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“Kind of Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
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cE Hotel de Diseno
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marcelo T de Alvear 1695 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1060AAE, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #71 of 436 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Riga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Kind of Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

There were aspects of this hotel that were unique and terrific, and it’s very likely we’d stay here again. The location was excellent for what we wanted to do in Buenos Aires and the neighborhood seemed very safe, although the hotel’s doors were locked even during the day. Our room and bathroom were spacious and quiet, the bed good. If you look carefully, though, the hotel is not quite as new as its modern style would have you believe; there were some obvious repairs, such as in our bathroom, that made us realize that the current décor and fixtures have been around a while. The hotel staff was friendly, lively and helpful, always important to us. On the minus side, there weren’t a lot of places in our room to put our luggage and other belongings. In all likelihood had we mentioned it, we would have been given a table or an extra chair or two to alleviate the problem, but we were so much on the go with our friends and acquaintances that we never asked. The best part of all the good things about this hotel was the breakfast – you can have it any time of day, even at midnight, which we did once! How great is that?

Room Tip: You might need to ask for a luggage rack or something else to put an extra bag or two on.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear guest,

We appreciate you taking some time to write this review aboute your experience at cE Hotel de Diseño!!

We are very glad that you had such a good experience staying with us!!!. Thank you for pointing out the luggage issue, we are already working on that to put one per room. We also want to thank you for mentioning our staff, we consider it one of our best assets!

We hope to see you again someday soon.

Regards,

Lucía Popovici
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Rating summary
  • 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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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The hotel is well located, clean and the staff was lovely. The design of the place is beautifull and modern and the view is amazing.
Breakfast could be better for the price (not a cheap hotel). Despite that the whole experience was pleasant and i intend to come back to this hotel.
If you look for something romantic and not cheese you shoul check out this hotel.
Totally recomended.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Karen,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers!!

We are glad you enjoyed your stay here and the fact that you would certainly come back if you had the opportunity, we will be waiting for you!!

Regards,

Lucía Popovici
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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very good value for money.
The room is more like an apartment than a hotel room (for this price)

It is in a great central location in the nicest and safest part of town.
The staff speak english and are very helpful, the reception is 24hrs.

The wifi is great.
The room has an enormous bathroom including a whirlpool spa bath!
It also has a microwave and fridge, and plenty of desk, draw and hanging space.

It is nice and quiet, which is nice considering the central location.

The breakfast is just like any other in South America, breads, meat and cheese and cereal, juice, tea and coffee.

We have enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely recommend it.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for such nice comments!

We are glad that you had a great experience staying here. We really hope to see you again some day soon.

Regards,

Lucía Popovici
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Excellent choice for Buenos Aires. The hotel is cool, modern, clean and ellegant. It was really a pleasure to get to the hotel after a day visiting Buenos Aires. Loved the experience and I hope I can come back soon.

Room Tip: I stayed in a patio room and there was no problem at all. If you don´t stay as much time in the room...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Dear Daniel,

Thank you very much for using some of your valuable time to write this review.

We are very glad that you had such a good experience staying with us.

We hope to see you again around here some day soon.

Regards,

Lucía Popovici
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Living up to its name this boutique hotel has style. My room is at the back where it faces walls of other blocks, not so pleasant. Room itself is comfortable with bright-colour. Jacuzzi bath is the best feature! For a good view of the nice park you need to pay more for the apartments facing front street. Rich breakfast with good variety in the comfortable common room/bar area. On the negative side, when I arrived at sometime after noon, I was offered to check-in immediately for extra fee of USD30. That does not sound very welcoming. In this sense they do not yet consider themselves a hotel. Also quite a few stuff in the room price tag : the laundry bag, the bottled water in bathroom, even shampoos and soap liquids! For the latter, of course I guess (as it's written I Spanish) it means if you like it so much you can buy from them. Most hotels have the price tags too but often do it in a more subtle way.

Room Tip: If price is not a concern, book park-facing apartment.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking some time to write about your experience and for sharing it with other travelers.

