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London
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We were recommended to this hotel from a friend who leaves in Argentina. At first looks like any other hotel, when we went to the room we found a well appointed very clean room, equipped with all you would expect from a hotel of its kind. Make no mistake this is not Intercontinental but it is a nice clean hotel,...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 12 December 2011

It is a basic hotel; the rooms are ok and the bathrooms are good with hair dryer. The rooms have security box. There is free wifi in the bedrooms. The breakfast is ok, with fruit available. The stuff is nice and helpful. The location is great just a stone away from Calle Florida and from the metro station (S. Martin)

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1Thank MariaNunes
Monza, Italy
Reviewed 25 April 2011

Located in a priviliged location, just a few minutes away from the exclusive Puerto Madero neighbourhood and the renowned Florida Street and Plaza San Martin. Its prominent location close to historic monuments, offers passangers fast access to the commercial and financial center (downtown), and also exclusive restaurants, cinemas and theatres.

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2Thank Lor1984
Wellington
Reviewed 18 December 2007

As noted in other reviews you can´t fault the location. Really close to everything you need to see in the centre of BA. My main problem with this place was we had a room that was extremely noisy and thus detracted from our stay here. Oh there was also the front desk staff that were certainly not the most helpful...

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Miami
Reviewed 21 August 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Principado for 03 nights during our 12 days vacation in South America. We loved the Principado!!! From the moment we arrived at the hotel, the bellboy welcomed us with a great smile, the people at the front desk were extremely nice, they helped us make our reservation for a marvelous tango show ("Senor...

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 16 January 2007

Aside from the location,there is nothing remarkable about this hotel to say.The breakfast was included in the rate but it was the same thing every morning with no variations at all.After a few days you end having breakfast somewhere else.The bell men were very friendly;not as much the front desk people.The positive thing about the location is that it is...

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1Thank golflover26
Macon, GA
Reviewed 27 September 2006

We booked this hotel by phone from our home in Argentina and we have been staying in the hotel for 4 years. We like the hotel in terms of rooms, service and the cafe there is good. Last trip I discovered that I was being charged double what other people, those with a "true" Argentine accent", were being charged. We...

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9Thank Irenomys
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 May 2006

Great Location (very close to Florida, minutes from Puerto Madero). Comfortable, average breakfast (served in the tables, poor variety but good quality), very clean, good service, low telephone call rates. Good cost-benefit.

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5Thank Ana_Ramos.Brazil
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 9 January 2006

The location is great. The hotel is a bit old but it was clean enough. I thought the bathroom was a bit too small, but it had a bath with shower. The room was fine, not cramped, even if it wasn't large. Breakfast wasn't very good (served at the table - which I thought was unusual - a couple of...

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holland
Reviewed 17 March 2005

We came back to the Prinicipado three times on our trips through South America. Nice people, clean rooms. Breakfast a bit basic but that is normal in South America. Low season rates about 50 US for double room including breakfast. It´s a four star by the way, not a two star. Recommended.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our warm enviroment, a prime location and our personalized service, come together and create a perfect combination for both businessmen and tourists.Its prominent location offers passengers fast access to finnancial center,to class restaurants, cinemas, theatres, shops and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Principado Downtown

Address: Calle Paraguay 481, Buenos Aires C1057AAC, Argentina (Formerly Tupip Inn)
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Retiro
Price Range: $72 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Principado Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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