Tribeca Buenos Aires Apart
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Nice staff, bigger rooms, not a luxury but a good deal,FAKED BILLS
The hotel is clean, rooms are bigger than normal. All doors open to a hallway. For me I felt like in a clean La Quinta hotel.
Breakfast was included in the almost $60 we paid. It had cheese, yogurt, bananas, milk, coffee, few pastries, ham, bread...fruit salad....staff was efficient. We ate a big breakfast before 10 then just dinner at 6. Guy at the front desk gave us a lot of info. I do not know if they speak good english since I am from southamerica I use my spanish. My husband did not need to use his level 1 spanish :) Location: downtown as in most of the cities in southamerica do not expect a clean and safe bussiness center. Do not walk alone at night, do not take anything expensive, jewelery. We even did not take the laptop just to do not regret for it later in case someone steals it. In the other hand you can take the taxis just outside the door that can take you everywhere for no more than 10 dollars at maximum. Do not even think about other transportation. We went shopping to la florida by walking (20 minutes to arrive) WARNING: Someone gave us a FAKED 10 pesos in the change we are not sure if it was at the restaurant or taxi. We realized by paying at a museum what a embarrasment! We compared withthe original and it looked like a bad color fotocopy. MORAL: do not accept a higher bill than 10 pesos (3 dollars) in your change. You can eat steak for 2 at a a good restaurant for 40 dollars including wine. THere is a small mom & pop store in front of the hotel where you can buy fruit, sodas, biscuits...Computer most of the time busy so we went one block away for an interent cafe. GOOD SPOT for leather jackets: MAYBE.com.ar I bought a leather coat (almost knee lenght )for 140US after bargain it from 170 ask for the tax free discount at the store instead of at the airport + ask 4 more discount. Short leather jacket for 75US not so cheap but leather is soft. Nutria, bison furs starting at US800 I did not buy since I there is not return warranty like in Bloomingdales + not a big discount + I live in Texas ;) Some nice sweaters but no label stating the materials so no warranty. Go shopping on saturdays to florida and san telmo (sundays) to see street tango dancers. Keep moving while you watch since someone can be stealing your wallet. Carry your purse or small backpack in front of you always. Husband did not stop eating steak. Taxi tip total rounded to the next integral #. We got a haircut in corrientes st. for 5 dollars each one (mondays half price) the place looks clean enough the hairdresser did not have some teeth but they were very courteous we gave them a tip even when they did not expected it.
Okay hotel, but not a great neighborhood
I stayed here in February for 3 nights. I got a great deal and it was inexpensive, but my bathroom smelled moldy. One of the nights, someone tried to open my door and kept banging loudly on my door. To get into the rooms, they had old fashioned keys which really aren't easy to use. Another thing I didn't like about this hotel was the staff in the restaurant where they had breakfast every morning. They seem to ignore non-Spanish speakers and didn't even smile or say good morning. My last day I had requested a wake up call and it never came. Luckily I woke up and went to have breakfast and they called the breakfast room looking for you. MInd you, this was 45 minutes AFTER I had requested my wake up call. And the biggest reason I didn't like this hotel and wouldn't really recommend it, is the neighborhood is a bit dodgy at night. My last in B.A. I stayed in the Recoleta neighborhood, which has a completely different feel and feels safe.
Charming Great Value Friendly & Helpful People
As other reviewers have stated, it's a very charming smaller hotel, that still shows its' past grandeur. The courtyard in the center gives a very quiet & serene place to relax in the center of a large city. I was able to get free Wifi in my room & in the courtyard as it was close to the restaurant where the (free) computer was. It's within easy walking distance to 9 Julio. The rooms were very large, airy & clean & included a kitchenette & safe. We weren't too impressed with the dinners in the restaurant (other than the spaghetti) but the free breakfast buffet was decent. We were able to get this room online through 'Octopus Travel' for $48. per nite - an incredible deal! However when we tried to extend our stay we were told we would have to pay the rack rate of (approx.) $100. USD. (Octopus required at least 3 day advance notice)
The staff was very personable & helpful. I accidentally left some items in the lobby when I went to another hotel, & phoned them a few hours after, the items were all accounted for & returned to me!
