This residence advertizes a swimming pool, yet when we asked for instructions where to find it, we were told that it is only for the private apartments. When pressed, the clerk said that it was only for people staying in deluxe apartments costing 4 times the rate we were paying per night, False advertising!
The owners seem to have given up on the rooms rented here. Bathroom hooks were hanging off the wall by a thread and when I tried to hang a towel, it fell with a large lump of concrete from the wall with it. Lightbulbs needed changing, sheets had holes in them. The tiny elevator up could only take one person at a time with luggage.
The shower stall is 2" x 2" and very difficult to get into with a one foot wide opening. The floor tiles are not sealed and are thus filthy. The maids will only change the linens every 3 days regardless of a bath mat being filthy.
A parking lot across the street provides a constant beeping noise, which is irritating. The traffic noise from buses and sirens is also very loud here.
Internet is promised but the wifi signal was so weak that on the 4th floor we couldn't get it. We did pick up other wifi signals but intermittently. Do not count on using internet here.
On the positive side, the air conditioning worked - a must in BA's humid hot summer. The price per night was inexpensive; we paid $40. A small kitchenette allows one to save money on some meals although the kettle leaked and the tiny pot provided did not allow for much cooking. You do your own dishes here which is often as there is only two of everything. A nice sized balcony was useful after the sun disappeared at noon. Picking up a wifi internet signal was easier outside. There was a variety of TV channels in a few different languages.
A deli is found on the same block and small food stores are also nearby so you can put some things in the fridge and have breakfast in. The main shopping area (Florida street), the port/water, the obelisk, metro and downtown shopping on Santa Fé are all in walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leonardo da Vinci Residence is a petit hotel ideally located in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta, minutes away from cultural happenings, world-class shopping and historical sites. Our building, an elegant example of XIX century French architecture, is completely remodeled and has all the conditions to offer personalized attention, ideal for long term stays. It is home to, among other boutiques, the Leonardo da Vinci Art Gallery, specialized in European painting, which has been in the market for more than 20 years.Please, contact us for any further information you might need. Our operators will help you in Spanish, English, Italian, Russian and German. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leonardo Da Vinci Residence Hotel Buenos Aires