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Lecheria, Venezuela
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. This was my first trip to El Chalten, and was surprised to find that the whole town was basically centered around the trails. The hotel location was convenient to the main trails, so we were very happy with this. The hotel is pretty basic, but considering where you are (middle of nowhere Patagonia), what... More 

1 Thank Expat_Chiqui
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 days during low season, the rooms are small but comfortable and clean. The place seemed to be sparsely staffed but we had everyone we needed. Price was right (low season) and well situated. Ample breakfast, well laid out open architecture. I recommend Poincenot, but if you need fast, consistent wifi, maybe not the best choice.

Thank Shoefella
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I booked a room (double bed) last minute for one night.  Room decor was tasteful, dark wood and they were not stingy with toiletries and towels. However - BIG NO-NO: very disappointed to see that the bedsheets were not clean. There were stains all over the duvet cover, pillowcase and mattress sheet. Breakfast was really terrible (even by Argentinian standards!)... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

First of all, the hotel is in a great location close to the trailheads for Cerro Torre and Monte Fitz Roy. It is a 15-minute walk from the bus station, though, which might be a bit much with a lot of luggage (I had a roller bag so I was fine). The room was very nice with a comfy bed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Turned up at 13:00 as my booking reference said that one could check in from then. There was no-one at the desk and no bell. There was a cleaner but she was looking at us as though we were the recently arrived trouble-makers in a western movie. After searching for another member of staff I found one who wouldn't check... More 

2 Thank Asmodeus
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

The room was nice and clean, large and comfy bed. The hotel overall is not cozy, feels like a place where you go for business. The girl at the front desk was absent and just polite, rarely greeted us or made eye contact, just stared at the computer every time we walked by. Good breakfast. Very warm inside.

Thank olimiro
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for one night, went trekking, and came back for one more night. Location - at the very end of the main street. Far from the bus station but close to the mountains and the starting points of the trails. Close to restaurants and supermarkets. Next to the place Chalten Travel buses depart from so it's pretty convenient... More 

Thank Dafna G
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed at Hotel Poincenot for 3 nights. It's at the end of the main street, very convenient to the restaurants, shopping and trail heads. The room was very comfortable, neat and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good when compared to the breakfasts at other hotel we stayed at.

Thank just4fun_as
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed a few nights at this hotel in El Chalten. A newer hotel located on one of the main roads in the small town. Plenty of restaurants and bars close by. The staff were bilingual and very friendly and helpful. The room was a nice size and had a decent ensuite attached. There was a bit of noise from... More 

Thank Sarah v
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights during our visit to Patagonia. The rooms were spacious with a good bathroom, and the breakfast was decent. Unfortunately, the wifi only worked in the common rooms and even then it was spotty. We did not find the staff very helpful, and the main person at the front desk when we were there was... More 

Thank Alicia1216

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The grand opening of Hotel Poincenot was on early January 2010, and has 20 well-equipped double rooms with private bathroom. The great views of the most well-known mountains that embrace El Chaltén, will give the guest an exact combination in between comfort and nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Poincenot

Address: Avenida San Martin 668, El Chalten Z9301ABA, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Patagonia > Province of Santa Cruz > El Chalten
Price Range: RM460 - RM728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Poincenot 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#5 Family Hotel in El Chalten
#10 Romantic Hotel in El Chalten
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“Choose east wing room to avoid whistling wind”
 of 5 bubbles NLaursen, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms save climbing one set of stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles downingman, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The rooms were warm but the windows opened to let in cooler air. Occasionally there was a slight sewer smell in the bathroom, so check out the room first. The rooms face a center stair well so you may hear noise if people come in late…but we were so tired from hiking it didn't bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles Traveldiive, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Always ask for the rooms on the top floors cause the ones on the first floor are kinda noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles QueenbeBuenosAires, 5 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Wind can be an issue on one side, but then that side has better views. Ask to be placed far away from reception and not on ground floor!”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingGLondon, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
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