Im reading the other reviews, before I write mine.. and all the time I´m thinking....uh?, what?, where? really???!!
I was booked there for 5 nights. The only nice thing in Palestina street (the address) in an old and finished part of Buenos Aires, is in fact the Livian house!. It looks lovely and charming. As I entered I saw an eclectic decoration.. kind of my grandma´s house with paintings or details made by probably a cousin stucked in the hippie era... I was welcomed by the staff, and showed me around. Lovely terrace, and I think a pool, although I didn´t paid too much atention, Is cold in Argentia now.
In order to get to my room, in the first floor, no elevator I had to carry my luggage upstairs.. they showed me the living room, and dinning room or breakfast room, with three different type of tables and different chairs...UH???..
although the price for my room was an exhorbitant 150 usd per night, "the green room" as they called it, was ridiculous. Its so pricy, because I dared to ask for a private bathroom. (WHAT???)My private bathroom was so tiny, that you couldn´t open the door completly, no space to do that, or enough space to sit without kissing the front wall, and forget the shower space. (although a little bigger than the showers in a cruise!) the only nice thing there, was the amount of water coming out of the shower.
space to put my clothes?? WHERE????, there was an old drawer furniture, without handles and a rattan rack...and a chair....to put my clothes,the lady said... REALLY??????!!!
two different night tables on my bedside.horrible decoration, and yes... the carpet was ... Green!!(maybe that's the reason for its name) the whole place looked as if it was going to fall appart. I could close the window, but not lock it. NO safe box.., etc, etc...
No TV in my room, if I wanted to watch it, I had to go out to the living room.
Breakfast?- bread, marmalade, broiled eggs and fresh fruit and cofee. was it fantastic?, no. only common. nothing to brag about. dishes so old and worn out that once, when I was drinking my coffee, my cup fell, while I kept the handle in my fingers... REALLY????!!!
The place needs work, urgent maintenance. You can hear your next door neighbor,in fact, I heard his burping context, for example.
I just couldn´t stand it at all. There's no charm in a place that only has recked furniture and no taste at all. As I said to the company that booked me there, because I decided to leave the place; this place would be fine if I were an adventurous woman, 16- 18 years old and missed summer camp expiriences. The only nice thing I found at Livian Guesthouse was the warm and friendly staff.
just for 10 extra dollars, I had a spacious, superb, amazing room with all the amenities, . Breakfast included ( different pastries, several stews and eggs, etc) in The Plaza Hotel, at San Martin Square. (incredible well located), where I felt like a queen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a travel experience shared in a lounge, a dining room offering buffet breakfast and a tranquil garden. Take a breath.Feel relax in private suites, with facilities and services designed specially for you. Livian Guest House is your choice in Buenos Aires to feel “local” in and out of a 1920’s classic French house with artsy and mystic spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Livian Guesthouse Hotel Buenos Aires