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“Great location, lovely old building and friendly staff”
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Hotel Lion d'Or
Ranked #306 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely old building and friendly staff”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Stayed here 3 times. Very clean. Excellent bedding. Showers good. Staff really helpful and trustworthy. Personally liked old building with high ceilings etc but some people may find some rooms a bit dark. Ask for one with ext window. Breakfast is optional extra and taken round the corner but very good value. All rooms have safes. Location fantastic. Stonesthrow from recoleta cemetery and within the Manuel tienda Leon door to door drop off and pick up zone where you get taken to and from their terminal/your hotel for the airport bus. Much cheaper and safer than a taxi. Must pay in cash.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

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the friendly and helpful staff, the architecure (this place used to be an old embassy and contains most of the old features), location is very close to Recoleta Cementary, 10 min walk from Avenida Santa Fee with shopping and Subte station and 3 min walk from Avenida Las Heras with loads of bus lines. There are also a lot of nice cafes and restaurants in the area.
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the bathrooms I had were small and akwardly shaped. the place is generally clean in the important areas like toilet, bedsheets etc but it could do with some dusting and painting.

overall it was a nice stay, especially due to the helpful and profesional staff.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

After 36hrs of flying arriving at the Hotel Lion d'or was a relief. The place is so retro that it is über cool, from the 1920's lift to the antiquated room keys, this place ozes charm. Recoleta is a quieter part of town but still handy to everything. The beds were comfortable, the air conditioning quiet. Totally recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

My husband and I decided to go to Argentina for the Holidays. We wanted to be in the "center" of Buenos Aires in a small hotel, where we would be treated by our 'given name' and not be just a 'number'.
We found this and so much more in this hotel! The owner is always there and you can talk to him directly! The personnel is fantastic! The rooms were spacios and some of them with a balcony! I could not have been happier! The price is excellent considering where it's located!
I would not hesitate to go back every time we visit the country!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

You are paying here for a hotel in a great location. The rooms are morelike private hostel rooms, but the beds are comforatable and there are safes in each room. My room also had air con.

The price is great value for BA. It is an hotel, but has the feel of a hostel - with the exception of the staff being quite reserved and respectul unlike your normal jovial hostel staff.

I liked the place and I liked the location even more. Suited to budget travellers only. Cosy couples might want something a bit more lush - but as I only sleep in my hotels, it did not matter to me.

Room Tip: I´d ask for an interior room with air con if possible as BA does get quite hot at times.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We stayed here one night as a cheap centrally located option. and it was just that. Great location to walk wherever you wanted in Recoleta- and great to be amongst the apartment style living of the people in Recoleta.
There is some nice cafes close by for breakfast and like I said, walking distance to the cemetary, santa fe shopping street and other things. Taxis are always around to take you where you want to go.
It was clean and very basic.
Tiny bathroom but functioned well and it was a double bed, not a queen that was firm but we slept really well. It was nice and warm for winter and was very cheap for a one night stay.
The staff were quiet and extremely helpful, allowing us to leave our suit cases in their store room all day and into the evening after we had checked out.
We would come back if we wanted another cheap one night stay in Capital.
Was like a old quaint hostel of double rooms, not a hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We stayed at this hotel on two separate nights in March. The first night we had a large room with A/C for 290AR and the other night we had a basic room for 220AR. The larger room had a queen bed and a twin bed.

We really enjoyed the location of this hotel. Just a few blocks away from the Recoleta Cemetery. It's a safe neighborhood but was made even more secure with a locked door where you were buzzed in by staff on 24/7 at the front desk.There are safe deposit boxes in every room.

They let us store our bags for free and hang out in the lobby waiting for our remise the last day. What I sincerely appreciate and take great notice of is their customer service. The first day I had left my sunglasses in the lobby by accident. When we called they not only had them but they held them for me for two weeks until we came back. When we walked through the door they handed them too me as we arrived. I'm very impressed!

The rooms are definitely basic but clean and if you're looking for a great location, a safe place to eat and shower before you go out and enjoy the city again then I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lion d'Or
Address: Calle Pacheco de Melo 2019 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1126AAE, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #306 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Lion d'Or 1*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have over 10 years of experience in the sector, the Hotel Lion d'Or is a stylish, comfortable, with a familiar and highly personalized attention, making our hotel your best hosting experience. Our hotel features: 30 Rooms with and without balconies, central heating, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi, digital safes, vending drinks and snacks, terrace, lift, breakfast optional, Assistance 24 hour care, tours, shows, car rental service, personalized attention to address everything our guests need. It is located in Recoleta, one of the most distinguished of Buenos Aires, surrounded by shopping centers such as Buenos Aires Desing, Patio Bullrich, restaurants, parks, museums: National Museum of Fine Arts, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Malba, Palais de Glace, churches like the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, Recoleta Cemetery, the National Library, 1 block from the Recoleta Mall and attractive night where tranquility and security ensure a pleasant stay. ... more   less 
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