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Hotel Babel

3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Balcarce 946 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1064AAT, Argentina
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Ranked #101 of 439 hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Babel was located in a great location near many bars and restaurants. The hotel was very clean and offered a fantastic breakfast in the morning. The staff made this location that much better as the receptionist was quick to point us in the direction of great restaurants and tourist destinations. I would definitely stay there again.

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I loved the area, it's bars and cafes and it was a delight to stay in a traditional house. Yes, the only Windows are only the inner courtyard but for a couple of nights it felt like a far more fun place to be. The staff were all incredibly helpful and fluent in English and really tried to make the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Yes, it's in the oldest neighborhood in BA, which does not look in the greatest shape, but the location is great, the service very good, and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were there on a Sunday and able to enjoy the Sunday [Antiques] Market along Calla Defensa. The antiques are mainly in the square and the market along... More

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After two weeks in Argentina and exploring all over Buenos Aires, my husband and I agreed we wished we had not chosen to stay in this neighborhood. I have traveled extensively around the world, often by myself, and I'm not prissy about where I stay. But we chose BA as the "Paris of the south," hoping for beautiful architecture, cafe-lined... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

ok its basic, the rooms have no phones or bar fridges the breakfasts are continental with eggs the front doors are kept locked for guest security but Richie and his staff will do everything in their power to make your stay an experience the locale in the heart of San Telmo is perfect for the 'vibe' of old BA would... More

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Canberra
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here on two occasions, a couple of weeks apart. Our first room was number 2, which we recommend. It is a reasonably large and well furnished room on the ground floor. While it has no window, it opens into the indoor atrium through pleasant shutter doors. On the second occasion, our room was on the first floor, room... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Not a luxury hotel experience, but a good friendly place in the center of San Telmo. Lack of windows but fairly clean and quiet. All the basics for a stay in San Telmo. AND Hotel Babel is purple -- very purple, which makes it easy to find and makes you smile.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

There were no windows in our room, only the room's main door which opened into the public patio so Miguel gave us room number 8 with windows. It felt a bit like a hostel. The room hadn't been cleaned or the bed linen changed so we wondered why LAS Argentinië booked us again such a basic place...

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Austin, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We chose this hotel because of its location and comments on Trip Advisor. It proved to be in the heart of all things San Telmo. The Sunday market was just a few blocks away, and the choice of restaurants in the area was super. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast was good and served promptly. The rooms were clean... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here for a night because we wanted to be in the heart of San Telmo. For location, it cannot be beat in this regard. But after so many positive reviews, I was surprised that I found the experience of the hotel itself disappointing. I liked the art everywhere, and I loved the way the building was renovated- the... More

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Address: Balcarce 946 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1064AAT, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Babel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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#25 Best Value Hotel in Buenos Aires #66 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
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