Buenos Aires Journals

Buenos Aires Hotels

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An August 2004 trip to Buenos Aires by Kauai Boy

Bisonte Palace Hotel Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina More Photos
Quote: I consider myself a part-time resident of Buenos Aires and typically rent an apartment for my stays in the city. However, for those shorter stays, there is an abundance of hotels, independent or brand-name, that offer accommodations for all tastes and budgets.

Buenos Aires Hotels

Overview

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The ninth largest city in the world, with a population of about 14 million, Buenos Aires appears to be on the path of recovery from the chaotic economic roller coaster ride of the 1990’s and the eventual devaluation of the Argentine peso in 2002. Currently, the dollar is still quite strong here at about 1 to 3, so excellent deals in some very impressive hotels can be found for even the most budget-minded traveler. Unless you’re a "chain-traveler" with membership in one of those frequent guest programs, I would recommend shopping around for a locally owned and operated hotel with little or no affiliation with any of the huge international brands. The Sheraton, the Hilton, the Marriott – t...Read More

Bisonte Palace Hotel

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Bisonte Palace Hotel Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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As you approach the corner of Suipacha and M.T. de Alvear, you see a sharp contrast between modern and classic architecture, as older buildings seem to merge into this daunting glass box of a building. Unlike many of the other "modern" hotels in the downtown area, the Bisonte Palace didn’t even attempt to blend in with the surrounding architecture – in fact, the name itself is misleading. With the word "palace" in mind, I was expecting some kind of classic luxury. Instead, I was greeted with a cold rigidity that just didn’t fit in. The front desk staff was OK – not overly enthusiastic, but not rude. A brief (and I mean BRIEF) look at the rooms didn’t impress me although the standard room...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

Bisonte Palace Hotel
MT ALVEAR 902 ESQ SUIPACHA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
54-11-4328-4751

Dolmen Hotel

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Dolmen Hotel Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A small yet modern mid-range business hotel, the Dolmen on Suipacha is situated between the busy Avenida Santa Fe and M.T. de Alvear in the downtown Microcentro district. Most rates include a complimentary breakfast buffet, which is provided in the Mezzanine Café, though the dining area is rather small. Standard rooms with a queen bed seem comfortable and each has a minibar, storage safe, internet connection, and a desk area. I didn’t have a chance to check out the suites as they were, according to my tour-guide, all occupied. The health club on the 16th floor is also rather small, but does have a weight machine, a couple of Lifecycles, and a small swimming pool (too small for laps, in my opinion)....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

Dolmen Hotel
Suipacha 1079
Buenos Aires, Argentina
54 114315 7117

Etoile Hotel

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Etoile Hotel Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This is a nice boutique hotel with an exceptional (!) location – especially for the first-time Buenos Aires visitor. Numerous cultural/historical attractions surround this hotel, as well as a large artisans fair every Saturday just one block away (fronting the cemetery). I was greeted by a very friendly, bilingual hostess that was very willing to take me on a quick tour of the facilities. Though the standard rooms (especially with two single beds) are a bit cramped, the executive and diplomatic suites are very nice – one bedroom with a double sofa-bed in the living room, mini-bar, jacuzzi , and high-speed internet connection. In my opinion, at just AR$45 more (about US$16), an upgrade to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

Etoile Hotel
Pte. Roberto Ortiz 1835
Buenos Aires, Argentina
54 11 4805 2626

Caesar Park Buenos Aires

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Caesar Park Buenos Aires Photo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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At first, as I took the turn form Montevideo onto Posadas and had my first glimpse of the Caesar Park Hotel, nothing about the plain red-brick building impressed me. However, walking through the pillared hallway into the lobby, I could tell I would be treated to a tour of international luxury with an Argentine flare. The friendly, multi-lingual staff was very accommodating to my request to tour the property. Yes, this is a chain hotel, with member properties in Mexico and Brazil. But the chain is small enough, and, according to my guide, this particular property is not heavily influenced by the franchise headquarters (whatever that meant). Impressively furnished rooms – even the most basi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2004

Caesar Park Buenos Aires
POSADAS 1232
Buenos Aires, Argentina
54-1148191100