We stayed at Rugantino for 5 nights in May. The location was terrific - in Palermo, close to great shopping and dining and easy access to cabs for wherever we did not want to walk. The rooms themselves were fine as was the breakfast - certainly good enough for the low price. There was quite a bit of street noise, quite late into the night but Buenos Aires isn't known as a sleepy city so we did not mind so much.
However, the service at the B&B was definitely less than expected. At other B&Bs we have stayed at we are usually presented with a map and some idea of the area when we check in but there was no such "orientation" at Rugantino. There was an older, Spanish-speaking couple who may have been helpful but they spoke barely any English (and we speak very little Spanish.) It seemed there was only one staff member (perhaps the owner?) who spoke English, but he was only around some of the mornings and even then was not helpful when we asked him questions.
Though the price was right, the lack of care of the staff would steer me to neither stay at Rugantino again nor recommend it to others - especially those who are unfamiliar with Buenos Aires or do not speak much Spanish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of vibrant and elegant Palermo Soho, lies Hotel Rugantino, a wonderful place to spend few exciting days in Buenos Aires. The Italian family-owned hotel has a rustic Roman style consisting of 8 en-suite rooms equipped with air conditioning and wifi. The terrace and patio allow you to enjoy the best of the Argentine sunshine and the location means that you are walking distance from the city's best bars, restaurants and nightclubs. ... more less
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