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Poetry Building

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Junin 1280 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires 1113, Argentina
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four (including a 17 and 10 year old) really enjoyed our eleven night stay. The apartment we stayed in (Planta Baja C) was clean, well supplied with what we needed to cook several meals, quiet (even thought it is next to the office) and a good value for the central location in Recoleta. We used the car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether as a central base, or as an apartment to spend time in, this place is up to standards. It's clean, it's well appointed, it has a homely warmth - just want you want for boutique accommodation. Staff are friendly and helpful (bar one poor tango suggestion). Really helped make our first stay in BA a memorable one. I wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lovely weeklong stay at the apartment style Poetry Building. The staff was lovely and accommodating and the location was wonderful. Quick walk to Recoleta cemetery as well as tons of bus routes and subway access. The building itself is beautiful and currently under renovation, which I can only imagine will make it even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was really good and close enough to walk to many attractions. The apartment was clean, well appointed, stylish and a good size. The team working there were very helpful. Couldn't fault it.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Thank you, TripAdvisor, for steering us to this wonderful place. We spent about 4 days at Poetry as part of our honeymoon to Argentina. We felt so comfortable and happy at Poetry. The staff is incredible, and they provide you with everything you need - a helpful tip sheet, local recommendations for everything from food to laundry, and even a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Pros Great value and great quality Well located Friendly and genuine staff Cons None really - but if I had to be nitpicky, addition of a few international news channels would probably be the only one (BBC, Euronews, France24, NHK World, etc.) The entire team at Poetry really made our stay special. We were traveling with a 4 month old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The staff is the strongest suit of this hotel. Without exception they were not just coldly efficient, civil or courteous, but warm, cheerful and determined to be successful in their assistance. (All front desk staff speak English fluently, and the owner is from the US.) The hotel itself is well located and lovely, decorated personally by the owner. We used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Unless you are attending a meeting or conference, there's absolutely no reason to stay in a big hotel in Buenos Aires. This is especially true when you can stay at the Poetry building, which is warm, friendly, stylish, secure, and in a great location. Owner is great and clearly loves this building, the team who works there, and the guests.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I stayed at the hotel with my family the first weekend of June. I found the Poetry Bldg Apt I stayed in (2A) to be gorgeous. The staff was amazing and helpful at every turn. I will definitely stay there next time I am in Buenos Aires.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The building is charming and the location is great but the apartment left me disappointed. Walls were in urgent need of a fresh coat of paint, sofas, curtains, and rugs were old, dirty and needed to be replaced a long time ago. There was mold in the shower and the tile floor was depressingly beaten up. Linens and towels were... More 

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PoetryinBA, Owner at Poetry Building, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that our establishment did not live up to your expectations. First off, please understand that we do take criticism of any kind very seriously. I have personally inspected the apartment you stayed in and I will go as far as to say that your particular apartment was painted 3 months before your stay, the... More 

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Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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