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cE Hotel de Diseno
Ranked #80 of 445 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, NC
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice large room. Quiet. Minimalist modern design but very functional. The staff was friendly and helpful. Thanks Matias! The location is great. Can walk to the heart of Recoleta or to Microcenter and subway is close by. Near university area, park across the street. Breakfast any time and it is fine. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Mariana Valeria C, Director General at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
grover33Raleigh_NC,

We would like to thank you for taking the time and rating us on TripAdvisor!!
We sincerely appreciate your comment, and are glad you had a good time with us!

Hope to see you soon around our Hotel

Best Wishes,

Lucas Goransky
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great experience, functional rooms, very well designed entrance/cafeteria, very friendly staff
close to landmark tourist places and very quiet neighborhood in front of a park

Check the gym and the teatro colon nearby

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ijaure
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Lucía P, Director de Relaciones Públicas at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Dear Alex,

First of all it was a pleasure to have you staying with us, we really enjoy the fact that you found that "cool vibe" you thought we might have.

Thank you for taking some time to write this great exeprience you had with us, we really hope to have you back some day to offer, once again, a great stay.

Regards,

Lucia Popovici
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed in CE hotel for 4 nights.The size of the room was good.Majority of the receptionist were helpful but I'd like to thank Barbara for her help to us.every questions we had she answered perfect and always help us,very patient with travelers at CE hotel,she is one of the kindest person I've ever met.I never forget her kindness.Location was safe and in heart of downtown.

Room Tip: very clean and quiet neighborhood,try to book rooms in higher floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Design Ce H, Director de Recepción at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, January 31, 2015
Dear Guest,

I appreciate your comments about your stay with us,

I am happy we were able to meet your expectations with our facilities, including our Front Desk & Concierge staff

We hope to be able to welcome you again in our hotel

Best Regards
Mónica A. Daghelinckx
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

The location is excellent. The rooms were very modern and clean. The breakfast was awkward with minimal choices. The staff was not helpful with suggestions. I probably would not stay here the next time I visit BA

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank bwanash
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Design Ce H, Director de Recepción at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, January 31, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us.

Your review is very important, as it helps us to further improve our service levels.

We hope to be able to welcome you again in our hotel

Best Regards
Mónica A. Daghelinckx
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Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The hotel is in an excellent location within the city, an area which is nice to stroll around and with easy access to the rest of B.A. via public transportation or a short taxi ride. Most of the staff is nice and the facilities seem to be in constant conflict between a modern "design" concept and comfort. My room was big, with an open closet (smallish for two people), it felt pretty cold (all in white, no decoration whatsoever) and somehow aged especially in the bathroom. Wi-fi was free and worked very well both in my room and in the lobby. Breakfast is served in the lobby, I did not find it very appealing and found the area quite uncomfortable to sit and enjoy. If I happen to go back it will be mostly because of its location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We came to this hotel after staying in a dismal apartment stay in Montevideo. What a relief to find a very modern boutique hotel, helpful staff, and nice rooms (many with jacuzzis). The facility is modern, well designed (as the name implies), with "muy luminoso" rooms. (Ours faced the back of the building and was very quiet.) The staff was very helpful but was not able to change money for us. The only minor complaints was a non-functional refrigerator (quickly replaced when we raised the issue) and some mold growing behind the glass shower wall. Overall, a great choice, reasonably priced, with some very good (non-credit-card-taking) restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back may be quieter. Higher up rooms are a little pricier but may be quieter.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Design Ce H, Director General at cE Hotel de Diseno, responded to this review, January 31, 2015
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. Your review is very important.

Your comments allow us to improve in every aspect that makes our services a pleasant stay.

We´re going to do our best to improve the items you mentioned and hope to welcome you again in our hotel.

Best Regards
Mónica A. Daghelinckx
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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I find it difficult to review this property without a proper idea of what passes for "Design", "Comfort" and/or "Modern" in Argentina and Buenos Aires. So I will review it based on my experience of other properties reviewed so far, and trying to be objective, keeping in mind that while applying a European standard this may not be everyone's opinion.

