Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza’s winelands is Argentina’s finest wine hotel, and a real favourite of ours. Although Cavas doesn’t come cheap, the stylish contemporary pool suites, extraordinary views and above-and-beyond service make Cavas worth the splurge.
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Esplendor El Calafate
El Calafate, Argentina
Best for: Highlights, Luxury, Spectacular scenery
The Esplendor El Calafate is a contemporary designer spa hotel in El Calafate in southern Patagonia, and a stay at the Esplendor offers a comfortable and inexpensive base for visiting Perito Moreno glacier and some of Argentina’s wildest scenery.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Although the exterior of the Esplendor El Calafate is not the most prepossessing, step inside and you’ll find a stylish lobby with flowing canvas drapes, 15-foot cowhide sofas, and tables of weathered quebracho hardwood. Upstairs 57 chocolate-and-burgundy rooms feature a Scandinavian simplicity, and all come equipped with queen-size or twin beds, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, Wi-Fi and a mini-bar. Suites additionally include a separate living area and an in-room hot tub with stunning views over Lago Argentino.
Diners can enjoy Patagonian king crab, venison, or lamb as they gaze over the glacial waters and the gully-scythed mountains beyond, or enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer at the Esplendor’s chic Iglu Bar. Other facilities ample spaces for reading and relaxing in the lobby, board games and books, a luxury spa with indoor pool, and in-room massage and beauty treatments.
The Esplendor El Calafate is located in the heart of downtown El Calafate. Perito Moreno Glacier, situated just 80 km from the hotel, is without a doubt one of the most remarkable natural attractions in Argentina, and the area surrounding the hotel offers a wealth of activities including visits to Perito Moreno, boat trips to the Upsala and Onelli glaciers, 4x4 excursions, horse riding, trekking and mountain biking.
When to go
November to April brings the best weather, downpours are rare, and there’s usually enough sun to get fabulous photographs of the ice, with bright sunshine most days. In March and April, Autumn colours are spectacular, as the lenga on upper slopes of the mountains turns scarlet. The majority of the region is closed for winter June to August, when weather makes the area very inhospitable. December and January are high season and the glacier trips are at their busiest. September, October and March is a great time to visit, when there are fewer crowds, and the weather can still be beautifully mild. Bear in mind, though, that weather in Southern Patagonia is unpredictable.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Perito Moreno Kayak Experience
Enjoy an exhilarating kayak experience at Perito Moreno glacier!
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Torres del Paine and Santiago
Combine cosmopolitan cities with Patagonia’s rugged, untamed scenery whilst staying in utter luxury at some of South America's most exclusive and secluded hotels.
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Salta, Purmamarca, Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes and El Calafate
Get off the beaten track on this tailor-made fly and drive tour. Head to Argentina’s most extraordinary natural wonders and marvel at colourful canyons, impressive mountains and majestic lakes
Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Australis Cruise, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Bariloche
Feast your eyes upon some of the most incredible landscapes of South America as you explore the absolute highlights of Patagonia in both Chile and Argentina, exploring the iconic Torres del Paine National Park and Perito Moreno glacier.
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Salta, Tilcara, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia and the Pampas
This all-encompassing itinerary combines the best of Argentina. Discover lush dramatic landscapes, outdoor adventures and an array of incredible wildlife, all whilst staying in boutique and characterful accommodation.
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls
Visit Argentina and experience the beauty of this stunning South American country. Explore the remoteness of the Southern Patagonian ice fields, stroll the bustling streets of Buenos Aires and admire one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world.
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas, Bariloche and Iguazu Falls
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of South America's most iconic attractions. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, adventure activities and breathtaking landscapes.
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza
Take our classic route through Argentina and experience spectacular landscapes; from dramatic glaciers to crashing waterfalls and peaceful vineyards, Argentina showcases some of the most authentic South American culture.
Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil
Packed with captivating landscapes, cultural treasures and outdoor adventures, South America is a continent destined to be explored. On this month long journey, discover South America's most iconic locations and experience a trip like no other.
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Bariloche and El Calafate
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this itinerary takes you to some of Argentina's most iconic attractions. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, adventure activities and spectacular scenery.