This hotel is 1.5k outside town so about a 30 minute walk but also only about £3 in a taxi. It also has the advantage that if you book a tour there’s a good chance that you will be picked up last and dropped off first.The view over the lake is beautiful especially from the upstairs lounge. The staff were wonderful and did everything they could to help.
We actually liked being a little out of town as on a clear night the there was less light noise and the stars appeared brighter.
The room was great and the shower very good, if there was one thing that I missed it was the ability to make tea or coffee in the room.
Having said that Hosteria La Estepa would be my first choice if I returned to El Calafate.