We stayed at the Art Deco at the beginning of January, and couldn't have been more pleased with our choice. We'd read the reviews mentioning the street noise, so we requested a room on the "quiet" side of the hotel, and this was accomodated. Our view was only of a rooftop, but we had no problems sleeping at night. The property had everything we wanted, including wi-fi in the room. This is an older hotel, in need of some freshening up, but it's comfortable and very clean. There was plenty of water pressure in the bathroom, and very good housekeeping service. The front desk staff were always helpful in their recommendations and advice, and made our stay very pleasant. The breakfast is very good, with a variety of breads and rolls, ham, cheese, yogurt, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and fruit salad and, naturally, hot milk and excellent coffee. Everything you need to get you out the door in the morning.
The location of the hotel is one of its best features. It's just a half block off of Corrientes, a major thoroughfare that leads directly to the Obelisk, about a block away. Two metro stations are nearby, Uruguay and Tribunales (different lines). We were close by to either where we wanted to go or to transportation to where we wanted to go.
It's off-topic as far as the hotel review is concerned, but two recommendations:
First, seek out Line "A" of the Metro system, and ride the wooden cars (they're only on Line A). They're like rolling museum pieces, and have beautiful and immaculate interiors. They've been in use since 1913, and are quite spectacular.
Second, avoid at all costs (about 50 pesos), the yellow, double-decker city tour buses. There were many complaints about the English commentary not functioning, and this was the case for us. The staff appeared fully aware of this, but seemed not to care. They also exercise a rather strange adherence to schedules, denying boarding until the time indicated on your ticket, not matter how empty the bus leaves. You can visit most of the places the tour bus goes by taking city bus #29 on Corrientes, and for only just over 1 peso per trip/boarding. Just make sure you have coins because the machines won't take bills (though they do make change).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Buenos Aires City, Art Deco Hotel & Suites is within walking distance of Corrientes, the famous avenue known as the street that “never sleeps”, Where you could meet the wonderful night life with book shops, tango dancing, fashionable restaurants with famous Argentinean beef, antique shops, as well as jewelers, great theatres, such as, Colon Theatre (one of the largest and most important Opera Houses in the world), and just around the corner the Obelisco, the symbol of Buenos Aires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Art Deco Hotel Buenos Aires
- Art Deco Hotel And Suites