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Altos de Guemes Hotel
Ranked #7 of 157 Hotels in Mar del Plata
Certificate of Excellence
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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96 reviews
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“Nice facilities with good location...but a wrong set-up by the owners...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

My wife and I chose this hotel in Mar del Plata to spend some days at the beach in Mar del Plata, and found the hotel, as expected from our previous knowledge, to be located in a very nice zone of the city.

It is in the Güemes-part, where you are separated from the thousands of tourists in the very center of the city, where nice shops, restaurants, take-out options, etc. are present. In other words in a quiet part of MDP.

The hotel is an old rustic building and not that big, which makes it less industry, which we like very much. It is located close (4-5 streets) from the beach and 3 streets from the main avenue Colon.

The check-in was quick, and as we came very early, they offered to clean our room as soon as the prior guest left. We waited in the lobby and soon we were in our room (15).

The room was not that big, and just located next to the stairs where all the guests have to pass to reach their room. That makes that room noicy and not that nice. After some hours we went to the front-desk and asked for another room, and we were transferred to (13). This room was even smaller but quiet with a view. In both cases, a small bathroom was connected and not offering that much space - so if you like a spacious hotel room with no "I-am-in-a-box" feeling, then you might chose another hotel.

The stay includes breakfast which is very nice, based on the local costums. But several options regarding bread, sweet stuff, etc. The breakfast area is allowed to be used by the guests in the evening when ordering/bringing take-out - nice service.

As it is mentioned in the webpage, it is a family business, but too familiar in my opinion. Part of the owners chose to have their 2 year old daugther present during the whole "work day", which of course made unnecessary noise, as the kid of course wanted to be in the present of the parents, and when not was shouting, crying for them, which disturbed a lot during breakfast - the child could even be heard in the rooms upstairs!! Absolutely an unprofessional choise and bad management of the situation. To me it becomes to much like a hostel, where you have to expect almost everything regarding noise, but not to be expected in a nice hotel.

I don't guess that we will come back, and regarding recommendation: It depends on the expectations of the guest regarding set-up...so you be the judge....

Room Tip: If you book, ask for room 13, even though it is very small, or any other room away from the stairs...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Property: Altos de Guemes Hotel
Address: Calle Falucho 1240, Mar del Plata B7600FPZ, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Buenos Aires > Mar del Plata
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Ranked #7 of 157 Hotels in Mar del Plata
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Number of rooms: 15
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