First, this is not an upscale luxury hotel that caters to the whims of upper crust travellers. It is a very clean, comfortable and simple small hotel that you would find extremely difficult to beat for the money. I requested and got a single room that was quiet. It was certainly small, but very cozy and inviting after hours of exploring Buenos Aires on foot. The bed was quite comfortable. I found all the staff I met to be friendly and helpful.
My only very minor complaint was that my room had no window opening directly to the outside, so it sometimes was a little stuffy. But the classic celiling fan helped to relieve this. The bathroom was also small, but entirely acceptable. Good hot water and water pressure. Bring your own shampoo, as I did not prefer the plastic envelopes of shampoo they furnished. Some may feel slighted that breakfast is not offered, but given the price and location of this hotel, this is insignificant.
I paid $A130 pesos a day, but next time I may well request room 116, a charming looking double with an exterior window but not facing the street. I think this was $A200 a day (about $53 U.S.). Recoleta is one of the very nicest, laid back neighborhoods in the city, and the hotel is on a relatively quiet street in a very convenient location. There are almost always people walking around, as well as off-duty federal police officers moonlighting for private businesses.
No credit cards, so plan ahead for checkout.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have over 10 years of experience in the sector, the Hotel Lion d'Or is a stylish, comfortable, with a familiar and highly personalized attention, making our hotel your best hosting experience. Our hotel features: 30 Rooms with and without balconies, central heating, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi, digital safes, vending drinks and snacks, terrace, lift, breakfast optional, Assistance 24 hour care, tours, shows, car rental service, personalized attention to address everything our guests need. It is located in Recoleta, one of the most distinguished of Buenos Aires, surrounded by shopping centers such as Buenos Aires Desing, Patio Bullrich, restaurants, parks, museums: National Museum of Fine Arts, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Malba, Palais de Glace, churches like the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, Recoleta Cemetery, the National Library, 1 block from the Recoleta Mall and attractive night where tranquility and security ensure a pleasant stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lion d Or
- Lion d Or Hotel