We are very sorry about your feeling upon check in, it was never our intention. As for the rest of the things with the price tags, we decided to put them to avoid any confusion.

We really hope this didn't interfere in the good experience here. We would be glad to have you back some day soon.

Regards,

Lucia Popovici
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My friend and I booked two nights at the cE Hotel de Diseno and originally, there were some problems, as the room we booked didn't have two beds. After apologizing, the receptionist promptly remedied the situation, bumping us up to a park-facing suite. I liked the hotel so much that I returned a week later, once I returned from Patagonia. Great service, beautiful rooms, and centrally located, the cE Hotel de Diseno was a great option and I will certainly be returning!

The only thing to keep in mind: the square and surrounding neighborhood are a bit seedy at night. If you're going out, I'd highly suggest cabbing it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about us! It is a pleasure to realize we made someone's experience worth of comments. We really enjoy when people feels like coming back.

We will be expecting you some day soon.

Regards,

Lucia Popovici
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This hotel is a gem: a small boutique property in a great location with very friendly staff. The room was minimalist, but spacious and clean. The breakfast buffet offered a delicious range of healthy selections and could be accessed at any time during the day. Dining tables located on a glass floor, below a glass roof, allowed us to view all the action above and below during breakfast! The layout of the entire hotel is designed to surprise and delight its guests.

If I could make one recommendation it would be to offer coffee and tea making facilities in the room. I missed my morning cuppa in bed!

But overall, this is a hotel I'd be happy to recommend highly to fellow travellers.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. It is a pleasure for us to read such great things about the travellers experiences!

We work hard every day to make sure we provide the best service and attention, so it is nice to have this feedback. Of course we will take your suggestions in consideration to improve the service.

We hope to have you back some day soon.

Regards,

Lucia Popovici
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Address: Marcelo T de Alvear 1695 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1060AAE, 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 Suites
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#46 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#58 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#81 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — cE Hotel de Diseno 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design cE Hotel de Diseno "A new hospitality culture." Designed by the Architect Ernesto Goransky, applying his concept of total design, offers "a new Culture in hospitality." The name comes from a contemporary idea which allows, beginning with letter "C," many words that give content to this new hospitality space. Begin with "C": culture, communication, confidence, comfort, commodity, creativity, construction, comprehension, curiosity, change, concept, celebration, compromise, conscience, cordiality, clearness… Located in Buenos Aires city in the heart of Barrio Norte, Design cE faces a green space designed by architect Carlos Thays, where we can appreciate Sarmiento Palace’s magnitude. Design cE Hotel is an equidistant centre of the most attractive places that make of the city the cultural capital of Latin America. Each of the 28 suites reveals a new standard in what design, technology, and service refers. All equipped with king size beds, LCD TV 23 inches, acclimatization heat/cold, minibar, microwave, crockery set, bathrooms including whirlpool, direct phone line with answering machine, security box with laptop capacity, exclusive amenities line, black out with electronic display, wireless high speed internet and we also count with smoking rooms. The Design Cafe, located on the ground floor, offers a pioneer (and new) way to serve breakfast during the 24 hours. On the lower level, enjoy our Wine Bar and the comfortable living room with an infinite sky by glass ceiling. Here you can taste a great selection of the best Argentinean wines, drinks, tapas, contemporary music and videos. Here our guests receive a welcome drink provided by the hotel and make use of our computer with free access to internet. The public areas of the hotel offer high speed wireless connection. Have The Design cE includes external services currently free of charge, such as a parking lot, one block away from the hotel. Internal services not included in the rate: Dry cleaning and massages for the room. External service not included in the rate: transfer in-out. Design cE Hotel pretends togetherness acting as a cultural embassy for every country. This involves "music, painting, photography, clothing, textile and graphic design, dance, cinematography and literature." Design cE Hotel is a space for communication within peace and culture to host every person of our world looking for others with the same purpose aiming the construction of a global society based in a truth spirit. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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