I spent 3 nights with my girlfriend here after "El Ano Nuevo" and the place was practically perfect. My only complaint is that we didn't stay an extra night or two!
The Estancia is located just outside of town, so there's no distractions. In fact, after 12 AM (until 6 AM) there is no electricty, so there is very little chance of a poor nights sleep due to neighboring noise. The property is cozy, with cows,dogs and cats roaming the front yard. You might even run into a horse!
I found the staff extremely warm, the complete opposite of my experience in Calafate. Alfredo the Owner was very helpful (bilingual although tolerant of my improving spanish) and happy to provide advice. His son Alfaro (spelling?) was really cool as well and doubled as a great waiter at the hotel's restaurant. Speaking of which, I had one of the best pieces of steaks in my life in there. I also purchased a bottle of wine the first night and it was waiting for me when I arrived the next night.
The rooms weren't that big, but the bed was a nice sized Queen and perfect after a day of 16 KM hiking. The internet in the hotel was really slow and only available in the public areas, but I hope you don't visit El Chalten to spend an exorbitant amount of time on your computer. If you get a chance, and still have energy to stay up til around 12 AM in January, the view of the stars is incredible.
I highly recommend this Estancia if you want to get a little bit away from town but remain close enough to take advantage of all its offerings. The Estancia also offers a free shuttle at 9 AM and 6 PM , and will take you to town for 80 pesos combined (about $8 USD) at any other time. Keep this in mind if you don't have a car, but it wasn't a huge deal for us.
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- Also Known As:
- La Quinta El Chalten
- El Chalten La Quinta