    It was cold in the room. Overall friendly staff, nice hotel. Breakfast could be better.

    3 night romance trip, Apr. 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Small comfortable hotel in the centre of Calafate

    Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the room was small but clean and comfortable, breakfast was good. The lobby area is a little dated but fine, the hotel is very near the Main Street and is perfect for people who don't have a car and are just in Calafate for a couple of days to visit the glacier. If you are looking for a good base at a reasonable price this is an excellent option.

    Fiona, 1 night trip with friends, Apr. 1, 2019

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