We really enjoyed our stay and the hotel is in a terrific neighborhood, very hip with tons of shopping and dining walking distance. The staff speaks fluent English, which was useful to us in communicating finer details of our trip. They made (and changed) restaurant reservations, and even Uruguay boat tickets for us.
No real complaints, but here are some further comments on the "luxury" categorization. The Mine is hip, cool, well located, and has nice service, but is not exactly luxury. Rooms are small and there is noise bleed. Consequently sleep quality is not great. Our air conditioner leaked one night so badly that I slipped on the glazed concrete flooring in the morning (not realizing the source of the noise keeping us awake the night before was going to be a large, slippery puddle). The staff was very apologetic, and left us a nice note and Argentinian music CD as a friendly gesture. Still, I'm not convinced these are the kinds of issues typical of a hotel voted on TripAdvisor (my go-to source) as number one for luxury travel in South America.
Also, if you happen to be reading Frommer's (or was it Fodor's?) guide: "large pool?" Very far from it. Petite, shaded, lovely little pool, but not large.
Free, easily accessible wi-fi, plus a computer in the small lobby—useful for trip planning. Delightful breakfast until 11 a.m. (included).
Overall, a nice value and a charming hotel with top-notch staff. For real luxury, probably not the best bet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mine Hotel is a beautiful 20 rooms- hotel in the heart of Palermo Soho, the most trendy neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Esthetics, avant-garde and a warm style of personalized attention are combined in this new option that offers a garden with pool, wi-fi and great food (at room service or the Bistro) Most rooms with Jacuzzi and LCD. All rooms with mini bar, DVD, laptop-sized safety box and complimentary amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mine Hotel Buenos Aires