This was one of the first of the boutique hotels to open in Buenos Aires in 2004 during the tourism boom, and the owners have maintained the historical nature of the property. You'll find high ceilings, rich wood details on the doors, and even "Viva Perón" etched into the mirrors of the 100-year-old elevator. Some rooms are on the small side, but all have such interesting details as polished concrete floors with embedded ornamental tiles and comfy linens in neutral tones and wicker accents on the furniture. Bathrooms are on the small side, with showers only. The public areas on each floor are spacious. A rooftop solarium also has great views, and two guest rooms are located here as well. There are no rooms for people with disabilities, and the extensive stairs throughout make it difficult for anyone with limited mobility. The hotel describes itself as being in Recoleta, but it is truly in Barrio Norte.
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- Recommended 2010