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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Arenales 1462, Buenos Aires 1061AAO, Argentina (Recoleta)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is nice in an excellent location. Our room was large and ell equipped but it was at the back of the building and very close to the electricity generator which was working 3 out of the 4 days we were there. They charge extra for the wi-fi and it's patchy and slow. Staff at the cafeteria is not... More

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Lo Barnechea, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A classic hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, many of which were built for FIFA's World Cup 1978. This one used to be an hospital before the hotel was born. Clean but unfortunately with a strong sewage smell coming from the bathroom, not only in my room but also at my peer's room. My main complaint was night temperature of my... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I loved this hotel. It is very clean, centrally located and inexpensive. The breakfast was included and surprisingly good. The next time I come to Argentina I will use this as home base and go all over the country. My only complaint is the charge for WiFi.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very good location not very far from Recoleta. The hotel style is simple but modern. Room was clean. There are also restaurants and shopping nearby, as well as a very nice park. Good breakfast in European style.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Over the course of three weeks, I stayed here several times. Rooms are clean, modern and well-appointed. Staff is helpful...a bit "distant", perhaps, but that's to be expected in a large city. Recoleta location is convenient. My only complaint is the charge (modest) for Wi-Fi.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We actually stayed at the Bel Air three times over the course of a two week visit to Argentina. When we made side trips from Buenos Aires up to Puerto Iguazu or over to Uruguay, this is the place to which we came back. The Bel Air thus became our home base for the entire trip, and we came to... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We've always enjoyed and relished the idea of staying at this quaint hotel placed in an elegant neighbourhood, a few metres away from Vicente Lopez Square. However, this time we were appalled to encounter several problems: at night the restaurant did not work, there was only a receptionist at the front desk who did her best to solve our problems.... More

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Vernon, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We really liked the area -Recoleta- in which this hotel is located. Not as glitzy as Al Centro but safe, has good shopping, good "local" restaurants, and walking distance to attractions like Recoleta cemetery and Teatro Colon. The hotel is basic, but clean and quiet with helpful staff and a reasonable breakfast. They stored extra luggage for us while we... More

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Eastern Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

It is difficult not to recommend this hotel because it is well located in Recoletta, our room was very adequate, the breakfast quite acceptable and near well-known attractions. The price was reasonable. Except for a young man named Nicolas, who went out of his way to be friendly and helpful, the rest of the staff was aloof. They do not... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The hotel has had a recent update and our room was very nice, modern with a large bath. The breakfast buffet was good but the area is small and the staff servicing the buffet not friendly. We had a hard time connecting to the wifi which is an additonal charge. Location was very good and felt safe walking around the... More

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Address: Arenales 1462, Buenos Aires 1061AAO, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bel Air Hotel 3.5*
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Bel Air Buenos Aires
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The excellent location in Recoleta combined with a dedicated attention and outstanding services, make Hotel Bel Air one of the best choices of allotment in Buenos Aires that can be found in the "3 star allotment in Buenos Aires" hotel type. This prestigious Hotel in the Buenos Aires city has luminous and well-equipped rooms and suites, two wide meeting lounges (Vicente Lopez and Arenales) with professional event planners, business center with free internet access, gym, wi fi zone and a luxurious restaurante inside the Hotel called bisabis that serves delicious national and international meals as well as a complete wine card. ... more   less 
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