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“Not what I was expecting!” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bel Air
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Arenales 1462, Buenos Aires 1061AAO, Argentina (Recoleta)   |  
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20 reviews
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“Not what I was expecting!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We arrived early in the morning, we took an overnight flight (no other available), the receptionist was very unkind and rude; he did the least possible to accommodate us, until I asked to talk to the manager, who never showed up. The breakfast is not good at all, you'll have better chances looking someplace else. The web page sells more that what it really is in reality. The rooms are OK, but not what I was expecting. There's no free wi-fi and is veeeery slow. Not recommendable.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Check in was smooth. Nice clean and tidy room. Bed was so comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hotel was walking distance to great shops, transport and sites to visit. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank cruising137
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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was booked for us by MSC Cruises as a 3 day 2 night pre Cruise treat - very satisfied with our room - breakfast in the basement on the 1st morning but in the bar on the 2nd which we found to be more cramped and the service a bit slow. Central position clean room and comfy beds what more could you want after a 13 hour flight from Heathrow.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Judith T
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay here in April. The room was on the small side but comfortable and pleasant. The location was great, close to a park and convenient to sights in Buenos Aires. The employees at the front desk were helpful with our questions and requests. They arranged transportation for us, printed boarding passes, etc. Breakfast was good but the staff at breakfast was slow clearing tables and seemingly uninterested. We used the exercise room and they even provided fresh fruit, a nice touch. Got plenty of exercise walking around the area though!

Room Tip: Our room faced the back and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kathy C
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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I have been there with my husband last year in August and appreciated the employees´ efforts to please us.The room we had booked was very bad, with mold in the bathroom, so they gave us an upgrade and then it was ok. Breakfast was good and location too.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Marcia33303631
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Wilton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a week with my wife prior to a fishing trip in Patagonia. The hotel was a good value. The room was a little cramped because of my extra fishing gear but not a problem as we spent most of the time exploring the city. It is within walking distance (1-2k) from the cemetery holding Evita Paron's body and the same distance in the opposite direction to Mayor's square. It is close to the buses but not the underground. The hotel staff were not familiar with how to obtain a bus pass or the rules but did point us to the post office where we were able to get them (passport required). The routes are confusing (over 300) and no maps but the people waiting at the stops were helpful in telling which bus would take us to our destination.

Room Tip: I saw other reviews that mentioned outside noise. We had a room with a view overlooking an air shaf...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Dean K
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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Spent 10 nights here in March. Rooms were clean and comfortable, staff was friendly. WiFi was spotty/slow and breakfast was so-so. Location is convenient to many areas of Buenos Aires and a short cab ride from many others.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Hokies23
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Property: Hotel Bel Air
Address: Arenales 1462, Buenos Aires 1061AAO, 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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 469 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bel Air 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The excellent location in Recoleta combined with a dedicated attention and outstanding services, make Hotel Bel Air one of the best choices of allotment in Buenos Aires that can be found in the "3 star allotment in Buenos Aires" hotel type. This prestigious Hotel in the Buenos Aires city has luminous and well-equipped rooms and suites, two wide meeting lounges (Vicente Lopez and Arenales) with professional event planners, business center with free internet access, gym, wi fi zone and a luxurious restaurante inside the Hotel called bisabis that serves delicious national and international meals as well as a complete wine card. ... more   less 
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