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“Quality without soul” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Buenos Aires
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Corrientes 1334, Buenos Aires C1043 ABN, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #40 of 437 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Scot on the run
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Quality without soul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Impeccable place to stay for a couple of nights in Buenos Aires. Very good welcome. Attentive staff, particularly at breakfast - which in itself was the best spread I've seen in two weeks in the country (though this is not saying that much; who else in the world just wants stodgy buns and cakes for breakfast?). Immaculate room - very high quality fittings - though a bit gloomy, fairly small window on to the backs of neighbouring blocks which, in BA, are no adverts for urban planning and maintenance.
You can feel the quality in everything but no soul. There is nothing of the élan of the city. And all that piped music - at breakfast, by the pool, following you around - if it's there to create a mood then the mood is irritation.
It's a very good hotel but does quality and efficiency have to be at the expense of character?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Second time I stay here for a week - business related. Rooms are clean, service impeccable and reasonably priced. Staff super friendly and the breakfast very european. On top of that in one of the most amazing streets of BA, and walking distance from main attractions like Teatro Colon and Puerto Madero. Just a pity there is a slight smell in the main lobby.

Room Tip: Avoid street side for noise and try to be higher than 3rd floor, otherwise you hear the subway.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Travelling on business one wants reliability and quality of service and this Novotel in BA certainly exceeded my expectations - wifi that worked consistently, room service who were happy to fit in with my hours, good front desk staff, and a better than expected in house restaurant. I was not there to sight see, but the location seemed central enough for strolling around, and there were always cabs available.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This property is just 2 blocks from the Obelisco. On Avenida Corrientes. Close enough to walk to all major attractions and it is where all the theatres are. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Accor hotels has improved a lot in the last few years and Novotel is a name can be trusted.

A couple of hints for people that are planning to visit Buenos Aires.

1 - don't bother to change too much pesos. With the economic situation. Everyone wants foreign currencies. Most if not all independent retailers are happy to take your US dollars, Euro and Real. The rate they give you is even better than the standard bank rate. We got one US dollar to 5.50 pesos instead of 4.50.

2 - be careful. Pick pockets are everywhere. Two years ago I has my camera stolen in San Telmo. This time I left a restaurant, two minutes later my bag was opened and I lost my camera and mobile phone.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, FL USA
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at Novotel in Buenos Aires for a week in August 2012 and it was excellent. Their biggest strength is the staff. From the front desk, to bell staff, restaurant and housekeeping all were helpful in every regard. Everyone went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable, and answer questions or give helpful advice. Most spoke excellent English as well as Spanish. The hotel is clean and modern, and very European. If you've stayed in other Novotels it is up to the standards of the best of them. The restaurant is very good also. We arrived late and had some delicious small plates and wine. The full breakfast buffet included breads, fresh fruit, cheeses, meats, and hot selections of eggs, bacon and sausage. The hotel is also close to major shopping areas as well as in walking distance to many key tourist points in the city. This was our 4th trip to Buenos Aires and we would definitely stay at Novotel again.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This was my second stay with the hotel and was again a great stay.

The staff are just fantastic, nothing is too much trouble and are very friendly.

Hadnt stayed with them or over 12mths but they remembered us by name on arrival as if we were just there last week. Also as a platinum member they left a small box of chocolates in the room on arrival, nice touch.

The rooms are just great and always look forward to the showers with the rain shower. Always hot and great water pressure.

Breakfast is ok, could possibly offer a few more selections, but has a reliable breakfast of staples and is never crowded in the restuarant.

As said 2nd time and would love to stay again and will whenever in the Buenos Aires area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Novotel Buenos Aires

Address: Avenida Corrientes 1334, Buenos Aires C1043 ABN, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#30 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#36 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Novotel Buenos Aires 1*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buenos Aires is a major business and leisure destination in Latin America. Novotel Buenos Aires is strategically situated two blocks away from the “Obelisco”, in the businessand shopping district, surrounded by the best cultural and tourist offers in town. Novotel rooms: a space which will surprise you, 127 rooms, 2 suites, Rooms for handicapped guests, Queen Size bed, Coffee & tea facilities, LCD TV 32”, Connectivity through the TV, Electronic safe box, Free Wi-Fi internet connection, Enjoy the simple pleasures, Enjoy a pleasant environment on Patio #378 space, at the restaurant, the bar or the terrace. You'll find a delightful natural Mediterranean cuisine. In Balance Wellness by Novotel: a moment for the wellbeing, Warm swimming pool, Swimming pool for children, Fitness, Steamy sauna. ... more   less 
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