We ended up moving to the Sheraton Libertador (you can read my review) which was in excess of $200USD per night, I have to say that I enjoyed my stay at the Tribeca much more!
Nice Place To Stay..but
We were going to spend five nights at this hotel, instead we stayed only one night. The main reason we changed our plans was due to the arrangement of the bedrooms.
The master bedroom, where the only air conditioning unit was located, was accessed through bedroom #2. As well, the bathroom was accessed through bedroom #2. And, if the master bedroom door was closed, bedroom #2 did not get any cool air at all. And, if you needed to get up in the middle of the night to use the washroom you would disturb the person sleeping in bedroom #2. This room arrangement would work better for a family with children.
Apart from this, the hotel was very clean and the staff were great! The soaring ceilings (15ft) and massive old doors were really great features. However, the exposed conduit really took away from the look of the unit. The breakfast was good. The price was great, $330 Pesos for one night. The location was pretty good as well, since it was only about a 10 minute walk to 9th of July Blvd. There were a few restaurants nearby. Many buildings in the neighbourhood appear to be in need of a facelift and/or major renovation.
I would stay at this hotel again if I were traveling alone or with my partner.
Un hotel muy bonito y con encanto
El Tribeca es un hotel pequeño y realmente bonito en el corazón de BA (a dos manzanas del Obelisco). Las habitaciones son agradables, tranquilas y limpias y el ambiente es increíble: se entra a la habitación a través de un patio desde donde hay acceso al bar donde sirven el desayuno. El personal es realmente agradable y te organiza el traslado del aeropuerto en taxi a un precio razonable. También te guardan el equipaje durante muchas horas por ej. Si tu vuelo de vuelta es por la tarde. Era el primer día de nuestras vacaciones y estuvimos relajados inmediatamente.
La relación calidad-precio es excelente
Soy de Argentina y viajo a Buenos Aires cada fin de semana por negocios y éste es uno de los secretos mejor guardados de Buenos Aires, un hotel estupendo en una especie de edificio histórico, con un estupendo personal agradable y habitaciones grandes y espaciosas, especialmente bonitas en primavera/verano para usar el jacuzzi exterior en el piso más alto. No creo que se pueda encontrar un sitio mejo por las tarifas bajas que cobran y por el servicio y el ambiente. (50 dólares/noche, impuestos incluidos, precio final la última vez que estuve allí). Tiene un gran patio estilo colonial (para maximizar el uso de la luz del sol) que es el centro del edificio que fue una vez un edificio de principios del siglo XX y ahora se ha convertido en un auténtico hotel con encanto, una especie de oasis en el medio del ajetreo de una ciudad de negocios. Lo recomiendo mucho y también es claramente una ganga. Supongo que otra gente lo ha descubierto también o se acaba de mudar, ya que ha estado completo los últimos 6 meses)
Very nice and charming hotel
Tribeca is a small, really nice hotel in the heart of BA (2 blocks from the Obelisk). The rooms are friendly, quiet and clean and the atmosphere is amazing: You enter your room from a patio from where you also reach the bar where a good breakfast is served. The staff is really friendly and organises the taxi transfer from the airport for you at a reasonable fair. They also hold you luggage for many hours e.g. when your return flight is in the evening. It was the first day of our holidays and we were relaxed immediately.
I'm from Argentina, i travel to buenos aires every other weekend for business and this is one of buenos aires' unknown, or best kept secrets, a great hotel in a kind of historic building, great friendly staff and big spacious rooms, especially nice to stay in the spring/summer and use the outdoor top floor jacuzzi.
I don't think you can get a better value for the low rates they charge vs service and atmosphere. ($50/night, taxes included, final, night last time i was there)
A big colonial style patio (to maximize the use of sun light) is the center of this once-early XX century office building recycled as an unique, charming hotel. quite an oasis in the middle of the busy financial city, highly recommendable, and also clearly a bargain. (I guess other people discovered it aswell or just moved in since it was always booked for the last 6+months)
Tribeca Apart Hotel: A Great Deal!
Just got back from Buenos Aires and wanted to write a review for this hotel. I was a bit nervous at first because I found only one lackluster review before I left and knew that I would be staying at the Tribeca Apart Hotel for 3 weeks. First, I would like to mention that the pictures that appear on the Tribeca Apart Hotel website are faithful to what the hotel looks like. This is a cute, reasonable hotel in a safe neighborhood. I would stay here again.
