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Hotel Babel

Certificate of Excellence
Balcarce 946 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires C1064AAT, Argentina
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Ranked #119 of 437 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Hotel Babel. It's in a great location in the heart of San Telmo and a 20min walk to Plaza de Mayo. The atmosphere and decor of the hotel is really unique. The room was extremely clean and over looked a courtyard in the center. As there are only 9 rooms in the hotel the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The location is fantastic! San Telmo is the perfect place to stay in Buenos Aires; bars, restaurants, night life.. The personnel was very kind, speaking English very fluently. They were eager to help with everything (suggestions for going out, money exchange etc). The rooms were rather clean, very quiet and the hotel was elegantly decorated. I definitely suggest it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stay there 2 nights and we really appreciate the place. Good location , a good breakfast , nice room , maybe a bit of noise but its in the city. They have a bar at the reception. The staff is perfect bilingual. Normally I ll gave a 4 for the hotel but the staff was so nice , I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We booked into Hotel Babel because of the very good reviews. We had seen a few reviews on Tripadvisor that said that the hotel overbooks and others have ended up at the Hotel Babel Suites - the sister hotel which is not in as good an area and does not receive very good Tripadvisor ratings. We took the risk, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Boutique type hotel. Good value for your money. One of the most comfortable beds I have slept in at a hotel. The only complaint I'd have is we were on the top floor and while in that big rainstorm 2 weeks ago there was some sort of plastic on the roof that was flapping in the wind that made it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is quite a unique hotel. You have to ring the doorbell to be allowed in and you also have to wait for the front desk staff when you step out. In a way, it's nice to have that personalized service, but sometimes, you just want to get in and out without bothering anybody. The room was small and I'm... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I booked to stay at the hotel babel boutique last Nov after carefully reviewing the rating on trip advisor. Unfortunately like other review/ travellers we had a 'maintenance problem' with the boutique hotel and they 'kindly' offered us the alternative hotel babel suites. Unfortunately we did not have long enough to look up reviews but very quickly realised like others... More 

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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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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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