My room was about 6 by 3 meters, including the bathroom. I paid 1821 pesos for three nights, which I find a bit expensive at the official exchange rate (see below). The whole place is very clean; very comfortable bed. Safety box, no mini bar. Tap water is drinkable. No street noise of course; some noise from neighbouring rooms and the courtyard, but it’s manageable. Wifi in the room was slow and unreliable (repeated breakdowns). Staff at front desk speak little English; they try to be friendly but I found them not always very professional. They tried to sell me a taxi ride to the Brazilian falls when the bus is quite as fast and comfortable and a lot cheaper of course. The same is probably true for the airport transfer, but here I took a taxi because I had a lot of luggage. The hotel is located very close to the bus terminal, so walking there is not a problem. Altogether a place I would recommend, without being thrilled.
One word about money in Argentina - something I would have liked to know before arriving. Argentinean’s finances are a mess. There is two-digit inflation, price control on basic products, and severe currency exchange restrictions, creating of course, a black market. Which means that there are two exchange rates: The official one, which you’ll get at ATMs and banks, and the real one. If you are willing to accept the risk attached to carrying large amounts of cash, bring Dollars or Euros and change them in your hotel or even on the street, which can be done quite safely if you take some elementary precautions (in Buenos Aires; I don’t know about other cities). It’ll make all the difference between a very expensive and a very cheap country.
Another oddity: On domestic flights, you are allowed 5 kgs of cabin luggage. If you have more, at check in you will be asked to remove items. So you remove, let’s say your laptop; they weigh it again - 5.5 kilos, they are happy. After which, at some distance from the counter, you put your laptop back into your cabin luggage, and nobody will ever care. I experienced this with Aerolineas, I don’t know if it’s true with other companies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 30 bedrooms whith sommiers, Bright decors and innovative, tv 26 inch LCd in bedrooms, security box, hairdryer, splits air conditioning , national phone calls and international, free wireless Internet Wi Fi, staff speaking english. ... more less
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