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Bonito Buenos Aires, San Telmo

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Av Juan de Garay 458 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1153, Argentina (Formerly The Cocker)
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Ranked #47 of 255 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for a few days and the location is good. As mentioned in earlier reviews there are a number of levels and you can have a lot of stairs, so if you are not young and fit you may find their sister accommodation in Montserrat a better option as it has a lift (I did). We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The place is very interesting and we appreciated the art and unusual architecture. We think the intention to run a hostel\hotel is good but there is something missing in oversight of the business. We came in the bad time for the hotel, as it was damaged by the rainstorm with leaking and broken roof. On our first morning , maybe... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bonito is a beautiful, quirky place right in San Telmo. All rooms are decorated differently and very cosy - if your budget allows: get one with private terrace! They also have a parilla on the roof top to add some view to your homemade steak! So this makes for a perfect little hide-out in the city.

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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is an outstanding hotel with nice special atmosphere in a good location. However hotel's staff seem to be too lazy and light-minded. They try to help, give advice but when you ask something the answer is most of the time I don't know, without willingness to check and at least a pretension of to be involved. The reception lady... More 

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Warszawa, Polska
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

very unusual B&B, we did not feel like we styaed in the hotel. Friendly and helpfull staff. And cozy balcony where we had breakfasts :-) Great location. The neighborhood is nice and quiet ( Close to restaurants and shops) we felt very safe, even walking at nigh. I would recommend this place to those who like originality:-)

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Boat Harbour NSW
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bonito is a great, quirky, arty, B&B, close to some great restaurants, bars & entertainment. It's only a few blocks from Plaza Dorrégo with it's nightly tango dancing, eateries & bars, plus it's walking distance to Puerto Madero & Plaza de Mayo. The staff were wonderful, friendly & helpful, Yanina booked us on several tours & recommended places to visit.... More 

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29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Bonito San Telmo is a unique and quirky B&B;. It has a main floor consisting of a living room with a piano, a small reception area, a capacious kitchen, a dining room with a large table, and two bedrooms. There are five other bedrooms or suites on two or three upper floors connected by a warren of indoor and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at this B&B for the first and last two nights of our visit to Argentina and Uruguay in the Louise room and loved the overall feel for the place. The B&B was - my overall favourite of all our accomodations. The location was excellent could walk easily to many great restaurants, shopping, nice grocery accross the street with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for 5 nights and enjoyd every one of them. Freshly made breakfast as long as you eat before noon. Easy to get in contact with other guests, both young and older. This B & B is very charming and have very nice special rooms. We had one with private terrace and the bathroom was... More 

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed here for few days after a long flight. Place feels more of a really nice hostel than a traditional hotel. It's entrance is more like one to a private house and might be hard to find, especially in the night time. We luckily had asked for their taxi service in advance and didn't have any problems. Rooms are a... More 

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.


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