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'Mi Casa es Su Casa' Says Buenos Aires' Fancy New Algodon Mansion

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  Site Where: Montevideo 1647, Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 27, 2010 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Algodon Buenos Aires: your private dancer. Er, we mean mansion.

Joining the long lineage of estate-cum-hotels is Buenos Aires' Algodon Mansion, a 20,000 square foot property whose roots date back to 1912. The hotel, set to open in March of this year, is being described in an all too familiar manner: your home away from home (or "Your Own Private Mansion").

The hotel's "mi casa es su casa" messaging is certainly inviting, but more fantasy than reality, as these things go. Not many people have a personal butler at their beck and call 24/7, let alone a rooftop pool, baby grand pianos, suites with a view of an interior two-story waterfall, or a cognac bar with a selection of "premium handcrafted cigars" at their actual homes. That's in addition to some of the other cushy amenities we reported on last year.

We've since come across more hotel specs, photos which you can see after the jump.

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NYT Not Particularly Impressed by the cE Hotel de Diseno

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  Site Where: Marcelo T. De Alvear 1695 [map], Buenos Aires, United States, C1060AAE
October 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s nothing quite like a glowing hotel endorsement from the New York Times. And by glowing, we mean flickering like a string of Christmas lights about to expire. That’s the feeling we got reading this week’s Check In, Check Out column, in which a Times-er describes the 28-room cE Hotel de Diseño in Buenos Aires as “slightly more stylish alternative to the corporate chains.” Sort of ouchy, don’t you agree?

“While the minimalist-cool hotel, which opened in 2005, offers a few sumptuous extras like Jacuzzi hydro-massage tubs in every room,” writes the NYT, “it lacks such basics as a full-service restaurant and closet space readily available in this price range.”

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Axel Hotel Excels in Buenos Aires

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  Site Where: Venezuela 649, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
March 6, 2009 at 9:55 AM | by | Comments (0)

We keep hearing how Buenos Aires is the gay capital of South America, but we didn’t believe it until the Axel Hotel opened.

Axel properties are geared towards the gay community but make sure to call themselves “heterofriendly.” That philosophy especially makes sense in a city like Buenos Aires where the nightlife is extremely mixed, and you’d be hard pressed to find an exclusively gay or exclusively straight bar or club.

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Where to Stay in Montevideo

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  Site Where: Bartolomé Mitre, 1361, Montevideo, Uruguay
January 28, 2009 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

Ever since I first found Montevideo on a map as a kid, I’ve wanted to visit the strangely named city, not least of all because it was in an odd-shaped little country called Uruguay that I somehow thought was Paraguay’s little brother. Ah, the logic of kids. Little did I know that the city was only named Montevideo because someone read a map wrong. The name derives from cartographer shorthand, where the site it was founded was listed as Monte VI, E. Oe., meaning “Mountain #6 oriented east-west” in Spanish. Still, I thought it was worth a quick visit.

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Where to Stay in Colonia del Sacramento

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  Site Where: Ituzaningó 232, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
January 27, 2009 at 12:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

I’m going to be honest. There is not a huge amount to see in Colonia Del Sacramento. Most people just zip in and out in a day. The main draw is the fact that the ferry from Buenos Aires takes barely an hour to get there, and you get a cool stamp and some more fun, colorful money to play around with for the day.

The flip side is that if you do decide to spend the night here, either as a getaway from hectic B.A. or as a stopover on your way to Montevideo or Punta del Este, Colonia does provide a charming, quirky setting in which to unwind after the rigors of South American travel, and once the droves of day-trippers go home, you practically have the place to yourself.

The town was founded by the Portuguese in 1680, and if you spend any time in Uruguay, you will definitely be able to hear the Portuguese influence in the language. I’m sorry, but your Spanish 101 conversational skills just will not cut it here, what with odd slang, interesting (to say the least) grammar, and an accent so strong, the Uruguayans might as well be speaking Dutch. Most people in Uruguay don’t seem to have very strong English skills, so try to brush up on your español.

