We stayed that this hotel for four nights at the end of a 7 week South American trip before heading back to Sydney. Given the location, the nightly tariff was good value at US$55. We found the English speaking front desk staff extremely helpful (booking restaurants, checking airline details etc), much better service then you would expect from a 3 star hotel.
Breakfast is included with the room tariff. The buffet consisted of fresh fruits, pastries, yoghurt, bread, meat and cheeses, hot and cold drinks. No hot food, but given the room rate we paid, a very good spread.
The rooms were small, but this wouldn’t be unexpected in this area of town at this price point. Rooms at the back of the hotel only have limited natural light, via a light well....these rooms should be avoided. Ask for an upper level room at the front or the side of the building. Noise isn’t an issue as the windows are double glazed, and there are external roller shutters that block the noise out very well. The bathrooms are very small.....not easy to navigate in and out of the room when opening the door.
A VERY big .....BUT..... about this place is the quality of the beds. The first night we didn't arrive until 1am. We were put into room 555, a twin room. Both the beds were dreadful......just horrible.....there must have been about 2 millimetres of fabric between the springs and the sheets.....very old and worn mattresses. After travelling for 6 weeks, in some very dodgy hotels and hostels, these beds were the worst we had encountered. Fortunately we were so tired that night this wasn't much of an issue. The next morning, I asked to see another room. I was given the card for room on the 6th floor. Same problem.....dreadful beds. I was then shown to more rooms on the 7th floor.......much better....almost brand new mattresses.....same mattress, but obviously these rooms at been used far less frequently.
Overall, at a tariff of US$55 (with breakfast) this hotel offers good value for this area of BA as long you can find a comfortable mattress. The rooms were quiet and clean, and service was excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the most elegant area of Buenos Aires, the Recoleta neighborhood. The hotel has an exceptional Access to the most prestigious cultural and entertainment centers of the city of Buenos Aires.The hotel has 60 comfortable rooms.Apart from its excellent location, the hotel offers valet service in its own private parking garage, Business Center, WI-FI in the entire hotel, Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Room Service 24 hrs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Impala Hotel Buenos Aires