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Rooney's Boutique Hotel
Ranked #190 of 443 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Reviewed 12 February 2009

The decor in the common areas of this hotel was really amazing.

We arrived, and had given advance notice that we were celebrating our honeymoon. We were put in a room (that upon our departure when asked how our stay was and asked to review the hotel on tripadvisor) that we were told was the smallest one. Not sure why. We did not pay the smallest rate. It was nicely decorated but small. Also, our room was very noisy at night- until 3-4 in the morning.

While this is in el centro, el centro doesn't have a neighborhood feel like all of the other old city neighborhoods do. Not a fault of the hotel's, but a downside to staying there.

We did take advantage of the great free tango lessons. Breakfast was nice.

I was just surprised by the room we were placed in. I should note that we did not complain.

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

We were travelling around South America on Honeymoon during January-February ´09 and picked Rooney´s for our stay in Buenos Aires. We selected it due mainly to the positive reviews on Tripadvisor and the hotel´s photo´s on their website. It didn´t disapoint. The hotel is perfectly located in the Central district and Kieran and his staff couldn´t have done enough for us during our stay in BA. This is a truly unique hotel in terms of it´s look and feel. Don´t be put off by the on-street entrance, this is a genuine boutique hotel similar to what we found in Paris and Milan. The hotel is on the restored 3rd Floor of an old building and the antique furniture and decor give the place a very elegant look. Even though it has a very old feel it was spotlessly clean and did a really good, continental style breakfast. However it´s the extras that really make this hotel one to go back to, the free Tango lessons were a perfect Ice-breaker with other guests. As soon as Kieran found out we were on honeymoon he moved us to the best room when it came available and left a bottle of champagne to boot. I´m not suggesting that people try and scam the poor man on this by inventing ficticious honeymoons but we thought it was a lovely, genuine personal touch!! That´s the main selling point of this hotel, you´re really made feel like a guest. If the big chain hotels float your boat then this is probably not for you, if you like something a little unique with a personal touch then we couldn´t recommend Rooneys highly enough. If we´re ever back in BA then there is only one place we´d stay.

Paddy & Siobhan, Dublin, Ireland

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Padraig_9
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

I stayed at Rooney's for five days earlier this month. I have nothing but positive things to say. The hotel is adorable and the online photos accurately reflect the hotel/rooms. Staff is incredibly nice and always there to help or offer suggestions. Nico is the person we spoke to the most and our vacation would not have been the same without him- thanks Nico!
I stayed at this hotel with my best friend and we're in our 30's. With that said, we found the location convenient to Recoleta and a short cab ride from anything else we wanted to explore. We also felt very safe (which is important for two women ) and the rooms were suprisingly quiet despite facing the street.
By the end of our trip, I was sad to leave Rooney's. It sort of felt like a second home. I'll definitely stay there on my next trip to Buenos Aires!

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed 31 January 2009

Rooney's Boutique Hotel
In my opinion It is not more than an ordinary Bed and breakfast and certainly not a "Boutique Hotel" in my sense of the term.
First the good things:
The antique elevator is may be interesting but combersome to get in and out; if someone does not close the (two) gates the "lift" will not come down and someone must go to the floor where it is stuck to first close the gates.
The lobby area is cozy; the staff is super friendly and helpful, particularly Martin the manager was great and everybody is fluent in English. The organisation, service, including house keeping is very good and the (one included) Tango lesson is fun and a nice asset. The Geograpic location is not too far from the main attractions and bus stops as well as subway stations are nearby. Many good restaurants are close and relatively inexpensive. Shopping for particulary leather goods (shoes bags etc) is much better than at the Florida.

Not so good:
The part of the Sarmiento street where Rooney's is located is not good at all; we found it dirty, noicy and not safe at night.
Breakfast is adequate but no eggs are served or available.
Rooms:
Nice towels, good linnens, comfortable mattresses. nice smelling soap, and even (re-filled) lotion and shampoo bottles.
However; I have never seen rooms where the height of the ceiling exceeds the size of the room itself.
With some exceptions the funiture looks like it came from a garage sale. The rooms are very small with hardly space for luggage and most have no storage space for clothing. There is a safe but the TV has only local channels and a very poor signal' (no exception; only "snowy pictures").

The bathrooms are the smallest I have EVER seen and were probably made in a closet space. There is no room AT ALL to put ANY of your personal stuff (this is probably why upon arrival the towels, soap etc are needly displayed on the bed) . We were offered an "Upgrade" ; the new room was much less than the first one but had at least a very small cabinet to put some of our amenities. We had no warm water but one very friendly female receptionist that doubled as a plumber (her own words) fixed the problem the next day.

The old appartment floor once belonged to a famous Poet and was (poorly) converted into hotel rooms.The painting, wood repairs etc. looks bad and maintenance has obviously not been kept up with. To me it looked like the sloppy conversions and repairs were probably performed by non-professionals.

We were offered 4 days for the price of 3 but in my opinion and compared to equally priced other and much better bed and breakfast facilities in BA; despite the discount it was still overpriced.
In all: I will not stay here again. The place is advertised as a sort of charming, upscale and very de luxe "Boutique hotel". For some it is may be charming but Rooney's is certainly not upscale and "de luxe". At best I would call it an "improvised B and B".

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank Travelventures
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Reviewed 28 January 2009

we had a very comfortable stay, the Web site was totally accurate , the room was as good as in the pictures and the staff could not have been more helpful.
We only stayed for three nights and it was a perfect location to see the city. It is a very busy, noisy city and our room looked out over the street but this was fine and in a strange way added to the atmosphere. Although it doesn't look like it on the Web site "Boutique" is a good description for the style of this Hotel and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2009

Great staff service, Nicolas and Malena were fantastic! the room was more than I could ask for, from the high ceilings, to the chandelier and bathtub, overall a great experience.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Monie77
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

My husband and I spent three nights at Rooney's Boutique Hotel and we had a very nice experience. The rooms were not too large but had very high ceilings and clean bathrooms and we enjoyed the dining area, reading room, and lounge. The hotel was decorated well and the staff were very helpful and answered many of our questions. My favorite aspect of this hotel is definitely the free tango lesson offered to guests 3 nights a week! What a great way to start a trip to Buenos Aires and a great introduction to tango! The breakfast was more complete than the breakfasts offered at the other three hotels we booked. The location is also great as you have easy access to one of the main subte lines.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank angiebabe120
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Address: Sarmiento 1775 | 3rd Floor, Buenos Aires CP1042, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#62 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#85 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £113 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rooney's Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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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