I had flown from Cuzco to Lima to Buenas Aires and was tired and hungry and anticipating a shower and a soft bed. The front desk clerk claimed that he didn't have my confirmed reservations (made and paid for online through Lonely Planet and Expedia) and made me search at the counter for them on my laptop. Wifi in Buenas Aires is frustratingly slow so I told him that I would just pay cash and worry about it the next day. As I handed him the cash and my Visa debit card he looked at me as if I were a fool and broadcast loudly that they didn't take debit cards as collateral. In total disbelief, I was ushered out of the hotel and onto the dark backstreets of Buenas Aires. I've emailed all three entities (Lonely Planet, Expedia, and RH Rochester) at least five times with no response from any of them. Further, the Visa card I
had handed them has had a fraudulent $1,920.00, US$, charge put on it which I have reported to the Police Deptments in B Aires and the US. I now have copies of the police report and my confirmed and paid for reservations for June 12 and 13. According to the police captain who took my report, this type of electronic fraud is rampant in Buenas Aires. Fortunately, I've lucked into another great hotel here and am enjoying BA the food and music very much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rochester Hotel Concept is localized between the Obelisk and downtown Buenos Aires, ideal for business trips. In a contemporary style it offers a functional, comfortable and luminous design. Rooms are spacious and sound proof, with their own climate control and king size beds. It is equipped with a Led TV with cable, mini-bar, business desk and safe. All rooms have access to high speed Wifi internet. The hotel has a business center and fitness center with modern machines and its buffet breakfast offers artisan bakery as well as hot dishes. The hotel provides a 24-hour front desk assistance and room service, as well as tour information, transfers and tours around the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rochester Concept Buenos Aires