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Chez Seb Buenos Aires
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Lavalle, Buenos Aires C1190AAI, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #20 of 243 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Beautiful hotel with lovely rooms, good breakfast and nice staff. In quite a good location and about 30min walk from Palermo. Near a huge shopping centre and supermarket. Not on the safest of roads though - lots of cars being broken in to and glass on the street. As long as you are careful, the hotel is worth it!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Miranda, Australia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
80 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed at SOCO hotel for five days and really enjoyed it, mainly because the staff were so wonderful. Nothing was a problem for them and they helped in so many ways, such as organising taxis to the airport, making dinner reservations, doing laundry and arranging breakfast early before our departure. The room we had was a great size, and beautifully decorated. The location was fine too, close to a metro station and safe to walk round at night, and conveniently located near the Abasto shopping centre and Esquina Carlos Gardel. The only problem was the traffic noise - our room faced the street where the entrance was, and we needed ear plugs every night. There is generally a time later at night when traffic dies right down and we noticed there are other rooms further inside the hotel which I'm sure are much quieter. Despite this problem, this hotel was very good.

Room Tip: Get a room that doesn't face the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yorba Linda, California
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28 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

If you want to be in the middle of everything, this is not the place. It is, however, close enough to a Metro station that it didn't matter as much. Warning, the neighborhood didn't look that bad but I later found out that walking around at night was probably not the best idea. Rooms are spacious and clean. Breakfast was minimal but always filling. Free wifi helped. FYI, not all staff members speak English but they are all very helpful. The biggest co plaint I have is the lack of elevator; not fun for having to haul our bags up and later down the stairs.

Room Tip: One facing the street was nice. There's a small balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

As one reviewer has said all ready, the neighborhood is gritty but the staff and charm of the hotel itself are fantastic. The place is clean, charming and homey. The staff goes out of its way to make you feel comfortable. They suggested an italian restaurant a few blocks from the hotel that was one of the best I have ever eaten at. Even in Italy. They help with airline reservations, sightseeing tips, and directions. I might add that while the neighborhood is perhaps not as nice as others in BA. There was never a feeling of being afraid.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Lets say your friend had a restored townhouse in Buenos Aires. Wouldn't you want to stay there? We really felt at home in this hotel. Our room was comfortable and interestingly decorated. All the rooms have high ceilings that add to the spaciousness. The housekeeping staff was among the best I have experienced, and as an occasional business traveler, I have stayed at some pretty nice hotels. The rooms here were immaculate.

As for the friends, we felt like we were treated, like friends here, not just hotel guests. Alex and all other staff at the hotel went out of their way to help not just me and my wife, but every other guest. As an American, I loath to expect that everyone speak English in a non English country. Yet, it was most convenient having English speaking staff at the hotel; it really helped get us oriented (and they recommended some GREAT local restaurants).

The only downside (for some) might be the location (you re not in Palermo or Recoleta). For us, being near the mall and subway was a plus. Cabs are always available because of the mall. The subway gets you downtown in 10 minutes for a whopping 50 cents or so.

And the rates are, maybe not as cheap as staying with a friend, but very reasonable.

All in all, I highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Very nice little boutique hotel within walking distance of palermo districts. The day staff are extremely helpful with offering suggestions and helping you get your bearings of the city.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We rolled up into the neighborhood and were immediately apprehensive..."gritty" is putting it gently. But in the midst of a crumbling, garbage strewn street is Soco BA. Entering in through the frosted glass doors you feel a sense of sanctuary/respite from this crazy megalopolis. Friendly and helpful staff, spacious rooms, generous breakfast, and as it turned out, a great central location for exploring Palermo, Recoleta, and Congresso neighborhoods. There's even a city bus around the corner that runs to La Boca.

Room Tip: We stayed in "Las Pampas"...it had a King sized bed.
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chez Seb Buenos Aires

Address: Calle Lavalle, Buenos Aires C1190AAI, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 243 B&Bs / Inns in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Chez Seb Buenos Aires 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a large 1920s in the Tango area of Buenos Aires, transformed and refurbished to provide a modern and comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting. With spacious and welcoming atmosphere, Chez Seb provide to the guests, exceptional service and permanent personal attention. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Soco Buenos Aires Hotel Buenos Aires

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