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Galerias Hotel
Ranked #367 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Half a block from Calle Florida, I guess it's the most of it! Good breakfast, good service, big and clean rooms, very helpful staff, they where very helpful and gentle, every time, and we stayed for ten days. Sure Nicolas is the best, but everyone else was great. Our first room (402) had a problem with the shower, which is on the ceiling and leaked towards the ceiling and back in to your head, very uncomfortable, surprisingly dirty walls and some dirt in the Jacuzzi pipes that I could not get rid of. We asked to be changed and the second room (301) had a very bad smell of sewage on the toilet. I've got that same smell on other two hotel in previously trips to Buenos Aires. I'll stay there again but, will ask for a room without those problems.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Tucuman streeet and neigboroughing streets are crowded and noisy during the day but a bit dark and certainly dirty in late hours. Staff on the reception is very helpfull and polite. Breakfast is very basic. Rooms are very large and clean with rather simple furniture. No luxury at all. Some maintenance will help since handles on the door are falling of and shower is spraying everywhere. Some fresh paint will help too. Street is unfortunately noisy day and night so you have to choose between closed windows ( sound proof) and air con. or fresh air and ear plugs. Room on the back are noisy too becouse of airconditioners mounted on the facade. Top roof pool and gym should have some maintenace too. Investment in the hotel sould not be to high to bring in to upper category. Its not question of money rather care.

Room Tip: higher floors on the street are probably quieter
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank GordanaZagreb
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. This was our first visit to Buenos Aires and if we return we will definitely stay at the Galerias.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the staff at the front desk, especially Nicolas, who went out of his way to assist us during our stay.

The room was very spacious with an excellent bathroom.

The breakfast was wonderful- a wide variety of food choices and the fresh bread, buns and pastries were greatly appreciated.

The location of the hotel is great, only 1/2 block from Calle Florida which is the large pedestrian shopping area. There were many cafes nearby the hotel and also good restaurants for dinner within walking distance.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank canadianbirder
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

My wife and I ended our trip around South America with a stay at this hotel and aside from the location it's fair to say we were pretty disappointed.

The disappointment started with the rude reception staff who, unlike most his counterparts in other properties throughout South America, didn't seem very keen to welcome us. Aside from his stand-offish attitude, he couldn't grasp my request to cancel a transfer we'd previously booked because we arrived earlier than expected.

Our room was modern, but everything about it was done on the cheap. It's the sort of place that for the first year after the refurb was probably quite nice, but everything has worn quickly because they purchased the cheap option. Some of the issues with the room included:

1. Light switches you almost need to punch to turn on/off
2. A bathroom door that doesn't close, creating a draft that blows the shower curtain on to you whenever you're in there
3. An uncomfortable bed with even more uncomfortable pillows (don't believe any agent/website that says they have a pillow menu. When we asked, they didn't know what we were talking about)

The location is fantastic if you're in Buenos Aires to do some shopping with the Florida mall just down the road, but there are other hotels in the vicinity and I'd probbably give them a try ahead of this one. It's also worth remembering that not much happens in that part of town at night, so a restaurant will be a bit of a hike on foot or by taxi.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Brett S
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We recently had 3 nights in Buenos Aires and were so pleased we were staying at the Hotel Galerias. It is really well positioned close to Florida for strolling. We walked to San Telmo to look around the antique shops, took a taxi then to the Evita Museum in Recoleta (which was a really interesting place to visit) and then walked back to the hotel via the cemetery and along Ave Alvear. The hotel staff were lovely and very helpful and rooms were spacious and modern. We were also grateful to be able to access an iron and ironing board in our room - not always the case in some hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JennyB_10
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The room was nice and large, very spacious, the bathroom was designed nice (except maybe just a little dark), the breakfast was great, the best one we had out of 6 hotels we stayed at on the 2.5 week vacation. We had great service from the morning front desk guy (didn't get his name), he was so enthusiastic and helpful.

Everything was fine EXCEPT the bathroom had this open grate where whenever someone else flushed, i think it was flowing through that plumbing. And our bathroom STUNK! it stunk so bad, the whole time. We ended up having to hold our breath every time we went to use the bathroom, we even tried covering up the grate with the trash can (helped a little). And just closed the sliding door to the toilet area every time afterwards so the smell wouldn't permeate through the whole room. we were in room 104. don't know if that was the only room w/the smell.

Location is great to all the downtown area, but Florida street can be kinda sketchy sometimes. Walking distance for us to almost all the sites.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank croelin1000
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This was our first stay at Galerias, having always previously used Claridge, just down the road: (generally very good, but with cramped bedrooms).
Our 3 rooms at Galerias were very large, modern, well furnished & quiet, despite overlooking the busy Tucuman. The hotel is very centrally located, 100 m. from the pedestrianised Florida shops. The staff could not have been more attentive & helpful.
Drawbacks: the cafe style bar & dining area is "minimalist" in the extreme, & we did not want to dine there. So also is the small seating area in the reception area: useable only while waiting for a taxi, etc.
Breakfasts were also definitely on the poor side, compared to the most varied & lavish spreads at Claridge.
Overall, if you plan to be out & about most of the time then the very large bedroom s at Galerias nudges it into first place over Claridge. However, Claridge dining, lounge & bar areas are vastly superior.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Galerias Hotel

Address: Calle Tucuman 651, Buenos Aires C1049AAM, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Nicolas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #367 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range: $67 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Galerias Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Galerías Hotel Boutique is a new hotel establishment recently opened in downtown Buenos Aires. It is close to worldwide known Florida pedestrian walkway, and just a two blocks from mythical Corrientes avenue. This area is known for its shopping circuits and malls, varied gastronomy, innumerable movie theaters, and prestigious company and bank headquarters.It is an innovating, unique and idyllic hotel, where guests feel free and seduced by an unequalled service in every hotel area. Its sophisticated and harmonious atmosphere searches plenitude through countless details.Its avant-garde and elegant style contains nevertheless state of the art technology. Its comfortable and practical furniture privileges taste in a modern fashion. Our fine and spacious 40 square meter guestrooms are bright and comfortable, and contain sofas, desks, LCD television, cable TV, Wi Fi, individual air conditioning, minibar, laptop fitting safety boxes, double glazed windows with air chamber insulation, sound and heat insulation, Mito coffee makers with capsules of different flavours, in addition to our distinct touch. The bathrooms have separate jacuzzi, shower, lavatory, toilet and bidet areas, and our exclusive amenities. At our boutique hotel you will feel at home thanks to the service provided by our staff. Excellent experienced professionals in each area will attend you and satisfy your needs. Galerías Hotel Boutique has a bar area, restaurant, business center, swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and offers room service, complimentary Wi Fi, laundry, free medical assistance, transportation and tours. Stays include a buffet breakfast and unrestricted access to our hotel services and premises. ... more   less 
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