Would anyone have advice on a comfortable, small hotels in Buenos Aires and Montevideo for a November visit? We are seeking romance and fun, more than luxury
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
Scandinavian design, vintage French wallpaper, and a beautiful staff. Great location in Palermo Hollywood nearby cafes, restaurants, etc. The hotel has a lovely garden with a pool that is definitely a happening place. You can go there for a drink even if you’re not a hotel guest. I’m sure your son and friends will love it… if they don’t already know it!
Room to Book: The showstopper is the secluded Garden Suite—its private plunge pool and rooftop terrace will come in handy during the warm spring days in late October. Rates $145-$410. http://www.homebuenosaires.com/
FIVE COOL ROOMS
Neighborhood: The biggest barrio of B.A., Palermo is a world away from the fumes, noise and mayhem of downtown. The cobblestone streets of Palermo Soho, a sub-neighborhood where the hotel is located, are lined with leafy Jacaranda trees, one-story houses refurbished as trendy restaurants and boutiques popular with fashionistas and an ever-growing expat community.
Neighborhood: Palermo Hollywood, another Palermo sub-nabe, owes its name to the many television networks, independent film production houses and radio stations that have set up shop here. Drop-dead gorgeous models and actors on their way to photo shoots and auditions make this a great place to see-and-be-seen.
LA OTRA ORILLA
Neighborhood: More tranquil one-way streets and century-old mansions in this area of Palermo Viejo, but just five blocks from the nightlife action around a lively square. www.otraorilla.com.ar
Neighborhood: Las Cañitas barrio continues to attract locals and in-the-know tourists seeking the hottest tables at ethnic eateries and traditional parrillas.
MANSION DANDI ROYAL
Neighborhood: Also in San Telmo, this hotel sits on a quiet, residential street; a 10-minute walk from the Cocker.
Neighborhood: During colonial times, porteños—as the local populace is called—defended themselves against British invasion in Montserrat, a historical nabe just north of San Telmo. Within walking distance of the hotel is the president’s mansion, Casa Rosada, the Obelisk and the famous Plaza de Mayo, where the mothers of the “disappeared” continue to demonstrate.
Posted Sep 14, 2012Add a comment
I highly recommend staying in Palermo, too. I remember reading about Home and 5 Cool Rooms when researching many years ago. Ultimately, a friend and I went with 1551 Palermo for budget purposes. It's on the "other side" of Scalabrini Ortiz (so it's not in the "heart" of the 'hood) but it's just a short walk away. It's super charming -- no room is alike and the common breakfast area is lovely and bright. There's also an outdoor garden and pool to boot and the customer service is just great. (It's totally no frills for fancy, yet actor Willem Defoe was staying there when we were!) The price is right, too.
It we could afford it, we would've stayed at the Malabia House, which is more central in Palermo. I know a lot of honeymooners who stayed there and loved it. It's situated right in the center near all the cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
Posted Sep 18, 2012Add a comment