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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Pros: The location is excellent! On Sunday the San Telmo market is right outside in front of the B&B, so if you're planning to shop a lot it's convenient to buy things and drop them off in your room if the load gets too heavy! The price is very reasonable for the area, and includes free wifi and breakfast. The... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

...the very best stay in San Telmo ! After visiting for the last 3 years (and coming back every year for a reason !) We've lost our baggage between Amsterdam and Buenos Aires, but Juan was very helpful in getting it back. As at every of our visits, our Room was very clean and there is nothing, nothing to complain... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Once in a while you just have one of those great travel experiences and this was it for us. Perfectly located and very reasonably priced. It's a guesthouse not a hotel but the thing that sets it apart is the service. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and went so far beyond anything we could reasonably expect. If you... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Stayed there with a boyfriend. The hosts were very very kind and polite. This place is perfect to let you know the core of San telmo and very close to Buenos Aires downtown. this b&b is not fancy, but less expensive than a hotel too. Breakfast could be better but was ok. Bed was nice, during the night we had... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Our Hosts, Juan & Marcela were so friendly and we've again (after our visit in the last year) had a warm welcome despite of our late Arrival at 9pm. We've got the Room at the very top of the House, with a nice, separated terrace overlooking Defensa Street. Breakfast consists of Sandwiches de Miga and Medialunas, Coffe and Juice, so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Home San Telmo resembled more a hostel than a B&B however the location was excellent to discover San Telmo and the hosts were exceptionally helpful with local knowledge,tips and advice to discover BA. We only wished there was a bar fridge in the room to keep our drinks cool and our snacks fresh. It's basic but it's well placed and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

We stayed there at the beginning and at the end of our trip. The hosts were really helpful and made a lot of valuable recommendations regarding our onward journey. Breakfast is good and served on the rooftop terrace or in your room upon request. On Sundays there's an antiques market right in front of the house (be aware of the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We've had a very good stay here. This is a B&B so we knew not to expect all the facilities of a hotel. We had a comfortable bed and good shower with plenty of hot water whenever we needed it, everything kept clean and inviting. Everything looks better than the unmarked door and first flight of stairs might make some... More 

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Manaus, AM
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2012

I made a reservation on Venere.com and received confirmation from property. A few hours later I received a message from the property stating that my reservation had been canceled as I had requested. In that message they attached the cancellation policies stating that I would have to pay for first night. The problem is that I never requested to cancel... More 

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London
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

This place could be so great, just needs to clean up the entrance way (it was quite dirty when we were there) put some plants in the hallways and on the terrace and properly fix the rooms. The owners were on hols when we stayed and their sister was looking after the place. She was really helpful, got more towels... More 

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Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Home San Telmo, bed & breakfast and guest house in the real Soho of Buenos Aires. Contemporary amenities combined with the intimacy and tranquility of small property in the hearth of San Telmo is the first and only of its kind in Goa. We have four rooms with elegant private bathroom. All rooms with modern style. Home San Telmo is ideally located within one of the most traditional neighborhoods, which give Buenos Aires its indisputable flair. Here you can enjoy the wonderful colonial architecture, lavish history and unique art, which make San Telmo so culturally rich. Wake your spirit up and embark on a grand journey with the HOME to discovery the tradition of art, music, history and literature intertwined with style and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Defensa 821

Address: Calle Defensa 821, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Price Range: $70 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Defensa 821 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“My room in the back of the building was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles daisy21988, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If possible, get the Room at the Top of the House, you will have some kind of private Terrace with this. Anyway, we've tried all other Rooms over the last years and all are fine for you !!!”
 of 5 bubbles Hummel01, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“go to the restaurant just beside the buiding and eat some parrilla. Ask jose about it and he will tell you where is it. Good price for some tasty argentinian food.”
 of 5 bubbles greenfairy398, 22 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Choose the top floor room for space and privacy but be warned you'll need to be fit to handle the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles MaxieSpaniel, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Room with fair view was really big and has a balcony. It was a bit loud though when sleeping with an open window because the cobblestone Street was right under the balcony. But earplugs do the job. If your not of fan of earplugs then just choose one of the other rooms. They seem to be nice aswell.”
 of 5 bubbles blum75, 6 Jan 2012 | Read review
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