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Esplendor El Calafate

El Calafate, Argentina

Esplendor El Calafate is a contemporary boutique hotel situated in the center of El Calafate town with breathtaking views of Lake Argentina. A comfortable and affordable base for visiting the world famous Perito Moreno glacier.

At a Glance

  • The only contemporary boutique in El Calafate

  • Affordable base from which to visit the Perito Moreno glacier

  • Guests are within walking distance of the towns bars and restaurants

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Cozy bar for relaxing after a day exploring


Insider's View

If you're heading for the spa, try the multifruit skin treatment made with water directly from the Southern Icecap.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Esplendor El Calafate or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Patagonia


Esplendor El Calafate is located in the heart of downtown El Calafate, with a privileged view of both Lake Argentina and Cerro Calafate. Perito Moreno Glacier, situated just 80 km from the hotel, is without a doubt one of the most prestigious tourist sites of the world – not just Argentina.

The boutique Esplendor is a comfortable base in town and has been designed with contemporary soft furnishings. There are 57 rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities. The furniture and decor are an impressive combination of natural materials and modern chic design. The hotel serves delicious local cuisine and signature cocktails in its Iglu bar and restaurant.

The area surrounding Esplendor El Calafate offers a wealth of activities including visits to the Perito Moreno Glacier, boat trips to the Upsala and Onelli glaciers, 4x4 excursions, horse riding, trekking and mountain biking. After exploring the delights of the Patagonian landscape why not relax and unwind in the hotel's spa.


Esplendor El Calafate features 57 Concept Rooms and Suites, stylishly designed to offer maximum luxury and comfort. Rooms are equipped with queen-size or twin beds, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, WiFi and minibar. The Suites also feature a separate living area with chairs and chaise lounge and an in-room round tub with stunning views over Lago Argentino.


Children are welcomed at Esplendor El Calafate. Cots can be provided and triple rooms are available for families. Babysitting can be arranged on request.


Facilities at the hotel include a gourmet restaurant and bar with views of the town and Lago Argentino, ample space for reading and relaxing in the lobby, board games and books, a luxury spa with indoor pool and in-room massage and beauty treatments.


Activities that can be arranged from Esplendor El Calfate include trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding, Perito Moreno Glacier excursions, minitrekking or navigation, navigation to the Upsala and Onelli glaciers and 4x4 excursions.

Location & Directions

El Calafate, Argentina

Esplendor El Calfate is located in the town of El Calafate, 80km from the Perito Moreno glacier, the area’s most important tourist attraction.

When to go

November to April brings the best weather, downpours are rare, and there’s usually enough sun to get fabulous photographs of the ice, with bright sunshine most days. In March and April, Fall colors are spectacular, as the lenga on upper slopes of the mountains turns scarlet. The majority of the region is closed for winter June to August, when weather makes the area very inhospitable. December and January are high season and the glacier trips are at their busiest. September, October and March is a great time to visit, when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. Bear in mind, though, that weather in Southern Patagonia is unpredictable.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Esplendor El Calafate or take a look at our itineraries to Southern Patagonia

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