This is the worst experience we had. The "hotel" is actually worst than hostel. The sheets in rooms are dirty, the rooms themselves are old and desolate. The worst thing are bathrooms - there is a toilet and a shower in the form of a tube sticking out of the wall. The whole floor and toilet seat are all wet after somebody takes a shower, because this "shower" is not separated from the rest of the bathroom. I suspect that the good reviews here are fake. The "hotel" does not look like the pictures - I think there must have been a lot of editing on these pictures. And the picture of the bathroom is just a plain fake. We just decided to find something else for the night and did not ask for the money back, because we don't know any Spanish and we did not want to argue with the guy on reception. He did not look very surprised when we turned our key in and checked out either. I suspect that it happens a lot of times, that people just go to another hotel or hostel the very same day when they check in.
Lenkatilka from New York, NY
Boasting an excellent location right in the centre of Buenos Aires , the O'Rei Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in the …More
We booked based on the reviews of Chez Seb and we were not disappointed. Sebastian is enthusiastic and eager be of assistance. Our room was nice, well decorated and clean. The location is across the street from a big mall and a block from a supermarket. Therefore everything needed is easily accessible. The Subway is located 2 blocks away - in front of the mall. A Starbucks is in the mall for those requiring a routine coffee fix. Sebastian provides a nice breakfast with toast, various jams, assorted cereals, juice, coffee. More than the typical continental breakfast. The big plus of the B&B is Sebastian. He is very helpful and wants to ensure that his guests are well taken care of. Of note - the mall has a very large food court with more than a dozen different types of foods (including a McDonalds Kosher). We had several dinners there (non-fast food) after a busy day exploring the city. A multi screen movie theater is also in the mall and most of the movies advertise as English with Spanish subtitles. This may be a good option for teenagers. I wish they had a Chez Seb in every city.
Bob from Vancouver, Canada
In the heart of Abasto, the tango region of Buenos Aires. Soco is a renovated 1920s mansion, offering free Wi-Fi and large …More
"Recommend to couples, business, and small families"
Great experience, overall.
Pros: comfortable room; clean; great location; secure; adequate breakfast, with spacious dining area; outlet accommodating both plug types C and B.
Cons: Tiny shower; unusual elevator; lots of noise; possible lack of communication.
For the cons, the noise was largely from the elevator (which has a warning alarm when it's not closed properly, due to its weird door system) and what seemed like constant housekeeping (a mild complaint, as I did like the hotel's cleanliness). The one time I needed to talk to a concierge, he didn't speak English, so that may be an issue.
The shower is the biggest detriment. It is incredibly small and, thus, hard to maneuver in. The large, billowy shower curtain eats up some of that space as well. Needless to say, showers were a bit uncomfortable. It is certainly not a shower/bath combo as advertised on this site.
In that regard, despite the picture, there also is not a kitchen in the room.
The hotel has many positives. It is near many attractions (like Obelisco) and bus stops for the tourist. It is also near multiple local restaurants--a good one right next, for example, or the ice cream place across the street. The hotel is clean and well kept. The front door is securely controlled by the concierge, and the outside door within the room also locks. The room itself was very well maintained, and the housekeeper took great care with anything left strewn about.
Despite the elevator and the shower, it was a great stay!
If you are looking to book budget accommodation in Buenos Aires, Argentina , you will not find a better option than Hotel …More
A very pleasant and comfortable stay. Located within walking distance to big shopping areas, university, historic sites and entertainment theatres etc to visit. Hotel staff very accomodating and helpful. Please learn some Spanish prior to travelling to Argentina as very few people speak English. In this hotel it was helpful to find staff speaking some English.
This is not a 5 star hotel, taking that out of the way let's just say it's only a few dollars more per night than the cheapest hotels you can find (hostels not included) and orders of magnitude better.
This property is in the sweet spot were you get the most out of your dough in my humble opinion. Cheaper has drawbacks(sometimes BIG) and more expensive is just for luxury or convenience. In the end if you'll spend your time outside what you want from the hotel is a nice clean bed, a comfy and hot shower and hearty food(or nearby restaurant).
The breakfast was NICE, there were chefs cooking omelettes, pancackes, etc and a very varied menu.
Very nice experience overall.
Hotel was very clean. Breakfast was good. . The staff were extremelly helpful. Not all speak english but at least one per shift have some basic english language skills. The hotel is in a great location. We felt very secure in the hotel. The staff were very nice trying to help anyway they could.
I really enjoy the hotel howevever the rooms were a little bit too small. I love the decoration and so typical of Buenos Aires. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Other detail that I was disappointed thewater in the hot tub in the patio was dirty. They should have a cover like we do here in USA.
Omar from Schererville, IN
The Alma de Buenos Aires is a good hotel choice for your trip to Argentina’s capital. An intimate downtown Buenos Aires …More
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