We stayed 4 nights at this superb boutique hotel in San Telmo, one of the more traditional barrios in Buenos Aires. The outstanding factor here was the staff, Carolina and Karina could not have been more warm, friendly or hospitable - absolutely faultless. Great recommendations for restaurants and local sightseeing. The rooms were extremely comfortable (we stayed in both Pategonia, their lead in room type and Tango, their premium room with jacuzzi). Both were authentically and tastefully designed and kitted out - only small complaint is that the internal patio meant that the windows were covered with blinds so no natural light in the room - no drama really. Norma who took care of breakfast was lovely, as was her breakfast! Overall, I would highly recommend this property for an authentic taste of B.A. In terms of things to do in teh city, skip the touristy Puerto Madera (like any dockyards type development in any city) and wander round the antique stores and local parillas is San Telmo. Another fabulous area is Palermo Soho (20 mins by cab - cheap) where the high end and unique boutiques and restaurants are. for authentic Tango, try Cafeteria La Ideal where you see some of the older Tango dancers in action. Forget Calmanito in La Boca - another tourist trap.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Gurda Tango Boutique
- Gurda Tango Boutique Buenos Aires