We stayed at the hotel twice - at the beginning and end of our trip to Argentina. The hotel occupies the 3rd floor of an old and rundown building in central BA (but no worse than other buildings in the old center). The street does not feel safe at night. The old elevator did not work part of the time, or was stuck on a different floor with its door no fully shut (luckily not when we had our luggage). The lobby and most rooms are beutifuly decorated, in early 20th century style. Very high ceilings. However, the shower was basic, and in room 4 we had to move the wardrobe forward to find an electric socket for the mobile charger. Breakfast was minimal, but that's what we experienced elsewhere in Argentina. A mixed view on the people at reception - some were clueless, whereas others were helpful. For our second stay we booked a specific room, and called 2 hours before arrival to make sure they are still keeping it for us. They promised to do so, but didn't. Would I stay there again? probably not. Would I recommend it? maybe for one short stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a few blocks from the Obelisco, Rooney's Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires just off the main avenues of this pulsating city.Located in the former residence of the writer and poet, Leopoldo Lugones and amidst numerous milongas, tango schools, cafes, restaurants and theatres, this exceptional building has long been part of Buenos Aires' cultural landscape.Rooney's Boutique Hotel promises a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with 14 lovingly designed and individual suites, a lounge bar, cafe and tango patio.Thoughtfully decorated throughout by designer Paula Piatti, we promise you an oasis of calm in a city that never sleeps.The exceptional location and the unique building, combined with free tango classes, make Rooney's Boutique Hotel the ideal choice for visitors who want an insight into the real Buenos Aires.Surrounded by the original milongas, Tango schools, theaters, cafes and restaurantes of Buenos Aires, guests will be able to soak up the rich culture of this fabulous city.Rooney’s also offers packages to its guests so that they can enjoy the best destinations of Buenos Aires and its surrounds during their stay at the hotel. Utilising our intricate local knowledge and mindful of the expectations of our guests, we are able to guarantee that you enjoy Buenos Aires to its full. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rooneys Boutique
- Rooneys Boutique Buenos Aires