Right from the start, with email communication this place seemed good! Kevin was really, really, really helpful with travel plans/ information prior to arrival, and this continued throughout our stay. Every morning, we discussed the days plans with Kevin over a simple, but tasty and plentiful breakfast. We followed his recommendations, and were never disappointed. This host REALLY knows the city!
Nothing was ever an inconvenience for him, including our 3am departure, which necessitated Kevin getting up to arrange our transportation at that hour.
The accommodations were great. The beds were comfy ,the rooms were clean, and there was a sitting room & dining room, as well as an indoor courtyard, available for our use.
Staying here felt very comfortable, just like you were at home.
The B&B is in a working-class neighbourhood, which was nice to experience. The subte is within 2 blocks, and provides great access to central Buenos Aires, and should be experienced, as it is the oldest subway in South America. Judging by the crowds, it is still used extensively by the locals.
We love to walk when visiting new cities, so we walked everywhere from the B&B. A few times we walked through areas that looked a bit "gritty", but none-the-less felt safe, and Kevin can advise you how to use the subte or cabs to navigate the city and avoid these areas, if you want.
Consider this B&B if visiting Buenos Aires.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1912 by the famed Italian architect Virginio Colombo, the “Edificio de los Pavos Reales” is an historic landmark building that employs the Art Nouveau style with a distinctive Venetian flair. The Guest Accommodations (two-room suite with private balcony) are exquisitely furnished with antiques of the period, giving this place a definite "wow" factor that does not disappoint. Kevin/Diego speak English/Spanish fluently and are a tremendous source for planning your excursions. ... more less