My partner and I recently stayed at CE Design Hotel for 5 days during a trip to BA. It was our first trip to the city. The front desk staff was delightful and spoke wonderful English. They arranged taxis and cars and gave us great restaurant advice. The morning crew working the breakfast buffet was also a joy to see every morning.
Our room was spotless. It was the plaza suite they show on the main photo for the trip adivsor site. We had an amazing view of the park filled with lush greenery and these beautiful purple trees that were in full bloom. The room is minimalist but very comfortable. Beds and sofa and eating area were wonderful. We also loved the jacuzzi tub.
The location of the hotel is outstanding! We debated a long time and struggled with finding the perfect location to explore the city. We found it! It was an easy walk to Ricoletta and the northern part of Palermo as well as all of the main downtown attractions. The neighborhood was very safe - we never felt uncofortable, even walking back at 2 am one night. The park across the street does draw visitors - especially the four legged kind, so we did get some street and park noise, but nothing terrible. It's a big city and every hotel has some street noise. There was a protest in the plaza one evening and that did get a little noisey. But we would not have traded our room for anything.
The other thing that we liked about the location was that there were a host of dining and shopping options in close distance. Unlike the Palermo Soho neighborhood or San Telmo that is still under development, this area is well established and had quite a variety of things to offer. Because a lot of people live in the neighborhoods, there was always a lively atmosphere (again, unlike San Telmo and Palermo Soho/Viejo that can feel a little deserted at some times).
All in all, it was an awesome place to stay, especially for us as BA virgins. We can't recommend it more highly. The only thing that I wish they had was a rooftop pool or deck and maybe a little more variety in the breakfast menu. If you were looking for a place to just hang out within the hotel, the bar is nice, but it doesn't substitute for a nice pool/deck setup. They do have a pool, but it is sort of in the basement - one that kids could probably enjoy in a pinch.
- 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:
- Ce Design Buenos Aires
- Hotel Ce Design