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Defensa 821

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London
Reviewed 4 March 2012

This place could be so great, just needs to clean up the entrance way (it was quite dirty when we were there) put some plants in the hallways and on the terrace and properly fix the rooms. The owners were on hols when we stayed and their sister was looking after the place. She was really helpful, got more towels...

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Pinamar, Argentina
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Basically, the two more important things are: Location and Owners. Amazing, only 5 blocks of the Casa de la Rosada (pink house) and 2 blocks of Puerto del Madero. Really we stay in the hearth of Fair Market on defensa street. Nice owners, very helpful. We feel like our house. Use the room on the top of house, next the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Pros: Owners are very nice and try to be helpful. The breakfast was simple (pastries, juice, ham/cheese sandwiches, coffee, tea, fruit) but nice. The locations is FANTASTIC for the San Telmo market. The place sits literally on the market route. You are also relatively close to Puerto Madero (good area for restaurants) and Plaza de Mayo (A historical place). Also,...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2012

There is a locked door at the bottom of a dilapidated building. You climb 2 flights of narrow stone steps with all your luggage. Reception is in a bare room; a low table has well-thumbed magazines. The bedroom we were shown had a futon-type bed near the floor and very little other furniture. There was no air-conditioning though the owner...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This is a terrific place to stay. My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights on our first ever visit to BA. Marce and Juan Jose are hugely knowledgeable and great hosts - we were quickly able to make the most of our stay following their advice on where to go and what to see. Recommend this house and...

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Great atmosphere and hospitality, we love to feel just like home and taste the best flavors of Buenos Aires and the beautiful San Telmo quartier. Excelent breakfast and amenities. Decoration brings the modern feeling of the city in the old constructions, and location is the best! Beside, Macela and Juan were great hostess, they help us a lot to find...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I read all the reviews thinking this place was going to be fantastic, I was wrong. Yes it is in a great location and the owners might be friendly but my husband and I decided to eat the cost of the deposit we paid and stay some where else. When we drove up the hotel we didn't even know where...

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homesantelmo, Owner at Defensa 821, responded to this review

Guys Basically, if check and dont want to feel comfortable, you can talk with us and cancell your reservation. Is very easy. Usually we NEVER take deposit or penalty for this. My business is create relation, make money for our veery nice rooms...no taking money of deposit. We have air conditioning. About wifi, trust me that is the first time...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is the worst b&b/hotel experience ever easily. I made my reservation online (venere.com) and there was no asking about what time I would arrive or anything. I got to the place at 7:30pm (no sign or anything on the little door) and waited for several minutes after knocking on the door and buzzing the bell until someone staying there...

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Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 18 January 2012

The location of the B&B is quite nice, with the San Telmo market right outside your door. It is not a quiet location in the evening, but I don't think there is much in Buenos Aires that really qualifies as "quiet." We found the hosts to be quite helpful, arranging an early checkout and taxi to the airport for us....

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Home San Telmo ist one of the best Hotels/B&B we ever stayed at. It´s located brilliantly right where the San Telmo Fair is. Marcela and Jose and are very helpful hosts that never leave a question not answered. One thing, if you want a quiet nights sleep you should choose one of the other rooms (we had the one with...

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Staying in San Telmo

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San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many different cultures: a true child of immigration, much like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee hours of the morning. During the day, the antique shops and classic cafés and bars around Plaza Dorrego dominate the scene. The emblematic Bar Plaza Dorrego, with its green awnings, checkered tile floors, and wooden interiors, takes you back in time the moment you step inside. For true porteño traditions, San Telmo is the place to be.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Home San Telmo, bed & breakfast and guest house in the real Soho of Buenos Aires. Contemporary amenities combined with the intimacy and tranquility of small property in the hearth of San Telmo is the first and only of its kind in Goa. We have four rooms with elegant private bathroom. All rooms with modern style. Home San Telmo is ideally located within one of the most traditional neighborhoods, which give Buenos Aires its indisputable flair. Here you can enjoy the wonderful colonial architecture, lavish history and unique art, which make San Telmo so culturally rich. Wake your spirit up and embark on a grand journey with the HOME to discovery the tradition of art, music, history and literature intertwined with style and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Defensa 821

Address: Calle Defensa 821, Buenos Aires C1065AAO, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > San Telmo
Price Range: RM210 - RM241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Defensa 821 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“My room in the back of the building was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles daisy21988, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If possible, get the Room at the Top of the House, you will have some kind of private Terrace with this. Anyway, we've tried all other Rooms over the last years and all are fine for you !!!”
 of 5 bubbles Hummel01, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“go to the restaurant just beside the buiding and eat some parrilla. Ask jose about it and he will tell you where is it. Good price for some tasty argentinian food.”
 of 5 bubbles greenfairy398, 22 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Choose the top floor room for space and privacy but be warned you'll need to be fit to handle the stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles MaxieSpaniel, 13 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Room with fair view was really big and has a balcony. It was a bit loud though when sleeping with an open window because the cobblestone Street was right under the balcony. But earplugs do the job. If your not of fan of earplugs then just choose one of the other rooms. They seem to be nice aswell.”
 of 5 bubbles blum75, 6 Jan 2012 | Read review
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