The good: the location is very good. The hotel is located a stone's throw away from Avenida Santa Fe (the main shopping street), the bus 152 stop is around the corner (Rodriguez Pena & Santa Fe - you can go all the way to Boca via Retiro, Casa Rosada & San Telmo from here for 2 Pesos), at 3 a minutes' walk to the Callao metro station which takes you downtown in 2 stops to Avenida 9 de Julio / Diagonal Norte, at a 10-12 minutes walk from the Recoleta cemetary... and so on. With a cab, you can reach Palermo, or Puerto Madero in 10 minutes, the Aeroparque in 15, all depending on traffic obviously. The square in front of the hotel / Ministry of Education keeps the area quiet yet feels safe, day or night. There's a tiny sandwich shop and a kiosk just next to the entrance (tip: get your water and soft drinks from the kiosk, it's half the price; the shop sells beer and booze). Regarding the hotel itself, cleanliness and housekeeping are good and no complaint. Beds are comfy, A/C works, there's a safe and microwave (?), TV, hot water, and plenty of coffee, 24 hours front desk.

The average: well I hate to say this but although friendly, the service is relatively uneven. For such a tiny hotel, there's an ever-changing crew of about 8 people at the desk - so what you ask one person doesn't necessarily transfer to the others. Some of the staff seem bored and annoyed. The advice given can be good (directions to various places, reserving a restaurant or a show), average (what to do and where to find specific things), sometimes bad (suggesting a night-time stroll from the Club de Pescadores to the Costanera Norte: not a good idea at all - the area is high-traffic, extremely far, dark and deserted...). Although the rooms are a decent size, there are a few "design mistakes" which bring down the total value of the place: 1: the non-locking bathroom door, glass window between bathroom and bedroom, and "designer" washbasin: these are highly annoying traits to be found in a vast number of so-called "design" places from Paris to Münich to Buenos Aires. No idea why this is found to be desirable, but in my opinion a bathroom/toilet should be enclosed, lockable, and practical, and not experimental in any way. 2: A standard double in this hotel costs over USD 100 per night. If you want a balcony you have to pay for the Suite, adding another USD 150 per night. In other words, the cost calculation here is a bit on the high side. It seems to me that if a 5-star luxury hotel in the Microcentro costs about the same, then cE Design hotel has an inflated concept of its own value.

The bad: In relation with the above, one would expect a certain number of things for the price. The first, is a decent breakfast. Although there is a token effort at a breakfast buffet, this is limited to: 2 types of croissant, 1 type of bread, 1 ham, 1 sliced cheese, 2 juices, some cereal, and some fruit salad. There's some dulce de leche and cream cheese to put on your bread. None of this is very tasty, and the "design" idea to sit on office chairs around a long narrow table doesn't make you want to linger or enjoy your included breakfast. Very unimpressive. The second bad aspect, and this is definitely subjective, is that the whole "design" concept is a failure. The rooms feel like a hospital operating room (white walls, floor, and neon lights), the lobby's furniture is old and uncomfortable, the only pictures on the wall are of dead snow landscapes (how depressing when you just flew in from a dead snowy European city), and the overall impression is "cheap" rather than "designer". Quotations in marker pen on the glass entrance doors and lobby? OK, we get it, it's "trendy". But the question is: does it look good? The answer depends on your own esthetics and therefore cannot be answered conclusively.

In conclusion, the experience at cE Design hotel was not great, not awful, just average. Although the location is good, I would not book this place again: I am highly, highly skeptical about this place deserving of being awarded a "Traveller's Choice 2012". The value and comfort for money was not worth it.

Room Tip: The balcony suite is probably the best room in the house, but I doubt it's worth the USD 250 per...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: cE Hotel de Diseno
Address: Calle Marcelo T de Alvear 1695 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1060AAE, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#57 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#72 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#99 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — cE Hotel de Diseno 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design cE, "We like to say YES". We offer a 24 Hours Breakfast Service andr Unlimited Free Wi Fi. Design cE Hotel, designed by the Architect Ernesto Goransky, applying his concept of total design, offers "a new Culture in hospitality." The name comes from a contemporary idea which allows, beginning with letter "C," many words that give content to this new hospitality space. Begin with "C": Culture, Communication, Confidence, Comfort, Commodity, Creativity, Construction, Comprehension, Curiosity, Change, Concept, Celebration, Compromise, Conscience, Cordiality, Clearness. Located in Buenos Aires, in the heart of Barrio Norte, Design cE faces a green space designed by architect Carlos Thays, where we can appreciate the magnitude of Sarmiento Palace. Design cE Hotel is near some of the most attractive places that make of the city the cultural capital of Latin America. Design cE Hotel pretends togetherness acting as a cultural embassy for every country. This involves "music, painting, photography,fashion, dance, cinematography and literature." Design cE Hotel is a space for communication within peace and culture to host every person of our world looking for others with the same purpose aiming the construction of a global society based in a truth spirit. ... more   less 
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