I wanted to stay here based on the tripadvisor reviews. Even though the official check-in time is 1500 hours, we arrived at 1100 hours and informed that our room would not be ready till 1300 hours. After arriving from an overnight train, we were sweaty and not in a good frame of mine to go sightseeing without first taking a shower and freshen up. They don't communicate with their housekeeping via walkie-talkies or even calling on the telephone. Someone from the reception desk would have to go and check. There is a swimming pool, tough on the small side, more for looks or wading than actually swimming, but my partner actually did take a dip and swim in their swimming pool. There are to desktop PC's in the lobby, first come first serve. Dining is available in the evening with an outside vendor whom apparently is quite good at cooking and serving up meats from another customer also staying at the hotel.
Our room was finally available after 1300 hours, it's on the small side, no chairs, a small work surface area but not very comfortable staying in the room. The bathroom was small and tight, barely enough clearance for the door to swing open or close, and not comfortable of opening nor closing the door when inside as I have to move my body out of the way to either open or close the door, a poor desgn. Air-conditioner does work, but remote control was not provided when we checked in, and noticed another customer given a remote for the air-conditioner after checking through the drawer as several had dead batteries. The included breakfast was minimal providing a continental breakfast full of carbs, fruit, coffee, tea, croissants. I'm not favorably impressed with this place, despite all the favorable reviews here after personally staying here. When we checked out and wanted to pay with a credit card, they accept it with a five percent surcharge. We were better off paying in cash and withdraw more from our debit card at an ATM. Not recommendable to stay here, would like to check out their food here in the evening though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located in the heart of San Telmo - Buenos Aires, Circus Hostel & Hotel offers a very good combination of price and quality of service, both for the hotel traveler and for the hostel traveler. Our rooms were created so you can get a good rest without losing the desire to go out and walk, for that reason have no TV or telephone. You can choose the option with Continental breakfast that is served every morning. Daily activities organized by the hotel to discover and enjoy Bueno Aires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Circus Hotel Buenos Aires
- Circus Hostel And Hotel