We stayed at the Vain hotel for two nights in a senior room. According to the sign displayed at the hotel front desk the rate for this room was USD 536 per night but we paid USD 470 for two nights (it was a last minute booking). Thank God for that....
Don't get me wrong, the hotel is nice, the staff are nice and breakfast is faultless however if I had paid USD 536 a night for this room I would have been very disappointed.
When we arrived, there was no one/no one offered to help us with our bags. The person at the front desk wasn't that welcoming and didn't explain basic things like when breakfast was served.
The room is very -very- small. The bed linen, furniture, toiletries are not up to that rate.
The day we arrived it was more than 40 degrees and no complimentary water was offered or available at the room. It may sound picky or high maintenance but, again, if you are paying that kind of rates, I believe that kind of things, attention to detail goes without saying. They offer complimentary tea and cakes in the afternoons which I think is a nice gesture as well as a complimentary drink that we decided not to have given that after waiting 20 mins at the bar with no one asking us if we wanted anything and another 20 after we actually ordered, we decided to tell the man at the hotel front desk (who was the same in charge of the bar) that we did not want it. He said he forgot about it and apologised but it was too late and, again, those are the kind of things that do not justify a hotel charging that much. If you want to charge those rates then, you have to offer a service accordingly.
Overall,it is a nice place, good location but I wouldn't probably stay there again...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vain Boutique Buenos Aires
- Hotel Vain Boutique