Melia Recoleta Plaza
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... musical. The blue market in Argentina is really a black market for US dollars which has become so entrenched so that it is considered "blue" instead of "black", with rates published and with police often standing next to the money changers, and sometimes even reassuring you that a certain person is legit (ie will give you real pesos, not fakes). It has developed because the economy in Argentina is so terrible with inflation so high, that its impossible ...
... stop 30 mins later, we hadn't made the bus. However, we just got put onto the next one an hour later at no extra cost. Phew!
This kind of thing is typical of Han and I, as I am sure you're becoming aware of reading these posts. We seem to lose all common sense when we're together. But this all adds to the experience and puts our Spanish speaking to the test.
Goodbye Buenos Aires and on to our next destination, Cordoba.
... Sharks. Unfortunately the area was a shark free zone but there were penguins. I was at first really excited as they are my favourite animal but I have never seen them up close before. However the excitement diminished when I saw the state of the penguins. Their fake environment was not great and all the penguins looked like models as they were all just staring at the walls. Apparently this is a common phenomena for penguins kept in an environment ...
... 8211; this is why you come to Argentina.
From there we took off to the dirty bario of La Boca. In fact, when I told Nico we walked through there, his face kinda sank. It was fine, but it was skuzzy and there were lots and lots of stray dogs. But La Boca is a good destination, albeit touristy, with its brightly colored buildings and claim to fame of being the birthplace of tango.
La Boca is ...
... got another proposition in the street which was much better value ! Mission accomplished!we were then propositioned by several leather shops and HAD to go in! Funny thing happened- HMDB has ordered a leather jacket which will be ready tomorrow afternoon- the lady can manage one in 6 hrs. After all that tiring work , that was it for the day! Now I'm going to sleep- photos tomorrow! What I learnt today: We take for granted we can make a cuppa at anytime in our hotel ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Recoleta Plaza Buenos Aires
Watch out for the bugs!
We (family of 6 in 3 rooms) stayed at this Melia for 1 night in December on the way to Sao Paolo. Location is good for day time touring and shopping. Not so for nighttime walks, diner or people watching. It seems that this area of BA in on a downturn. Gentlemen's club just around the corner. Check-in could definitely be faster. Breakfast room is in the basement and typical of a highway motel. Biggest drawback: Bugs. 2 of our rooms had bug infestation. We did not realize this until we returned from diner past midnight. We had to switch 2 rooms at 1am. The hotel is aware of this and even offered to vacuum the bugs out of the ceiling. I will not stay there again!
Coming from a critical old queen (lower case), this hidden gem could be FABULOUS. There are some small flaws in the service, but Melia recoleta can be half the price of the Big Luxury Hotels and is better in some ways.
Enjoyed our stay at the Sol Melia Recoleta Plaza . . . .
We just returned from a very pleasant stay at the Sol Melia Recoleta Plaza. Our room was beautiful, and the hotel is in a wonderful location, right in Recoleta, within walking distance to many great parts of the city. The nice thing about this hotel was that it was classy and luxurious, but also smaller, more of a boutique hotel . . . .great service, and very friendly and helpful staff. There is also a spa on the top floor which was great for a little relaxation. Higher price than other hotels in BA, but great value and we certainly had a pleasant stay. I think for the service, location and style -- the value is good. And, I recommend this hotel whole-heartedly to anyone!
Ok, the hotel is nice, very good service, regular room.
But the bathroom is small, VERY UNCONFORTABLE !!!
I don't recommend !
Traveling without my husband, as part of a Buenos Aires tour, I had an apartment rented for me in the Recoleta, through our Tour Operator. The apartment proved to be a nightmare - drab, dirty, no amentities - whatsoever. Fortunately for me, The Recoleta Plaza Hotel was just steps away and within hours, I left my dreary apartment and wheeled my luggage to my new digs. What a find! The hotel is beautiful - marble floors, glass elevators, a large reception and lounge area for guests to mingle, an elegant bistro with great food; as well as a jazz club downstairs that doubles as the breakfast area in the mornings. Breakfast each day was a delight! Huge assortments of freshly baked pastries, fruit, cheeses and meats, cereals, yogurts, etc., as well as your choice of eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, etc.
No reservation, no pillows, no breakfast
Meliá Recoleta is a new, chic and very well located hotel in Buenos Aires. However I had some problems that made my weekend much less nice than it could be.
When I arrived they didn´t find my reservation (made at the Meliá site and CONFIRMED by e-mail). I asked for pillows offered on a pillow menu and there were NONE of the pillows offered.
In the morning after I was interrupted at breakfast by a lady from the hotel asking me and my husband to register at the front desk. However, we had register and also left our credicard number at the front desk at the time we checked in on the day before.
The only nice thing was a letter and a bottle of wine from the general manager apologising for all the inconvinience.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Melia Recoleta Plaza for four nights in early April. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to return one day.
My family and I have have just returned to Canada from a fantastic trip to Buenos Aires and we stayed in a new Melia hotel in the Recoleta area of the city.The location is superb for walking as the streets are tree-lined and are dotted with many interesting shops and restaurants.The hotel has only been open for 3 months so everything is clean and up to date.The rooms are large and all come with a lovely seating area.Some of the rooms even come with 2 flat screen TVs(one for the bed area and another in the sitting area).
Un excelente hotel
Estuvimos en este hotel en febrero. Es realmente un "boutique" hotel. Las habitaciones son bastante limpias e confortables. Los baños también son muy buenos. Esta ubicado en Recoleta, el mejor barrio de Buenos Aires, e donde es posible, todavía, caminar tranquilamente, mismo a altas horas de la madrugada. Mas, lo que nos impresiono mas fue lo staff. Gente muy amable e gentil. Recomendamos mucho este hotel.
Charming new Small hotel
Really a boutique hotel, all the personnel at your service, you ask for something and you get it. Polite, helpfull, corteous. Rooms with wonderful beds. Located in Buenos Aires´ best area Recoleta, you can walk safely, it is located very close to these top hotels (four seasons,Caesar Park,Hyatt and behind the Alvear Palace Hotel, so you can imagine the zone). Plenty options of restaurants nearby. Next time in Bs As no doubt about where I´ll stay