The Magnolia was our third stop on a three-week trip through Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, and without a doubt, one of the best places we stayed. The eight-room hotel is situated in a stately building filled with antiques and lots of natural light. Our room was small, as is usually the case in boutique hotels but well appointed, with a very comfortable queen bed, hardwood floors, cable television, and a good-sized bathroom with a combination bathtub-shower and lots of counter space, an attribute often lacking in hotels and one in which I, a woman who hauls around a small drugstore of toiletries on trips, appreciates. What really sets the Magnolia Hotel apart from others we stayed in, however, is the staff. No request - whether it was the simplest restaurant recommendation and reservation or spending an hour on the phone booking ferries and buses to and around Uruguay - was too much for this young but very professional and friendly staff. As mentioned in another review, the hotel's location might not be for everyone. Situated on a side street in Palermo Soho, the hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the subway, and although there are a couple of good restaurants located within five minutes of the Magnolia, you really have to walk a good 15 minutes to get to an area with a lot of choices. For us, the hotel's distance from the night life translated into a better night's sleep in its quiet environs and a good way to burn up some calories from all the Argentine wine and steak we consumed. The only suggestion that I would offer to the hotel is that it add a few breakfast options. Unlike most of the hotels we stayed at, The Magnolia offers menu service and cooks eggs to order. The food was good and the dark rich coffee was great, but we stayed at the hotel for six nights and by the end of that time we were tired of the choices. That said, it would not deter us from staying at the Magnolia Hotel should our travels take us to Buenos Aires again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnolia Hotel Boutique represents a long house tradition of the city. It was built in 1892 and remodeled in order to preserve its essence and architecture, combining antique furniture with contemporary design. We want every guest to feel at home, in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, enjoying design and quality service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magnolia Hotel Buenos Aires