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Vain Boutique Hotel
Ranked #15 of 444 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed here because we wanted to be close to the AEP airport to catch an early morning flight. Overall they were ok but nothing special. They didn't respond to our emails to arrange pick up at international airport. The staff is super friendly and the breakfast was the highlight of our stay. However we found the room and bed very small and we are not large people by a long shot. The bathroom also was very cramped. They were not able to exchange our money and we could not go elsewhere as it was late. There are better options for this price range. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The staff, breakfasts and convenient location make this a great hotel. The rooms are not the largest, but they are comfortable, clean and quiet. Even though we were on the first floor by a courtyard, it was very quiet. The staff was amazing. They booked us a fixed price ride to the airport, which was about half what a "Radio Taxi" would be. On our final day, our flight did not leave until evening. They stored our luggage in a locked room and invited us to come stay in the lounge when we got tired of walking. Since it was 44 Celsius, aka 112 Fahrenheit, we pooped out early. When Marta, the maid, saw us looking wiped out, she brought us a big pitcher of ice water and glasses.

And the breakfast is NOT your big hotel generic buffet with runny scrambled eggs. You order off a menu and are encouraged to order multiple items. We had made-to-order coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice as well as eggs benedict and other scrumptious stuff. When I asked for a little fresh fruit, I was brought a plate with apples, pear, kiwi, peach, banana and cherries...plenty to share. The breakfast alone is worth choosing this hotel.

In addition, it is only a couple blocks to a subway stop so it is a good base for exploring the city.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for taking some of your time to leave us here this perfect message.
We are glad to hear that you like our service as well as the taste of Vain breakfast""

Really looking forward to have you here really soon.

Best regards,
Vain Staff!

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Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful two night stay. Warm friendly welcoming staff who went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. Hearing it was my wife's birthday they brought out a champagne toast and snacks. Extraordinary breakfasts. Yes the rooms are a bit small but clean and comfortable.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing us during your 3 night trip in Buenos Aires!
It is nice to hear that you like front desk assistance as well as our chef breakfast options.
We do our best to help our guests on their schedule in Buenos Aires as we really enjoy it!
Looking forward to have you here as our guest really soon"
Best regards,
Vain Staff

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Finished our trip with a 2-day stop in Buenos Aires before heading back to SF. The hotel is very comfortable, the staff is quite accommodating and a good location. Highly recommended. If ever back in BA I will certainly return.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Jerry,
Thank you for choosing us at the end of your adventure trip around Argentina!
It always nice to read that a guest enjoyed his stay and that he will stay again with us on a future trip to Buenos Aires, so thank you again for leaving us here your review.
We look forward to your next visti in a nearby future.

Kind regards,
Vain Staff"

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

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...

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear guest,
We would like to thank you for leaving us here your review.
Service is all for us, so your message has been informed to the general manager . We want to apologize for the receptionist s mistakes made during your stay.
We really look forward to have you here again to give us another chance!
Best regards,
Vain Staff

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

When discovering new parts of the world, there is always a process to calibration to local standards of service, breakfast etc. We stayed in Vain at the beginning and end of your trip: what struck us the first time was the friendliness of the staff, the stylish fittings, and the good location in an up-and-coming neighbourhood full of restaurants. What struck us the second time was the sheer quality to which this place is run (and which we had taken for granted): for example, there are plenty of conversions (restaurants, shops) on a similar model in Palermo, but few to the same standard - well designed private and common rooms, good soundproofing, and, for the mainly interior courtyard windows, natty modern shutters which provide privacy. Similarly, we found service very friendly almost everywhere, but the efficiency and competence of the crew at Vain stands out : possibly the best hotel breakfast on your trip, and certainly the fasted and most-attentive table service. Various little snags were all resolved quickly and with a smile. Rooms vary a bit, and upper floors are probably nicer.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Sabine,
We would like to say: thank you!
It is nice to read your review about the hotel itself and our service. You are right, our rooms have the same style, but each room has its own touch , and the major categories are located on the 1st and 2nd floor.
We have 15 rooms in total, so you should come back to visit Buenos Aires to feel each room s atmosphere.
Really looking forward to have you here again as our guest on a future visit to the South.
Best regards,
Vain Staff"

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed for three days over Christmas 2013. GREAT breakfast, the menu even states to not be shy, order as much as you want (custom cooked eggs, etc), fantastic coffee, etc. Tea and snacks in the lounge area. The staff was very helpful especially one of the desk personnel Pablo. Located in a beautiful old building and furnished with modern taste. Walk a few blocks to the metro, and a few blocks to great and noted restaurants. We would go back.

Room Tip: The community lounge area is on the top floor - easy access to this from the room on that floor.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2014

Dear guest,
We would like to thank you for leaving here such a nice review about us. We do our best to make our guests stay a nice one, so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our stay.
Why not coming back on Christmas/New year eve days this year too, right?
Best regards,
Vain Staff"

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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:
#4 Green Hotel in Buenos Aires
#15 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#26 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#34 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#47 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £70 - £274 (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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