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Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta
Ranked #46 of 445 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
“Excellent Place to stay”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have been in this hotel multiple times, Excellent staff.. Amenities and location. Few things are just 'WoW' when you have not really expected it .. Overall very nice place and very relaxing ambience too.

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London, UK
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

I was really disappointed to hear the drills as I arrived into the lobby. Clearly they have had a lot of complaints as straight away (as we were checking in) she said essentially, next door is knocking down the building, there is noise from 9.30-6, all rooms are similarly affected by noise so changing your room won't make a different. At that point, had I not pre-paid with Agoda, I would have gone...

The drilling, hammering, welding, noise of falling rubble was extensive. There was no way that you could sleep through it. We had wanted to relax in the room before leaving to sightsee but it was stressful just being around that level of noise. No chance of a siesta!

Other than that... Bathroom was great - spacious, powerful & hot shower etc etc. Room was fine, quite an executive type room, spacious.

I didn't get the point of 2 queen beds, all I wanted was a double! I don't know whether they had just sold out when I booked, but that was all that was available.

The hotel felt a little lacking in personality.

The staff were lovely and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for one day with my best friend on the tail end of our trip to Argentina. The location in Recolata was nice, but having stayed in Palermo Soho at the beginning of our trip, we preferred the Palermo Soho area (we are two women in our early 30s who loved the shopping and restaurant access in Soho).

Having said that, this hotel was very clean and our room was spacious with two queen beds. The bathroom was nice with good water pressure and warm water. The front desk staff was great and attentive. Wifi had a good, strong signal. We had an early morning flight to catch, and the kitchen staff made us an early breakfast of coffee, muffins and fruit - very nice!

I really can't complain about this hotel, other than the location preference. If you prefer the Recoleta area, then I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Typical american hotel, with advantages such as free wifi everywhere, spa, excellent rooms. In addition, as a boutique hotel, service is outstanding, with amenities such as welcome drinks and, in my case, complimentary bottle of champagne for my birthday. Choose odd number apartments, which are away from the noise generated by a building construction at the even numbers side. Excellent cost /benefit ratio.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arcadia CA
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

My wife and I went to Argentina to visit our daughters (who are studying in Argentina). We reserved a couple of rooms in the Howard Johnson. The room was very nice, comfortable and clean. The location is convenient with great little retaurants close by and easy access to public transport. But were this hotel excels is in the area of service. My wife and I arrived at around 10 am after 20 hours of traveling. Although check in was not until 3 or 4 pm, without the need for a request on our part, the staff member informed us that one room was available and that we were welcome to use it immediately. We took a two day trip to Montevideo, HJ stored our bags for until our return so that we could travel with only a small bag. Twice, when we were leaving to Montevideo and then when we returning home, they prepared breakfast for a couple of hours before the breakfast service was to begin. I have stayed in top of the line resorts and I can attest that this HJ's service was on par or superior to the finest hotels.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel in the Recoleta neighborhood during our first three days in Buenos Aires. We had a very pleasant stay and found the room to be very comfortable and clean. Also our room was always cleaned before we returned in the afternoon to relax. There was construction going on next door but we were never woken up early by noise and had no problems in the evenings or in the middle of the night. The hotel is very centrally located in this beautiful neighborhood and we were happy that we could walk to everything we wanted to see. The hotel front desk staff were extremely helpful as well as the bartender and kitchen staff that prepared the lovely continental breakfast. We did use the hot tub one evening and everything was clean and neat. I would definitely recommend because it is a small HoJo's property and in a lovely section of BA. We would definitely return. We stayed here in mid-March of this year.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brantford, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights before starting a cruise.
This is a great little hotel in a good location and they serve a nice breakfast with lots of choices and superb coffee, you can also ask for eggs cooked to order. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the rooms are very nice with great beds.
If you need a taxi always ask the front desk to book one for you because if I had a complaint about Buenos Aires it is that most of the taxi drivers are outright crooks and will rip you off. If you book through the hotel and the driver tells you, as happened to us, that there is a $5 surcharge for the hotel calling the cab this is an outright lie as the hotel informed us on our return. They also said how lucky we were as another customer had been scammed for $160 by a driver using counterfeit currency so be very careful. If you need a taxi from the airport book it on line as we did this to avoid any hassle and it was also cheaper.
Besides the taxi's Buenos Aires is a nice place to visit and the general public are friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta
Address: Calle Pena 2049, Buenos Aires C1126ABA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#58 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#78 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta, strategically located in one of the most exclusive areas of Buenos Aires, is only few minutes away from the financial district and the most prestigious cultural, commercial and entertainment attractions with easy access to Buenos Aires domestic and international airports. More than a hotel it is a philosophy in which each guest is our focus and their needs are anticipated and satisfied in the most personalised and professional way. A unique experience centred on excellence and quality service, which will make your stay memorable. Designed and equipped with the highest technology and with the most refined selection of facilities and details to offer the most pleasant, comfortable and unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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