GREAT location, lovely old building!
Posted 23-Dec-2015 on Hotels
The hotel is in a *great* location for tourists: within a block of a Subte stop, easy walking distance to the Plaza de Mayo and very close to the other plaza, and the Avenue itself is interesting to walk along. There are frequent political demonstrations along the Avenue, but they are peaceful (though loud) and should be viewed as part of the experience.
The building has been renovated and has 'great bones': this would have been a gorgeous place to stay in, say, the 1920s. The furnishing of the rooms is a bit spartan (just a bed, table, simple chair, and shelves attached to the wall for nightstand), but the bed is very comfortable, the air cooling/heating system works very well, and the hot water is plentiful (you might have to let the water run for a couple of minutes to get it, but then it's steaming and seemingly infinite).
A few reviews have complained about the size of the bathrooms. Yes, the bathrooms are narrow, but they are perfectly usable and clean and, as mentioned above, there's plenty of hot water.
The staff are exceptionally helpful--one even loaned me her bus card so that I wouldn't have to deal with purchasing a separate card for myself! You have to ask about available tours (they don't push tours and extras on guests, which I greatly appreciate) but if asked, they make all the arrangements for you.
So in sum: no longer a luxury hotel, but a great place to stay as a tourist and in a great location for exploring Buenos Aires!