Rooms are clean and come with a TV, small fridge, and a microwave. It is not lavish--but comfortable. Everything is new and tastefully decorated. The rooms are "loft style" in the sense that they are very spacious, open, with hardwood floors. I even had access to free wireless internet to use with my laptop computer (there is free internet at a hotel computer for guests). Breakfast was included in my rate, and the breakfast buffet was great--fantastic coffee, juices, yogurt, breads (& medialunas), cheese, ham, fruit. The hotel staff would even prepare eggs.
Hotel staff was friendly, spoke good English and was helpful in setting up reasonably priced tours, calling taxis, etc. Room service was good, and the restaurant at the hotel had a variety of dishes (including vegetarian) that were quite good at a very reasonable price.
One negative point: Since this hotel is in a remodeled older building with a courtyard in the center it can be a bit noisy on the weekends when other people staying at the hotel return from a night on the town. This is not terrible, but you may hear elevators, people talking, or the people shoes echoing.
Location: The hotel is located on Bartolome Mitre and Libertad, within walking distance of the Avenida de Mayo subway stop (Near the 9 de Julio). It is around the corner from several cafés and restaurants for a good lunch, dinner or simply a coffee. I noticed that it is near Talcahuano street and a bunch of stores that sell musical instruments. You can easily walk to the Teatro Colon, Theaters & Bookstores on Corrientes Street, Plaza de Mayo and Congreso. It is a 15-20 minute walk to Plaza San Martin (and that end of the Calle Florida). If you like to walk, it is easy to get to Calle Florida & Lavalle for shopping. It is a much longer walk to the Recoleta, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, etc.. Cabs are reasonable and the subway is close by.
Since I have benefited from the advice of the Local Experts and other writers, I wanted to add my two pesos on my experience last week staying at this property as I have not seen any previous reviews. This property is two blocks west of Av. 9 de Julio and a ten minute walk to FL St. or the Obelisco in a very good location located on Bartolome Mitre. After being shown to my apt., my first impression upon entering were the hardwood floors and high ceilings made of natural brick. I paid for a studio but was upgraded to a very spacious 2 BR all for $42.50 a night! Young, friendly, helpful front-desk staff. There is a Coto Supermkt. three blocks up the street with a nice selection of beer & wine. There is a restaurant I would recommend only two blocks up the St. by the name of Sabara where I ordered my steak "jugoso" (rare) and it came cooked to perfection. I had a great first stay in BA and I am already looking forward to returning in the future! Taxmandan
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Sunday saw some heavy rain however it didn't stop us having a walk up Florida Ave, one of the main shopping areas, very busy with a great range of quality goods especially Ladies Fashion. Goods are very reasonably priced when you take the exchange rate into account.
Spent today in Recoleta, which is just up behind our Hotel , Barbara wanted to do some last minute shopping, seven weeks just wasn't quite long enough ...
... meat in town: La Cabrera!
We took the recommended complete meal: appetizer, massive 600g steak, all side dished (vegetable, potatoes etc.) and my first amazing Dulce de Leche!
Once in a life everybody should have a meal here: amazing!!!
Since in Palermo, one of the best areas for BA nightlife, we couldn’t skip a nice drink on the way back. But, in BA, a good night never finishes with only one drink… and I truly love ...
... I rushed around trying to see as much as I could. I found a neat silver bust of Fangio but it was $1000 so I opted for a little artist made car-ish thing. I also saw another rold man selling chicken calls but his were $1.50 so that confirmed that I am a savvy antique buyer as I got the one for just $1.00
We took a quick cab ride back to the hotel and enjoyed night in, with me making do with leftovers and Debbie making do with jello.
Missing the crowds in the commercial hub on a Sunday allowed us to see the sights without hoards of people. Very close to our hostel our first sight was the Argentinean Congress. Modelled in a similar vein to the US Capitol building it didn't quite have the stature but was an impressive legislative building. In front of Congress were a series of fountains and a statue celebrating their Independence which were very inviting on a hot and very humid day. For their own ...
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