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“Cozy apartment at an affordable price with knowledgeable and caring host!” 5 of 5 stars
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El Jardin del Tango
Lavalle 2236, Buenos Aires 1051, Argentina   |  
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US$80 pn family suite
Ranked #17 of 249 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
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“Cozy apartment at an affordable price with knowledgeable and caring host!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

I just returned from a 10-day vacation in Buenos Aires with my husband in which we spent 8 nights at El Jardin de Tango. We originally planned to rent an apartment for a week, but we ended up choosing this guesthouse off of Trip Advisor because of its highly rated owner, Rachel. The reviews proved true, and she turned out to be not only an invaluable resource to us on our first trip to South America but also a kind and caring friend during our stay. Though we expected to stay only a few nights and then travel around Argentina, we ended up staying at Casa Jasmin for our whole trip, save one evening when we took off for an overnight stay in a nearby town. We couldn't have been happier with our experience and would recommend it to anyone!

We had the entire apartment to ourselves for the first four nights, and after that we shared it with two young single people, both of whom were extremely nice. The apartment is very quiet, but If you keep different schedules from the other guests, you might be woken up since they are all pretty close together. The charming rooms were well-maintained and completely equipped with anything you might need. The apartment has a landline and a computer with internet that proved invaluable to us. Each room also has its own cell phone which you can put money on and use throughout your stay...a great idea and so useful! We stayed in the Fantasia room, which had a small balcony that opened up, so that you could get some fresh air. The Lavender room was also quite nice, and it has a balcony that opens up onto a larger, shared terrace, which we ate breakfast on a couple times. Rachel brought breakfast by each evening, and it was always delicious. There were plenty of choices: cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, and sometimes eggs. She also had the kitchenette very well-stocked, full of tea and coffee, so you could fix up something to eat quite easily. We made dinner a few times on the stove-top, and I found that a nice change from eating out. The area of Once is very centrally-located and close to two train lines, and though the streets are a bit littered, I felt that the neighborhood was very safe.

The best part of staying at El Jardin de Tango, though, was Rachel. She attended to our every need and made our trip go smoothly. She arranged for Nico to pick us up at the airport and take us back at the end, and he was also wonderful. Though the guesthouse was full of literature about Buenos Aires and cards and pamphlets from past visitors' recommendations, Rachel spent a lot of time talking to us about what WE wanted to do. She was full of knowledge and was able to help us find all sorts of fun activities and off-the-beaten path treasures. She recommended many days trips for us, and when we chose to go to Tigre, Colonia, and San Antonio de Areco, she wrote out instructions for us on how to get to each and recommended great restaurants. She truly invested herself in our happiness and if our paths didn't cross one day, she's send us an email to check in. We couldn't have asked for a better hostess or a better place to stay while discovering Buenos Aires!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

We can't rate Jardin del Tango highly enough.
We stayed here for a week whilst travelling across S America. Rachael was the perfect hostess, providing us with loads of brilliant info about BA and the surrounding area. The rooms were very homely and comfortable and we loved the fact we effectively had a 2 bed flat to ourselves (although the other room was taken on a couple of nights).

We spent 4 months travelling around the world and this was definitely the best place that we stayed.

If you come to BA, then stay here....

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

We stayed at El Jardin del Tango for 5 nights while we visited Buenos Aires for the first time. It was a marvellous experience. It is a really personal athmosphere and Rachel, the owner, is a fantastic person. She gave us the best informations about things to do in Buenos Aires and we really enjoyed the feeling of really living in Buenos Aires ourselves. It is very well situated, just in between 2 metro stations and you could also walk (20mn to Plaza de Mayo and 20mn to Cimitiero de la Recoleta) to some major places. We listened to Tango and wished our stay would never end. Thank you so much Rachel!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

My partner and I found El Jardin del Tango through TripAdvisor and were extremely happy that we chose this guesthouse. We stayed in the Casa Jasmin which is perfect if there are several couples who know each other and want a clean, quiet place to stay but still excellent if you just get one of the rooms - which are private and spotless. Rachel, the owner, is fantastic and went out of her way to help us out. We had family stuck in Santiago during the earthquake at the end of February and Rachel helped us out immensely. She went out of her way to make sure we could contact them through an excellent internet connection and the use of a dedicated mobile (cell) phone so we could get our parents on their way to safety. It was also the little things that really stood out - just coming over each morning to drop off pastries and to make sure we were ok was uplifting.

Two weeks after our first stay we were coming back through Buenos Aires to catch our flight home and Rachel again helped us out by making us feel welcome and let refresh before our long flight back to Australia. We highly recommend El Jardin del Tango and really did appreciate such a kind hotel owner! She's a true host, in every sense of the word.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

I recently spent 6 months traveling in South America. By far, this is the BEST place we stayed the whole time. My only regret is that I haven't had time to write a review until now.

Rachel is an ideal hostess. I felt like I had my very own apartment in Buenos Aires, but with all the amenities of a hotel. The rooms were adorable, clean, comfortable with lots of storage. We had keys so we could come and go as we pleased rather than bothering the lady of the house. With close access to all subway lines, it was really convenient and easy to get around. On top of that, the bathroom was modern with a shower faucet more powerful than the one I have. I should also mention how ecstatic I was to have my first bubble bath in 4 months.

Now, onward to the #1 thing that makes me love/hate a hotel. Breakfast. Rachel made sure that we had amazing breakfast goodies available every morning (fruit salad, pastries, coffee, fruit, juice, eggs, yogurt). The best part was that they were there waiting for us whenever we felt like eating them. At other B&B's you have to make your appearance at the dining area, and then wait to be "served" by the hostess. That means if you sleep in one morning, or you aren't good at eating a lot in one sitting (I'm not, I'm a day-long grazer), you miss out on your food opportunities. This was the perfect set-up for me and made me exceedingly happy.

Overall, the best thing about staying here is that you Have all of Rachel's wisdom and hospitality at your service, but she doesn't "hover" like other hostesses. You can sit and chat if you want to, but you have your freedom and privacy to really make the place feel like home.

I will definitely come here again if I ever go to Buenos Aires again, and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling there.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Rachel at Jardin del Tango knows all the tourist stuff and all the "hidden Buenos Aires" stuff as well. She can put you on the right bus, into the right dance hall, at the right restaurant and at the right street fair. She is very generous with her time. The place, as everyone has said, is pretty, clean, well-located and Wi-fi.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

A wonderful place to stay. I stayed in the Casa Rosa, which is gorgeously decorated, the linen is good quality and everything is very clean and comfortable. There is a lovely sunny deck garden and lounge area. Rachel is very helpful and really has thought of everything, supplying bath robes, maps, snacks and even coins for the bus! The houses are very close to Recoletta and to two subway lines. I had a wonderful stay and couldn’t recommend staying here enough.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Jardin del Tango

Address: Lavalle 2236, Buenos Aires 1051, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 249 B&Bs / Inns in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Jardin del Tango has two casas, both close to subtes and buses and within 15 mins walking distance of Obelisco, Recoleta and Abasto. Guest rooms have air conditioning - important in our hot, humid summer. Our rooms are available on a single or double basis, or Casa Jasmin is available for your exclusive use at a special rate. Great for tango dancers, first time visitors to Buenos Aires, international students (especially those who come to learn Spanish), or conferences. ... more   less 
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