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Hotel Mirador del Lago

Central location in El Calafate with great views of Lago Argentino

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Hotel Mirador del Lago - Frontage
Hotel Mirador del Lago - Frontage

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Hotel Mirador del Lago is a very reliable choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced, comfortable property near the centre of El Calafate. The hotel is only a short walk from the main ‘strip’ of downtown; and with its slightly elevated location, also offers good views of the lake. As is the case with nearly all of the 4-star properties in El Calafate, the bedrooms feel slightly more 3-star. Yet what sets Mirador del Lago apart from most it’s competition is the quality of the staff. We found them extremely friendly, professional and helpful. A worthy base for a couple of nights whilst visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier.


Hotel Mirador del Lago is set back just a few hundred metres from the shore of Lago Argentino. The property is set back and up from the road, due the hilly nature of El Calafate – which improves the lake views and eliminates noise from any traffic. Downtown Calafate, where all of the amenities can be found, is just a 10-15 minute walk.


The hotel’s sweeping driveway leads to the main entrance and foyer, with guest parking around the corner to the rear of the property. The dining room - serving breakfast, lunch & dinner – is situated to the front, offering lake-views for those lucky enough to nab a window table. The hotel has been developed since it was built in the 1980s, most recently in 2006 when 30 rooms were added in a 3-storey extension.


Hotel Mirador del Lago now has 68 rooms in total, divided almost evenly between the old wing and the new wing. Half of the rooms offer lake-views, but be aware that the lead-in category is the economy rooms in the old wing, which are smaller. For families, there are 5 sets of inter-connecting rooms. There is also one Suite, with an additional lounge area and a balcony facing Lago Argentino.


Guests can chose to stay on a bed & breakfast, half-board or full-board basis. However, with so many eateries a short walk away, our opinion is that B&B will certainly suffice. Hotel Mirador del Lago offers free parking for guests, but this is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Reception is happy to assist with booking transfers and tours, for which there is an optional lunch-box service.

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The economy rooms are a bit stuffy

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