I found this hotel through Expedia and was surprised that none of the 3 reviews for this hotel on TripAdvisor were in English. Having visited Buenos Aires it now makes sense since it seemed that most of the tourist there were NOT North Americans, but other South Americans, especially Brazilians.
The price I got was o.k., but not a bargain. The hotel room was SMALL as the pictures will show. Had this been New York, London, Tokyo or some other expensive city, I would understand. However Buenos Aires was not that expensive otherwise, so it was a little disappointing to have such a small room. In reality the room was not so small, but everything was packed in and it felt crowded. As an example, the bathroom had a toilet AND a bidet. Because of the bidet the toilet was crammed into a corner and sitting on it was uncomfortable as the toilet paper holder would jab my thigh and the sink would hit my knee. It would have been MUCH better to have no bidet and move the toilet out of the corner. There was only one small glass shelf over the sink, other wise there was no place to put my shaving cream, razor, contact lense fluid, and other toiletries.
The room did have an A/C which worked well and also had a small fridge. However, like many hotels now, the room only had power when the room key was in a slot next to the door. So during the day the fridge and A/C are off. Also, I had a hard time finding power outlets to recharge my computer and my camera. I ended up using one in the bathroom and unplugging the fridge to use the outlet it was plugged into.
On the positive side, the staff spoke English and was friendly and helpful. I did come to realize that the hotel seemed to have agreements with certain tour organizations, so when I asked about a Tango show they kept suggesting one and only one.
The restaurant in the basement of the hotel was good and a very good price for a restaurant hotel.
The other great thing about this hotel was the location. It was easy to walk around to Florida street, the Obelisk, and other touristy sites. There was also a post office near by and plenty of little grocery stores and restaurants which cater to the government workers, not tourist. I suspect that is why they had reasonable prices.
The building across the street is a government building, apparently some kind of call center. So it was a little strange to look out of my hotel room at night and see into an office building. However it was nice in the morning to step out of the hotel and not feel like I was in a tourist area but in the middle of the everyday life of Buenos Aires with people heading to and from work.
Overall, while this might not have been the best deal money wise, BUT for a non-Spanish speaker who is visiting Buenos Aires as a tourist, this is a very good hotel because of the staff and the location.
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