Highlights: Located in Barrio Norte, a “quaint neighborhood of old mansions and Parisian-looking squares,” the NYT describes the spot as a “pleasant alternative to the city’s better-known tourist centers.” The king-size bed was comfy; the “smallish” bathroom “nicely designed” with a “delightful amenity”: tub-for-two with massaging jets and bath salts. The 24-hour room service has a large menu and “modestly priced dishes” from local restaurants that deliver, “from sushi to Italian to Argentine steak.”
Lowlights: The writer’s room featured a “depressing” anti-view “of an unfinished building just a few feet away” (note: apparently not the view photographed above!)—perhaps worsened by the “bare concrete floor” and white décor. Wi-Fi barely worked, though free, and the cable Internet worked fine. As previously mentioned, there aren’t closets. The “intimate” basement Design Club attracts a “mostly middle-age crowd.” While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, we’re reading between the lines and assuming that means it’s not much of a scene (our apologies if we’re mistaken).
Bottom line: “For those who don’t need a lot of amenities, this is a slightly more stylish alternative to the corporate chains,” the NYT concludes. “For weary business travelers, the hydro-massage tub alone might be enough to bring them back.” Rooms start at $110; balcony lofts with private access go for $300.
[Photo: Horacio Paone for The New York Times]