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Hotel Club Frances

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Rodriguez Pena 1832, Buenos Aires 1021, Argentina
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Hotel Club Frances
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Ranked #26 of 441 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes the location is perfect and the rooms are lovely with old world feel but it is the staff which makes this place special and worth the extra cost. Always helpful with advice and making reservations but also beyond that such as holding a bag of city clothes for a week while we fished in Patagonia and letting us have... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
95 hotel reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a process to finding this hotel. Sure, I checked TripAdvisor but as with any big city that was foreign to me, being in the right neighborhood was half the battle. Since I was also using a travel agent in Buenos Aires to set up some tours, I asked for her opinion. I had found Sandra Gutrejde on a... More 

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Clinton, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Club France's is unique in that it is a functioning club who's members include the society of Buenos Aires with many prominent world figures, such as Charles DeGaulle having visited there. I write this because it says what this hotel is about. It is old and beautiful with large clean rooms , excellent breakfast and a small French... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I arrived at the Hotel Club Frances after an overnight flight arriving at the hotel around 9:00AM. I was not expecting my room to be ready for me until later but to my surprise, my room was ready. This was just the first pleasant surprise of my stay in this “boutique” hotel. Located in Recoleta area, it is within easy... More 

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Federal District
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I stayed in other hotels in Buenos Aires and this was by far my least favorite hotel by almost all standards. A very disappointing experience - truly the worst value for money I have ever experienced in all my travels. The room is big but looks nothing like it does in the website pictures! Service is attentive and friendly in... More 

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Orange, California
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Four of us were leaving on an amazing adventure cruise to Antarctica in January and decided to start with a stay ahead of time in Buenos Aires. We found the Hotel Club Frances and have never regretted that decision! The location is wonderful, the staff simply amazing and the rooms were delightful! They went out of their way to ensure... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

went on a cruise to antarica leaving from buenos aires..decided to fly in a day early to see the city.. my wife read reviews on this site about this hotel and was impressed. we can both see why..staff very very helpful..most spoke english..hotel is a gem..particulary enjoyed the breakfast--included in price-out on back terrace..room was large and comfortable..old world charm..

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The hotel is in a very nice area of Recoletta, within walking distance of the Cemetery, shopping and restaurants. Large rooms,very clean, well appointed. Staff was very helpful and friendly. It is an upscale, boutique type hotel that provides everything you need and then some at a reasonable price...good value and as another reviewer stated without the pretentiousness of other... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had read that the Recoletta district was the best place to stay for a tourist new to the city, but we had no idea how important that recommendation was until we arrived. Our tour guide warned us about crime and advised us to hide jewelry and maintain a fake wallet (i.e., small amount of money in one's pocket wallet,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Centrally located, great little hotel. Really friendly staff, terrific appointments, neat, clean and large room for boutique hotel. Highly recommend! Nice restaurant on premis. Convenient location for Shopping.

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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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