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“Maybe the hotel with best service in El Chalten”
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Hotel Lunajuim
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in El Chalten
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Maybe the hotel with best service in El Chalten”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This hotel is ideally situated 5min away from the bus station and from most restaurants and travel agencies in town.
The rooms provide a very good standard. What I like most is the living room/dining room, which reminds me of a French chalet in the Alps. When we experienced a black out, this was the most romantic experience and atmosphere: sitting around the fire in the chimney with a few other guests and having a chat with a glass of wine.
The people working at reception were always very helpful each time we needed help. Finally, when I lost my wallet in town and I had already left El Chalten, the director drove 200KM to bring it back to me in El Calafate before I flew back to Buenos Aires. That's what I call pretty incredible Customer service!! Only downside: the wifi never worked whilst we were there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Just got back from El Chalten over the holidays and I was sooo pleased with this hotel. It is in the perfect part of town, and has a wonderful view of the massive peaks (when they are not shrouded in clouds). The hotel staff was extremely friendly (especially Joanna who works the desk), and very helpful with suggestions of where to eat, what to do, etc. The room was very nice and clean and had a great shower. The little fireplace/reading area was cozy and a great place to come back to after hiking all day. The breakfast was very ample for an included, continental-style breakfast. If you don't want to stay in a hostel or spend all of your money, this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Stayed for 1 night due to gap in availability of other hotel accommodation.

Positives:
* Great breakfast
* Clean, spacious room

Negatives:
* By comparison to other hostels / hotels, Lunajuim was expensive at USD 150+ for a room without tv (good for relaxing when weather turns bad) or mini-fridge (quite important for keeping hiking food). We stayed at another hotel for USD 80 which had these facilities
* Wifi not working but this appeared to be a provider issue

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

It was December 28th when we accidentally lost our debit and credit cards on our way to National Park Los Glaciares with our 5 year old. There is no bank or Western Union at el Chalten and Internet access is a miracle. So forget about money transfers of any kind. Carlos, the owner of Lunajuim not only gave us a room for two nights when everybody else turned us down. He allowed us to have dinner and worked out a way for us to pay him when we could get a hold of our cards. His staff was amazing as well, they were all eager and willing to help. We will always be thankful to Carlos and his staff. We would've had to turn around and forget about Fitz Roy and all the other amazing places we visited if it wasn't for them.

Beyond the fact that they were so helpful and considerate, the hotel was great. The room and bathroom were nice and impeccable and the beds were very comfy. I slept like a baby those two nights. The breakfast buffet (included) was varied and delicious. The social/lounge area was cozy and nicely decorated and we felt at home.

There are more trendy (and expensive) places to stay in town that may have fancy spa's and what not. At Lunajuim you will find true hospitality. Carlos, the owner, runs the place himself and he's is always there to greet you, accommodate you and perhaps share a story or two. He knows the area very well as he's been there for decades.

I hope we can one day return to this beautiful and remote place and stay with our friends at Lunajuim.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed in Lunajuim for 3 nights and totally enjoyed our stay, it is centrally placed and in easy walking distance to the restaurants and shops.
The accommadation was good,comfortable with most facilities available, the staff were very helpful particularly the girls behind reception.
We only had breakfast in the hotel, but it was very well supplied and on a continental basis.The hotel is located well for going on any excursion whether by vehicle or trekking directly from.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My husband and I LOVED Hotel Lunajuim - it was our favorite hotel on our 16-day trip throughout Argentina. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The common areas of the hotel are very cozy and conducive to group mingling (every night we sat by the fireplace and chatted w/ other travelers). All of the food is delicious - the breakfast is included with the stay and is a wonderful spread of fresh homemade food. We also ate dinner one evening and loved it - definitely one of the best meals we had during our entire trip to Argentina. We loved everything about this hotel and highly recommend it to anyone traveling through El Chalten.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Very very friendly staff, always smiling and willing to help. Very good advice when it came to trails and what to do. Comfortable rooms, the restaurant is ok (not the best but very decent, especially the empanadas and the lamb stew). There is a very comfortable room with a fireplace for rainy days.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lunajuim
Address: Calle Trevisan 45, El Chalten Z9301ACB, Argentina
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Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in El Chalten
#3 Family Hotel in El Chalten
#8 Romantic Hotel in El Chalten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lunajuim 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown located, the hotel is ideally placed with a privileged view of the Fitz Roy and Torre peaks, some of the enchanting stone giants which dominate and captivate those who look at them. After an exciting journey through the mountains, you will find in Lunajuim, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a quiet stay. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Posada Lunajuim El Chalten

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