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“Hidden Jewel” 5 of 5 stars
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Vain Boutique Hotel
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Thames 2226/8 | Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1425FIF, Argentina (Palermo)   |  
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Ranked #24 of 436 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Hidden Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you want to stay in a friendly, clean, extremely reasonable rates, great location and delicious breakfasts this is the place to be. Service was hands down flawless from the moment you walk in those doors. This was our first time in BA and wanted to start our adventure out right. Roberto and Patricio go above and beyond to help you. Whether that is setting you up with cabs, restaurant recommendations, last minute booking to go on a tour to a ranch or getting you into a tango show 30 mins before! Staying here was extremely enjoyable and know I would stay here again on my return to BA! Thank you thank you!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review!
It is really nice to hear that your´Vain experience` was nice. It helps us to keep on improving our service as well as growing as team.
We enjoy to read that you were able to attend a Tango show and get in touch with the gaucho lifestyle, a complete experience.
We look forward to have you as our guest on your next visit to Buenos Aires!
Regards,
VAIN Staff!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel was listed on Time Out and we are glad we chose it.
We generally try to avoid chain hotels, and this hotel was exactly what we were looking for. They arranged our pick-up from the airport, and as the driver had a big sign with our names, it was very easy to find him.
As we arrived the hotel a little bit before check-in time, we were greeted with a welcome drink (lovely local Wine!) at the beautiful reading room at the top floor.
The room was very nice and comfortable and very clean. The Wi-Fi (free) worked well at the room and in the common Areas. The staff was always willing to help you in a very fluent English. The breakfast was probably the best I ever had, and allowed us to skip lunch every day.
It is located in the heart of Palermo, in a very safe Area, with restaurants and bars, and the subway is at walking distance.
Unfortunately we live quite far... but would stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear guest

First of all, we want to say thank you for your review. It really help us to keep on working every day.
Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our all you can eat menu breakfast.
Long distances, but we would like to have you here as our guest again on your next visit to the city!

Best regards,
Vain Staff!
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geneve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We found this hotel through Tripadvisor, and we had a great experience.
The service is excellent and the breakfast is delicious.
The room could be small for American standards but it is very reasonable comparing what we have in Europe, and it was very comfortable and clean. There is a great common area at the top floor, with a very nice terrace.
The hotel is a gorgeous refurbished old house, with a mixture of old and new deco, and the size gives you the feeling of being hosted by friends.
The location is great, at walking distance to the subway, and in a very safe area with plenty of restaurants and bars.
We definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Mrs Katrina,
We would like to thank you for your nice review about us, the hotel and our lively district!
Looking forward to have you here in a nearby future as our guest again.
Best regards,
Vain Staff
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

This looked like a nice little hotel, very cozy and modern, here is what i have to say about it:

Pros:
-The place looks nice at first sight.
-The hotel staff is very attentive
-The lounge area is very nice and so is the outside patio
-Bed is firm
-Good pressure in the shower
-A good minibar
-There is a safe on every room
-Many pillows in the bed
-Its location is very convenient for all kind of activities and great restaurants
-You cant hear noise from the streets, that is a plus since buenos aires is really noisy as any big city.

Cons:
-A bit pricey, 780 pesos for one night for the most basic room
-No spa or jacuzzi or swimming pool but thats logical given the space. But they could have an outside jacuzzi.
-The halls are VERY noissy, all that separates you from the noise is a mostly glass door.
-Once you spend some time in the place you start noticing the dirty spots, i dont care for them in general but when they are in the bed or in the walls i dont like it.
-It is a bit hard to find.
-They advertise free baked goods at the lounge area in the second floor. But none were offered.

Its an ok option, i would go back but only if i can get an internet offer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear guest,
We would like to thank you for your review and those nice pictures taken of the hotel!
Your message is really important to us.
The deck have litters and towells that are on disposal to relax before the sun goes down, but yes, you are right, no swimming pool. Sorry, but there is no space on our terrace to add it.
We still offer complimentary hot drinks & something sweet like cake on our deck during the afternoon (selfservice) . If there are few rooms occupied is offered on our bar. Please, next time feel free to ask for this to Front Desk.
The halls are opened to keep that italian house style and get natural light into rooms & all rooms have door gaskets to avoid outside sounds. We are really sorry to hear that you still find it noisy, we are not able to avoid noisy guests.
Please, feel free to contact Reservations Dept when you know the future dates of your next visit in Buenos Aires. They will offer you, the special discount promo non refundable . You will be to find it on our website too.
Best regards,
Vain Staff!
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff were sweet and helpful. Marta scurried up to the terrace with our complimentary glasses of wine and quickly made our bed into twins ! They even had umbrellas by the door for the sudden rain as we were going out.
All the people in reception were very accommodating and helpful and the girls serving our tasty breakfast were there when we needed them.
The rooms are contemporary and light and the beds were firm,but not too firm, just like I like them.
The street is pronounced like Thomas, not Tims ( as in London) in case you need to tell a cab driver !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Mrs Karyne,
We are really glad to hear that your stay with us was enjoyable.
All the staff as you said do its best to make guests stay pleasant.
Nice choice, some malbec wine as welcome drink (tip for next time: ask for the local drink Fernet with coke).
We really look forward to have you here on your next visit !
Best regards,
Vain Staff"
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in April. Beautiful hotel, great service, safe neighborhood. Best breakfast I ever had, "don't be shy to order more" it says on the menu.Nice clean rooms, the bed is very comfy. location is excellent. 4 blocks from subway and parc, walking distance to restaurants, shops, supermarket. Close to Palermo, but not noisy at night. Check out the rooftop terrace. Staff is great, helpful and very friendly. Only minor thing was a bit of mold in the bathroom. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear guest,
We love your title ("") as well as getting these positive words about us and the hotel itself on your review. We really appreciate to notice of some mold found in your room, it was informed to the maids not to happen again.
Looking forward to have you here really soon!
Best regards,
Vain Staff"
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in the Vain Boutique Hotel for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. It's in Palermo Soho. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had a wonderful experience. It is a small hotel with 15 rooms and there is a nice terrace upstairs. The receptionist on arrival was extremely helpful and even spent almost an hour booking us on the Buquebus to Uruguay. We felt that was above and betond the call of duty. I guess what I am saying is that they go out of their way to help you. The breakfast is great too and you can have as much as you like. The room did get a bit hot but there are double doors onto a small balcony so you can open those. The hotel is conveniently placed for Plaza Italia which has a subway station. There are plenty of good restaurants in the area and it all seems very safe around there so no problems going out at night. What more can I say? Just go and stay there and enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for choosing us as your home during your week stay in Buenos Aires!
We really appreciate your positive words about us, and you are right, Palermo is a really nice and safe district.
Next time if the heating is too high, please let us know, and we will inform to maintenance to check the heating control panel in your room.
We look forward to have you here again.
Kind regards,
Vain Staff
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Address: Thames 2226/8 | Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires C1425FIF, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#55 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#63 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vain Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of "Palermo Viejo" neighborhood, only 15 minutes away from the main tourist attractions, VAIN gives the guest the possibility of having another alternative to the noisy BA downtown.It preserves the "Porteño" neighborhood feeling, combined with a bohemian and avant-garde mixture that can be sensed in the variety of stores, from fashion designers, antique and design furniture to coffee shops, fashion restaurants and bars, along with the traditional ones. ... more   less 
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