We stayed at the Poetry for 12 nights in July/August 2010 and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. This was our first trip to Buenos Aires and we found the property to be perfectly located - situated between Recoleta & Barrio Norte; an elegant neighborhood that is convenient and centrally located, a 10 minute walk to the Recoleta Cemetery. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby, an excellent bakery a few doors down (see more info and pictures on my blog link below).
As an interior designer, I am extremely particular about the architecture, design and furnishings of a space and chose the Poetry based on the beautiful photos shown on their website. Thankfully, the photos accurately represent the property and I loved the design - contemporary mixed with some antique pieces. We wanted to stay in a larger duplex but one was not available for our entire stay so we stayed in Studio 1D for the first 3 nights and then moved to Duplex 2C for the remaining 9 nights. Both were lovely, comfortable and provided a good amount of space for a couple. The studio had an outdoor space with a dining table/seating for 4 which we would have used if the weather had been warmer. The duplex was much bigger with soaring ceilings and bedroom upstairs but did not have an outdoor space - this didn't matter for our stay since the winter weather was a bit chilly - we were happy to have the bigger space.
The owner, Brent, is very nice and will gladly make recommendations about the city for shopping and/or restaurants if asked. Jimena, the lovely young woman who is responsible for guest services, was extremely helpful with trip plans including Tango shows, restaurant and days trips suggestions both via email before our arrival and during our stay. Their office is on the ground floor and they are available during business hours to answer questions or help with reservations if needed. The building super, Pablo, lives on-site should you need anything outside of business hours. All of the staff were wonderful.
There is no business center but free wi-fi in all apartments. We didn't bring our laptops but it was pretty convenient to check email at the place across the street. No fitness center but there is a Megatlon a couple blocks away that offers day/week passes as well as a few other less expensive gyms in the area. Megatlon week pass is priced fairly but the day pass is overpriced.
We had a great time in Buenos Aires and a wonderful stay at the Poetry Building. Highly recommend!
For more BA recommendations, see my Top 20 picks for sights & shops (includes pictures & links, Tango reviews, etc):
- Also Known As:
- Poetry Hotel
- Poetry Hotel Buenos Aires
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Poetry Building offers 18 exquisite and professionally furnished apartments specifically designed for short-term vacation rental. They are beautifully appointed with all the comforts and amenities you have at home. Poetry is located in Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires' most desired and exquisite neighborhoods, surrounded by parks, cafes, restaurants, and shopping. The building itself evokes the romance that is Buenos Aires. It is firmly rooted in Argentina’s history as the former home of one of its most famous and aristocratic families, the Peralta Ramos. Many of the original architectural lines and much of the beautiful grace of the original 100 year old mansion have been restored. Much effort has been taken to meticulously update Poetry’s interiors to interpret and integrate current trends with modern demands. Our staff speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. We are located in the office on the ground floor of the building. We offer:Privacy without solitude. Luxury without stuffiness or attitude and assistance without intrusiveness. ... more less
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