With comfy accommodation, a good range of facilities and located just a couple of blocks from the town centre, Kosten Aike is a popular choice when staying in El Calafate. The hotel's facade is reminiscent of an alpine chalet with wooden panelling and balconies and large gables.
All rooms are generously sized and have en-suite bathrooms with a bath or shower. You'll have cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Suites have an additional lounge and a whirlpool bath. With a choice of twin, double, triple and even a quadruple room, you should find just the room to suit you.
The hotel's main restaurant is a light, airy room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can also try freshly cooked dishes at the grill. If you want a change of scene there are restaurants within walking distance. Back on site you can mingle with fellow guests at Aura Bar or pull up a chair by the fire and relax in the lobby lounge. Additional downtime can be spent in the games room with facilities for table tennis, billiards and table football, burning off some calories in the gym or enjoying the revitalising properties of the spa's sauna and jacuzzi.
El Calafate is known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park and while staying here you can take trips to view some of these impressive formations. Closer to the town you can visit the Glaciarium Ice Museum with its exhibits and information about all things icey and even an ice bar with genuine glacier ice.
Open: Kosten Aike Hotel is open all year.
Location: The hotel is a short distance away from the centre of El Calafate and about 16kms from the airport.
Rooms: There are 80 rooms in standard, superior and suite categories. Standard rooms come in twin, double (both 27sqm), triple (33sqm) and quadruple (46sqm) configurations. All have TV, minibar, safe, a desk and an en-suite bathroom stocked with toiletries. Superior rooms are slightly larger, 21sqm for the doubles and twins and 35sqm for the triples. They have similar facilities to the standard rooms. The two suites provide 58sqm of space including a sitting area and bathroom with a jacuzzi. They have a sofa bed and can sleep up to three people. There is room service
Activities: You can visit the Glaciarium Ice Museum six kilometres outside the town and linked by regular shuttle services, which has displays and interactive exhibits plus an ice bar and shop. Staff can arrange excursions to local attractions including glaciers, lakes and nature reserves.
Facilities: The hotel has a restaurant, a grill, lounge, bar, terrace, games room for billiards, table tennis and table football, a gym and spa with a jacuzzi and sauna. There is a business centre with complimentary internet access. The hotel provides a laundry service (pay locally).
Dining: Restaurant Ariskaiken is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Grill Kampen is open for dinner. Meals are served at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby sitting can be arranged.
Health: El Calafate is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms and the business centre.