I stayed about 10 days at this hotel and really did like it.
First off I can tell you as a very well traveled person I found this to be a great bargain.
Location is excelent with many shops and restaurants within walking distance on Av. Santa Fe. Hotel is on a side street so there is not too much trafic noise from outside. A great restaurant on Av. Santa Fe is Comida Y Co. great all you can eat buffet for about $8.00 quality is excelent.
Those who complained about this hotel I feel are really those types of people who are hard to please. Look this Hotel is not the Ritz or Four Seasons, if you want four seasons comfort and luxury dont book at a $30.00 a night hotel.
What I can tell you is that the staff work hard here, and you will be greated by a cleaning lady who will take your lugage up to your room for you regardless if it is over half her weight! So please dont believe anyone who could tell you this place is dirty.
OK Argentines are not known for be humble and salt of the earth people but they are generally open and friendly. I sympatise with the writer who did not know his flight schedule (due to injury) but he should not expect a hotel with 15-20 rooms to be able to accomidate an open check out. On the contrary the fact that they did accomidate him shows in my opinion a degree of effort to help guests.
The hotel also has full cable tv with about 80 channels, and free access to 800 numbers like AT&T or Canada Direct!
The only warnings I can give someone is the following. Breakfast is included but I did not take it as it was very very simple and not the best quality at that. But again at $30-35.00 what do you expect? Your room has a fridge and supermarkets are near by so hey buy some OJ and Yogurt and enjoy the savings! Also the kitchen downstaris will heat up anything in a microwave for you.
Reservations at a hotel that has few rooms and offers a large comfortable room at a low price can be difficult, but I did find the staff ready to help and by possibly calling two times and letting them know your ready to take a room if someone cancels or no shows you will find they will do what they can for you.
Lucky are those who are able to book a room at this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant zone to discover. Cinemas, restaurants, shopping centers and wood zones are ther to provide you with the peace and fun you looked forward to see from Buenos Aires. The best choice to fully enjoy our City. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Principe Hotel Buenos Aires