I must confess at the outset that we have checked into Jacaranda five times in the past - whenever we are in Buenos Aires I will always stay there. Why? Because we think it is just about perfect.
I have stayed in each of the three available apartments in this quiet leafy street in bohemian Palermo. All were lovely, clean and well equipped. The smallest, the Studio, has a reasonable - sized bedroom and a separate bathroom. The new Garden Suite (my favourite, if it is available!) has a large bedroom, excellent bathroom and private secluded patio garden. It is cleverly designed with a kitchenette in a cupboard. The largest apartment, the Suite, has a huge bedroom, a living room that can sleep more people, a mini kitchen and a large bathroom.
All the rooms have a tv, fridge, kettle, microwave and basic equipment hen equipment. All the rooms are very well appointed and furnished to a very high standard. They are also cleaned daily.
The two-story building was once a house and sits, perfectly positioned, at one quiet corner of the fashionable area of Palermo Viejo. Walk one block northeast or southeast and you enter a myriad of boutique shops, individual bars, cares and restaurants ranging from cheap taco bars to expensive sophisticated places. It is a fantastic area to stay in.
If you want to travel further afield it is a very nice 20 minute walk along the leafy street of Uriarte to Av. Santa Fe where you can get the underground or, if you have the change, the 29 bus which travels through San Telmo and on to La Boca and is an excellent and super-cheap way to see the city.
Breakfast is included with all the rooms. You are given a voucher each day which you can spend at one of two cages only 1 minute away. One, cafe Impetu, has a set breakfast and the other, Cafe Frances, has a choice of three or, if you pay the difference, you can nchoose whatever you liked. Our favourite was the 'Frances' featuring an omelette and sugary French toast with freshly squeezed orange, water and tea or coffee.
Perhaps the best asset of Jacaranda isn't the building at all, it is the owner Lillian. She will normally greet you with the key upon arrival and is a mine of information about the city. You will be able to call her if you have any questions and she couldn't be more helpful. She also speaks good English! If you need to know something or need some help she'll be there for you.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay then I really can't think of anywhere better!
- 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