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“In defense of the Hotel Canal Beagle”
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Canal Beagle Hotel
Ranked #9 of 50 Hotels in Ushuaia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2008

After the harsh comments "Pretty Dismal" posted 29 March 2008 I feel compelled to write a more positive review. (I have just booked a room again for a business trip this week).

I stayed at this hotel in December 2007 after a night in the MIL810 hotel, (also recommended but no pool, fitness facilities). I had booked and almost stayed next door at the Albatros. I asked to see the room first and it was small, dark and depressing. There´s nothing worse than a hotel with a facelift that goes no further than the lobby! Arriving at the Albatros after a long day of business at 10pm I asked for a late check out the next day. The answer was NO. Could I at least use the spa after the early check out (10am)? NO! The hotel wasnt even full.

Completely frustrated with the attitude of the front desk I took my bags next door to the Hotel Canal Beagle hoping they would have a room. Thankfully they did and had no problem with me using the hotel facilities until 7pm the next day when I mentioned I had a late flight. Did they have a room wtih a view I asked.....Yes of course we do... I was already feeling better!

Being an ACA hotel (Automobile Club Argentina), it´s a "no frills place" that I'd compare with a camping club with a nice hotel. Yes it's old and lost in the 70s but its fun, almost retro, and the service is excellent. It´s also part of the national automobile club speaking of which the person criticising this hotel for lack of English should make an effort to learn some basic spanish before returning to a property that´s part of a nation chain in a spanish speaking country! My room was huge, the pool is a decent size and a perfect way to relax and warm up after the chill outside. There is also a small gym, sauna etc.

Accommodation is not cheap in Ushuaia and if paying $100-$200 for a night, I consider this hotel better value for money than others in its category. A contemporary stylish hotel has yet to arrive in town, and when it does I look forward to checking it out. In the meantime I'll happily return to the basic comfort of ACA's Canal Beagle

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 March 2008

This hotel was booked as part of a patagonian package and we needed a place to stay in Ushuaia before boarding Mare Australis expedition cruise. We nearly walked out - the place is dismal, tattered, unwelcoming, beds that roll (single), chipped paint, and no english speaking people to speak of. It is one step above a flop house - moderately clean, and functional but hasn't been updated since the 50's and was a downer in our otherwise marvelous Patagonian journey.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Cheledonna
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Reviewed 21 January 2007

My wife and I stayed here between 2nd January 2007 and 5th January 2007 (3 nights).

We were very impressed with this hotel, much better than the 5 star hotel in Buenos Aires that we had been staying in prior to arrival in Ushuaia.

The hotel's location is perfect - couldn't be more central. The room was large and clean and had a great view out across the Beagle. The bed was huge.

On our third and final night we decided to take dinner in the hotel's restaurant - and what a great decision that turned out to be. Not only was the cost of dinner cheaper than most restaurants in town, I had the best bife de lomo (fillet steak) that I have had in the whole of Argentina (and I travel to Argentina frequently, as my wife is Argentine). Seriously impressive!

The staff were all very polite and professional, and they let us use the hotel's facilities for the whole day after checking out as our flight wasn't until the night.

We definately recommend this hotel and would stay here again if we ever re-visit Ushuaia.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Chaplinmark
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Reviewed 30 November 2005

The hotel is very well located on this street that parallels the channel, overlooking the cruise ship docks and many artisans stalls. It's a two-block walk up to the main commercial street with its many tourist shops and cafes.

The breakfast room overlooks the harbour, and offers a really good buffet. The same room is the evening dining room, though since it opens for dinner at 8 p.m., I had always eaten earlier, elsewhere.

There's free internet at one high speed computer in a nook across the lobby/bar opposite the dining room. Spa services (facials,massages etc) are in house, though they were fully booked so I could not get an appointment. The pool and sauna on the same floor looked very nice, and I noticed several others making good use of them.


There are several museums within a few blocks of the hotel in this very walkable town. The 5-star hotels are several miles away up the mountainside near the ski hill. (Hint: Get a cab to get close to the glacier and save the tour cost.) It struck me that, when the clouds roll in as they so often do, their wonderful view is just fluffy white mists.

The town itself is Resort Town, Anywhere. Several other travellers from other countries offered the same opinion: You go to Ushuaia enroute to Cape Horn or Antartctic cruises (there's definitely a pecking order, the Big A having more currency), or just to say you have been there.

The traffic outside the windows that open goes on well into the late eveining, so you have to weigh the interesting and changeable view (my choice) or peace and quiet. Take ear plugs. (The Albatross is next door=same problem.) Many cars in town are in need of mufflers and more mature drivers with a lighter touch on the gas pedal.

I would stay here again, in the rare event that I ever make a return trip, and would recommend the hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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23  Thank haitistarfish
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Calle Maipu 547, Ushuaia V9410BJK, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Tierra del Fuego > Ushuaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 50 Hotels in Ushuaia
Price Range: £104 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canal Beagle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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