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“All you need for a couple of nights in Palermo”
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Five Cool Rooms
Ranked #395 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
London, United Kingdom
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“All you need for a couple of nights in Palermo”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Five Cool Rooms won't blow you away with grandeur and luxury but it's clean, easy and in a great spot to enjoy Palermo's shops and restaurants. The rooms are small but comfortable and the staff are generally friendly and helpful, plus the hot tub on the roof is a nice touch and a good place to unwind with a beer.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Trondheim
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2012

We walked past the door, twice, before finding the anonymous entrance. Nice common areas, specially the roof area for breakfast with the small pool.

The room had a strong smell and was rather small and not that pleasant. Hotel service was ok, until we asked them to arrange a taxi to the airport. We got a private driver, even though we clearly asked for a regular taxi. Even worse, the driver was unfriendly and more expensive than a taxi. With our spanish phrase book we tried to explain that we needed to withdraw cash at an atm. When we arrived at the airport, he yelled at us for not having the cash ready and that he had to wait for us to get cash. This is not all the hotels fault, but they where the ones not giving us the taxi, plus they have a special arrangement which this private driver.

Stay here for its location and common areas. At least our room was not cool.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

Little places llike this always come with trade-offs. I happen to love the trade-offs of this one.

If location is your thing, grab this one. Walk out the door and Soho awaits.
If safety and feeling secure is your thing, ditto.
If common areas are your thing, ditto. The first floor has a reading room and a huge courtyard with multiplle seating areas.
If design is your thing, you willl love the loggia downstairs opening at grade to the courtyard. And the breakfast rooftop. And tthe cookout area and sauna area on the roof. NOTE THE DESIGN IS SIMPLE AND POLISHED CONCRETE IS A DESIGN CHOICE WHICH I HAPPEN TO LOVE.
If rooms are your thing, then maybe this place is not for you. When we checked in, we looked at all the room types, and we decided to go for a bigger room (101 - with an awesome sitting area in the courtyard just outside the room. The others are just too tiny for a couple.
If value is your thing, this place is in the middle, and from my viewpoint it is priced about right.

One more thing about location. There are four other hotels on this exact block, and all seem decent if not great. We visited all, and this one wass our choice. The others are Malabia, Home, Synergia, and Soho Suites (we stayed here as well and like this onen very much ... it is right next door but we think this one is more cool). The intersection of Malabia and Honduras is pretty much groud zero of Soho.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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BATH
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

The location is good in trendy Palermo Soho and the reception is warm. However, the small room was almost filled by a comfortable bed with good linen; nowhere to put luggage and nowhere to sit comfortably. The bare (yes bare) polished concrete floor looked dirty and stained. A quick check revealed that it was dirty and stained and a good wet scrubbing was needed. The front of the hostel was clad in scaffolding since painting was about to start but they should be spending money on cleaning the interior. The en suite bathroom was micro sized but offered the chance to sit on the toilet and wash hands in the trendy (cracked) bowl basin at the same time. The shower would not be good for claustrophobics. If you think that stopping here is cool, it's not, just stupid. Walk away and find somewhere clean and decent unlss you can negotiate a price below $15 US. We walked away rather than stay here.

Room Tip: Avoid the front on the street and the hotel completely if possible.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Five Cool Rooms is a pleasant place to stay. Location is perfect, in the heart of Palermo Soho. Staff is friendly and efficient in making you feel at home. It´s a real boutique hotel, where you´re not just a room number.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2011

The room was attractive and modern with a lovely bathroom. Too bad the hot water never came on. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooftop deck and breakfast area were very beautiful. Right in the middle of things in Palermo. Still, with all the hotels we stayed in this one was the most expensive and way down the list of favorites.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

Compared to the other options we had when booking our stay in BA, I suppose that we should have expected less. Still, it's not like this place was dirt cheap, so we were shocked when we were led to our room and it was TINY! We almost had to shimmy our way in and our luggage basically just fit within the walking space in the room. We had to jump over it to get to the equally tiny bathroom. When getting dressed in the morning, I had to sit on the bed to go through my luggage. There wasn't enough room on the floor for both of us. If you don't mind being uncomfortable in your space and just want a place to crash, then I suppose it's alright but it made our experience feel like a backpacking trip. Perhaps a hostel might've been more roomy! Despite the great location and friendly staff, we won't be staying here next time.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Five Cool Rooms
Address: Honduras 4742 | Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #395 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Five Cool Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the core of Palermo Soho, Five Cool Rooms opens its doors to offer guests a different experience at the moment of choosing where to stay. With a simple, cozy decoration and some auctochthonous touches, it provides everything necessary to enjoy a pleasant stay. Cable TV, individual temperature control, wireless Internet and private parking are some of the most outstanding services. It is surrounded by the best restaurants in the city. It has 16 rooms, 5 of which are equipped with hydromassage. ... more   less 
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