We just got back from Buenos Aires and absolutely loved our stay at this B&B.
There is no sign out front (which I love) but the address is prominently displayed - just look for the green door and ring the bell. After you check in you get your own key so you can come and go as you please.
When you walk into the building you enter a lovely, small open air courtyard with pretty plants, a couple of chairs and a table. The rooms are situated around this courtyard with a common room in front. The look and feel is funky and eclectic with modern touches such as concrete floors, exposed brick and original art, mixed with antique pieces.
Our room had a lofty feel with tall ceilings, simple furnishings and a very, very comfortable bed - all decorated with fun orange accents. The room was very clean and served us well for 6 nights. We liked the mini fridge for storing our drinking water and leftover pizza.
The staff was very attentive and it seemed as soon as we emerged from our room in the morning the coffee was there - the best coffee we had anywhere in BA by the way! In the US we are big breakfast eaters but found this breakfast to be more than adequate after eating so late at night as is common in BA. There was always fresh squeezed orange juice (yum) fresh fruit, yogurt, breads and jam, butter and dulce de leche.
There is also a computer in the common room where we were able to quickly check email each morning - no need to seek out an internet cafe unless you want to spend a bunch of time online.
The owner Ariel speaks excellent English and was very helpful with restaurant recommendations, he completely arranged two tours for us (both fantastic) and also was a great resource for general things such as the time there was a bank holiday and we couldn't figure out why the ATMs were all empty! If Ariel isn't there, there was always someone from his staff there to help if needed.
We thought this was a very good location. Just around the corner there were a couple of ATMs, a supermarket for snacks and bottled water and within a very short walk there were lots of restaurants, boutiques and a bustling outdoor plaza with casual cafes for coffee or beer breaks.
We are big subway riders in other cities but found ourselves taking cabs all of the time here because they were so easy and cheap. If you want to take the subway a lot this may not be the best place as I think it may be 10 or so blocks to the subway.
I noticed a couple of reviewers complained about the the traffic noise. Remember, this is in a city neighborhood and it's a residential building at street level. It's not in a hotel with fancy sound-proof windows. If you insist on absolute silence don't stay here. If you don't mind the occasional bus chugging down the street it's no big deal. It's certainly not constant honking, club music or anything like that.
I would say believe all of the positive reviews here - they are true!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish B&B in the heart of Palermo Viejo/Soho. The house is located in a 1901 building, traditional of those days in Buenos Aires neighborhoods. The Casa Chorizo has been renewed keeping its original style. High ceilings, brick and thick walls are one of the details to mention. As a narrow landmark the rooms are organized in a row, facing the side patio/garden full of green where hanging out after a long day is a must. All the rooms have private en-suite bathroom and two of them are big enough with a double level to accommodate more than two people, perfect for 3 or 4. The art work of different artists is found everywhere in the property which gives it a Bohemian atmosphere. The decor is simple, where each item was found in flea markets and auctions to make the B&B a warm and a perfect place to feel at home away of home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palermo Viejo Hotel Buenos Aires
- Palermo Viejo Bed And Breakfast