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Krista Hotel Boutique
Ranked #109 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The hotel is actually an historic house converted into a number of guest rooms, the majority of which have windows which face intimate, glass covered courtyards. The walls are painted a cheery yellow color and provide abundant light to the building’s interior spaces and original period detailing, such as stained glass and crown moulding imparts a relaxed, understated elegance. The public spaces and small courtyards of the hotel are outfitted with hip furnishings yet the design maintains the charm of the original architecture- the two worlds are nicely balanced.

We arrived early and were fortunate to have our room available almost immediately. We booked a standard room for 5 days and were happy to find it on the second floor with its own window overlooking the roof- granted not a pretty view but it was quiet and no one could walk by our room. We had our own controlled AC which worked well. With a large and very comfortable bed taking most of the floor space, some daily choreography was required to facilitate us and our suitcases. Overall, the room was in good repair and spotlessly cleaned. The bathroom, albeit small, was nicely outfitted altho the large shower would never drain properly and with only a half glass wall, water infiltrated the shower curb and wood base causing some visible damage. OK, as a stickler for details, this did bother me.

A few disappointments: We tried the small hot tub one afternoon but the water never did get hot so we gave up on it (after 1.5 hours). The Nescafe coffee machine in the lobby, available free of charge during breakfast even as coffee is served in the breakfast room is charged for at all other times of the day which seemed petty. Cookies are always available tho.

As other reviewers have mentioned, there is an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes in the near vicinity and it’s a short stroll across the train tracks to the even busier Palermo Soho side. The hotel is a long walk to the Subte (its halfway between 2 lines), but buses runs right out front with a stop on the corner- just make sure you have your 2 one peso coins (not 1 two peso coin) to get on. We took it one a scenic tour all the way to La Boca.

Overall our stay was pleasant altho a tad lesser than anticipated, considering the rave reviews, ranking of the hotel and the rates. I liked the staff so much that it is difficult to write any negative comments but as always, want to relay our experience objectively.

Room Tip: Two Tips: One bus line ran on a narrow street thru the city and should be avoided at all cost as on...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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crismarsden, Gerente at Krista Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your feedback.

We appreciate that you have highlighted the hotel decor and attention of our staff, we are very proud of them.

We are very sorry that you were unable to use our hottub, right now it is working perfectly fine after having done routine maintenance.

Regarding your tip about the bus that travels slow as it approaches the city center, that bus line is 111, and as for major bus lines, specially at peak hours, they should be avoided and adopt the tube/subway (subte) instead.

Warmest regards,

Cristina Marsden

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

My wife and I visited the Krista in early December, 2012. We booked it online and showed up at the hotel 10 minutes later. They gave us a free upgrade. The staff was very accommodating. The only problem to me was that we slept very, very well, and, as a result, missed the "breakfast until 11:00" each morning. Still, the sweet lady, Alice, who worked the front desk got everything back out of the kitchen for us for us for our 1:00 p.m. "breakfast". The staff tried their best to make our stay very nice and they certainly succeeded. I met the kind owner, Kristina, as she and I marveled at the performance from their well-know French musician guest who played his guitar and sang for us in the beautiful lobby of this historic home/hotel. What a treat! He must have loved it as well as he was there for a month. I have never written a review before but felt I should as I owed it to Krista and her wonderful staff.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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crismarsden, Gerente at Krista Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your warm review.

We appreciate that you have been impressed by the efforts of Alice and the rest of our staff to maintain high levels of guest service that characterizes us.

Also, we´re glad that you have appreciated with us listen to Cyril interpret his beautiful melodies in the lobby of our hotel.

We hope to have you once again as our guests in the future.

We wish you a wonderful 2013!

Cristina Marsden
Manager

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed here one night traveling between airports. The neighborhood was electric and crowded with people dining and drinking, however once inside the hotel it was quiet and calm. Nice room and very nice courtyard with hot tub. Staff was very friendly and willing it do anything to make our stay pleasant. Would love to spend more time here exploring the neighborhood.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights - the location was great for us with lots of bars and restaurants close by, however once within the hotel you would never have known as piece and quiet reigned. We found the staff excellent and always on hand to help with our various requests. We wanted to experience a tango lesson and milonga - unfortunately the website would not work, no problem the krista rang on our behalf and confirmed times and costs. Would we stay there again, absolutely.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed one night arriving off the plane and leaving after breakfast so why 5 stars? The welcome and service were exceptional. We needed to leave a bag as we would have been seriously overweight for the internal flight south. Not only were the staff very helpful with this but they also were a great support for our son when he came to collect it late at night a week later. The bedroom was all you would expect, free wifi and internet use as well as iTunes to choose from in the lobby. If you prefer the personal touch then I would warmly recommend Krista.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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crismarsden, Gerente at Krista Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your beautiful words.

