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Vain Boutique Hotel
Ranked #15 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The staff were so hospitable at this sweet hotel in Polermo Soho. Ideally located and sheltered from street noise, the marble hallways made for some acoustic challenges from other guests talking and walking in the hallways late at night / early in the morning after enjoying the BA nightlife. The room was light and spacious. The Jacuzzi tub was a nice idea, but didn't hold water for long, and some of the jets didn't work, so not a big selling point. The breakfasts were outstanding and included. The price was right!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for choosing us, guest!
We really appreciate your review. It help us to keep on improving our service.
Sorry to hear about the noise caused by other happy guests at their arrival. Please, next time let us know about the jacuzzi so we can check it with maintenance.
Hoping to have you as our guest next time too!
Best regards,
Vain staff
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stayed for 4 nights in this boutique hotel in Palermo Soho. Great free breakfast included, free wifi, a complimentary drink, and a great staff. The staff were very friendly - they booked our tango show, taxis, restaurants, and printed our boarding passes when asked. Their command of English was very good as well. The decor is Ikea modern and standard, the roof deck was nice for taking in the sun and a glass of Malbec. The value was good for the price and the location was 5 mins from the subway at Plaza Italia which is in front of the Zoo and Botanical Gardens. It was also a 5-10 minute walk to prime Palermo Soho shopping and dining. Parilla La Cabrera is a must in this neighborhood. I also liked Don Julio.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear guest,

We are really glad to read those nice words about your experience at Vain during your stay in Buenos Aires! We try to do our best to help guests to enjoy the city as much as possible. Thank you so much for your review and we hope to have as our guest again soon!
Regards,
Vain staff
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I stayed in Vain Boutique Hotel in two opportunities between August and September. Both times were excellent experiences. Rooms are comfortable, functional and clean. Staff is always nice and willing to help. WiFi connection worked properly. Breakfast was just amazing, one of the best I've ever had; if you have the opportunity, try the "Huevos Benedict". Location was good since it was close to the company I was visiting, but also there is metro station nearby. Lots of restaurants of all styles in the neighborhood, although Palermo is not quite a cheap area. Some small supermarkets are close too. One single point of improvement: in the room I was in during my first stay I couldn't control the temperature so I had to call the reception. Other than that, it's just perfect!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear guest,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your review!
It is really nice to read that your´Vain experience` was excellent. It helps us to keep on improving our service as well as growing our team work friendship for sure.
You are right! Benedict egg is a great option to start the day.
Heating and air conditioner can be controlled from all rooms too, maybe the receptionist forgot to tell you how to use it, sorry about that.
We are really hoping to have you as our guest again on your next visit to Buenos Aires!
Regards,
Vain Staff
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Probably a hot tip, when it was new, but now you feel that it has seen its best days and living of the past. It's still an ok average hotel with very friendly staff and a good location, but if you're looking for an exclusive boutique experience you won't find it at this place. Overall it's a good option, but nothing great.

  • Stayed October 2012
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing us during your stay in Buenos Aires!
Monthly remodelations have been done since the hotel opened 6 years agoas well as modernization of the building. And maybe, that was what you had seen during your stay, we are really sorry about that.

We really look forward to have you as our guest agai.
King regards,
Vain Staff
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I moved to this hotel because I wanted to be closer to the 'subte' station in Plaza Italia. I found the location to be good but the hotel to be generally average. It seemed like they'd not really made much of an effort with the upkeep, it was quite bare, furniture was chipped, I had a stain on my sheet, the plug outlet was loose and the heating was controlled centrally so you had to call reception to have it switched on or altered. I found the staff to be varied from friendly to uninterested depending on the person but appreciated the little touches they had like mini chocolate boxes and a daily weather report. The living room on the third floor with free internet was a godsend, it was so nice to be able to use internet even though I hadn't brought my own personal computer. I was gluten free and they provided me with crispbread but other than that I didn't feel like they made a huge effort and I was hungry not long after breakfast. I wouldn't stay there again because I didn't feel it was value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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BuenosAiresVbh, Propietario at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for your comment, it always useful to have a feedback of our guests.
We actually do our best to keep with the maintenance of the hotel. Moreover, we have maintenance staff working all year-round, especially in low season. So, maybe what you saw was actually "work in progress" regarding maintenance... we do our best for it to not interfere with our guests, but sometimes it's difficult, especially in the common areas. Apologizes for the inconvenience.
The plug problem was already solved when I checked the room after you left and our air-conditioning system can be individually controlled from each room, so you probably were not properly informed by our receptionist... apologizes for this too.
About the stain on your sheet... we regularly check for permanent stains to discard those sheets or towels, but we might have overseen that one, and we will try to find the one when it comes back from the laundry... sorry about that.
I am really surprised about your comment about the staff and our breakfast... I do remember you being helped with a problem you had at the post office, and also with the gluten-free food... and in this respect, our breakfast has actually very different options including eggs (cooked at the time they are requested by our guests), puddings, bread and marmalade (the 3 of them homemade), fresh orange juice, daily croissants, espresso coffee and flavored tea... and everything is included and no-limit! of course the option for gluten-free is more limited in choices, but no in quantity... but I see it didn't work out for you... apologizes again.
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

While the rooms are not very large,but very clean and comfortable, it fit our trip needs perfectly. The staff was really friendly, we got free breakfast, the location was perfect...
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, General Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Jorge,

We would like to thank you for choosing us!
We also really appreciate your review, it help us to keep on improving our service.
There were two typical italian houses before the hotel that were unified. They did their best to mantain the style on the rooms.That is why all rooms are different on sizes and have their own style.
Really hoping to have you as our guest again on your future visit''
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

I emphasise breakfast as I found it to be very different in Argentina than what we have in Europe. Options were very limited in the other hotels and this one had great choice, delicious alternatives. What is impressive is the professionalism of staff, they smile and help. Argentinians are generally helping, but the staff here also knew very well how to help. Rooms very modern even in Argentinian standards, even 5 starts have showers from early 60s there. This place really a good option in BA

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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BuenosAiresVbh, Manager at Vain Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you so much for your words, guest!
We do our best to help guests to enjoy the city as much as possible and start their day in a happy way with a nice breakfast, why not? Remember that next time, you can also enjoy it in your room without charge! We really hope to have you again here really soon! Regards, Vain staff
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Property: Vain Boutique Hotel
Address: Calle Thames 2226 8, Buenos Aires C1425FIF, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Buenos Aires
#11 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#15 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#35 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#47 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vain Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Palermo Viejo neighborhood, only 15 minutes away from the main tourist attractions, VAIN Boutique Hotel gives the possibility of having another alternative to the noisy BA downtown. It preserves the "Porteno" neighborhood feeling, combined with a bohemian and avant-garde mixture that can be sensed in the variety of stores, from fashion designers, antique and design furniture to coffee shops, fashion restaurants and bars, along with the traditional ones. ... more   less 
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