Xelena Hotel & Suites

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

At a Glance

  • The hotel is positioned perfectly on the bay of Lake Argentina with idyllic views out over the shimmering blue waters...providing guests with a tranquil ambience

  • The city center of El Calafate, with its many restaurants, bars and shops is an easy 20-minute walk

  • Treat yourself to one of the healing massages offered at the spa or just soak in the hot tub whilst enjoying the scenery

  • Enjoy a good night’s sleep, the guestrooms are spacious and modern with climate control to keep you comfortable whatever the temperature outside

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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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Perched on the shores of Lago Argentino, Xelena Hotel boasts incredible views and is within walking distance of El Calafate town. Comfortable and modern in style, it offers an excellent base from which to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier.

Hotel Xelena is located on the banks of Lago Argentino, just a few kilometers from the city center of El Calafate. Guestrooms are quiet, spacious and comfortable, and the climate control system will guarantee a enjoy a good night’s sleep whatever the temperature outside.

The hotel serves a delightful breakfast, which can be taken on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous lake. If you are dining at the restaurant in the evening you can expect delicious cuisine inspired by Patagonian ingredients and a long list of Argentine wines. The city center of El Calafate, with its many restaurants, bars and shops is an easy 20-minute walk.

The hotel boasts a large indoor-outdoor heated pool overlooking the shimmering blue lake and a luxury spa offering beauty treatments and therapies to cleanse the body and mind.

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  • Mini Ice Trek: Perito Moreno

    An exhilarating mini-trekking adventure across the vast Perito Moreno Glacier. Set with ropes and crampons, hike on a sea of ice amidst lakes, lagoons and mountains for stunning views of the Patagonian wilderness.

  • Patagonia Gourmet Glacier Cruise

    Explore the dramatic scenery of Los Glaciares National Park on this exclusive cruise, experiencing some of the best in Patagonian landscapes from on board a comfortable ship with delicious lunch included, reaching the Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • Perito Moreno & Mini Ice Trek

    Kitted with ropes and crampons, you'll walk on the 20-storey high, 3-mile wide Perito Moreno glacier for spectacular views of the lakes and lagoons. Afterwards explore the walkways to gain new perspectives and take incredible panoramic shots.

  • Perito Moreno Glacier - Full Day

    Get up close to one of the world’s most famous glaciers on an unforgettable boat trip to Perito Moreno. This staggering ice form is viewed from extensive platforms which offer far-reaching views across the glacier to the snow-capped mountains beyond.

Location & directions

El Calafate, Southern Patagonia, Argentina

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

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

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