We stayed three nights with Kevin (Diego was away on business) and certainly agree with other comments in that Kevin is a delightful host with considerable knowledge about Buenos Aires.
We stayed in the patio room with a comfortable bed,plenty of hanging space for clothes and a Hollywood style bathroom with mirrors galore! The room opened onto an internal roofless patio and ventilation was by way of louver doors and an air conditioner which was fine by us. The breakfasts were delicious with the addition of fresh and warmed Danish pastries.
The B & B was on the first floor but there was a lift which was a great help for those of us with heavy cases. The B & B was filled with antiques and had been lovingly decorated. The subway was only a comfortable walk as were many restaurants and cafes and a supermarket directly opposite and there was a small fridge in the dining room for the use of guests.
We arrived on Sunday afternoon and Kevin suggested that we visit the San Telmo markets (selling clothes, china, antiques etc) which was great fun for a wander walking along about six blocks. There are also lots of little cafes along the way.
The only reason we did not give it 5 stars was that there was a lack of servicing of our room during our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1912 by the famed Italian architect Virginio Colombo, the “Edificio de los Pavos Reales” is an historic landmark building that employs the Art Nouveau style with a distinctive Venetian flair. The Guest Accommodations (two-room suite with private balcony) are exquisitely furnished with antiques of the period, giving this place a definite "wow" factor that does not disappoint. Kevin/Diego speak English/Spanish fluently and are a tremendous source for planning your excursions. ... more less