Alto Calafate is a modern resort hotel, and though its architecture might lean more towards functional than beautiful, the stunning location more than makes up for that. The 103 rooms all boast dramatic views, they’re comfortable, and quiet. The decor is neutral, the heating’s effective, and the service attentive.
The chances are, however, that you won’t spend all that much time in your room. When you are in the hotel, you’ll want to be relaxing in the sauna or spa, swimming in the indoor heated pool, or perhaps working out in the gym.
Alto Calafate’s Barlovento Restaurant has large windows through which you can admire the Patagonian landscapes. The menu is a mix of Argentinian and international cuisines, with particular highlights including Patagonian lamb and local papillote trout. There’s a good list of Argentinian wines, and the bartender mixes a fine cocktail as well.
Be sure to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier which winds 19 miles from the Southern Patagonian ice cap into the intensely pale blue waters of Lago Argentina.