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

Friendly, classy boutique hotel in great location
SamandMartine

We stayed here a week and just loved it. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and made our stay in BA all the more enjoyable. The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of bars and restaurants. Access to the city is a cheap cab away or a short walk and public transport if thats what you like to do. The staff gave great advice, directions, recommendations and lent us a SUBTE card for travelling the buses, trains and subway. One morning we left very early for a trip to Uraguay but no problem, a croissant and coffee were ready for us before we headed away. Highly recommend this lovely little hotel

Lovely small hotel, lovely area
shildon

We were sorry we did not have more time here. This is a boutique hotel in Palermo, at great area to explore. The breakfast was great, including eggs made to order, and a lovely patio. We were in transit and spent only one night but, when we come back to Buenos Aires, we would stay here longer.

Great little gem in Palermo
566luisjaviers

Small hotel in Palermo, great service, great room, clean room, bath amenities very good, great neighborhood, courteous staff, no problems whatsoever, price point great for such a hidden gem. Definitely will return for another stay