4.5
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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

I loved this hotel!
962sarahc962

We really enjoyed this hotel. It's a charming boutique property in a nice neighborhood. There are a number of good restaurants nearby -- don't miss the burger place! I found the staff to be super friendly and helpful, and they spoke good English. The breakfast was good, and our room was comfortable. My favorite thing, though? Malebo, the hotel cat! He's an enormous Siamese who lives in the office/courtyard out back and wants to sweet talk you into letting him into the lobby. He will curl up on your lap and purr like a race car if you let him! Anyway, I'd definitely stay at this hotel again.

Perfect Neighborhood Boutique Hotel
Maxis18

Forget the fancy brand name hotels in Recoleta. Instead, get immersed in the coolest, hipster neighborhood in town, Palermo. At Legado Mitico, you will feel like you live here, with great coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and shops at your doorstep. The streets are lively, in a good way, until late at night.
The hotel was perfect...a home feel, elegant without being stuffy, and beautifully designed. All of the staff iare extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. In particular, Adrian is the soul of the place. His exuberant personality, knowledge of Buenos Aires, and connections will make your stay beyond memorable. We feel like he is family now and he helped make our trip AMAZING, starting from his correspondence even before we arrived, Muchas Gracias Adrian and to the staff at Legado Mitico.

So good
SteveRP

Centrally located in the district of Palermo. Fantastic area for restaurants shopping and night life. From the outside, it doesn’t look like a hotel. But inside, a superb boutique hotel with excellent helpful and friendly service. Good breakfast with a wide choice of options including Argentine specialities. 15-20 minute low cost taxi to downtown area.