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“A lovely stay”
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Le Petit Palais
Ranked #5 of 256 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I was very impressed with this lovely house tucked away in Palermo. Gilles, the owner, does everything he can to make you welcome. He speaks three languages (French, English and Spanish) which really helps and in addition to this has good local knowledge about buses and trains and taxis (like how to get one when you're off to the local airport). The three cats, add to the charm of the unusual property. Breakfast is very filling and Gilles can help keep the conversation going at breakfast. My room was just right and the water is very hot, so make sure you mix it with the cold! I will return to Buenos Aires in the future and I am sure (if there are rooms available), I'll be staying here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you Christopher,
It was a real pleasure having you at Le Petit Palais, we (me and the cats) enjoyed your company very much and hope to see you again in your future trips to Buenos Aires
Kind regards

Gilles

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The B&B is overall very nice. The host is extremely attentive and prepares great breakfast. The location in Palermo is really good, although not in the heart of it.
However I was disappointed with the room. Our room was facing the street and a little under ground level with the windows directly above the pavement of the street. The noise was really strong with cars and trucks driving on the street frequently. I could sleep with earplugs but it was extremely difficult for my girlfriend which is more sensitive. Overall, if you have the better room I would recommend the B&B but if you take the cheaper 75$ room make sure you are not in the lowest floor room and take earplugs anyways. Also the room was overall not so special.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you Eric for your review,
I am glad you stayed with a good impression after all.
Buenos Aires is a noisy city, with a lot trafic, and I understand it can be difficult to adjust. I do have hear plugs for the sensitive guests.
Kind regards
Gilles

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

If you like personal attention, small environment and excellent price you will love this place. Gilles is a wonderful host, very accommodating, excellent cook and decorator. All the rooms are done in mid-century modern he's collected throughout the city with splashes of french antiques. He has a lovely patio for breakfast or inside dining table. All the food he serves is fresh and mostly organic. He bakes fresh bread every morning with fresh squeezed OJ, fresh fruit, local jams and eggs upon request. He also makes his own yogurt and provides granola or cereal. On top of all of that, croissants/danish!!!!
He's very helpful with directions, maps, reservations, and suggestions for dinner. This B&B is in Recoleta area but borders Palermo Soho which is the new "cool" place! Very convenient!

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the street. Our room had a larger bathroom but it was across the hall. O...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Dear Cathy and Scott,
Thank you very much, it is not hard to be a great host when you have great guests!
I will come and say hello if I ever go to California ;-)
Kind regards
Gilles

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Le Petit Palais is a wonderfully comfortable and peaceful B&B. The location is great, it allowed me to see the majority of central Buenos Aires on foot but is also handily placed for bus routes. It is also close to plenty of good restaurants.
Gilles was a great host and his hints and tips on visiting BA combined with his fabulous breakfasts were both invaluable ahead of a day exploring the city.
If visiting Buenos Aires again I would have no hesitation in returning to Le Petit Palais.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you Ben,
I will be very honoured if you ever come back in Le Petit Palais, and you will be more than welcome.
Kind regards
Gilles

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Forget staying in some regular, boring hotel, this is THE place to stay in Buenos Aires. My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to spend a week with Gilles in his wonderful B&B and even that wasn't enough time! Our room was beautiful, spacious and had a lovely modern bathroom. Breakfast on the roof terrace was absolutely delicious - pastries, fruit, homemade yoghurt, and Gilles fantastic scrambled eggs. What more could you want?!

The B&B is in the Palermo area of Buenos Aires and this quickly became our favourite area to spend time in. We could walk to some great boutique shops, restaurants and cafes in the soho area and felt very safe walking around at night. To get around the rest of the city we could easily jump on the subway, bus or grab a taxi.

As for Gilles, he was the most amazing host and went above and beyond to make our stay in Buenos Aires a really special one. He recommended and helped us book restaurants, gave tips for how to spend our days and even treated us to a bottle of champagne on my birthday!

We really couldn't have asked for anymore from our stay and are so glad we chose 'Le Petit Palais' for our trip to Buenos Aires. We really hope to see you in London soon Gilles!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you Nicky,
I am really happy that you enjoyed your time in Le Petit Palais, as I enjoyed having the four of you here.
I hope to see you next time I go to London.
Kind regards
Gilles

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Thank you Giles you have a wonderful home that you share with travellers. We had a brilliant time & your travel advise was first class. Breakfast on the roof a must and the cats so friendly. We will definitely return some day.

Michael and Jennene

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Thanks Michael & Jennene.
It was really nice meeting you and having you those few days in Le Petit Palais, I will welcome you again, and if you don't come back in Argentina, I will probably see you in Australia.
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Gilles

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Le Petit Palais is a cozy place to stay in Palermo District. Gilles is extremely helpful. He also provides a great breakfast including fantastic eggs and homemade yogurt. The building is old but has all of the comforts such as modern bathrooms. Beautiful windows and wood floors. You can walk or catch a bus to everything. I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Front room gets some noise early in morning from delivery trucks going up the street.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Gilles G, Owner at Le Petit Palais, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Thank you Chris,
How wonderful it was to have you here in le Petit Palais.
I really hope you will come back.
Kind regards
Gilles

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Address: Calle Jose Ignacio Gorriti 3574, Buenos Aires C1172ACD, Argentina
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Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 256 B&Bs / Inns in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £52 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Petit Palais 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A gorgeous French style old house totally renovated to turn it into a charming Bed&Breakfast where you will be received by... a French host! Bright rooms well decorated, each one with a private bathroom with shower. The generous and home-made breakfast is served in the dining room, next to the lovely terrace. The living room, the patio and the terrace are common spaces in the house. ... more   less 
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