First of all it needs to be said that the map seems to place this hotel in a distant suburb which is not true - it is slap bang in the centre and very convenient for Retiro Train/Bus Station. Despite the totally inaccurate info about "closest restaurants" on this TripAdvisor page it is virtually opposite "Filo" - one of the best Pizza places in BA.
Arriving Ezeiza at 9am I took the Manuel Tienda Leon airport bus service (45
pesos and highly recommended) to their very nice aircon office and depot (close
to Sheraton) where I left my suitcase in one of their lockers (only 5 pesos).
From here it is only a 5 minute walk to the top of San Martin where there are
several hotels. I have previously stayed - and would recommend - the "Dazzler
Tower" right next door, but on this occasion it was full and anyway rather too
pricey ($129 from reception) .
On the basis of price, convenience, and exhaustion - and the fact it was only
11am and thus too early to book into many hotels I gambled on this one even
though the moustachioed front desk manager didnt want to show me the rooms.
(normally a "No-No"!). As expected the room was small and very basic, but it
was quiet aside from a rather noisy airconditioner.. Very small TV with no English news channels. No fridge. On the good side a small desk and free wifi internet, altho the one power socket was next to bed on opposite side of room.
However the surprisingly smart lobby had 2 very comfy flatscreen internet computers, not squashed together as in many much better places. The breakfast was adequate, although it was the type delivered to you, not a self-serve buffet, so you cant pig out.
I dislike the fact that Tripadvisor asks reviewers like myself to either "recommend" or "not recommend" a place. It is not always as simple as that, and this hotel is a good example. I "recommend" it because it is central and inexpensive and opposite "Filo". Otherwise I would not recommend it.
Single 180 pesos, double 230.
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