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“Great Stay, Safe area, Lovely Pool” 5 of 5 stars
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Melia Buenos Aires Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Reconquista 945 | Centro, Buenos Aires C1003ABS, Argentina (El Centro)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 439 hotels in Buenos Aires
UK
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Great Stay, Safe area, Lovely Pool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed here for two nights during a recent visit to BA. Hotel is very well located in a safe area of the city on a quiet side street. Breakfast Buffet was great and basement pool a pleasant experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This hotel is not impressive, but it´s nice. The location is good, but not excellent, as there are many bars close the hotel, which can be really noisy. Reconquista street is centric, but not very interesting for tourists. The rooms are clean, thr breakfast is excellent. The pool is nice and the staff is friendly, when you are not in a hurry. Very special to mention - I forgot 2 credit cards i my room safe and came back after three days to the hotel - i got them back! This is not usual in Argentina and I was really happy.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed there for 5 nights. First of all, location is perfect - near to business centers and to the Puerto Madero (just 5 minutes walk).
Reception desk is very helpful - you can change the currency (not he best rate, but you are sure that no fake) Argentina has issues with fake money
The price is normal to its level. Staff is plolite (it was funny to me that they were opening entrance door for mee every time :)
Room service is good and with sense of humor)) It was pleasant to find sweets from them on a bed)
A small selection of dishes on breakfast, this is minus. Only omlet and some strange and fat sosiges.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as pert of an Antarctic expedition out of Ushuaia over New Year 2012 on the way out and on Jan 18 and 19th on the return. The hotel has reasonable rooms both in the new section and the original but is let down by it's location with no outdoor space except street-side. It only has an small indoor pool/spa in the basement. The breakfast was poor..certainly not up-to international standards with other meals just about acceptable. However Buenos Aires is the worst city we have visited for crime. On our first day there we were sprayed with fake bird dirt as a distraction theft opportunity. This happened to 2 other couples in our group of 40 with one couple having an attempted necklace snatch.Also at our hotel a couple were wrestled to the ground and their camera and handbag stolen(not in our group). On our return 4 other couples were sprayed and one couple had a necklace stolen. On our New Years evening tango show and meal many visitors kept their jewellery out of site only putting it on when inside the venue. Perhaps it was just over this period when many locals leave the city for vacation that the homeless and thieves were more noticeable and more active. It certainly won't be on our list of places to return to.

Room Tip: Avoid floor 7 which is a smokers floor. Rooms in the newer rear are modern, the others more traditio...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as part of an expedition cruise to the Antarctic at New Year 2012/13. The hotel was showing its age and the facilities were questionable. The location was not salubrious and all of the sidewalks and roads in Buenos Aires needed urgent repair - not the hotel's fault.

The Internet access as not free in the room or even in the "Business Centre". However, the rooms were fine. The hotel bar was in the foyer and there was nowhere to sit quietly and read a book or newspaper.

The best feature was undoubtedly the staff, From reception/concierge to restaurant/room service the staff were friendly and helpful and they could not to enough to please.

All in all, a disappointing stay made worthwhile by the people.

Room Tip: It is difficult to give a tip. The rooms at the front look over the roofs of other buildings and/or...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago, Chile
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the hotel in July 2012 and had a wonderful honeymoon. We stayed four days. The hotel is cozy and our room was a great size. Near of Florida street and Galerias Pacifico Shooping Center. The is nearby too of Puerto Madero and public transport is a block away if we wanted to go to another area. It's a lovely place. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Some years ago I spent a week in Melia Buenos Aires , now I came back for a 5 nights stay.
Obviously the hotel mantain some strengths : situation very central with a lot of restaurants near the door, Florida street in walkable distance like Porto Madero, the rooms are very large ana confortable, the staff is still kind.
But there are some important differences. Furniture beguins to be something tired and old fashioned.
The bar in lobby that had some years ago all afternoons a pianist now has noise, in terrasse we wait large time to order and another large time til something reach.
The breakfast now is a very poor one without sufficient variety,Croissants that were terrific are now simply regular.
Conclusion: still a convenient hotel but declining.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Reconquista 945 | Centro, Buenos Aires C1003ABS, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > El Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#18 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#38 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#65 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Melia Buenos Aires Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Meliá Buenos AiresOur most important objective is to provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you to enjoy to the full.This modern hotel provides 209 spacious and comfortable rooms including Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Executive Suites and Premium Suites. All the rooms have been carefully designed and combine elegance, quality service and the latest technology, as well as modern temperature control systems and soundproofing.The rooms are fully equipped with individually controlled central heating, LCD TV, desk, broad band Internet connection and WiFi, 2 telephone lines, minibar, safe, kettle, shoe-shine service and 24 hour room service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sol Melia Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Melia

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