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Home Hotel Buenos Aires
Ranked #2 of 443 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2007

This hotel was fine. It was nothing fancy, they are trying to be the W, but they are about 35% there, which still nets out to be nice. You should know that Home Hotel is not in the nice, trendy section of Palermo. It is literally on the other side of the train tracks (with all of the associated connotations). It is about a 10 minute walk to the shops. The sidewalks are all broken in the neighborhood where the hotel is. Not cracked, broken. You can't look up because you need to pay attention to the ground so you don't fall. You should know I live in NYC, so I am used to cities, but this just didn't seem like a safe location. We were always looking around when we were walking at night time.

The beds were comfortable, lots of english tv channels to choose from. The bathrooms were fine. The shower was on the dirty side, a little moldy in the corners (just spray bleach!!). Bring your own toilteries, they had very generic liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, no lotion and no wash cloths. They had robes, no slippers. There is no fan in the bathroom either, which makes it so hot when you shower and doesn't allow any privacy. Walls were very thin, could hear toilet flushing in next room.

They are going for a minimalist look, but it is on the sparse side. Floors are all concrete in the rooms, which means very cold when you wake up, esp since no slippers!

When I was there, mosquitos were a MAJOR problem. I guess I should have known when I saw the Off at the desks and behind the bar at the restaurant. I got like 10 bites in a manner of minutes at breakfast. Several people were swatting the whole time! We were chasing them around our room too. ick. I guess they really can't do anything about the mosquitos, but they were everywhere!

The staff was nice and handled all of our dinner reservations. But, don't let them tell you to go to Guidos for authentic Italian. I regret that we listened to her and went. Food was crap, roach on the wall our table was against, and they had no menus. They just bring very, very bad food. Not that i have ever been, but i imagine Olive Garden is upscale and delicious compared to that place.. And they tries to rip us off by charging double.

So, hotel was OK, but I just wouldn't stay in this neighborhood again. Cabs are so dirt cheap in BA, stay downtown or in Recoleta and take a cab to the shops or to any restaurants around there.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2007

For reasons far too lengthly to go into here, my husband arrived at the hotel the day before me - on Valentines Day. Home Hotel were great and advised against rushing out to a nearby restaurant to gorge on steak as the atmosphere would be 'much too romantic'. Instead he ate there and the staff looked after him really well.

Throughout our stay (5 nights) nothing was too much trouble, the ambience of the place is really nice and chilled. The building and the decor are the absolute business in terms of design and coolness but its still a really comforable place to be. The staff are so warm and helpful and the service is top notch.

The hotel staff arranged for us to get over to Pacha for a spot of clubbing which was brilliant - even Coldplay turning up didn't spoil it.

Home also arranged some tickets for us to see Boca play Rosario while we were there - I think it was also Riquelme's home debut.

There are loads of really top bars, restaurants and discos very close to the hotel so if you hung out around Palermo and avoided down town there is still loads to do and see. The shopping around there is great as well - lots of great designers, bags, shoes...

We would certainly stay there again in a heart beat.

Stayed: February 2007
5  Thank Shellbean
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Reviewed March 11, 2007

My husband and I spent the first four nights of our honeymoon at Home Hotel in Buenos Aires. We loved it. It is retro-modern clean hotel with cool cement floors and modern style bathrooms. We had a room overlooking the garden and pool and found it comfortable and quiet. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our breakfast was interesting with different fruit juices, butters, jams and pasteries. The evening drinks by the pool were a lovely oasis from the hustel and bustel of BA. We were sorry to leave at the end of the week and wanted to re-book for a couple of nights the following week, but they were booked. The night manager was able to line up another hotel in the area, but it didn't come close to the comfort we had at Home. We would recommend this hotel to anyone...don't miss it!!

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2007

The decoration of this small hotel in Palermo takes you back to the 60's. The room was tasteful decorated, spacious and very clean. We did not have any trouble with noise, actually it was very quite. The breakfast was delicious and generous. The staff was very helpful and friendly and spoke very good English. There was also complimentary use of the internet in the lobby and we could borrow CDs to take to the room. The garden - with a swimming pool - was a very pleasant surprise and made our stay in BA much more enjoyable as not much was going on in this city until late afternoon. Great Hotel to stay in BA!

Stayed: November 2006
4  Thank focusZurich
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Reviewed January 29, 2007

My wife and I stayed at the Home Hotel before Christmas and loved it. The breakfast was wonderfully presented and matched the style of the Home Hotel. The main lounge, dining area and pool were beautifully decorated with midcentury modern furniture.

The location was great, close to restaurants, bars and shopping.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2007

We happened to select Home Hotel Buenos Aires because we had found nice customers' reports on the web.
Spent ther 3 nights before a trip to Antarctica, and 4 upon our return.
The receiving staff were delicious, and felt us stay well immediately.
Extremely helpful and ever smiling always since.
Room was perfect.
Food (breakfast, lunch, tapas...) always very accurate, good, very well presented
Staff at the bar allways friendly and nice.
Small but niice swimming pool and garden.
We would certainly come back again here !...

Stayed: January 2007
3  Thank antoniosecchi
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Reviewed January 21, 2007

Home is pretty much perfect, at least to us.

It's rare that I stay in a hotel that I don't want to leave. Home was definitely one of those. The entire staff is friendly and professional without being overbearing. All spoke excellent English. We found ourselves sitting by the pool night after night, enjoying the atmosphere.

Gorgeous pool and grounds - modern and funky but still warm and iniviting. Our superior room was spacious and comfortable - nothing to complain about here. We loved the location, it was on a quiet street in Palermo on which we felt very safe walking around - even late at night.

I got a few spa treatments (which, by the way, were VERY reasonably priced thanks to the exchange rate) - excellent.

Most of the people staying there are American - if that bothers you and you want a more diverse atmosphere, definitely don't stay at Home. Even the staff agreed that far and away they see mostly Americans staying there.

My only complaint - it's annoying that there's only one computer, and it's smack in the middle of the lobby. There are always people behind you, looking over your shoulder, waiting to get on. Bugged me. They are in dire need of a proper business center.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle Honduras 5860 | Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires C1414BNJ, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#2 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#8 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#17 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#21 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: $147 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Home Hotel Buenos Aires 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The multi award winning Home Hotel (Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2015 and Winner of 2007 Best New Hotel Award by Wallpaper* Magazine), set the benchmark for all other boutique hotels in Argentina. The interior design is modern with bespoke furniture mixed with classic midcentury pieces. Home Hotel boasts a lush garden with outdoor solar pannel heated pool, a restaurant and cocktail bar and spa make Home a green oasis in the middle of the city. As they say, there is no place like Home. ... more   less 
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