Excellent location and a reasonably good hotel.
Posted 18-Apr-2015 on Hotels
Palacio San Telmo (don't expect to see the Unique logo anywhere, it's probably only the management company) is a strategically located property in the northernmost part of San Telmo, near the ideal center of Buenos Aires (within a walking distance from the cathedral, Casa Rosada, The Obelisk, Puerto Madero and many more) and just 250-400 meters from 3 different metro stations.
Apart from this, Palacio San Telmo offers excellent wi-fi connection and an acceptable breakfast.
Rooms are clean and recently renovated, my only critics are towards the interior designers, who in their attempt to create a boutique hotel atmosphere (which they achieved), didn't do much about functionality: you have no special place to put your suitcase on, neither a desk, the bathroom sink is ridiculously small and the 3 mirrors around it really don't help you much when shaving, because the lighting is right above you, not in front. Rooms could be made more soundproof too. Several other design misconceptions spoil the otherwise excellent visible impression, but for a few days you can live with them - compensated by the perfect view of the nearby clock tower.
More could be expected from the breakfast too, which is located in the restaurant just in front of the hotel - the atmosphere is great, but the food selection definitely couldn't be called diverse, even though the quality itself is not bad at all.