Rooney's hotel was the first stop on our 3 week honeymoon to Argentina and Uruguay and we couldn't have asked for a better introduction to this vast, beautiful and busy city. We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas (availing of an offer and paying only for 3 nights). We were so impressed with the hotel that we also stayed another night while transiting through Buenos Aires on 1 January. On both occasions we were really impressed with the hotel. The owners have gone to huge efforts to maintain the atmosphere and detail of a bygone era. The rooms are all individually decorated with unique furnishings, beds, wardrobes, bedside table etc. The bathrooms are beautifully tiled and fitted. The hotel has huge character and for us offered so much more than staying at a generic, international chain. We stayed in room 13 at the back for our 4 nights stay and it was very peaceful and quiet. For our single night stay we stayed in room 4 which was home to a famous former resident and Argentine writer. This room was absolutely stunning (a chandelier in the bathroom!) and apparently very popular for visitors. It is at the front of the house so potentially noisier (although we are heavy sleepers so were not disturbed at all). All members of staff are hugely helpful, particularly the owner Kieran who arranged a night out for us on Christmas eve to a tango show which was a highlight for us, as well as providing information on where to exchange money, places to visit, transport, ferries to Uruguay etc. The hotel is in a fantastic location in Congreso. It is very centrally located and so not too far from any of the main neighbourhoods such as Palermo, San Telmo etc. It is within walking distance or a short taxi ride to many attractions. It is on a quiet side street of two busy thoroughfares (av. Corrientes and Av. Callao) which have a huge array of local cafes and restaurants which were also open throughout the Christmas and New Year holidays which was great for us. We also spent two nights in Palermo which we liked as well, though it is much further from the centre and other parts of BA. The breakfast at Rooney's was good with fresh fruit, cereal, toast and delicious Argentina sweets and pastries. Unfortunately we didn't take part in the free tango lesson, but hope to if we visit again! All in all, a fantastic stay here which we would highly recommend and wish to thank all of the staff again for their hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few blocks from the Obelisco, Rooney's Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires just off the main avenues of this pulsating city.Located in the former residence of the writer and poet, Leopoldo Lugones and amidst numerous milongas, tango schools, cafes, restaurants and theatres, this exceptional building has long been part of Buenos Aires' cultural landscape.Rooney's Boutique Hotel promises a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with 14 lovingly designed and individual suites, a lounge bar, cafe and tango patio.Thoughtfully decorated throughout by designer Paula Piatti, we promise you an oasis of calm in a city that never sleeps.The exceptional location and the unique building, combined with free tango classes, make Rooney's Boutique Hotel the ideal choice for visitors who want an insight into the real Buenos Aires.Surrounded by the original milongas, Tango schools, theaters, cafes and restaurantes of Buenos Aires, guests will be able to soak up the rich culture of this fabulous city.Rooney’s also offers packages to its guests so that they can enjoy the best destinations of Buenos Aires and its surrounds during their stay at the hotel. Utilising our intricate local knowledge and mindful of the expectations of our guests, we are able to guarantee that you enjoy Buenos Aires to its full. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rooneys Boutique
- Rooneys Boutique Buenos Aires