What We Love
- Major Buenos Aires sights are within walking distance
- Beautiful Art Deco architecture and tilework
What To Know
- While cobblestone San Telmo is going through a regeneration, the streets around the hotel still feel grungy
- Rooftop barbecue requires two days notice for booking
- Some rooms are dark and get some street noise
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
It’s easy to relive the glory days of Buenos Aires at this boutique property, which is housed in a restored historical building. With the Moreno’s old-fashioned cage elevator, vintage stained glass windows, gorgeous intact tilework completely lining the lobby and hallways, and high, ornate ceilings, you feel as if you’ve been transported to a bygone, Art Deco–infused era. Architect Johannes Kronfuss designed the edifice in 1928; it has been declared a Buenos Aires City Heritage site.
Bed & Bath
The hotel’s 39 guestrooms are spacious and an excellent deal for the price, decked out in streamlined black-and-white retro decor. Standout features include hardwood flooring, high ceilings and large bay windows (some rooms even have parallel windows on two sides), Egyptian cotton duvets, LCD TVs, laptop-sized safes and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Be sure to mention your bathroom preference at checkin, since some rooms have a separate walk-in shower and others just a bathtub.
The hotel’s pièce de résistance is its wooden rooftop terrace, which has panoramic views of the city and features outdoor sofas hovering around a “Sky Jacuzzi.” The staff can sometimes be a bit slow with requests, but they’re keen to help.
How to Get There
The hotel is pretty near the "Plaza de Mayo" and "Puerto Madero" San Telmo and 9th of July avenue. I mean in a very good position, but the reception is on the first floor (you have to use a lift to arrive) and its entrance is not suitable enough.
The rooms are very big and comfortables but there were no mirrow in the room and you must use a little one into the bathroom.
The receptionist were not so kind, and he asked me to pay the whole bill just when arrived and before show us the room, (first time it happened to me).
There were no breakfast served in the hotel and we have to do it outside.
I spent two nights here and it was one of the best hotels of my Argentina trip. The room was huge - a large double bed, equipped kitchen, lounge area with sofa, large flat screen television which swivels from bed to sofa and large bathroom (shower only). The air conditioning was excellent, as was the Wi-Fi coverage. I was able to check in early (about 9.30 am) because the room was available.
Entry is via a classic style life to the 1st floor where reception is. There is a lounge area at reception. The location is brilliant because it is close to the Casa Rosada, as well as San Telmo (about 5-10 mins away).
When I booked it on Expedia, breakfast was available. But when I stayed there, breakfast was discontinued (it used to be served on the rooftop level but no more). Not a major problem, as there are many breakfast opportunities nearby.
I stayed for 8 nights for business and selected the hotel for the price. The location was near to my office and the tourist area is walking distance.The room was very large and I didn't feel cramped like some hotel rooms. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.
CONS: Older hotel with an old elevator. Arrival at the hotel is not very clear as you must go to the first floor after entering the security door. No breakfast at the hotel and the mini fridge didn't keep anything cold. Room door handle was loose and came off a couple of times. One night the power breaker tripped and i had to reset it.
I stayed 8 nights and it was ok considering the price would have been 2 - 3 times as much if I stayed at other places for this business trip..