Posada Los Alamos
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPosada Los Alamos El Calafate
Staying at Posada Los Alamos was a nice compromise between proximity to the city center (2 blocks from the main street) and amenities (pleasant location, restaurant, bar, spa, gym, indoor pool). We did not use their spa/gym/pool because we kept ourselves busy otherwise, but it was nice to know that if we wanted to - we could have.
Their restaurant is not in the same building - you have to cross the street to get there, but it never was a problem for us.
The rooms are not huge and not luxurious but comfortable; the included buffet-style breakfast is plentiful; the premises are pleasant - and I believe this is the best you can get in El Calafate (one has to keep in mind - El Calafate is a very small town practically in the middle of "nowhere").
I would consider this place more like a bed and breakfast, and for what it is - it was more than adequate.
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