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Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa
Ranked #11 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago
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107 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“I loved my home away from home”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

It's always a challenge to choose a hotel in a new city. After searching various websites and reading Trip Advisor we chose Duque Hotel and we were not disappointed. A few weeks before we arrived Roberto sent us an email asking if we need to arrange a taxi, which was a nice touch. The hotel is small and personal. Our room #105 was quiet and just the right size. It was nice to have an iPod dock in the room. We had lots of space for 2 large luggages. The doors opened onto a lovely deck, without much of a view, but that was OK with us. The bathroom was large and the shower powerful with lots of hot water. When I realized the pillow was too hard for my taste, Roberto made sure that he found a softer one for me.

On the first floor is a living room where you can rest after a long day of sightseeing. The breakfast was the best on our entire 5 week trip. The kitchen made us scrambled egg whites to order every day. You can also order poached eggs or omelets. The espresso machine made every type of coffee you could want and was available at all times of the day. There is a lovely view of a small pool from the breakfast room. We didn't use any spa services, but I'm sure they were wonderful.

It's people who make a great hotel. Roberto did an excellent job recommending restaurants, calling them to say we were running late and being a consummate professional. Rachel and Eva were helpful too with showing us where the sights were on the map and calling for taxis. Everyone spoke excellent English and were extremely nice!!

The Duque is a wonderful hotel. It really felt like home. I can't wait to visit again, hopefully very soon!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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duque4364, Public Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Jane,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about el Duque.
We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. For us it was a real pleasure having both of you in our home, we would like you to know that our doors will always be open for you to return. Greetings from the entire staff and we hope to see you both soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

To be fair to the Duque, it is a small boutique hotel and so you should set your expectations if you want to stay here. It is not a five star hotel and it's not as grand or spacious as some of the reviews here suggest it is. But for friendly service, great location and a place to rest, it's a good option. I would say the location is the biggest draw here for choosing the Duque hotel. Guatemala is a great street to stay on; tree lined, a safe area (we walked around in the early morning hours), with lots of amenities nearby which we found really useful such as laundry services, supermarkets, and the subway is a few blocks away. It is also very close to the Evita museum which is about 20 mins walk away.

The biggest bonus is that some of the best steak places in the city are situated near the hotel at the heart of Palermo such as Don Julio and La Cabrera which are open till 1am and is about 5-8 mins walk away respectively. Don Julio was so good we went there twice!

The hotel itself although charming is a little bit dated, for example the room doors are awkward to close and sound travels from the corridor. The elevator is rather slow, and the wifi was also patchy from our room on the 2nd floor. The rooms are not particularly large, with no great views but are clean and functional with a good shower and AC. If you are looking for a good place to rest your feet after a day of sightseeing this is the hotel for you, but if you are looking to spend a lot of time in the hotel room and looking for a bit of luxury, this probably isn't the one. It does have a free spa, and we used the sauna (space for two) but not the jacuzzi, the facilities were adequate without being a particular selling point.

Finally, I would add that the staff are very helpful and friendly. They are fast to respond to email and will keep your luggage for you if you are travelling elsewhere during your stay. They also gave us tips for going out and helped make several reservations for us while we were in town, and book taxis.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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duque4364, Guest Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest.

First of all we wanted to thank you for posting such a nice review about our home.
It really makes us proud of our jobs when guests feel this comfortable at El Duque.
We are truly happy that you felt like home and that you enjoyed all of what we have to offer and the dinner in Don Julio.
We wanted to let you know that this will always be your home and that we will be thrilled to have you back any time you want. Greetings from all of our staff and we hope all the best for you.

Best Regards.

Carlos Miranda.-
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay here - very friendly, helpful staff and the room, while small, was cute and comfortable. Nice breakfast, reasonable price and well situated. Would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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duque4364, Public Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Chris,

Thank you for posting your recent feedback about your stay here with us.
We are glad to hear that you had a great time. Greetings from all of the staff and we hope to serve you in some other time!
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

What a wonderful small hotel this is, with friendly and helpful staff, comfortable and clean rooms, spa, swimming pool and good breakfasts. It was a pleasure to stay there and excellent value for money. When back in BA we will probably stay there again

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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duque4364, Guest Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest.

First of all we wanted to thank you for posting such a nice review about our home.
It really makes us proud of our jobs when guests feel this comfortable at El Duque.
We are truly happy that you felt like home and that you enjoyed all of what we have to offer.
We wanted to let you know that this will always be your home and that we will be thrilled to have you back any time you want. Greetings from all of our staff and we hope all the best for you.

Best regards.

Carlos Miranda.-
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed in the Duque hotel for three days at the end of a five week backpacking trip in Argentina, and had stayed in hostels up to that point. We booked with the Tripadvisor discount code, which took 20% off an already reasonable price (which you can also get by paying in US dollars on arrived) - it was worth every penny. The room was spacious and comfortable, and thoughtfully decorated. We found the staff to be kind and friendly, and they went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay, including by opening the spa for us one morning. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend the hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank eggpie2906
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duque4364, Guest Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for letting us be part of your experience in Buenos Aires.
It is so nice to hear that our guest enjoyed their whole stay with us. That really make our day!
We wanted to let you know that this will always be your home and that you are more than welcome to come back. Greetings from all of the staff and we hope all the best for you.

Best regards.

Carlos Miranda.-
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Santa Monica, Ca
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We just spent a week at the Duque. We arrived at a little after 7am to find the staff dealing with a power outage. They knew we needed to shower after an overnight flight and set up the shower in the spa area with votive candles and then fed us breakfast. The staff is charming. The breakfast is just what is needed to start your day. The location is very good, close to a subway or accessible on foot. The rooms are comfortable - typical small hotel/ bed and breakfast - and if you go there with that understanding you will have an incredible visit.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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duque4364, Guest Relations Manager at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest.

First of all we wanted to thank you for posting such a nice review about our home.
It really makes us proud of our jobs when guests feel this comfortable at El Duque.
We are truly happy that you felt like home and that you enjoyed all of what we have to offer.
We wanted to let you know that this will always be your home and that we will be thrilled to have you back any time you want. Greetings from all of our staff and we hope all the best for you.

Best regards.

Carlos Miranda.-
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

This small boutique hotel was an amazing place to stay while visiting trendy Palermo SOHO. Very nice accommodations with everything we needed. Friendly and helpful staff that spoke English and Spanish. Good breakfast to start each day. Spa on lower level was added touch as well as nice patio and common areas on first floor. Also very close to numerous restaurants and shops in SOHO. Convenient location. Would recommend!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa
Address: Calle Guatemala 4364, Buenos Aires C1425BUF, Argentina
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Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#5 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#12 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#13 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Duque Hotel offers rooms with designer decor and free Wi-Fi (public areas) in trendy Palermo Soho. A pool and spa facilities are available. Scalabrini Ortiz Metro Station is 700 metres away. Individually designed and combining classy style with modern facilities, rooms at Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa feature parquet floors and large windows. All of them have air conditioning and cable TV. A buffet breakfast is served daily. Coffee service and pastries are available around the clock. Palermo's restaurant and pubs are just around the corner. Guest can unwind on the sun loungers by the pool and make use of the spa facilities, including a jacuzzi, a sauna and Turkish baths. Massage sessions can be requested, a library is available. Secure airport shuttles can be requested 24/7. Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa is 6 km from Jorge Newbery Domestic airport and 29.7 Km from Ezeiza International Airport. ... more   less 
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