My wife, toddler and I were looking for a small family run hotel within an hour of Buenos Aires for a couple of nights just to relax, enjoy and escape our hectic life in the city.
We couldn't have been happier with our choice and intend to return.
Our room, the Victoria room was huge. It toasted a large bedroom and lounge area opening onto a gorgeous terrace. We had a big flat screen TV, classy hardback books to browse, excellent bed and linens.
The bathroom was also massive with impeccable fixtures and fittings. A stand alone glass shower cubicle at one end, a proper sized bath tub at the other with funky jucuzzi jets at the press of a button with "his and hers" sinks. It was a very classy bathroom which is not always the case in and around BA.
We were encouraged to prepare and light a log fire in the fireplace in our room which added to the "cosy getaway" we were looking for.
The breakfast was very good, cold buffet style. However, service was on hand offering cooked to order eggs. I really enjoyed breakfast both mornings with the Newspaper.
The evening 3 course dinner was excellent value for 68 pesos. There are many restaurants nearby on the waterfront and I don't think the Hotel intends to compete with them. I think the plan is to offer good value home cooked food for guests who want an early night and this suited us perfectly.
The gardens, pool and tennis court were all well-kept and our toddler was perfectly safe exploring them as indeed he was on the open terrace from our room.
The management and staff were courteous and friendly. I got the impression from all of them that they enjoyed and took pride in their work.
If I were to have a gripe or two they would be, A complimentary bottle of water and tea facilities in the room would be nice. Room service incurred an additional charge of 20 pesos [about US$4] for delivery which seemed steep for one flight of stairs.
Hotel Victoria has a proud and strong Swedish connection and should their Queen ever come to Buenos Aires I recommend Her Royal Highness stay at The Hotel Victoria, as indeed, I do to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Victoria is one of the oldest and most traditional properties in the historic part of Tigre. The building from 1900 has seen the old bourgeoisie escape their warm palaces in the city during the summer, to enjoy the breeze of the river and go rowing in the various old rowing clubs that still stand along the Tigre River, as a reminder of those days. The house with its galleries and gardens was an important place for musical reunions and social gatherings. Today, the house stands completely renovated to offer its guest its former splendid charm and personal attention , with modern accommodationsa and comfortable and spacey rooms and bathroom facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Victoria De Tigre
- Hotel Villa Victoria De Tigre Argentina - Buenos Aires