4.5
Very Good 501 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included
  • Quiet townhouse in a trendy neighborhood
  • Rooftop Jacuzzi deck with lounge chairs
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free WiFi throughout property

What To Know

  • Secluded location far from most tourist sights
  • Only 11 rooms, and they can book up quickly
  • No restaurant on premises
  • Taxis to the hotel cost $60, each way
  • Rooms are not handicap-accessible, and children under 12 are not allowed

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Tucked away on a quiet street in Palermo Soho — a trendy bohemian enclave and one of Buenos Aires’s overlooked neighborhoods — the discreet Legado Mitico is situated in an early-20th-century townhouse and has only 11 guestrooms, each tastefully themed around a prominent Argentinean. There’s La Arrabalera, with photos of tango legend Tita Merello; El Escritor, which displays mementos of writer Jorge Luis Borges; and even La Contestataria where framed drawings of the country’s famed cartoon figure Mafalda hang above the bed.

All of these details are carefully edited and arranged against white and beige backdrops. Along with the dark wood furniture and open fireplaces, the overall effect is stately and masculine — not at all a quick grab for attention. For a city property, the rooms are large, ranging from 226 to 279 square feet.

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The rooftop is called the Solarium, and it has a Jacuzzi surrounded by a wood deck and greenery, as well as French doors that open onto an adjacent patio outfitted with a fireplace for cooler evenings. From my cozy perch I gazed at BA’s buildings jutting up into the sky.

Yes, it’s a five-minute walk to the nearest subway station, but I didn’t mind, because taxis are cheap and plentiful, and the hip vibe of the neighborhood is a draw in itself. (In fact, many Argentineans check in for a stay.) Despite the country’s turbulent past, its present incarnation here is nothing but inspirational.

How to Get There

Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
Gurruchaga 1848
Buenos Aires, 1414 Argentina

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 501 Reviews
Great Location and Service
Reviewed 4 days ago

This boutique hotel is located in a perfect area of Palermo, within steps of inviting cafes and bars with outdoor seating and within blocks of great restaurants. We stayed in both a classic room (La Arrabalera) for four nights and, prior to a midweek excursion to Iguazu Falls, in a superior room (El Pintor) for two nights. Both were excellent and our first choices in each category. What makes Legado Mitico truly special, however, is the all-around bonhomie of its receptionist/concierge/manager Adrian, who made my wife and I, as well as our daughter who lives in Buenos Aires but was not staying at the hotel, feel so very welcome. Muchas gracias!

Lovely hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

The hotel is in a fabulous trendy area of BA with lots of bars, restaurants & shops on the doorstep & just a few pesos taxi drive away from the main sightseeing places
The staff are wonderful! Really friendly and very helpful; happy to book taxis, restaurants, print boarding passes - nothing was too much trouble.
It’s only a small hotel with just a few rooms. Our room was spacious & clean with a lovely comfortable large bed
There’s a continental buffet style breakfast which is sufficient to set you up for the morning
So there is no separate restaurant or bar but, to be fair, with so much on the doorstep it’s not needed
I have to mention the cat! He’s beautiful!! A big softy!!
We’d definitely stay here again when we return

Good location in Palermo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed for three nights at Legado Mitico which is in a nice neighbourhood and just three blocks from Don Julio. It was a small hotel.

Our room was facing onto the Main Street. Whilst there was a bit of street noise at night it didn’t bother us too much. Our room was spacious and has interesting decor.

The room rate included breakfast which was relatively basic (only had some scrambled eggs for hot dishes).

The advice we got from the concierge was a bit varied depending on the staff on duty.

Overall a nice stay.

Boutique Hotel in Buenos Aires
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights in Legado Mitico in our first trip to Argentina. This is a small boutique hotel in a very lively part of Buenos Aires. The staff were great both friendly and helpful and our room was great. Comfortable, quiet and spacious. The location is great for restaurants and bars and walking around.

Perfectly placed lively location - Superb Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely 2 night stay we had before flying north to Iguazu. Delightful room, traditional interesting decor throughout the hotel, with wonderfully helpful staff. Perfect start to our trip. Abundant restaurants in the area to choose from. Museums & sights within comfortable walking distance.