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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Home Buenos Aires
- Buenos Aires Home Hotel