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“Cute boutique, hip neighborhood, far from center, drastic cancel policy” 3 of 5 stars
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248 Finisterra
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Baez 248 - Las Canitas, Buenos Aires 1426, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #224 of 436 Hotels in Buenos Aires
New York City, New York
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“Cute boutique, hip neighborhood, far from center, drastic cancel policy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

A cute boutique hotel in the Las Canitas neighborhood. This area is a locus of hip restaurants and bars, but if you are planning on sightseeing, it is quite far from sites of interest. You will have to take taxis or walk to the metro to reach anywhere.

The rooms are very small; even with a room upgrade, the two of us were tripping over each other. And I am comparing this to even budget hotels in Europe. I can't imagine what the standard room would be like. Breakfast was limited but excellent quality, breakfast staff were friendly, front desk a bit brisk and not very helpful. Wireless Internet was fast and flawless.

We moved to another hotel, Urbanica Suites, which was further out but no less convenient to the metro ("Subte") with much larger rooms and more helpful staff.

Take the cancellation policy, which is provided in advance, seriously. With the uncertainty of weather and international flights to B.A. you cannot be sure that you will arrive the day you expect, but you will definitely be charged the full day regardless of the occupancy of the hotel. So if this is a business expense, you might not care so much, but for your personal vacation dollars, I can't recommend the 248 Finisterra for the start of your stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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248Finisterra, owner at 248 Finisterra, responded to this review, April 12, 2010
The comments are acknowledged as it will help to improve even more the quality of our services, which is our main concern. Our achievements are namely reflected in being finalist of the 2009 World Luxury Hotel Awards, in our Guests comments (see our Guest Book in our home page) and customer satisfaction questionnaires and so on.

In order to clarify some points, the cancellation policy is a very usual one in particular in small hotels with not a large number of rooms. We offered to the Guest an appropiate invoice to give him the possibility to claim to the corresponding Airlines, responsible of the delay.

In reference to others points, Las Cañitas is very near to some interesting places listed in the webpage and middle far and far apart of others considering the big size of Buenos Aires city but with very good accesses to all of them.

Any suggestion about what to add to ours different kind of breads, cold cuts, cereals, pastries, fruits, marmelades, eggs in different ways and so on will be acknowledged
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

We had spent a few days in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires before heading to Mendoza and Iguazu in the middle of December on vacation. After our travels through other parts of Argentina, we had 3 days and 2 more nights in BA before leaving for home ... and we couldn't have selected a better place to spend the rest of our time.

The hotel is situated in charming Las Canitas, surrounded by bars and restaraunts ... and only a few blocks to the Subte. Location is great. The hotel itself is incredibly clean and modern, and the staff is most helpful. During our short stay, the staff at the hotel helped us book and print our tickets for a tango show, a dinner at Las Canitas, and Buquebus to/from Colonia. There's a jacuzzi, a garden area, and a computer/printer for guest use. Our room (we got a Standard) was a little on the small side, but the bed was incredibly comfortable and the bathroom was tastefully decorated.

Two things very unique about 248 Finisterra which we found to be an extra special touch:

There are no elevators in the building, so the staff will take your bags up for you. And when you check out (if you are going to spend the day in BA before leaving later that evening), you can leave your bags in the room and they will take them down for you while you are out exploring. This is particularly notable because we had two cases of wine in addition to our actual luggage, and it really was a nice touch.

The second (and potentially most exciting) thing we really enjoyed was their breakfasts. After nearly two weeks of dulce de leche, bread, and iffy coffee in the morning ... we were thrilled to come down to a complete fruit spread, freshly squeezed orange juice, great coffee, flaky croissants, and bacon and eggs to order!

We LOVED our stay at 248 Finisterra and would recommend it to anyone. You can get places for less money, but you won't find a better value (in our opinion). We plan on staying there again, whenever we are lucky enough to return to BA.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

We stayed for one weekend in August. It was a beautiful hotel with excellent public areas. The best part was the service. Every interaction with the staff was pleasant, as they were extremely helpful. For examlpe, one afternoon, we were sitting out on the deck near the jacuzzi, and they brought us complimentary tea with cookies.

There are only two drawbacks: the room was small for the price. And if you have a street facing room, it may be a little noisy since it's near the bars on the street. Our room was set back a little so it was fine. We didn't stay in one of those rooms, so I'm only guessing that it would may be loud.

All in all great place!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights and it was perfect. The staff is wonderful, attentive without being intrusive. Always helpful and a pleasure to be around - everyone who worked there was. Or room was great, the hotel is impeccably clean and beautifully decorated in a serene, tranquil neutral palate. Our breakfasts were great as well as our one late night "snack" instead of dinner. We were too tired to go out and the staff was more than willing to fix something for us from their kitchen. Free wi-fi was also a great plus. We would definitely return and recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 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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Istanbul, Turkey
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

My friend and I stayed and 248 Finisterra for three days at the beginning of our trip in Argentina and two nights at the end. The staff was great. They took a personal interest in our comfort and stay. We got to know most of the front desk staff by name. This is a small hotel so it feels very homey after a couple of days. We received great recommendations for local restaurants (although there are great restaurants a step away). Returning after being in Iguaçu and Mendoza felt like coming home. The rooms are not large. I stayed in 4 and 5 which were pretty small but fine for one person. My friend was in 7 which was a smidge larger and I took a peek at 6 and it too was larger. Regardless there are plenty of outdoor spaces that allow you to spread out. The dining/living room area was comfortable as well. A tea was served every afternoon. Breakfast was great with eggs to order or a selection of breads, medialuna & pastries. I would definitively recommend. The neighborhood of Las Canitas is a cute, small neighborhood with great restaurants and lively nightlife; although some noise could be heard on the weekend is was not enough to keep me up. The subway was within a few blocks and cabs were not difficult to hail, although currently there is construction on the road so you will need to be dropped off one to two blocks away and walk the remainder but it appears to be going fast so this is very temporary and will allow the area to be a pedestrian street on the weekends. I loved 248 Finisterra and would definitely return/recommend.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blackheath, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

They say that this greatboutique hotel located in the Heart of Las Cañitas, the neighborhood chosen by those who love excellent cooking!

I dont really know what they meant, as I never deemed cooking to be excellent! - I always enjoyed other people doing it for me! there are some great resturants close to the hotel - and for that reason i loved it!

The fact the hotel only has 9 rooms is another plus, you feel like your more in a house than a hotel, my travel advisor Greg at Chimu adventures told me this was the best place to stay in Buenos Aires, and he is right! - good attention to detail and they will cook your breakfast for you on request - no menu, whatever you like!. Rooms are a little on the small side, but the rest of the hotel (especially the rooftop jacuzzi) more than makes up for that!
One of the better hotels I have stayed in!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2009

Loved the neighborhood, super convenient, nice boutique hotel. Very clean, helpful staff, and great price. Free internet, decent breakfast, but location for bars and restaurants is hard to top.

Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
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Address: Baez 248 - Las Canitas, Buenos Aires 1426, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #224 of 436 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 248 Finisterra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of the spaces in the hotel are designed for your enjoyment. Inside, there is a sitting room with a fireplace to savor a glass of wine and a good book. Outside, there is a garden, a hardwood deck and a hot tub for star gazing. The building tastefully decorated, mixture of modern city flavor and early XX century furniture, has a fancy and wide lobby bar and snack service. It has an air conditioning / heating system with cutting-edge adjusting technology and a special hermetic closure that ensures a fully soundless environment. ... more   less 
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