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Kapenke Hotel
Ranked #39 of 69 Hotels in El Calafate
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The best part of this hotel is the location as it is centrally located to most things in the town. I was here with a tour group and we only stayed one night and that was fine with me. The breakfast was the traditional Argentinian breakfast and included which was good. The wi-fi didn't quite reach our room but worked well in the lobby. If you're planning on living in the room and not seeing the town or anything then this is not the place for you but if you're looking for safe, centrally located hotel to use as a home base while exploring the area then this hotel is fine.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Megan R
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

We were placed here thru our travel agency and found it blah. We looked at the breakfast but chose to go elsewhere for food. The room was standard and unfortunately VERY noisy. Apparently there was a concert in the square with very loud music, it was like being on top of a bar. Add to that the fact our room faced the the area of the sidewalk all the smokers were attracted to. It was hot and we tried to open the window for a breeze but the smell and noise made comfortable sleeping rather hard to do.
Service was none. We asked for some recommendations for dinner and were told they did not do that. We managed on our own.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

In our experience just a good hotel; you get a decent and clean room, good service, nice breakfast. We heared al lot of travellers who suffered from bites of bedbugs, and one person commenting also talked about bedbugs in this hotel, but we didn't have any.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Katia S
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Reviewed 15 November 2012 via mobile

Worse in averything except location - poor breakfast, worse cleaning (forgot to put new bath accessories like soap), worse pillows and matrasses... But the most awful - bedbugs in the room 212!!! Beware of this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank Pavel I
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Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Breakfast was basic but good. Room was clean and most importantly warm. Free WiFi was great. Reception staff were excellent. When you are in El Calafate you just need somewhere to rest your head. Fitted the bill perfectly. No complaints. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank coluforever
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

for me a basic hotel, small rooms, good breakfast, bad service and great location.

but then again why would you stay more than 2 nights in calafate when you have el chalten a couple of hours away?

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Thank jealbornoz
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Reviewed 2 March 2007

The Kapenke Hotel was ideally situated in the centre of El Calafate and close to the shops and restaurants, but still somewhat of a disappointment. Our room was very small and the bathroom was minute, barely 6ft square, with a sliding door. Although the usual facilities had been crammed into the bathroom there was not even room for a towel rack! Moreover, the room looked out directly onto the sidewalk and a busy road some 10ft away. Consequently the window could not be left open for long beacvuse of the noise and dust. There were also full-length bars on the outside of the window giving the impression of a prison. The breakfast was poor with no hot food at all. The dining room did not look welcoming. However the desk staff was very helpful. Given the explosion of new, apparently good quality hotel building in and around El Calafate I would recommend finding an alternative. However, be aware that many of the newer hotels are far from the centre of town with the associated interesting eating places.

Stayed: December 2006
4  Thank travellingpeter
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Additional Information about Kapenke Hotel

Address: Calle 9 de Julio 112, El Calafate Z9405AED, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Calafate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 69 Hotels in El Calafate
Price Range: £57 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kapenke Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation of 46 rooms, rates include breakfast. Private bath, Safety box, Internet and WiFi, Parking. 24/7 Frontdesk. Laundry service. Room service. Lunch boxes for excursions. Open all year round. Center location. Excursions and transfer assistance. Restaurant La Carmela, Lobby Bar. ... more   less 
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Kapenke Hotel El Calafate, Argentina - Patagonia

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