We stayed at Cordoba 860 for one night in early January. We had paid for two, but were pleased to move into our apartment in Recoleta when it became available a day earlier (and forfeit the second night's payment).
It's not my intention to contradict the statements of earlier reviewers who liked this hotel so well; however, our overall perspective was quite different.
First, I would agree with the following comments by previous reviewers:
1. The 31 rooms in Cordoba 860 have been substantially renovated, in a generally attractive way.
2. The staff makes a genuine effort to help and to please.
3. There is free internet access in the tiny lobby (which is two floors up from street level).
4. A small but tasty breakfast is served.
However, these four plusses were not sufficient to overcome some innate shortcomings of the property. Specifically:
1. Our renovated room, which staff assured us was "superior" or "deluxe" or some such, was so tiny that we almost literally had no place to put our two suitcases. It was uncomfortably small.
2. The two tiny elevators were tinier than the tiniest ones I have ever ridden on in five or so decades of traveling, and they had interesting minds of their own. For example, if you were on the fifth floor (as we were), and pushed the "down" call button, an elevator might arrive, open its door, and then take you UP to the 14th floor to get two other guests had pushed the call button, even though the elevator could hold two people maximum.
The hotel is narrow, squeezed between two other buildings, and has little inherent attractiveness other than the fact that its rooms have been (or are in the process of being) renovated.
I am somewhat reluctant to state these truths, because it is evident that the hotel's owners really tried hard to renovate their tiny rooms. The new tile work in the bathroom was professional, and the room was clean, with an attempt at modern decoration. However, there comes a point where a room is so small that it is uncomfortable, no matter what the decor.
We stayed in Buenos Aires (in an apartment) for the entire month of January, and saw many attractive hotels which I am certain had rooms more typically standard in size. For a single traveler, with one suitcase, a room at Cordoba 860 might well be sufficient. Its location on a busy and somewhat lackluster major thoroughfare, while not outstanding, is fairly central and adequate. However, given the large number of good and excellent hotels in this world class city, I really can't rate Cordoba 860 much if any above two stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Cordoba 860, we offer the best location in Buenos Aires city with the privacy and comfort of our modern suites. You will enjoy the service of an international hotel with the convenience of a warm and modern apartment and the rate of a low price hotel. Our objective is making your stay unique at a very low cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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