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Design Suites Calafate

4.5-star4.5 stars
Calle 598 Nº 190, Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Santa Cruz, 9405, Argentina

Luxury hotel in Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate with indoor pool and restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • Great location and amazing views. But the hotel needs some updating, especially the…Feb 25, 2020
  • The view from the hotel is beautiful and overall the hotel is well designed. The service…Feb 10, 2020

Design Suites Calafate

from P6,023
  • Junior Studio Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Studio Suite, Mountain View
  • Suite, Lake View

What’s around Design Suites Calafate


  • In Macrozona Meseta Cerro Calafate
  • Lake Argentino - 16 min walk
  • Bahia Redonda - 19 min walk
  • Laguna Nimez - 32 min walk
  • El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center - 34 min walk
  • El Calafate Regional Museum - 35 min walk
  • Calafate History Exhibition Hall - 35 min walk
  • Plaza de los Pioneros - 36 min walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Argentina may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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 or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking

  • Free offsite parking nearby

  • Street parking available


  • Free shopping center shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.


DESIGN RESTO - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Design Suites Calafate’s small print

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's window guards on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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 Hotel upon check-out for all citizens of Argentina. Foreigners 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%).

Optional extras

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

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

Rollaway beds are available for USD 22.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 18 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 3)

Airport shuttle service for children costs USD 18 (one-way)

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 for Design Suites Calafate

  • Does Design Suites Calafate offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Design Suites Calafate 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Design Suites Calafate?
    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 requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Design Suites Calafate?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Design Suites Calafate?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Design Suites Calafate?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Design Suites Calafate?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Design Suites Calafate?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, DESIGN RESTO. Nearby restaurants include Viva la Pepa (2.1 mi), Kau Kaleshen (2.1 mi), and Borges & Álvarez (2.3 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Design Suites Calafate?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 18 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do at Design Suites Calafate and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a Turkish bath. Design Suites Calafate also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 157 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful lakefront hotel
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay. The view of the lake from our room was incredible! The room was nice, spacious, and clean. The restaurant was great, we ate breakfast there both mornings and dinner there one night following a long hike. The bartender was exceptionally lovely. Many reviews noted the distance from the main part of town, but we walked to dinner one evening along the lake and found it very enjoyable. And the cab ride home cost ~$5 USD. We definitely would stay here again.
Courtney, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Not worth the price tag
For a rather expensive hotel, our stay was just OK. The bathroom was a bit gross with stained floor tile, and the carpet looked old and in need of a cleaning. Good service, but the room was really disappointing.
Peter, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Fantastic view but swimming pool was turbid and foamy, carpets would benefit from being replaced. If view is what counts for you it’s a great place but if you visit for wellness and like clean facilities this may not be your priority.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice view from the hotel, good property but it is showing its age. Dining is limited but good food and reasonable prices. Staff is great (helpful and friendly). Quick taxi ride to town.
Jay, ca2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
First stay at Design Suites and very happy.
The "shuttle" from the airport was actually a cab that we paid for. Everything else about the hotel was outstanding, excellent breakfast and very comfortable room.
Patrick, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent everything!!!! Property was in an awesome place, view was insuperable.
Christian, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stunning views, unique architecture with clean lines meant to complement and not distract from environs.
Doug, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The property is about 3kms out of Calafate but we had a hire car and knew in advance and chose to eat at the hotel every night and the food was good, very large quantities and reasonably priced. Our disappointment with the property was the Wi-fi was very intermittent . We had room 225, the last room on the main floor and the drain grill in the bathroom constantly smelled unless we ran the water in the bidet or the toilet. Both issues were raised with reception but the situation did not improve.
gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The property is super nice and clean. Great service
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It's location was amazing with views over Lake Argentina. Very quiet and tranquil. You feel you've reached the end of the world.!
gb2 night family trip

Design Suites Calafate