We stayed here for three nights as part of our tour around South America. On arrival we were greeted by an extremely helpful man who gave us lots of information about the hotel and the local area before very kindly helping us with our cases up to our first floor room (there is no lift). No sooner was he gone did he return with complimentary soft drinks and cookies for us - a most welcome touch after a day's travel.
The outside of the hotel is very unassuming but inside the communal areas are stunning, really stylish decor with plenty of thoughtful amenities: Nespresso machine and cookies in reception, iMac access, plus a lovely garden area with hot tub, which we didn't use actually. It's some kind of converted house, with lots of separate rooms, corridors and staircases - all completely charming - this truly does feel like a 'boutique' hotel, a word that is very over-used.
I'm not sure if we got a little unlucky with our room, but it was very small - we had to move the bed over to create space to open our two suitcases on the floor. Apart from its size, it was tastefully decorated with a flat screen TV and a very nice (but again small), modern bathroom.
The location is truly superb - there are a multitude of bars and restaurants on all the surrounding streets, and a short pleasant walk (8 blocks, across the railway line, as directed by the hotel staff) takes you to the central square in Palermo which is bouncing with nightlife. When I read the other reviews I was worried about the 'late night doorbell' situation, but I'm pleased to say that, even though we came back late each of the three nights, the front door was answered promptly and with a smile every time.
Breakfast was lovely, though not as much choice as there would be at a bigger hotel. Service was excellent and we had eggs made to order each morning.
We requested a late checkout which was no problem, though we did get a call from a different member of staff on the morning we checked out, implying that our request hadn't been communicated properly. It was still no problem however. Overall, a great hotel in a great location!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is placed in a privileged area, in a bohemian and charming neighbourhood, surrounded by very good restaurants and boutiques of Argentine designers. Krista came to be in a house of the early twentieth century with all the grace and charm of that age. The hotel has kept to the original layout of rooms giving on to patios, thus taking maximum advantage of sunlight for all its rooms. The furniture chandeliers and stylish decor also contribute to a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel has 10 exclusive rooms, all of them have bath suite. The elegant decoration, the height of the ceiling, the combination of colors, textures and wood reflects the fine distinction and warmth in right harmony Krista Hotel is a combination of French 'savoir faire'and Argentine tradition, with exquisitely decorated areas, and delicate perfumes, which arouse the senses, inviting the guest to enjoy. The hotel has a lively area for pleasure and rest, where you can enjoy an special therapeutic massage. This is excellent way to relieve your stress. It stands out for the quality of contact expressed through the gentleness and sensivity of the hands, whilst the highest quality pure natural oils are being use. The Hotel has different saloons where you will find elegance, service and consulting at the time to plan a social or business event. They are ideal for business breakfast, lunches, presentations, and small cocktails. The Principal saloon stands out for its French style elegance with delicate moldings on walls, high ceilings, and antique chandeliers lighting up the space. It's communicated with the lobby of the hotel and can be used both spaces at once. The permanent care of every detail makes Krista Hotel Boutique the place to choose for small business and social events. ... more less
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