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“OK hotel in great location”
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Unique Art Madero
Ranked #268 of 445 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“OK hotel in great location”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Loved the location of this hotel, close to San Telmo. Calle Chile has a lot of bars and restaurants, so very convenient. Rooms were small, ours also has several large columns in it, taking up quite a lot of space. Bed was reasonably comfortable, a little on the hard side. No sound proofing in this hotel, very noisy, especially vacuuming the hallways early in the morning! Claims to have indoor pool and washer/dryers - not true, as i was informed rudely by the staff. Breakfast was nice in a room with beautiful views, however so uncomfortable as the tables as very low. Stay here if you get the room cheap, but otherwise look around for something better!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is a reasonably located hotel between San Telmo and Puerto Madero where many good restaurants can be found. The location is therefore reasonable although there are very noisy avenues close to the hotel. However, in few countries would this hotel be considered to be a 4-star establishment. The door to our room had minimal insulation capacity, hence one would wake up along with the earliest risers on the floor. The breakfast room looked good and had a great view but a very strange furniture for the purpose it must be said. Also the breakfast itself was very mediocre. Usually at least one member of staff in the lobby spoke English, but waiting for that member to become available to feel like a waste of time. The hotel does not have a luggage store-room but pile the suitcase next to the lobby on the day of departure. There is neither a bar nor a small restaurant in the hotel. And the pictures of a pool and a gym did make those amenities look quite different from the reality. It must be said though to be fair that the hotel was rather cheap. Would we stay there again - no!

Room Tip: The higher up the better do to road noise.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Service was awful, the shower was not working very well, beds are like a box with a mattress, I never sleep well during my stay.

Breakfast was in beautiful place with a great view, however they have tables for kids, not comfortable at all.

The staff was not helpful, every time I was asking fro something they just explained the reasons of the problem instead of provide a solution

Room Tip: Do not come to this hotel
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 16, 2011

There's still a lot of work to be done if that hotel is to become a special place instead of just one of. And staff's attitude really needs to be done smthng about. The rooms are quite spacious but on closer inspection the furniture is cheap and very standard. Good value for such lovely location for sure, we loved the neighbourhood. Doesn't really offer any extra fascilities, the indoor pools is constantly out of use and the so called gym is merely a tiny room with a treadmill and couple of weights. Wi-fi way too expensive.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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london
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2011

The actual décor of the hotel was lovely – however, it soon became apparent that it was “all style, and not much substance”, which you certainly don’t expect in a hotel which classes itself as 4 Star.

Firstly, our balcony door would not lock the entire time of our stay, which was a security risk. Secondly, the TV signal was appalling, with most channels having a very fuzzy reception – it became apparent this was a hotel wide problem as our friend in another room had the same issue, and the staff themselves recognised it was a wider issue.

Thirdly, the hotel markets itself as having a pool – the pool was indefinitely closed (this was one of the reasons we chose this hotel).

In the bathroom there was no plug in the bath (what’s the point of having a bath if there’s no plug!), and the shower repeatedly flooded due to the impractical shower curtain (not a good design for a hotel). One of the towel hooks repeatedly fell off the wall.

Finally and the most disappointing of all, was the breakfast. All we were given was toast, croissants, and cheap Orange Juice. The coffee and tea was served out of plastic cups, and you had to eat on ridiculous Japanese Style low tables – fine if you are a child or teenager, but not if you are an adult - many older people were struggling.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night in January 2011. I booked it on a whim since there was a good price online, and was a good value. I was a bit worried because of the reviews on trip advisor, and maybe my expectations were a bit low, but I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, this hotel doesn't stand up to North American 4-star standards, but the bed was very comfortable, the room was clean and nice and simple (all white) and the service was very pleasant and attentive. Breakfast wasn't great, as in a lot of spots in Argentina (bread and coffee), but that's common. My only complaint is that the shower was kind of crazy and sprayed water everywere, and the caulking around the tub needed to be redone or thoroughly cleaned. For the price we payed ($80), I would highly recommend, but if at regular hotel prices, there may be better options.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2011

Our original reservation was at Park Plaza Unique in Recoleta. When arrived, they told us that we would be moved to this "sister" hotel in the Puerto Madero. Since this was the day before New Year's Eve, we were left with no choice.

Upon arrival at the hotel, the lobby was in chaos as they are trying (it seems like) to book other people who have been brought over from other Unique properties.

They also "upgraded" us to a suite, which is on the 2nd floor. I don't know about you, but putting a couch in the room does not make it a "suite." However, it later became apparent that being on the 2nd floor was a godsend, as the hotel suffered several blackouts throughout our entire stay. I can just imagine staying on the 10th floor and having to walk down 11 flights of stairs just to get away from the dark, hot, room.

Except for one, the staff was also not very helpful. You ask them to make restaurant reservations only to show up at the said restaurant without a reservation because they never called.

I would never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Unique Art Madero
Address: Chile 80 | Puerto Madero - San Telmo, Buenos Aires 1205, Argentina (Formerly Unique Madero Hotel)
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #268 of 445 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Hotel Class:4 star — Unique Art Madero 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Art Madero is located in Puerto Madero, distinguished tourist neighborhood of Buenos Aires, near the riverboat casino, the most prestigious restaurants in the area and many art galleries. It is also close to the San Telmo neighborhood, their pedestrian streets and old town; with good access to domestic and international airports and the Port of Buenos Aires. The hotel combines design and modernity with elegance and comfort in all its facilities. It offers Buffet Breakfast and bright and spacious rooms. Rooms are equipped with LCD TV, telephone, individual air conditioning/heating, bathroom with bathtub, bidet, hairdryer and amenities, digital safety box, minibar and access to high speed Internet. ... more   less 
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