Anna Gray

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by: Anna Gray

  • Why

    Work work work work work.

  • When

    February 2016

  • Who

    Me and my dude and a crew.

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.

: 42/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Eco-friendly boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Relaxed, comfortable, well-designed. There are hints of Scandinavia and France in the furniture and wild wallpaper.

  • Location

    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.

  • Rooms

    20 rooms

  • Music

    An odd mix of Nicolas Jaar, Beirut, Morrissey and some other quiet, hip bands.

  • Year Opened

    2003

  • Designed By

    Not sure, but the owners Tom Rixton and Patricia O’Shea certainly have great taste.

  • Pool/Gym

    Very small but cute pool with lots of lounge chairs.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, great breakfast! Best staff!

  • Bar

    Yep, outside. Every morning this lovely woman makes flower arrangements here between bringing people coffees.

  • Minibar

    Beer and wine and some great little chocolate candy things.

  • Wifi

    They have it! It’s free!

  • Children

    Saw one baby making a beeline for the pool but the majority of the guests were 30+.

  • Price

    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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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