In my fourth time in Buenos Aires, I just wanted a safe and cheap place to stay the night, close to the theater – Teatro Gran Rex, in the same avenue, 650 meters down away - where I would see Chris Cornell’s acclaimed Songbook Tour concert.
Both the concert and the hotel surpassed my expectations: Cornell overcame a scary laryngitis that made him cancel four shows in the U.S., and kept his South American schedule, presenting a spectacular performance, and was very charismatic.
The hotel is a brand new Ibis, opened in 2009, in a fully reformed building. Who read my other Buenos Aires reviews will remember me saying that the biggest risk is getting an old, dusty and dirty room, in a supposedly four stars hotel. Ibis also saves you from that tourist trap and you pay much less than in Puerto Madero hotels.
The room is very similar to others from the chain, and the only downside is the lack of a minibar. But the bathroom is quite spacious for its proposal.
The breakfast is very good for argentine patterns, but the cappuccino in the 24h bar, that we took post-concert, was as tasteless as I can remember anything I drank before.
If you’re on a budget, doing a business trip, or just wanting a fine place to rest your bones after enjoying Buenos Aires vibrant artistic scene, that’s the place to stay.
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