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1555 Malabia House
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Malabia 1555 | Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires C1414DME, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #32 of 439 hotels in Buenos Aires
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a week around New Year's with my boyfriend and had such a fabulous time! The hotel could not be in a more perfect location for food and shopping. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance. Whenever we wanted to venture outside of The Palermo neighborhood, the friendly staff gladly called us a car. The service was excellent and so helpful with suggestions, restaurant recommendations, the best ways to get around, and with giving us insights into Argentine culture. Most of the staff spoke perfect English which was helpful to us as our Spanish was not great. In the afternoons, complimentary snacks and (not complimentary but extremely inexpensive) drinks were served in the common area. The complimentary breakfast buffet was decent, and pretty indicative of what Argentineans eat for breakfast. It mostly consisted of breads, sweet croissants, pound cake, sweet drinkable yogurt, coffee, juices, some cereals, and fruit salad. Eggs were available upon request. Our room was well appointed and comfortable, and the gardens throughout the hotel were charming. Our room did not have an adjoining bathroom, we had to go across the hall about two steps, but we had a key and we were the only ones who used this bathroom. We felt like we got to know the staff and some of the other hotel guests well by the end of our stay, and this place felt like our home away from home, as trite as that sounds. We would definitely go back and recommend this to others highly, especially for the price!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harsewinkel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The most charming hotel we ever visited! Our Daughter said (Vera R), and we agree completely: "The wonderful and lovely service and attention make the difference. You always feel welcome. Everybody cares for you and you feel the passion and joy the staff manages everything. Breakfast and rooms are always in best quality and every wish you have will be fulfilled on short notice. Furthermore, if you have any question the staff is ready to answer and to give advise and helpful information. Finally, Malabia House is located in the safest and most beautiful part of the city with excellent shopping and dining possibilities. We can highly recommend this location for a pleasant and unforgetable stay in Argentina's capital." -
But attention for non-weight-watchers: If you are above 120kg, restroom&shower cabin may be a little small.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is a great hotel that is full of character and run by a wonderfully attentive and welcoming staff. The room we stayed in was well-appointed and spacious. The beds were comfortable, even the sofa-bed (which can, in some hotels, be a bit of a pain in the back...). We were fortunate enough to book the room with a balcony overlooking Calle Malabia, which was the perfect location for enjoying a glass of wine and the relaxed atmosphere of the neighborhood. Most of the rooms have private bathrooms across the hall from the rooms and, yes, the bathrooms are on the small side. But we found neither of these to be an issue and these certainly shouldn't cause anyone to think twice about staying here! Breakfast was one of the best we had in our tour of hotels in Argentina, with eggs freshly cooked to order by a smiling staff member. All of the logistics - booking, checking-in, checking-out, ordering a transfer to the airport - were easily taken care of with the help of the fantastic staff.
As for location: Palermo Soho is slightly out of the way for the main tourist sights of Buenos Aires. That said, this hotel is not far (may be 10-15 minutes walk) from the Subte (the metro), which will take you directly into the Microcentro. A cab ride into the center will cost around USD$10 (with traffic). And you can always try the adventure of navigating Buenos Aires's colectivo (bus) system for a mere ARP$2. Palermo Soho itself is a safe and pleasant neighborhood filled with shops, restaurants and bars and is worth exploring. It has some fantastic bookshops, cafes and galleries.
All in all, definitely would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

People were very friendly and helpfull! Rooms were really nice and quite and the breakfast was really really good!! No ending time and a lot of choices! I will definately come back if i will vist BA! It was situated in palermo close to all restaurants and shops, good location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malabia H, Gerente at 1555 Malabia House, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Renate and Bart,

Thank you for your words! We are thrilled to know that you had a great time with us and we hope to have you back soon.

Greeting form all the team!
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

The most beautiful hotel in Buenos Aires! The wonderful and lovely service and attention make the difference. You always feel welcome. Everybody cares for you and you feel the passion and joy the staff manages everything. Breakfast and rooms are always in best quality and every wish you have will be fulfilled on short notice. Furthermore, if you have any question the staff is ready to answer and to give advise and helpful information. Finally, Malabia House is located in the safest and most beautiful part of the city with excellent shopping and dining possibilities.

I can highly recommend this location for a pleasant and unforgetable stay in Argentina's capital.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor are quieter because of less visitor "traffic".
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Malabia H, Gerente at 1555 Malabia House, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Vera, Marianne and Hans,

It was wonderful to have all your family staying with us and was a big pleasure to spend time with your father speaking about history and politics...he knows lots!

Thank you very much for your review, it´s really nice to know that your stay with us was nice, satisfactory and that you "received" the passion that we put in every thing we do. We love our profession and the most valued thing is that you felt welcome, supported and cared.

We hope to see you back here!
Best regards from all the team!
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

From the moment we arrived, we were met with very attentive and helpful staff who gave us a map and an overview of the area and Buenos Aires neighborhoods, and even greeted us with coffee/soda and a pastry. Very clean and comfortable, nice simple modern decor, quiet indoors, good breakfast, wifi in the room and computers with internet access located down the hall. Staff were very accommodating regarding keeping our luggage in storage after we checked out until our plane left much later in the day. This is the area of Buenos Aires you want to be in for proximity to good restaurants/bars, shopping at small interesting shops, and still be within walking distance to the Subte (subway), as well as many interesting areas reachable by foot. I would highly recommend staying in this area in lieu of the more touristy central part of town, as it is easy to get there from the hotel. A very reasonable price compared with what you would get for the same price in most US hotels.

Room Tip: The less expensive rooms have a private locked bathroom (for us only) that is just across the hall f...
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Malabia H, Gerente at 1555 Malabia House, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Erin and David,

Thank you very much for your words, it is very important to know that our work is valued and above all to meet our guests needs. We´re glad that you liked our house and enjoyed your time here. We hope to have you back here soon!

Best wishes from all the team!
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This was the most helpful hotel I have ever stayed at. Starting our trip here was great because they arranged everything else for us for the remainder. The rooms are quite nice (not amazing), breakfast fairly varied for BA, but again all of that trumped by great service.

Room Tip: Top room has balcony but usually fills up fast. All rooms are fairly similar, having a bathroom jus...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malabia H, Gerente at 1555 Malabia House, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Dear Stephanie and Ryan,

Thank you very much for your words, we work hard everyday so we can offer our guests the best. It´s more than important to know how our guests feel about our service. We´re trully glad of receiving guests like you and to be part of your experience in Buenos Aires.

We hope to see you back here soon!
Best wishes from all 1555 Malabia House Hotel team.
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Additional Information about 1555 Malabia House

Address: Malabia 1555 | Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires C1414DME, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#83 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#105 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 1555 Malabia House 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1555 Malabia House Boutique Hotel is set in a 19th-century building surrounded by restaurants and shops in the Palermo Viejo neighborhood.All accommodations are well-appointed with luxurious furniture and modern amenities, including air conditioning, cable TV and free internet access. ... more   less 
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