This was such a joy. Wonderful renovation of big old building. Great big wrought-iron lifts going up through the centre. My room was the size of a large studio flat with high ceilings and a hip/urban/minimalist joy. Beautifully done with high quality finishes. Loved the bathroom and especially the large walk-in shower with wonderful water pressure. I had a first floor room at the front of building so some low level noise at times but not really a problem. This hotel really is a pleasure to stay in. Got a good deal on-line so only paid about £60 per night.
The reception area is very unusual and I thought it was lovely although Lonely Planet was a little snippy about it....
The breakfasts are standard Argentinian fare and one of the only areas that I thought the hotel could improve on. Also a nice rooftop terrace. A separate terrace with a hot-tub was out of action while I was there.
It's a shame that the hotel isn't closer to the centre of St Telmo. But only a 10/15 minute walk to main Dorrego square which is great early evening for a drink and to watch the tango. Also lots of side roads on the way which are full of bars and restaurants.
Although there is a restaurant below the hotel, it is fairly formal and fine dining.
The hotel service is excellent. Had lots of help with booking a ferry to Uruquay. They even offered to have the electronic ticket sent to them so they could print it easily for me. Later, after leaving the hotel, I managed to lose my return ticket. On emailing the reception staff, they had replied and provided me with another copy within fifteen minutes.
Would definitely return. And would recommend for a weekend stay -- the Sunday market runs from a few yards away into the central Dorrego square.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires is located in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo, surrounded by art galleries, antique fairs, museums, historical buildings and tango lounges. Besides, it is a few blocks away from the famous Flea Market of Dorrego Square.The Hotel stands in an Art Deco building, which was declared part of Buenos Aires City Heritage. Public areas and Hotel suites are decorated with authentic art pieces of Art Deco style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moreno Buenos Aires
- Buenos Aires Moreno Hotel