My wife and I stayed here in September 2011 during a trip to Uruguay and Argentina. The B&B was really nice. Great rooms, nicely appointed. Really nice outdoor common spaces with tables and chairs. The breakfasts were delicious, too, with fresh bakery brought in every morning, as well as meat, cheese and jam. Brigit was friendly and helpful as well.
The reason for the 4-rating is the location. It ended up working out well, but we were pretty thrown when we arrived. We planned to take the Puerto Madero tram from the Buquebus terminal, but the tram was shut down. No problem, we had minimal luggage and walked along the port. Turning inland towards San Telmo, we were struck by the rampant graffiti, broken sidewalks, and fierce bus traffic. We also missed the B&B entirely as it looked like an abandoned building from the outside. Once inside, though, it's beautiful.
We learned some things pretty quick... graffiti is the norm everywhere. In San Telmo, there are a lot of places that look abandoned until you get inside. And always take Defensa when traversing San Telmo, as Bolivar has TONS of buses and narrow sidewalks.
None of this makes San Telmo a bad place; we really enjoyed it. The problem was adjusting our expectations. There are a lot of postings here about crime in BA, and I think this caused us unnecessary concern as well.
All of this said, I would recommend this B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The bed & breakfast has 5 rooms, all with shower / WC and safe. Each of the rooms has direct access to the patio or to the gallery. I also offer two quiet, stylishly furnished lofts and two studio with views of and access to the garden/patio, which can be rented for longer stays. The house is a charming oasis in the center of downtown Buenos Aires.There is lots of space to relax on the terrace, the patio or in the breakfast room. Personal attention, combined with European standards of quality are the hallmarks of the bed & breakfast "La Antigua Casa de Brigit"! ... more less