It has been our pleasure to assist you in all your needs and we appreciate that you have highlighted our service and therefore your recommendation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need our help from Buenos Aires in any way.

We wish you a 2013 full of happiness!

Cristina Marsden
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had an extra-wonderful stay for 5 days in Buenos Aires at the Krista. It was my first major trip outside of the United States and the hospitality and friendliness from the staff at the Krista was exactly what I needed to make the trip a memorable one. I have never stayed at a hotel or lodging where I was treated so well and with such kindness. I can only say that should I return to BA in the future (and hopefully plan to), that my first and only choice will be the Krista.

From the moment we entered (and were delayed b/c of flight) we were treated as kings. Such history and beautiful rooms to experience. It was all very, very delightful from the atmosphere, to the cleanliness, to the breakfast and to all services. I couldn't have asked for more. The entire staff were beyond friendly and since it is located in the heart of Palermo, we were near tons of restaurants and shopping. Definitely a highly recommended choice.

Room Tip: The entire property is very. very peaceful, so I imagine any room would be wonderful.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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crismarsden, Gerente at Krista Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

Dear guests,

Thank you very much for such a beautiful comment!

Our priorities are the careful attention to our guests and their safety. We want our customers to feel "at home" while away from home.

As locals, we love Buenos Aires and it is a great pleasure for us to guide and give our guests all the advice they need to enjoy this wonderful city.

We really hope to have you as our guests again and do not hesitate to contact us if future travel calls for B.A. and Krista!

We wish you a 2013 full of happiness!

Cristina Marsden
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

we arrived very early and we were allowed to occupy the room immediately and on leaving they allowed us to vacate the room later. With travelling and flying every bit of time is precious. Alejandro was very friendly and accommodating. this is a must stay if you want to see the city and the bus terminal is right at the door of the hotel. We will make use of Krista again, if we are in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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crismarsden, Gerente at Krista Hotel Boutique, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for such a rewarding review.

We really appreciate that your stay with us was a valuable topic on your trip, as we feel so happy to accommodate and serve our guests in a professional and friendly way.

Please feel free to write to us in advance to you future journey to Buenos Aires, so we can take very special care of you.

Warmest regards,

Cristina Marsden
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Additional Information about Krista Hotel Boutique

Address: Calle Bonpland 1665 | Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires C1414CMS, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range: $95 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Krista Hotel Boutique 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is placed in a privileged area, in a bohemian and charming neighbourhood, surrounded by very good restaurants and boutiques of Argentine designers. Krista came to be in a house of the early twentieth century with all the grace and charm of that age. The hotel has kept to the original layout of rooms giving on to patios, thus taking maximum advantage of sunlight for all its rooms. The furniture chandeliers and stylish decor also contribute to a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel has 10 exclusive rooms, all of them have bath suite. The elegant decoration, the height of the ceiling, the combination of colors, textures and wood reflects the fine distinction and warmth in right harmony Krista Hotel is a combination of French 'savoir faire'and Argentine tradition, with exquisitely decorated areas, and delicate perfumes, which arouse the senses, inviting the guest to enjoy. The hotel has a lively area for pleasure and rest, where you can enjoy an special therapeutic massage. This is excellent way to relieve your stress. It stands out for the quality of contact expressed through the gentleness and sensivity of the hands, whilst the highest quality pure natural oils are being use. The Hotel has different saloons where you will find elegance, service and consulting at the time to plan a social or business event. They are ideal for business breakfast, lunches, presentations, and small cocktails. The Principal saloon stands out for its French style elegance with delicate moldings on walls, high ceilings, and antique chandeliers lighting up the space. It's communicated with the lobby of the hotel and can be used both spaces at once. The permanent care of every detail makes Krista Hotel Boutique the place to choose for small business and social events. ... more   less 
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