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“Bad service, bad room, good location”
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Grand King Hotel
Ranked #216 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bad service, bad room, good location”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The hotel was a indication of tour agency, actually they do have really good location in the Microcentro of Buenos Aires, near to good restaurants, stores, theater and Obelisco. But the room was poor and the service was terrible. They are self classified as 4 stars but they are really 2 stars at top.

Room Tip: The Lavalle street is noisier, take higher floor, but the elevators are not good, try to balance tha...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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maceciliaperez, Manager at Grand King Hotel, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for your comments!
Every day our guests comments help us to improve constantly.
We apologize for not living up to your expectations. Our hotel is classed as 4 stars, according to the standards of hotel categorization of Argentina.
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Redmond, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Just a short walk from the Obelisk and only 1/2 block from Florida street. The Grand King's location is very good for shopping, restaurants, opera, movies etc. The rooms are a mix. Our first room had a bed that was old and had quite a swayback in it. We got moved to renovated room that had a newer king bed that was very comfortable. Stay away from the old rooms for sure. The breakfast was pretty standard and they even served us scrambled eggs privately after the bulk eggs ran out. The fruit salad was not quite as good as some other hotels, but that was minor. The front staff was very knowledgable and very friendly. There was always one that spoke very good english. I wish I would have gotten the older gentlemen's name, as he went out of his way to be helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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maceciliaperez, Manager at Grand King Hotel, responded to this review, 25 October 2013
Thank you for your comments!
It´s really important for us to know what our guest think about Grand King Hotel.
We hope yo see you again in our Hotel!
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Burnaby, Canada
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57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

This hotel is in a perfect spot for walking this beautiful city. It is located right on a shopping pedestrian only street. However, the first room we got was ugly, with lumpy old single beds and an ancient TV. When we went away for a week and came back, they kindly offered to upgrade us to a king bed, newly renovated room with a flat screen and great bathroom. The breakfast was the usual Argentine sweets but it was ok for a quick start. Stay at this hotel but only with the better room! Also, not far from the smaller airport.

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Natal, RN
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152 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

the hotel is located in the pedestrian street of Lavalle, crossing famous Calle Florida, probably as central as it can get. Shops and restaurants in very short walking distance. Busses and subway also very close. I had one of the "older" rooms due to the rate I booked, but everything was clean and in good order. Breakfast was nice and the staff at the reception, although not very cordial, very knowledgeable about how to get to places etc.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

After booking this hotel, we arrived to find out they were overbooked and had rebooked us at a nearby "better" room and we were offered to walk there with all of our bags. The hotel they booked us into not only did not have a queen bed, they booked us for two single beds. Antiquated and poory maintained are only a couple of the phrases that make me say the hotel was a ripoff at 90 dollars. To topo it off the Grand King was charging us 65 more a night than they were paying and we actually overheard an employee telling another to ignore us!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

Great hotel. Nice room, nice bathroom, beautiful, nice breakfast, but the staff are rude. Don't expect a good service regarding them.
The location is just perfect. It couldn't be better but the price is not so good.
I'd come back, for sure!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Arlington, VA
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2010

The front office staff was rude, indifferent and inefficient. They called me room twice when they were looking for another room, once in the middle of the night, once early in the morning. The rooms were dingy and smelly. The beds were tiny and uncomfortable.
The drained was stopped up. The lamp at the bedside didn't have a working bulb. There was no clock in the room. The Internet did not work. If you are interested in being in the heart of the Calle Florida shopping area, then the location is good, but there must be better hotels to stay in.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Grand King Hotel
Address: Lavalle 560, Buenos Aires 1047AAL, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand King Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand King Hotel offers to its guests, the best location in Buenos Aires. Located in Lavalle street only 20 meters from Florida pedestrian street and one block from Corrientes Avenue, where great shows, the most famous art galleries, cinemas and theaters are concentrated, 5 blocks from Puerto Madero where there are the best restaurants an one block from Galerias Pacifico shopping mall where elegant shops are. The ideal place for your bussiness travel because of its location in the heart of the city, situated in the bank and exchange area. Everything at within arm's reach from the hotel establishment that also provides you with the greatest comfort. ... more   less 
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