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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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Bonito Buenos Aires, San Telmo
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Ranked #46 of 255 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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london uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2007

Aidan and Ian did us proud. All the rooms are stunning with their own creative details- beautiful flowers, gorgeous paintings and furniture; all in an wonderfully restored art deco building. The breakfast was always fantastic too. We were made to feel very welcome and had a brilliant time there. We even went back for our last night in B.A.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2007

Stayed at loads of hotels, B&B's and even a ranch in Brazil and Argentina over the past month. Of them all, the Cocker was our favourite; cool and beautifully executed throughout, a warm welcome from charming owners, excellent breakfasts, good location and unfeasably good value. If you do stay - or even if you don't - the steakhouse around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

The Cocker is the most perfect boutique hotel! The accommodation, setting and especially the owners, Aidan and Ian made it the most memorable experience. The room we stayed in was comfortable and interesting and the public rooms made it seem like home. The rood terraces are enchanting - I was tempted to sit and enjoy the views, read or look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2006

From the moment we entered and we were greeted with Ian's smile to the second we left it was nothing but incredible. The tasteful contemporary decor is creative and inviting. The breakfast is served in a manner that appears like a spread from a gourmet magazine. The hosts are both informative as well as hospital. The location is perfect...just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2006

The Cocker is a true gem of a small family-owned inn in a wonderful location in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. We spent 2 weeks traveling in Argentina and Uruguay and this was by far the best place we stayed. San Telmo is a great neighborhood that isn't as expensive or touristy as other well known areas such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2006

We stayed at The Cocker for a week in late October 2006. Early Spring in Argentina, but with an unexpected 35C temperature we were very glad of the excellent air conditioning in our rooms. When we arrived, Ian provided us with a local area info and map, along with some recommendations for eateries. (We tried Defensa al Sur restaurant later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2006

Having stayed at 3 different hotels during our visit in Buenos Aires, my husband and I thought The Cocker was the best. Aidan and Ian did an excellent job turning this old building in San Telmo into a beautiful bed & breakfast. The design of the space is amazing; modern yet full of local character. High ceiling, lots of sunlight.... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2006

From the moment you enter The Cocker you realize you have stumbled upon a hidden gem. Ian and Aiden have infused this Bed & Breakfast with their own personal charm and whimsy mixed with elegance and finesse. The love they poured into the restoration of this old home is palpable and makes for a richly unique environment. They are hosts... More 

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2006

My partner and I stayed at The Cocker for three nights at the end of September and returned for three more nights after a brief stay in the Palermo area of BA. We first stayed in the largest room that has a private garden, poster bed, and believe it or not, a wet-room directly above the bed! Later we stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2006

great inn, great city. staying at the cocker with my girlfriend, actually writing this in my room with the 'hotel laptop' a pretty cool ibook. we're here for the second part of our trip in ba after starting off at the faena - which is pretty special - for a romantic interlude although to be honest we wish we'd not... 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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