This was my first trip to Buenos Aires and I was travelling on my own so I wanted to stay at a B&B to meet other travellers. The 5th Floor surpassed all of my hopes and actually fast tracked me into the local life. The gracious and informative hosts Miles & Veronica started to share insights into the local scene by suggesting activities and places to see starting from my first email. These insights continued throughout the stay and varied on my energy level. They freely shared invitations they received to a variety of activities from friends gathering to celebrate a birthday, a private social club cocktail party, a hosted wine event at a new bar and even an authentic asado (barbecue in Argentina) with their friends on the huge sunny terrace at The 5th Floor.
The hotel itself is in the perfect location in Palermo Soho. Central with easy access to transit subway, shops, cafes and restaurants. The neighbourhood is very safe, walkable and active with the vibrancy of local residents in this middle class area.
The space is unique and has been fully refurbished back to the art deco style in which it was built. Everything from the round corners of the main entrance to the mirrors in the elevator highlight the art deco style. The main entrance features a marble circular staircase up to the sixth floor where the rooms are located. From the main entrance you see the large living room with soft seating and the adjacent room with a small library and honour bar. Their is a large deck on the front of the building that is nice during the day as it is in the shade. Plus it is high above the local tree lined street and is a nice place to enjoy a late afternoon cool drink.
From the main entrance heading to the back of the building you enter the main dining area and kitchen where breakfast is served. Also cold filter water is readily available at anytime. From the dining area you look onto a huge terrace. This sunny terrace is also a nice place to enjoy your breakfast and plan out your day. Also a great place to have a drink before heading out for the late night activities. Buenos Aires is a city that gets started late and is active and vibrant well into the night.
I highly recommend The 5th Floor. Miles and Veronica made my trip truly exceptional and I have travelled extensively. Just book early because as word spreads they are likely going to be very busy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5th Floor is a Boutique Bed & Breakfast, set in recently restored Art Deco premises located in the finest part of Palermo. It offers luxurious accommodation and a generous amount of common space including the dining room leading to the Andalusian terrace, spacious, parquet floored living room and (honesty) bar with separate terrace. It provides a homely experience that will remind you of BA's golden age. ... more less