Overall this place was excellent and I would go out of my way to stay here again, especially if I were in Buenos Aires for less than two weeks. (I would look at renting a proper apartment for a longer stay.)
Jacaranda consists of three suites. One is very small, one is medium and one is larger. My wife, our toddler son and I stayed in the larger one. It comprises a bedroom, a second room (which functions as a combined living/dining/spare bed), a bathroom (with actual bath) and a kitchenette (microwave, bar fridge, crockery and cutlery).
The suite is lovely: it is light and airy and can be cooled with aircon or by opening lovely tall windows. It has some nice architectural details and a lovely view on to a leafy courtyard below. It has also been tastefully and practically appointed inside. The only downside was that it was quite noisy - but this could be minimised by closing the windows and drawing the curtains.
Lilian, your host (if I may call her that), while not present, makes herself readily contactable and is very helpful. The only awkward thing that happened was when we cancelled one of our nights stay with about 10 days notice to fit better with our other plans. She several times asked us to try and change our other plans so she would not be left with a night of the apartment being empty and we felt considerable pressure to do so. In fairness, she pointed out that we had had the room booked for that particular night for about 3 weeks and she had missed other opportunities to rent it out. But isn't this part of the business?
Breakfast is included and is taken at one of two cafes nearby. We tried both. The breakfast at El Frances (the one that is slightly further away and the only option on weekends) is, in our opinion, the better one. There you have a choice of three breakfasts including, we were delighted to discover, an option that includes scrambled eggs (instead of endless media lunas and dulce de leche that you normally get). I highly recommend this option if you like scrambled eggs. Unfortunately the service at El Frances leaves a lot to be desired. I wondered if this might be because they are paid by Lilian and not ourselves directly. On the other hand, at least they didn't do what the other breakfast cafe waiters did and pointedly say "tip is not included" when we handed over our breakfast voucher.
The location is ideal, in Palermo, which is a great place to be.
The value is also excellent in my opinion, especially at this price point.
If you stay here, especially in the largest suite, I doubt you will be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jacaranda consists in 3 apartments in an old house recently renovated, 1 on the ground floor with access to the courtyard, and 2 on the first floor overlooking the garden.The Suite is a lovely 2 rooms apartment, spacious and sunny, excellent for families or group of friends.The Garden Studio is a lovely one room apartment, with private access to our courtyard.The Studio is a compact apartment, excellent for singles, but also ok for a couple.All the apartments have air conditioning, cable TV, CD player, free Wi Fi, fridge, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, safe box, hair dryer, towels heater, between others services. There is no lift.Sheets and towels are 100% cotton, excellent quality.Twin and Queen beds are set upon request.Continental breakfast is served in a nice Bistro, crossing the street.There is a computer connected to Internet in the hall, that our guests have free access.There is a place to keep safe your luggage after check out or before check in.There is no front desk, so it is necesary to organize check in time in advance. ... more less