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Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Pena 2049, Buenos Aires C1126ABA, Argentina (Recoleta)   |  
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Ranked #64 of 436 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Wollongong, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“B A gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Booked on booking.com and what a treat and a find. We had spent three weeks backpacking and with a trip to B A, we were looking for something a bit better. This hotel meet every expectation from being sensationally located, staff service, comfort and cleanliness. A big thumbs up.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Howard Johnson Boutique Hotel in Recoleta is ideally placed to visit many of the main attractions, also I found the rooms and the staff to be very helpful, we left most of our luggage there when we flew to Iguassu Falls and then to Rio in Brazil, on our return to Howard Johnson our rooms were organized and our luggage already there. highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The rooms were spacious and clean. I say rooms because when our A/C didn't work, they switched us to another room. Excellent help at the concierge desk and the kitchen/bar. Fast wifi. Spotty maid service. They cleaned but often forgot to replace bathmats, towels, etc. Very convenient location. There is a hot tub and treadmill off the lobby and our rooms had jacuzzi tubs and hair dryers.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Im from Buenos Aires and ive seen lots of hellholes, this place rates highly for me in terms of location, mod cons , convenience and service. Rooms are very spacious with lovely cotton linen and bathroom is great with jets in bathtub and other luxuries. Staff is friendly and helpful, i asked for a corkscrew and this lovely girl came up and did the job for me straight away. The gym is a joke though, so tiny and next to steam room area so working out here is like training for thai boxing in Thailand! Apart from that, i would book this place if you can afford it, it aint cheap but is worth the money if you are fussy about location, looks, nice carpets, linen , pillows, etc

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Evanston, Illinois
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

If this was a hotel anywhere else in the world I would give it the lowest possible rating. However, this is the first hotel I've ever stayed at in South America so I'm cutting it some slack.

- ants everywhere: under the bathtub, next to the sink, even on the bed. Did not eat in bed in case anyone was wondering
- service: the front desk was pleasant and willing to help but not pArticularly knowledgeable about the vicinity. Realize they don't live in the area but should still have a list of specific restaurants to recommend. The front desk person instead told us to go check out a touristy stretch next to the cemetery, which we had already gone by..it's a strip that includes McDonald's and TGI Friday's..... There were decent restaurants in the opposite direction which we found on tripadvisor after obtaining useless advice from front desk guy
- love the old school a/c in the room that stays on and adjusts temperature very quickly, absolutely essential during this summer hot spell
- pillowcases open on both ends. Kinda gross. Also, pillows were super flat but they were generous with the number so I could pile them up. Towels were grey and reggedly.
- There is a decent restaurant across the street, Brut Nature. Lots of locals, opens at 8 and packed by 9. It was closed one day due to a power outage on the block so we went to Melo which is a couple of blocks away
- There is a small Carrefour at the end of the block turning left at the hotel entrance, however it was inexplicably closed at random times of day.
- free but slow Wi-Fi, goes down occasionally
- complimentary breakfast - same food everyday, wish there were more hot options. Only hot food was eggs cooked on request. On our last day they got a noob to cook the eggs - picture attached

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at the Howard Johnson from Nov 29 to Dec 1. The rooms are large and well stocked. The wifi was not working initially but the issue was quickly resolved. The staff are very helpful and speak good english. Our room had a nice balcony to the street and it was fun to just sit and take in the buzz of the neighborhood. Buenos Aires is a walking city and Recoleta is a great neighborhood, beautiful architecture and tons of shopping. Our flight on the last day was at 10pm. The staff can keep your luggage safely in a locked area. A very good service to remove some of the headache.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Coconut Grove, FL
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed here in November for 4 night. The location couldn't be better. It is safe, quiet and two or three blocks from restaurants, shops, etc. The breakfast was perfect. The room large and spacious and the bathroom is ok. The towels are a bit old and frayed but I was told they are in the process of replacing them. Will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta

Address: Pena 2049, Buenos Aires C1126ABA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#51 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#108 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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