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Marcelo T. Alvear, 1695, Recoleta, C1060AAE Buenos Aires, Argentina

#76 of 440 hotels in Buenos Aires

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Review score

Based on 278 hotel reviews

8.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.4

  • Comfort

    8.4

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    8.1

  • Staff

    8.9

  • Value for money

    7.7

  • Free WiFi

    7

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  • Reviewed: 26 March 2018

    7.1
    Nice location/nice service
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit worn out needs refurbishment and maintenance. The breakfast service (cups and plates) need to be replaced very soon

    Location and service. We got a spectacular view in our room

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2018

    6.7
    Won't use this hotel again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    New television delivered without warning to us. Found 2 maintenance people assembling it without notifying us so quite shocked to find our door opened. After assembling the new television, it didn't work. No bedside lamps. Plumbing and air conditioning old and noisy. Floors looked dirty.

    Location good. Quiet room requested which was good. Staff very helpful and courteous. Airport transfers very good although had to look hard for representative on arrival.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    10
    Perfect location for a 3 night stay in Buenos Aires.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Nothing!

    We liked the location and the size of the hotel, the courtesy and friendliness of front desk staff and the young man who attends the breakfast area, which is delicious. We checked out and left our luggage with front desk, rested in the comfortable sitting area until the private car, which the hotel booked and charged to our room, booked for us. Everything made simple, no mistakes.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2017

    8.3
    As the name suggests, it's a boutique hotel with...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The room was a bit too exposed and open, but on the other hand - gave a lot of light.

    As the name suggests, it's a boutique hotel with interesting design. Good location, very friendly and helpful staff. Perfectly working WiFi, which was an issue in some other places.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 April 2017

    7.1
    Very good cafe con leche - the rest of the breakfast is...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The room and bathroom set up seems to have been thrown together fast and furious - rough cement, not always well cleaned, maybe too many mirrors for one room? What was this hotel in its previous life?

    Very good cafe con leche - the rest of the breakfast is standard. Helpful front desk personnel

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2017

    6.3
    It was a nice stay in what must have been a wow hotel several years ago.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The hotel must have been a "wow" when it opened. It was in a way an attempt to "Mama Shelter" concept. It has not been renovated since. it feels more like an old concept, with a lot of unused facilities and equipment (the huge water pressure bath tub, the microwave oven in the rooms (or at least my room). Internet has been a pain. I had every time to go to the lobby and even there it was very low with frequent disconnections.

    There is a special atmosphere. The staff are happy and they live they life. You don't have the 'dull' hotel staff attitude. They form a bunch and guests happen to be there. Guests are welcome to jump in the staff chats or stay away. The location is nice. There is nothing special about it but rather central with a wide choice of "must" places such as El Ateneo Grand Splendid or a few parillas.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2018

    4.6
    It’s a good location with lots of potential to improve they need to renew the property
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The pictures in the net have no comparison to the real thing

    This property needs lots of refurbishing The rooms smell of cigarette smoke

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2018

    7.9
    Great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The internet was horrible.

    Great location

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 December 2017

    4.6
    Wide rooms
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Even the floor is painted in white but it makes that every mark stays in the floor make it looking like dirty

    Wide rooms

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2017

    9.6
    overall I enjoy staying there.. the staff are the real reason for the success for this hotel...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Wifi was a problem ..

    location, friendly staff..

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2017

    7.5
    If you've a place to be in BA, this is a place be
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite with Balcony
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The Wi-Fi was quite poor and unreliable

    Pretty cool layout with rooms a little different from the usual. Great location

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2017

    10
    I have injoyed my staying in the hotel and will recommend it to other people.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Room
    • Stayed 8 nights

    Not much, maybe breakfast should have more items, but it was not a deal breaker.

    Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great location, size of the room.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2016

    9.2
    clean and trendy
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    clean and trendy

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2016

    8.3
    The staff were amazing and the room was comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location was central to everything but near nothing.

    The staff were amazing and the room was comfortable. The bed was comfortable. The wifi was also better than I expected.

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2016

    7.1
    Friendly and helpful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Double glaze windows are actually taking noise in (they are not very well sealed). The light controls of the room are weirdly located. In the very large room at 10th floor, there was a lot of light coming in the room from the corridor.

    Friendly and helpful staff

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2015

    9.6
    The staff was excellent and helpful!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I stayed in a room at the frontside - this was very noisy. The next time I would try a room at the backside.

    The staff was excellent and helpful! The hotel is very chique ...

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2015

    8.8
    Near perfect place to stay, and I have stayed in several...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Even a near perfect hotel has its quirks. The jacuzzi is wonderful - but other rooms have one too, and when switched on makes a heck of a noise. The windows are not sound proofed, which lets you 'enjoy' street and/or bar noise late at night at either side of the building (ear plus recommended) The walls are not as thick as they could have been; enjoy your neighbours tv and phone calls. A major flaw, which mostly affects the cleaning staff: they have to come back to the floor (2 rooms on each side of the building) to see if they come and clean the room. If you stay in, you'll hear them coming and going every so often. They would be helped with some kind indicator, so they don't have to come back so often. A final caution: Buenos As is not as safe as it used to be. Be careful after closing hour of the shops in the side street next to the hotel when going to busy and well lit Ave Sante Fe.

    Near perfect place to stay, and I have stayed in several hotels in BsAs over the years. Friendly, funky, welcoming, entertaining, with a large room, large bed, good jacuzzi, great shower, great internet.....

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2015

    7.9
    This was my first visit to BA, the staff at the front desk...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    There was no view to speak of from my room, however I didn't ask for one, so maybe another time I would ask.

    This was my first visit to BA, the staff at the front desk were very helpful and knowlegeable, the breakfast was excellent, and it was possible to take your time. Room was very clean and spacious. lol would stay there again.

  • Reviewed: 24 March 2016

    9.6
    Clean modern space, large windows, lots of light, central...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing

    Clean modern space, large windows, lots of light, central location

  • Reviewed: 23 February 2016

    10
    Staff were fantastic!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Staff were fantastic!!!

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2015

    8.3
    The hotel was clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The hotel was clean. The staff helpful and it was good value for money

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2015

    9.2
    Staff helped us with everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pay the upgrade and get the suite

    Staff helped us with everything. Even printed out tickets for us.

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    8.8
    localização
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    manutenção do quarto

    localização

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2015

    9.6
    In brief:
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    nothing

    In brief: -Staff -service -location -design

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2015

    8.8
    style of room, view over park
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    wifi is unreliable

    style of room, view over park

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2015

    7.5
    Location, the bed, the staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    There is a bad smell at lowers flours, like 3rd flour

    Location, the bed, the staff.

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