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Rick's Place

San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rick's Place
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Rick's Place is one of those special places on this globe that shouldn't be missed. The owner treats everybody with the utmost respect and generosity. The breakfast was healthy and delicious daily, the maid amazing in her work and beauty. Buenos Aires is a great city and Rick's the place to stay while seeing it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

2 friends and I needed a place to stay just for one night on our return from Iguazu Falls - our final night of our holiday. We were recommended Rick's place by a friend. We were not disappointed. John (the owner) not only has a beautiful place in the heart of San Telmo but he was extremely accommodating and helpful... More 

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KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Centrally located. John was very helpful in traversing BA. Breakfast was super. We met a lot of well traveled guests at this location. Johns dogs were friendly and obedient. John was very easy to deal with and arranged transportation from the airport to the B&B with an English speaking taxi driver, who we also used during our stay in BA.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2009

Rick's Place is unique. It's not a boutique hotel, and it's certainly not a B&B but it has some characteristics of both - the very best characteristics. Imagine an upper-class English country house party of the 1920's, then relocate it to the middle of the most exciting city in the world. Join in the fun, or keep to yourself -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Hippie, sort of homey, detached and do-watcha-wanna place. Very informal. Someone even told me that this hotel is not even registered as one, so no permit to operate, no license, no nothing. Besides that lack of responsability, the owner John is an opinionated person who has always a funny comment to make about his other guests. Breakfast is always irregular,... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

We just arrived back from 2 night stay and would highly recommend this B&B in artsy/bohemian San Telmo. The B&B itself is ultra modern with beautiful art and furnishings. It was super clean. The owner John is a true gentleman, willing to provide advice on local restaurants and keen to serve up a nutricious breakfast each day - scambled eggs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

Rick and his younger brother Louis were very welcoming. Henry is obviously the brains behind the operation and the girls, Toot and Carmen, provide eye candy. If you don't like animals this is not the place for you. Rick is a delightful German pointer and Louis his younger counterpart. Henry is a rescue cat from La Boca and Toot and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2009

Absolutely loved it!! We are so ready to go back. Rick's Place is a winner in so many ways. Our room -- the one you see on the website-- was just right. It was just off the main room but with the a/c running, we never heard a thing. As an inside room, we were spared the noise from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

Yes,there is steep staircase. Yes,there are pot holes in the road outside in the process of repair. Yes, there is the lovely dog Rick and a brother dog due soon! Yes, there are three charming cats! But there is no doubt in my mind that this is the finest choice in San Telmo. The rooms,all ensuite with full bathrooms, are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rick's Place while in BA. We communicated directly with the manager prior to arrival, and Lee was very helpful, arranging an English-speaking taxi driver to pick us up, reserving a tango show for us. John was very helpful and friendly throughout our stay and they stored our stuff while we took a one night... 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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