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Castelar Hotel & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida de Mayo 1152, Buenos Aires 1085, Argentina (El Centro)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Ventura, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
52 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We arrived at 11 pm and were buzzed in to the side door, not the revolving door, but they were very welcoming. Our room was quiet but basic, with a good sized bathroom. Everything worked fine. The best part was walking out the door, and finding a nice bistro a block away for dinner and drinks along with the locals.... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The grandeur and potential of the Castelar were quite appealing but beyond that, it's pretty shabby (dirty carpeting, torn upholstery, etc.) The internet was so bad we had to move twice to get to find a room with a good connection but then we had to suffer a lot of street noise. On the positive side, it's a great location;... More

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Clinton, CT
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A good choice in BA at a very reasonable price. Very close to the most important BA Subte lines for tourists and to several nice restaurants. Rooms are somewhat small but interesting and secure. The breakfast is an excellent buffet with an assortment of fresh and wholesome food. The staff is very helpful. The hotel has a bank-like secure walk-in... More

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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed here for 2 weeks with a group of friends and enjoyed the experience. The location is very central with a Subte stop right outside and bus stops to La Boca, Recoleta and incredibly, even the number 8 to the airport, within 1 or 2 streets of the main entrance. Our room was up on the 10th floor facing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We asked for a room change after the first night of NO SLEEP owing to schools students banging on doors, running up and down the corridors, shouting and playing loud music right next to our room. We got a room change all right - to another room which had even rowdier students and though we rang reception 3-4 times through... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I liked this hotel (past tense). I had stayed there several years ago as well and had a positive memory of my time there despite the small, tight quarters of my room. This hotel is historic. Good location... And the spa/sauna is a real plus.. But this time around I was surprised to find they tried to charge me nearly... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Castelar is an old classic kind of hotel. Though our room was small and a little noisy, the overall atmosphere of the hotel overcame these inconveniences. It is centrally located to almost all of the city. The sauna is great. The breakfasts were also very good.

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Curitiba, PR
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel may has more than 100 years but it is well maintained, very well located just one block from subway and 9 de julho Street. The bedroom was big and the breakfast was good. I would definitely stay there again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Friendly service, nice breakfast and good location. However, the rooms are cramped and the hotel needs some remodeling. Wifi didn't always work. Rooms to the street are noisy so i requested a room in the back. They had no problem in changing rooms and were very friendly about it.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

In it's time this must have been a very grand hotel, as evidenced by some of the original fixtures and fittings that can still be found there; sadly that time was nearly 100 years ago, and the whole place is now very faded and tired. The rooms are adequate , the wi-fi works in the lobby, and the location is... More

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Address: Avenida de Mayo 1152, Buenos Aires 1085, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Castelar Hotel & Spa 3*
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The emblematic 4-star Castelar Hotel & Spa in Buenos Aires is located in the heart of the city centre, between the famous Avenida de Mayo and the Avenida 9 de Julio Avenues, at only few steps from the Obelisk and the Plaza de Mayo Square. The Castelar Hotel & Spa is more than a clasic hotel. Featuring modern amenities, the Castelar Hotel & Spa is a perfect accommodation choice both for business and leisure travelers in Buenos Aires. Among its outstanding facilities, guests will find a restaurant, elegant meeting and banqueting lounges, Wi-Fi Internet access in the public areas & rooms, and a luxurious Spa with sauna, Finnish baths, Turkish bath and a large range of beauty treatments. ... more   less 
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