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Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires
Ranked #170 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Albany, NY
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“Friendly stay in neighborhood accomodations”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Warmly welcomed on my arrival and my room was awaiting. The front desk staff provided maps, advice, directions, and dining suggestions. The room was large and comfortable with an up to date/new bathroom. Although breakfast was not included in my room rate, after i offered to pay, it was provided and then delivered on a tray to the lovely courtyard. It was a peaceful way to start the day and much appreciated. A few blocks walk takes you a lively avenue of shops and dining options. The Saturday afternoon of my arrival, a local school was having an activity and so many parents and school children were about. International clientele at the hotel.

Room Tip: Perhaps a room on an upper floor although it was nice to have a room just steps away from the courty...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Nashville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

It's true that this location is a little out of the way. But if you are willing to take the subway (which you should), this is very close to the station. There is about a three block walk from the station to the hotel but the walk is not a big deal. A couple of other reviews will note that the area can be sketchy at night and while it's true that it's a little rough I wouldn't call it dangerous. You will see a homeless person or two on several other streets in BA.

The staff here is absolutely fantastic! They will give you great advice on how to visit the key sites and which local restaurants to visit. They speak excellent English and will help you with whatever you need. It's clear that they take a personal interest in your stay and want you to have a very positive experience.

The breakfast is not luxurious but it is more than what you would expect given the very reasonable daily rate for room and board. There's a great breakfast cafe and sweet shop not far if you want a different breakfast. It's a MUST visit.

The rooms are very nice and have a fair amount of character. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The shower was excellent and since we had recently emerged from Bolivia it was particularly important to us.

You will definitely enjoy your stay here. It's a five star property but the distance away from the sites pulls it just below five stars for me. But, I would definitely definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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State College PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Based on excellent TripAdvisor reviews, my wife and I recently spent nearly two weeks at this hotel. On a protracted campaign to spend our kid’s inheritance, we have stayed in many dozens of hotels and B&B’s (especially in Europe). In comparison with all of these accommodations, the staff of the Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires clearly deserves our rating as the best (#1). We are particularly appreciative of the warm, friendly and most helpful advice of Natalie and Virginia. This is a very ‘cool’ hotel with great (comfortable) rooms, a beautiful courtyard (where you can have breakfast) and a classic building from the early 1900’s. A short walk from the hotel is the metro (subway) stop ‘Castro Barros’ providing trains that whisk you to city center. If you are looking for a small quaint boutique hotel at a great price with a superb staff and outstanding ambience, then do yourself a favor and book a room here. If this type of accommodation suits your preference, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Top floor room highly recommended.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This is a lovely hotel in a residential area outside the main city of Buenos Aires. They had a very nice driver pick me up at the airport who gave me good info on the city, which cabs to take, not to take, and he also took me back to the airport.
The breakfast was adequate, coffee good. The woman who ran the front desk were very helpful, friendly and always willing to help find anything you wanted.
The rooms were lovely, and very quant.

Room Tip: I had the room at the top with stairs to the bed room. If you don't want to go up and down to t...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Julian and his staff were very helpful and friendly. We started off with advice to use the subway and graduated to the buses within a couple of days. Beware of El Boca where we got ripped off for breakfast. We should have stuck with Las Violetta as recommended by this hotel - it was always good value. Similarly the parillado round the corner was much better value than the tourist haunts downtown. Great location, great people!

Room Tip: Even though our room was downstairs near the front, it was still very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sweden
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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Raco for five days and five nights. We were very pleased with the choice. Everyone spoke English, most VERY well. The whole family agreed the score should be Excellent. The reason is the details and the service mindness. There was nothing that the staff could not help with, they even borrowed us their bus card. World class. They are the reason our five day Buenos Aires adventure was a success.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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new zealand
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

well managed and friendly staff - they make the place. Rooms are old but clean although bathrooms have been modernised. Breakfast selection is poor - a variety of breads mainly. Location is in the suburbs - a 2 block walk to metro so if you want to get straight into the town it takes some time. The TV had no English speaking programmes just endless football and "gooooooooooaaals". Its better than average but not very good - 3.5 stars

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julyro, Gerente at Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it and are glad to know you enjoyed your stay.

As concerns breakfast, a typical one in Buenos Aires, would consist of only coffee and croissants. Nevertheless, our general breakfast includes coffee, tea, chocolate and milk, orange juice, croissants, fruit salad, yogurth, cereals, toast, sandwiches, and scrambled eggs, if requested. If a guest requires any additional product, for instance, according to a special meal plan, it will be included at no extra cost. Keep in mind that breakfast is only included when booking directly with us.

Moreover, even though it is only a detail, we would like to clarify that Argentinean TV has several English speaking programmes, although it might be possible that you were here while there was a major power cut in the city, which damaged many broadcasting networks for quite a few days.

Last but not least, the importance of staying in a particular neighborhood has to do with your own interests. Many people come to Buenos Aires and think Palermo or Recoleta are the main spots, but actually the city has many other highlights and we happen to be in the middle of all of them. This is an absolutely safe area for tourists; we have never had any kind of issues in that respect. We are located in a calm and residential area.
It is a fact that you do need to take a bus or the subway to get to certain areas around the city, but, on the other hand, our guests get to enjoy different advantages of our neighborhood, such as tranquility and safety, which you won’t find in several other districts.
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Property: Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires
Address: Calle Yapeyu 271, Buenos Aires C1202ACE, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > El Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #170 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new concept in boutique hotel subject, located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Racó de Buenos Aires offers a new vision in luxury and comfort matters when traveling and staying in our city. At only 200 meters from the subway station and only 10 minutes from areas like Palermo, San Telmo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero, our boutique hotel will be your starting point for your activities in the most European city of Argentina. ... more   less 
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