by: Anna Gray
Work work work work work.
Me and my dude and a crew.
The Puente La Mujer (Spanish for “Woman’s Bridge”) is a cool rotating footbridge in the Puerto Madero neighborhood. It stands out for it’s asymmetrical, modern design by the architect Calatrava.
Here is our own private courtyard. A sink and brick oven (that we never used) make cooking outside easy and convenient. All the decor details are perfect - like the hanging lamp and potted plants.
And here is our own private deck!
The bed. Tried to stay true to the city by reading Borges.
Here is the bedroom’s crazy but great wallpaper.
A view of the living room and the loft. The layered aspect to the this apartment/room is great for families with kids.
The pool! Small but lovely and surrounded by lush greens.
Highs + Lows
We stayed in one of the hotel’s loft rooms: open, high-ceilinged duplexes that feel very welcoming and comfortable. It was more like staying at your friend’s apartment that has really good taste.
The staff is super friendly but not overbearing. They remember your order preferences and bring you cookies with the turndown service.
A few of the rooms (including the lofts) have a separate street entrance so it really feels like you’re staying in an apartment.
The pool was small but lovely and surrounded by interesting and lush vegetation. The garden is a delight in itself and we’d have breakfast out there every morning.
Not unusual, but they’re very strict about their check out times.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Eco-friendly boutique hotel.
Relaxed, comfortable, well-designed. There are hints of Scandinavia and France in the furniture and wild wallpaper.
In the Palermo neighborhood, very central. Walking distance to great food and bars and a quick cab ride to the sights you want to see.
An odd mix of Nicolas Jaar, Beirut, Morrissey and some other quiet, hip bands.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Not sure, but the owners Tom Rixton and Patricia O’Shea certainly have great taste.
Very small but cute pool with lots of lounge chairs.
Yes, great breakfast! Best staff!
Yep, outside. Every morning this lovely woman makes flower arrangements here between bringing people coffees.
Beer and wine and some great little chocolate candy things.
They have it! It’s free!
Saw one baby making a beeline for the pool but the majority of the guests were 30+.
They have a few room options (singles to suites to lofts) so the hotel is amenable to a wider budget range. Starting at $205/night including tax.
In the Area
The Hippodrome is very worth it
Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo - Avenida del Libertador, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
There are races every half hour that last about five minutes. The place is mostly populated by older Argentinian men betting on horses and smoking cigarettes but the structure is incredible and I love jockey outfits.
Don Julio’s is a fifteen minute walk from the hotel and it’s delicious
Don Julio Parrilla - Restaurant - Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Though the restaurant is a little touristy (everything in Palermo is, pretty much), it’s a traditional parilla (Argentinian BBQ) with excellent meat, service and decor.
Another short walk away is the Mercado de Pulgas
Mercado de las Pulgas - Avenida Dorrego, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
A flea market in a big warehouse. A great place to just walk around and browse, if you’re a tchotchke collector or in the market for a great lamp you should check it out. It can get hot under that corrugated metal so I would advise going in the morning or later afternoon.
Honduras 5860, C1414BNJ CABA, Argentina
Hotel Location: Honduras 5860, Argentina