Eurostars Claridge Hotel
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This entire day was geared around our planned dinner at La Cabrera, reportedly one of Buenos Aires's finest restaurants and the anticipated (and confirmed) highlight of the trip.
The plan was to go to the giant bookstore, then take the subte over at about 6pm, as our reservation was at 8pm.
We went to find Ateneo Grand Splendid, " …
I found a listing of English speaking meetings and we planned the day around it. It was in Palermo, so we finally figured out how to take the subte so we wouldn't be walking walking walking. We took the D train and it was pretty easy.
First we went to Alto Palermo, a mall just like almost any other mall on the planet. Nice, several …
First we started with a nice brunch at Exedra where it took a couple of tries with my pidgin Spanish to get a simple salad with bacon but it was worth it once I got all the component parts. After that the plan was to walk to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes on Avenida Alvear, but we went on M.T. de Alvear instead, which took us all the way past …
We got brunch at a cafe along one of the dikes. Then we strolled down toward the water and basically stumbled into this ecological preserve. We intended to go to the Cementeria Recoleta that day but we never got there because we spent a long, nice walk inside the preserve.
I loved the feral cats and dogs I saw everywhere. I understand …
We arrived early, having taken an overnight flight. We got ripped off on the cab ride from the airport, which they do warn you about; if you speak Spanish you are less of a mark, but we don't, much; so we paid 500 pesos, when we ought to have paid about 225. We checked in to the hotel, dropped off our bags, and walked around while we waited for our …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEurostars Claridge Hotel Buenos Aires
If you are in Buenos Aires for business in Microcentro, then by all means stay in this lovely hotel. It's a bit old fashioned, which I like. The hotel bar/restaurant is nice and the rooms are small but scrupulously clean. The front desk staff all speak English, which helped us a lot.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Claridge Hotel Buenos Aires
In the hustle and bustle of "el centro", the recessed driveway and columned entrance of the Claridge is your first view of this classy hotel..and the impression lingers. The lobby is handsome, the hotel staff is efficient and courteous. The conceirge very knowledgable and friendly. The breakfast was very good and lunch upon arrival was terrific, the wood panelled room obviously a preferred meeting place for businessmen and savvy tourists. The pool's a great respite from a busy day of sightseeing and shopping. The room was good with evening turndown service, just a little small. The bathroom..... OK, that was a little tight, maybe it's the bidet that takes up a few too many inches. My one complaint. The walls are a little thin and the bathroom vent duct seems to transmit or actually amplify conversation. Be careful what you say unless you want eveyone to know! And close the bathroom door so you don't feel you are sharing the room with strangers!
Excellent hotel, staff was very helpful with all types of information whenever we needed them. Great location, steps from Calle Forida and just 4 blocks to the great Teatro Colon, if possible you must catch an opera there. Close to many great restaurants, although almost all restaurants in BA serve delicious food. VERY clean rooms. Our room faced the front of the bulding and the street noise was no higher than any noise you might find in a large city. The daily breakfast was not only delicious but also changed daily, don't pass it up. We ate in at least 10 different resataurants and only had one bad experience, you just can't go wrong with food in BA. Excellent time to go, take advantage of just how far the dollar can go now. Go to Iguazu National Park if you can and see the falls, HIGHLY recommended.
This hotel is in a wonderful position, within yards of Av. Florida and only a block from Gallerias Pacifico, both for some of the best shopping around. Really helpful staff, excellent room but the smallest bathroom I've ever seen (but very well kitted out). That said I would still really recommend the Claridge without hesitation. A good international 4 star hotel that is comfortable, has very good facilities, welcoming and good value.
A quiet oasis in bustling Buenos Aires
A lovely 4 star hotel just steps away from Calle Florida, and a few blocks from Plaza Mayo, Puerto Madero, and other sites in BA. Lots of good restaurants nearby, including a wonderful parrillada just a few meters from the entrance.
Perfect Customer Service
The rooms here are quite small, that's quite small not very small, but that is the only drawback I can find with this hotel and it is not enough to make me even look for somewhere else to stay when next visiting Buenos Aires.
This hotel is classy, and that's not because it has a pretty visage and portents of London, but because the staff really do look after you. In fact I would go as far as to say that the customer service was perfect. On arrival with no Peso's to pay for the taxi my US Dollars were taken, changed, and the driver paid before I could blink, and this standard of service continued throughout the visit.
Allied to this the breakfast was very good, the leisure facilities exceptional, and the location A1 in a smart, quiet street bang in the city centre.
I just got back from staying at the Claridge with my partner, and can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel. The staff was uniformly courteous and helpful, the room was clean and extremely quiet (we stayed in the main building, on the back facing the pool), and it is well-located. We had no problems as a gay couple; there was no 'weirdness' or rudeness from anybody. The complimentary breakfast was good, and the work-out room was much above average.
Just came back from our first visit to BA, we picked the Claridge for our stay after being recommended by family and friends, hotel is nice, very clean, excellent service and good location if you want to be in the micro center, close to the pedestrian street Florida. The cons, our room was small, smaller than in some European hotels and lacked charm, bathroom was also small though very clean and well remodeled. They have a business center with free internet access, and a nice bar with a restaurant, a nice pool area in the 2nd floor with a snack/bar and a gym, but all this think small. Overall I would say was a good "value".
As the cab pulled into the circular drive in front of the Claridge, I thought "Wow!" look at this place! Beautiful Exterior!"
I have stayed at The Claridge three times so far and wouldn't consider any other property in B.A. in the future. I have stayed at other hotels in B.A. many times as a former flight attendant but the past three times at the Claridge have been for vacation. I have requested rear facing rooms overlooking the pool and they have been enormous and quiet. The side facing rooms are smaller but still quite comfy. The location is great for shopping and local restaurants. Even though I stayed out very late in the evenings or shud I say till daylight, I never missed one breakfast! The surrounding area caters to all lifestyles and the staff was more than capable with opera tickets, car services, restaurant reservations and always eager to please. The hotel itself is elegant and the staff was always polished and very friendly..The pool area and health restaurant/bar tended to my every need and the masseuser and work out room made me feel very pampered. The terrycloth robes in each room are cozy and plush. You may purchase one upon check out. My last visit was is Feb and I plan another trip in at the same time in 2005. Weather was sunny everyday with an average temperature of approx 82F. This is the only place to stay in Buenos Aires. Go there, enjoy and come home with money!