Rochester has got to be a good choice for the centre of Bs As.
We booked this hotel because it was cheap and because it was central.
But we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation and service.
The breakfast in particular was excellent - a very wide choice of fruit, local meats and cheese, pastries, cakes. A breakfast chef will make omelettes and waffles (eg with dulce de leche) to order at no extra cost.
The Rochester rather confusingly markets itself as both Rochester Classic and Rochester M - with the latter, we think, supposed to be a bit better than the former. Just to add to the confusion, there is another part of the chain nearby called Rochester Concept.
Rochester M and Rochester Classic share a common vestibule - but have two reception desks with different brands. Services, including the breakfast, are shared.
Our large room - we booked Rochester M - had been stylishly renovated in recent years with a clean, minimalist look and a comfortable sofa and table as well as a big bed.
The room's bathroom fittings, however, were older but clean. The shower was a bit clunky.
By European standards this hotel was very good value for money - our room with the breakfast averaged at under £50.
The hotel was busy with a mixed international clientele that included plenty of European and South American holidaymakers. Staff appeared to speak good English.
This is a seriously good location - just a few yards from some of the main eating, shopping and theatre strips of Bs As and very close to transport connections.
But expect noise, bussle, excitement and petty annoyances typical of the centre of a major first world city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rochester Hotel M is situated between the Obelisk, downtown Buenos aires, and the trendy Puerto Madero. Minimalistic in style, the hotel combines modernity and vanguard into an elegant design. Rooms are spacious, with their own climate control, soundproof windows, and king size beds, Led TV with cable, mini-bar, business desk and safe. All rooms have access to high speed internet. The buffet breakfast includes artisan bakery as well as a variety of hot dishes prepared by our on-site Chefs. In addition, the restaurant also serves a diverse selection of Argentine and European cuisine. Furthermore, Rochester M has a fitness center, a bar that serves coffee, snacks, and cocktails as well as a comfortable and stylish sitting area. The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk assistance and room service, as well as tour information, transfers and tours around the city. ... more less
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