I came back a month ago from a 10 day trip to Buenos Aires (and it is really the case to say that time flies, as I was really thinking of writing this as soon as I got back). I stayed the entire time at the 5th Floor and this really made the difference in the quality of my stay; and this for many reasons.
I got an immediate reply to my e-mail requesting for room availability, I had a reliable and very friendly taxi driver waiting for me at the arrivals of the airport (and then he drove me back when I left), somebody was downstairs waiting for me when the taxi arrived, the apartment is amazingly beautiful with an incredible terrace that you will fully appreciate only when you see it (and enjoy it), my room was extremely nice and comfortable, the entire place was spotless, it was possible to have tea or coffee at any time, there was a fruit basket always available and a very well supplied honesty bar, the location was very convenient in a very nice neighborhood and very close to a subway stop and to a number of bus stops.
If I had known all this in advance, I would have been perfectly happy to choose the 5th Floor. But there was so much more. Miles and Veronica were wonderful. Breakfast was delicious (I got slowly converted from a continental breakfast to a delicious English breakfast where every ingredient had a story), every morning while having breakfast I would discuss with Veronica and Miles my plans for the day and immediately I got maps of the areas I intended to visit, advice on places where to eat or have a snack, of events and exhibition or shops and tips on how to move from one place to the other. I wanted to get tango classes and not only they found me teachers but also I could use the terrace for the lessons. I was always welcome to join in when their friend were around for a drink and a talk. On the day of my arrival, I was invited to a Vietnamese dinner they organized on the terrace and I met a lot of very interesting people (the best way to understand the concept of a “Puerta Cerrada”). And above all, I could always sit down with Miles and Veronica and have a nice talk or a suggestion. The list would not be complete without mentioning Daniela and Osvaldo who were always there and always ready to assist for anything that was needed.
I had a wonderful time and the niceness and availability of Veronica and Miles really made the difference. The only thing for which they cannot have any credit (I think) was the gorgeous weather. What else can I say? I will definitely go back and I am warmly suggesting the 5th Floor to my friends and to anybody that is planning to visit Buenos Aires.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5th Floor is our recently restored Art Deco home in the finest part of Palermo. It offers luxurious accommodation and a generous amount of common space including the dining room leading to the Andalusian terrace, spacious, parquet floored living room and (honesty) bar with separate terrace. It provides a homely experience that will remind you of BA's golden age. If you are someone who prefers to sit in a living room rather than a lobby, enjoys a homely atmosphere and a generous amount of common space and would appreciate the assistance of your hosts in making the most of your visit to this fabulous city, then it may be the place for you. ... more less