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Epico Recoleta Hotel
Ranked #237 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
“Nice location and good service”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

basically the worst experience in the hotel was the small room and that I had to pay for wifi in that room but the price was good for what they have to offer. The staff was very attentive, everything was very clean and the location is nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

I stayed at Palácio Laprida Boutique hotel for 4 nights in june. It has a new name because it has undergone some changes. The rooms are painted in black and purple, modern but somewhat a bit dark, Location is good. 10 mn walk to the cemetery of Recoleta and near dowtown too. It is also near (by cab) to the harbour os Puerto Madero where you have lots of wonderful restaurants. Buenos Aires is a huge city so of course you can´t do everything just by walking.
I think the neighborhood of Palermo Soho is now becoming what Recoleta used to be. More bohemian and less "touristy" (maybe the difference that exists between Champs Elysées and St. Germain) but the fares for this hotel were much more affordable so we chose it for that. My husband and I did not have breakfast at the hotel. Food in Buenos Aires is cheap and there are many options just nearby. People at reception were very nice. Gave us good tips on what to do at nights (going to jazz clubs, etc),

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Good breakfast, with fresh fruit and delicious "medial umas". Good neighborhood, close to Recoleta square, good location. Close to subway. Helpfull staff. Breakfast room was too small. We had to wait for a table almost every day. Bedrooms were nice but dark. Good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Having just stayed in this hotel for a night on a short trip to BA from Cordoba and onwards to Japan I can say it is good if your needs are only just above basic. With this I don’t mean it is bad place to stay at all. Rooms are comfortable enough, with air conditioning and all. Shower is also good and brekkie would be your typical Argentinean breakfast. Don’t expect eggs or anything hot; instead you will have croissants (both sweet and savoury), toast, mini alfajores, butter, preserves and Argentina omnipresent sweet: Dulce de Leche.
One thing I have found slightly annoying is that all staff are extremely young (or maybe it’s me getting old….) and do not seem to be properly trained answering the phone and leaving one on waiting whilst the caller is being dealt with. I understand the answer-within-three-rings rule but I also know that the costumer in from has precedence over the one on the phone….. In their defence this hasn’t only happened in this hotel but I’ve experienced it all over the country. So might be just the way things are round here…. One really good thing is that I arrived early and they had no problems checking me in and also gave me a complimentary late check out on my departure day. Please note check-out here is 10 am and not the customary 12 noon.
One thing I must stress is that there was a slightly unpleasant smell coming form the loo. Nothing too strong that would have prompted a complaint or a request of changing rooms, but it was there. Another not so positive thing was the noise from the street so try and ask for a room that is not facing the street.
The chaps at the desk are also very competent when it comes to act as a concierge.
Overall I can recommend this hotel if you do not wish to stay with any of the big payers and try a local chain thus contributing to the local economy.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

In my opinion this is not a hotel for tourists since it is not exactly near from the main points of tourist interest. It is in a quiet, elegant area. There is some sophistication in the decoration and the small rooms are well planned. I liked the dark colours of the room which had all the extras I needed (fast WiFi included). Bed-linen-towels ok. The staff was correct and the breakfast just great. I would pleasantly go back.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Sao Paulo
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

The hotel is a bit worse than the other Dazzler hotels but nevertheless it's good. Rooms in general are clean and, although they are not precisely big, they are OK. Location is also good (atlhough there are no shops near, you can easily get to them from the hotel). Breakfast was OK too.

The best thing about the hotel is frontdesk staff. They provide a great service and they are always trying to help you in whatever you need. Upon request, they made everything possible so that I could check out at 4 pm.

The only negative point are the elevators. They are really old and small (if someone has a suitcase it's impossible to share the ride). Because of that, you always have to wait some minutes to get upstairs or go down.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the lowers floors (you won't have to wait for the elevators!)
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

we take 2 rooms for 4 nights and it was very bad choice. i do not know how he recieved his grade in trip advisor. the rooms are so small that you barely move inside especialy if you have suitcases.
in the first room i stay there was no chair to sit. the room windows not isolated the noise from the road so you are feel like you sleeping outside if you can sleep at all.
The breakfest is poor and at the time we eat the fruits was finished so you have to eat early.
the rooms are dark and old and not well equiped.
The guy in the front desk are cooparative.
From what we see when we arrive to buenos thats there are a lot of hotels better and cheaper.

Room Tip: try to find other hotel
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Epico Recoleta Hotel
Address: Calle Laprida 1910, Buenos Aires C1425EKT, Argentina (Formerly Palacio Chic)
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#94 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Epico Recoleta Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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Dazzler Laprida Hotel Buenos Aires

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