“Comfort, cuisine and excellent adventures in Argentina’s trekking paradise, Mount Fitz Roy, southern Patagonia”
There are 44 comfortable bedrooms spread across 3 categories. Standard Rooms (32 of them) are a little squashed, and smaller than the 8 Superior Rooms, which are of a good size. The 4 Superior Rooms with View get - you guessed it - a view over the valley.
Décor in all is cheerful and homely but not chic, with plain sage-green walls and huge windows looking out over the valley (in the opposite direction to the town) or Mount Fitz Roy itself. All have a small seating area with a couple of armchairs where you can sit back and gaze at the view - perfect after a deep bath to recover from your walk.
The beds are extremely comfortable. Standard Rooms have large duvets with bright candy striped covers (which don’t quite match the patterned curtains); Superior Rooms have a more restrained scheme, with calming cream curtains that are heavy enough to block the light so that you can sleep during the day.
Bathrooms are modern and, though not luxurious, each one has a Jacuzzi - great after a long day’s trekking (if you don’t mind using up lots of Patagonia’s precious water!). Many of the tubs are raised up on a ledge, so that you can lie back and look through the window at the landscape beyond. Bathrooms also have a separate shower, and there’s a good selection of toiletries in every room, with bathrobes and slippers provided - useful when you go to the sauna or for a massage.
After all that mountain hiking, food takes on a special importance. Local Patagonian ingredients are combined with some more exotic delicacies to create original and better-than-average dishes. The dining room is grand - huge windows bring the view of the lovely valley of Río de las Vueltas inside.
Dinner starts with a drink at Happy Hour - try a glass from the Argentine wine from Mendoza, Salta, Rio Negro, San Juan and Neuquén. Mouth-watering starters might include curried pumpkin soup, or goats' cheese gratin with green apples; typical mains are grilled trout with cream of potatoes and chives, or brochettes of rib-eye steak. You won't go hungry - unless, perhaps, you're a vegetarian (in which case, warn the chef well in advance).
Breakfast is a "Patagonian" buffet - juice, fresh fruit, cheeses and cold meats, cereals, and a selection of pastries and patisseries.
Lunches will usually be eaten on your excursions: sandwiches, quiches, salads and the most delicious creamy soup (ask for pumpkin) carried in a flask by your guide - all very welcome when you’ve been hiking for a few hours.
After your day’s activities, you’ll be offered a pot of delicious tea from a menu of excellent leaf teas, served in charming Japanese-style pots, with something sweet to nibble.
Excursions are excluded from the rates, but can be pre-booked as optional extras. Stay at least 3 nights to enjoy a mix of activities. On your last day some trips can bring you back in time to transfer to El Calafate in time for dinner.
Don Los Cerros is best enjoyed by kids over 8, who are old enough to do the ice trekking on Glacier Viedma. Kids will also love the activities at the Fitz Roy Adventure Centre, and older children will enjoy the hikes and horse-riding too.
Children should share a room with at least one adult; If rooms are occupied only by children under the age of 12, one of them will be charged the full rate.
Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking