Regal Pacific Hotel Buenos Aires
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... all this required, so we set off with excitement and commitment to make the very most of our last Patagonian trek.
Steady rain met our challenge when we stepped off the bus, and narrowed our view for the first section of the tail as we hiked towards Paine Grande. But as we carried on with our afternoon, so did the reliable southern winds, blowing away the clouds and drying out the Pampas. We passed Paine Grande, the main Start/Finish ...
... had added sugar - very odd. I think we've bought a sugar free one. This afternoon we've been for a long walk. Saturday afternoon here is very quiet, most shops are shut. It seems to be the sort of city where the style changes every couple of blocks, some areas seemed quite shabby & seedy. A couple of blocks down you find there are stylish shops and upmarket antique ...
... will force you to stop and let them go. One time I looked over my shoulder to see a city bus nipping at my heels trying to turn thru the mass of pedestrians. If you do cross against a light don't doddle. That car that looked a long ways off is trying to make it thru the light you are at so you can bet your ass he will be coming. If he gets remotely close to you there will be a little serenade with the horn as they approach. Pick up the pace amigo!
... vegetarian, but we did find a humita – steamed corn cake amongst all the chorizos and roast meats. The streets were closed off and on a huge stage there were dance performances followed by live bands. Nearby the locals thoroughly enjoyed dancing in the street. The passion for the music, dance and culture was clearly evident.
At 3pm we witnessed an incredible horsemanship challenge. An archway was set up in the middle of a street and hanging from the ...
...and getting lost, per usual. As I didn't write yesterday, this may be a very long entry. I awoke to my alarm singing 'Adios' by jesse y joy to me, my song of choice, at about 9:00, because Friday we had our appointments to get our student visas. Ay ay ay. As our appointment was at 12, Jimena told us to meet her at the Sheraton hotel at 11:30 so we could walk to the hard-to-find place. Well, as I found the place easily on my map (I know, I'm surprised too) ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Regal Pacific Hotel Buenos Aires
¡Fue lo mejor del viaje!
El hospedarnos en el chic y adecuado Regal Pacific fue una decisión inteligente. Estaba a tres manzanas del centro comercial Galería Pacíficos y de la calle Florida, a tiro de piedra de los restaurantes del puerto Madero donde cenamos algunas veces. El hotel es muy seguro, no es un hotel de una gran cadena, el desayuno tiene mucha calidad y se come muy bien.
Arriving on my birthday, it was mildly disappointing to find that we couldn't have the exact rooms we'd booked (one twin room for our older teenage kids and a king for us) - but the pleasant check-in clerk assured us we could have the correct configuration the following morning - promising to move all our things for us so we wouldn't have to bother.
This could be a very good hotel but the rudeness which I received at checkout was not acceptable. After settling my account,I was told that my room would have to be inspected before I left the building. I wondered what I was supposed to have done wrong. At all times I had been well dressed and polite to all the staff and bear in mind that this hotel touts itself as being five star and not some inexpensive hostel. I asked to see the manager who did not seem to be in the least bit bothered about my being offended and I received a fairly off the cuff apology. There are lots of better hotels in which I have stayed in Buenos Aires. When they sort their hospitality out,starting at the top with the manager,this hotel may be worth a try.
Loved this hotel
I just got back from Buenos Aires last week (Week of 9/4/06). Went with two other friends. We loved this hotel! It is pretty modern and very central. The staff was very helpful and tried to assit us in any way. Puerto Madero is walkig distance or a very short ride away. Puerto Madero had all the nice restaurants you can imagine. I would definetely stay here again!
You have Plaza de Mayo near by, Regal Pacific Mall, Avenida Florida and this excellent empanadas place right around the corner. If interested, you can also walk and take the ferry to Uruguay (Colonia Sacramento) and spend the day there.
We just had a fantastic time in Buenos Aires and will highly recommend this hotel.
It made our trip!
Staying at the convenient and chic Regal Pacific was a smart traveling decision. It was 3 blocks from the Galleria Pacificos shopping center and Calle Florida, walking distance to Puerto madero restaurants where we ate a few dinners. The hotel is highly secured, not a big-chained hotel, high quality breakfast buffet and good dinners.
Sorry for the long review, but hopefully this will help you make an informed choice.
The Regal Pacific was much more then I expected. I found the service on par with a Park Hyatt or a Four Seasons Hotel. The front desk personal whereas helpful as I have ever seen. They handled all my dinner reservations. For those of you who speak VERY little Spanish this type of service is 5 star in my book. This is a brand new hotel so the rooms are sparkling clean with pillow top mattresses and oversized bath towels (6 foot to be exact). Electronic curtains with all bedside controls. Wifi and broadband in all rooms. Electronic safes etc etc.
Do Not Expect ANy Nice View
I stayed in this hotel thinking that it was in Puerto Madero area (web page dont show exactly where it is), and it is not. I expected to have a nice view from my room as they show in the web page but the only room that has it is the master suite located in the top floor. Standart rooms only have two options, holiday Inn express´s back door or old buildings surroundings. Staff very polite and facilities shows that this is a stylish and all brand new hotel.Limited room service options. As you can see I got dissapointed only for the views. In this trip I stayed at the Melia Buenos Aires and the Meliá Recoleta Plaza too (read my comments)
Sophisticated & Modern!
One of B.A.'s Best! I stayed at this hotel twice during by vist to Argentina and both times found staff and rooms exceptional.
I love this hotel!
The newly opened Regal Pacific will soon take its rightful place as one of the top hotels in Buenos Aires. I have stayed in 4 of the hotels currently rated in the Top 10, and the Regal Pacific is superior.....
Rooms are nicely and very comfortably furnished, the baths are spacious, the staff is courteous and helpful, the wine bar is provides a decent number of choices at reasonable prices.....
I loved the bedside control panel to adjust lights, heat, and to open or close the drapes! See my more extensive review under Buenos Aires discussion....
dr__dawggy, Trip Advisor local expert for Buenos Aires.