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Vain Boutique Hotel
Ranked #16 of 442 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

And as a seasoned world traveler I don't say that lightly. Not only is the property beautiful, there were many delightful extras, such as a jacuzzi tub in the room, a small balcony, floating flowers, useful toiletries, free wine, and free American breakfast (not a buffet!). But the staff took such fantastic care of us we will probably return to BA just to stay here again. They gave us early breakfast when we had an early plane, let us check luggage when we passed back through town and didn't even have a reservation, and gave us all kinds of freebies and upgrades...why? I think just because they are really, really nice!! They actually seemed to care that we had a nice experience...and we did. Don't shop around - book the Vain. You will not regret it. Worth every penny.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Dear Ruth,
We really would like to thank for taking your time to leave such a nice review about us here.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the hotel itself.
Looking forward to have you here as our guest again on your next visit de BA!
Best regards,
Vain Staff

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We spent several days a the Vain Botique Hotel and greatly enjoyed the experience. We had a nice room with a balcony on the street and glassed in juccuzi tub. The room was not large but generous for a room in a major city. The bed was very comfortable and the tolietries well above average even for a good hotel. The breakfast was exceptionally good with fresh prepared eggs, bacon, ham! At a relatively expensive hotel such as this, it is the small things that make one stand out over the other. The service at the hotel was highly exceptional from the maids to the women serving breakfast to the desk help. All were friendly, helpful and engaged with the guests. We could not have asked for more. We will be back on our next visit to BA.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Dear guest,

We really would like to thank you for chossing us as your home during your visit to the city, and we really appreciate your positive review about us!
It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay as well as our breakfast.
As you said, we really look forward to have you here again as our guest in your future visit to Buenos Aires.
Best regards,
Vain Staff"

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We had one night in Buenos Aires and we spend in a small (but big enough), excellent room overviewing the patio. The breakfast was absolutely marvelous. Great choice and service. Nice neighborhood (Palermo) , close to the Zoo and the Botanical garden.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hein48
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during your short visit to Buenos Aires.
You should visit the city again to experience Buenos Aires a little bit more, right?
As we said before, thank you so much for choosing us & we look forward to have you here as our guest in a nearby future.
Best regards,
VAIN Staff"

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I would like to say a big Thank You for the whole staff of Vain Boutique Hotel, I had a really pleasant time there. The room was really nice, unique, clean and well equipped. In the front desk all were very polite, well informed, good professional. The breakfast was amazing, delicious, and the lady was really, super nice as well.
Big congratulations for all and I hope that the owner feel the same like us and can be really proud of his staff. I had a 20 days south-american trip, so Buenos Aires was for me the last, but the best destination with the best hotel experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Dear guest,

We really would like to thank you for choosing us to end your adventure in Southamerica.
Your review help us to keep on growing as a work team, so thank you again!
We really look forward to have you here as our guest on your next visit.

Best regards,
VAIN Staff"

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great location, you just a few minutes away from Plaza Italia metro station and it's in the heart of Palermo Soho where you can find all the cafes and restaurants in the city. We didn't have to use the tour bus the next days as navigating through the city is very easy using the subway. The rooms are clean and well kept. They provide you with a lounge in the 3rd floor where you can have free coffee and cake. We stayed for 2 nights when we arrived and we went to Puerto Madryn and El Calafate. When we came back we stayed in Vain again for a night as the last leg of our holiday. They upgraded us to a bigger room free of charge. The breakfast is simple but very delicious. May I mention Pablo who's been very helpful and friendly as well as Gabriela.

More than the hotel itself. I believe it's the people who makes the business very successful! Thank you and keep up the excellent job.

Room Tip: As Argentina is having a currency problem. The hotel can change also your dollar for a better rate t...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2013

Dear guest,
We really would like to thank you for the message!
It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you were also able to enjoy this great neighborhood, Palermo.
We look forward to have you here again in a nearby future””
Best regards,
Your VAIN STAFF

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Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We had an amazing time in this hotel ... From the minute you walk in the hotel, you will feel the warm hospitality of the staff. Pablo was excellent in ensuring that we were well orientated before heading out and looked after our every need. During breakfast, the staff ( forgot her name) was super nice and always had smiles on their face. Besides this, the location was great and a subway ride from everything. The rooms were very clean and had small interesting touches like the daily weather update and fresh flowers.... I highly recommend this hidden gem in the heart of buenos aires

  • Stayed: August 2013
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for choosing us as your home in Buenos Aires city!
We really appreciate your +A review about us and the hotel itself.
It is nice to hear that you noticed those small touches left daily in your room.
We look forward to have you here as our guest again in a future visit.

Best regards,
Vain staff"

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We found a decent web-rate, which brought us to the Vain for a three night stay. On the surface, everything looks nice, but look a little closer, and the furniture is showing significant signs of wear. The contemporary furnishings were reminiscent of Ikea and not well-suited for a commercial setting.

Great water pressure from the shower, but not a good seal on the shower door. The first time we used the shower, water flowed from the tile bathroom onto the wood floor in the bedroom. Not fun to clean up loads of water on vacation...we learned quickly to rig the glass shower door shut by throwing a towel over the seal and letting it drape on both sides. Messy, but problem solved! I liked the toiletries they provided - very cute.

My favorite part of the hotel is the rooftop deck. Bring some mosquito spray and your favorite beverages, and enjoy the serene spot! It was observed that we were up there, and management brought snacks to the lounge - a nice touch. Note, that in the mid-afternoons, you can hear shrill-like screams from the little voices playing in the school yard next door. Other than that, we did not get the wow-factor from the staff that others are raving about. In fact, we were often looking for the front desk person, who all seemed to be over-tasked with duties taking them away from the front counter.

For a great rate, I would stay here again. But I wouldn't pay more that $80USD per night for this place.

Room Tip: I would pick a room right by the outdoor lounge entrance. That area seemed very quiet and peaceful.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

Dear guest,
Thank you so much for choosing us during your visit to the city!
It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed Palermo as well as our lounge-terrace after a long day. Breakfast time is the busiest time of the day, and the recepcionist needs sometimes to give a hand to kitchen, so really sorry if we were not able to assist you at that moment on Front Desk.
Please next time, feel free to inform us if you have problems with the shower. Maintenance will be more than welcome to help you, solving the problem of the shower blind.
We really look forward to have you here as our guest again soon.
Best regards,
Vain Staff!

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Additional Information about Vain Boutique Hotel

Address: Calle Thames 2226 8, Buenos Aires C1425FIF, Argentina
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Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Buenos Aires
#10 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#15 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#47 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £73 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vain Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Palermo Viejo neighborhood, only 15 minutes away from the main tourist attractions, VAIN Boutique Hotel gives the possibility of having another alternative to the noisy BA downtown. It preserves the "Porteno" neighborhood feeling, combined with a bohemian and avant-garde mixture that can be sensed in the variety of stores, from fashion designers, antique and design furniture to coffee shops, fashion restaurants and bars, along with the traditional ones. ... more   less 
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