• Stay in the gateway to the towering ice wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Enjoy ultra-luxe Argentinian living & traditional meals in the cosy dining room
  • Take in stunning mountain and lake vistas as you curl up by the fireplace in the rustic lounge
  • Relax in the onsite swimming pool, sauna & massage rooms

A gem in the heart of Patagonia, Esplendor's design is perfectly matched to the jaw-dropping scenes outside. Concept rooms are all contemporary hanging lamps and quebracho tables trimmed with sheepskin while the lobby's antler-adorned features, distressed wood benches, sprawling ceilings and field-stone walls make it clear it's all about nature, made better by the floor-to-ceiling windows that let in outside's spectacular lake and forest vistas. It's perhaps most well-known, though, as the gateway to the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier, a rippling mass of ice-blue just a short ride away from El Calafate city.

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Spoil yourself and upgrade to a suite room, a sprawling space of distressed wood and concrete walls mixed with ultra-luxe furnishings that creates a rustic, open plan and modern space, perfected with sheepskin and a deep two-person bath alongside stunning lake vistas.

Make use of the indoor heated pool, sauna and massage rooms before watching mountain-framed lakes in frozen splendour as you curl up by stone fireplaces with a pre-dinner drink before indulging in the onsite Iglu restaurant. Enjoy spectacular vistas of Lake Argentino paired with stunning sunsets and signature cocktails. If you're visiting from June-September, though, you'll have to venture out to El Calafate’s myriad offerings – not necessarily a bad thing with chic restaurants around every corner, from fine-dining steakhouses to traditional Argentinian ranches.

Much like the rest of Patagonia, it's the location that steals the show – a permanent perch looking over the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field – the gateway to the aforementioned Perito Moreno Glacier, a constantly-shifting icy landscape. It's best explored with hikes and tours, spotting the likes of penguins, seals, whales, armadillos, guanacos and even puma along the way. Back at base, the town centre plays host to the Glaciarium where you can learn more about the region’s world-famous glaciers.


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