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Livian Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Palestina 1184 | Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Palermo)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #21 of 255 Buenos Aires B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Berlin, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Value for Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed three nights there and overall it was a good experience.
The Place is located pretty close to Av.Cordoba but still its surprisingly quiet there which we enjoyed a lot. The rooms are charming but some of the interior has seen better days (Which might actually make it even more cosy if you like old stuff in general.) However staff is very nice and very helpful. We also liked the "living room" which is really inviting.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Gerente at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Mark; thaks a lot for your review, it was very nice to have you here, and for the future, you should know that you will have a house in buenos aires !!!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed at the Livian Guesthouse for 3 nights, having already spent 5 nights in another part of BA and also having been to Puerto Madryn for 4 nights. Our stay at Livian was therefore the last part of our trip to Argentina, and provided a lovely contrast to the other hotels that we used. It is certainly quirky and unusual, but mostly in a very good way; the communal areas and bedrooms are all decorated and furnished in a very individual fashion, there is a large garden with various pieces of furniture that can be used, and a balcony area that can also be used for relaxation. I am sure that the owners could have turned over more space to accommodation, and made more money from the guesthouse, but they have instead provided a sense of space that encourages relaxation - this is to be commended.

It's location in Palermo is slightly outside of the real centre of the area, and it takes 10-15 minutes to walk to the central square where the main bars and restaurants are located. The street where the guesthouse is located, and one or two of the adjacent streets, are a little run-down, but no worse that a number of other areas in BA, and I certainly experienced no sense of threat whilst walking in the area at night.

The staff are all friendly and welcoming, and also pleased to offer assistance with sight-seeing etc. Breakfast is simple, with a limited choice - cereals, croissants and rolls, fruit etc. The en-suite facilities attached to our bedroom were basic rather than luxurious, but nevertheless clean and functional.

Overall, a very good guesthouse for anyone who wants something different to the standard hotel experience, well-located for Palermo, with staff who make the extra effort to make visitors welcome.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Richard,
Thank you very much for your complete opinion. We really appreciate your time!
This kind of review will help future guests to decide about the accommodation and the neighborhood.
It is a pleasure for us that guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. That is our goal!

We are thankful that you´ve chosen us to be part of your trip 

Livian Staff
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The overall experience was about average – by the skin of its teeth actually if you take into account the location's and house's unmistakable qualities – the owner and her friendly staff need to overcome passivity and develop their service to be more anticipating, accommodating and attentive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we are so sorry that your experience with us was disappointing. We take all guest feedback very seriously, and we're constantly improving all aspects of our service and facilities.
We give all of our energy trying to build a nice atmosphere where everybody can feel relax and feel at home.
It was a pity that you have not enjoyed Livian.

Sincerely,

Livian Staff
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Reutlingen, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We really loved our stay in Livian - the staff is very friendly and helpful, all rooms are nice and well equipped, this boutique hotel is very nice decorated and situated in Palermo not far away from all the restaurants, bars and shops, the next Subte (Medrano) is close, breakfast was very good, the garden and terrace are very welcoming! We really enjoyed our stay and would always come back to this place!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear friends,
Thank you very much for your lovely review about us!
We really appreciate that you´ve chosen us to be part of your long trip 

See you next time!

Livian Staff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

very comfortable boutique hotel with individual bohemian decor.
very friendly. good breakfast and well located.
'honesty bar, on both floors. large garden with loungers and large balcony upstairs.
recommended
jon

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear friend,
Thank you for your nice comment!
We’re happy that you’ve enjoyed Livian! Remember that now, you have a place to stay in Buenos Aires 

See you next time!

Livian Staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

First of all, the breakfast was super enjoyable! The location of Livian is very convenient, in a nice neigborhood downtown Plus, the hosts are really friendly and willing to help you with any issue or request you would have or need. If I go back to Buenos Aires, this is definitely the place I would choose for my stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear friend,
What a nice review! Thank you 
Make feel happy our guests is our goal!

See you next time in Buenos Aires!

Livian Staff
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Livian Guesthouse offered a nice and cosy environment! Especially the Garden is very nice for laying in the sun and chatting with others. Also the living room with a piano is very cosy and the breakfast is good. The rooms are also very nice, with each one being individually and carefully equipped. We enjoyed the stay there a lot!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LivianGuestHouse, Propietario at Livian Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Iris & friends,
Thank you very much for the nice things you wrote about our House!
Your wellbeing and satisfaction are the best reward for us.
We hope you come back soon 

Livian staff
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Additional Information about Livian Guesthouse

Address: Palestina 1184 | Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Livian Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a travel experience shared in a lounge, a dining room offering buffet breakfast and a tranquil garden. Take a breath.Feel relax in private suites, with facilities and services designed specially for you. Livian Guest House is your choice in Buenos Aires to feel “local” in and out of a 1920’s classic French house with artsy and mystic spirit. ... more   less 
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