4.5
Very Good 485 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 485 Reviews
Best Spot in Town
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely boutique hotel right in the heart of Palermo. It was very clean and quiet in a busy area. We could hear a party/night club on Saturday night but it was not enough to disrupt our sleep.

Breakfast was a buffet which was not hugely extensive but covered all of the bases.

The staff were all very friendly and chatty; particularly Adrian. They would help out with calling restaurants/tour guides etc to save you having to.

Palermo is a fantastic area and very lively with lots of trendy bars and nice restaurants. Do Be careful though, we did see a pickpocket and a lady lost her handbag. As with anywhere, don’t make it easy for them.

Very nice boutique hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but very nice boutique hotel in the palermo soho area. Extremely convenient with lots of cafe and restaurants right outside the door step. There are lots of nice and fun shops around. Hotel staff were friendly. Rooms were tidy and clean. Definitely worth a stay. But don’t expect a gym or restaurant (they only have simple breakfast if inclusive in rates).

Fun and lively
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay whilst in Buenos Aires particularly for a short stay as part of a stop over. Wonderful convenient location in Palermo surrounded by boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
The hotel is gorgeous and you are made to feel so welcome when you arrive. A small number of rooms all with the character of a different Argentine so really individual. Huge beds and rooms and nice touches like a welcome drink and lovely truffles each evening. Nice breakfast too.
A touch of luxury with a great deal of personality.

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous hotel in Palermo in Buenos Aires. It looks nothing from the street but once inside the door you are in a haven. The staff are wonderful, very friendly and helpful.
The decor in the hotel is very old fashioned, antique furniture but with a modern twist.
We were upgraded to the La Primera Dama room which is a tribute to Evita. The room was perfect with full length window overlooking the court yard. The decor was beautiful and the room very spacious. We had a huge bath in the well appointed bathroom and a large shower.
Breakfast was a simple continental style but lovely.
We would definitely recommend this hotel, it is a fun area too with lots of lovely things to see and do and plenty of good restaurants.

Fantastic stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed 3 nights in BA and stayed at the Legado Mitico. Great location in the Palermo Soho region with lots of bars and restaurants close by. The rooms are spacious and interesting- we had a room overlooking the terrace and it was exceptionally quiet. The staff cannot do enough to make you feel welcome, be it making a restaurant reservation or chasing a late tour guide, they all offer excellent service.