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The Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South

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  Site Where: Azcuenaga 1268, Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 26, 2009 at 11:58 AM | by | Comments (2)

All this week, Eric Rosen will be bringing us his hotel recommendations for an interesting trip down in South America. He explains it all in our latest hotel guide--Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

Thirty-three degrees is an interesting number. According to Masonic lore, it is the line of latitude at which one’s psychic energy dies. Spooky. It is also the latitude of such mundane destinations as Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas and Long Beach, not to mention Baghdad and Islamabad. Not exactly trendsetting places to jet.

If we flip the globe, however, and trace the same latitude, the route becomes a lot more interesting, taking us in to the heart of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Thus, we bring you Budget Boutique Hotels of the 33rd Parallel South.

We will lodge you not only in Buenos Aires but also across the Mar De Plata in the little fort town of Colonia del Sacramento, on to chaotic Montevideo, then across the continent to slick Santiago, Chile, before ending up in the wine-lover’s paradise of Mendoza in the Andes foothills. Sounds better than a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama (also at 33 degrees north), now doesn’t it?

Read on to learn more about where you should stay and what you should do along the 33rd Parallel South.

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Madonna's Millions Put To Use at Four Seasons Buenos Aires

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  Site Where: Posadas 1086 88, Buenos Aires, Argentina, CP1011
December 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

When Madonna travels, there's no messing around. According to gossip reports, the provocative pop star spent $1 million at the Four Seasons Buenos Aires when she was in Argentina for her Sticky and Sweet tour.

Madonna is said to have splashed out $9,000 a night to stay in the hotel's luxury suite - a private mansion in the grounds - while her 200 backing dancers, singers, make-up artists, choreographers, managers and security took up another 110 rooms, costing a minimum of $600 each.

The Four Seasons is without a doubt one of BA's best luxury hotels yet we're a little dismayed that Madonna wasn't able to negotiate some sort of group rate for her team. $600 a night is crazy expensive. The Moreno Hotel's lofts, which start around $150 a night probably would have suited them better.

[Photo: IndieSpeaker]

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Why Does The Hotel Room of the Future Turn Us Off?

November 19, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

There's tons of hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· More Detes on the Future Hotel Room: More pictures of that whole weird LAVA room has come online and is it just us or is this a total hotel bonerkiller? The room will use high-tech lighting to help guests adjust from jet-lag but can they do something about the stark white furniture? Also, do not be hungover in this room. [Gizmodo]

· Bellevue Hospital Hotel? Rumour return that the craziest crazy place in NYC might turn into a hotel. Or it might not. It's not exactly the best time to open an asylum hotel. [Curbed]

· Even Northwest England Hotels Need Nookie Too: The new Vincent Hotel in Southport is offering “intimate seduction kits” in all of its rooms.

· Moreno Hotel Pics: Jaunted editor Paul Brady dropped in some of his photos from his stay at the Moreno Hotel. [HotelChatter Flickr Pool]

[Photo via Gizmodo]

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Inside The Moreno Hotel

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  Site Where: Moreno 376, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1091AAH
November 17, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (2)

In October, we asked you to help us pick a hotel for Jaunted editor Paul Brady, and while we decided not to spring for the Faena Hotel + Universe, he was just as happy to check out the Moreno Hotel, just south of Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires' San Telmo neighborhood.

Here's his report.

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Don't Forget to Pick a Hotel in Buenos Aires for Jaunted

October 31, 2008 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (2)

Has all presidential election coverage got you craving executive power? Well, it's a small consolation but you can wield some power here on HotelChatter.

As we told you on Tuesday, Jaunted editor Paul Brady has been working and living in a rental apartment in Buenos Aires for the past few months, but he's gamely offered to do a hotel review for us. And since you had so many good suggestions when we stayed in Paris, we want you to do the same thing here.

Just like last time, the hotel that gets the most comments will be the "winner." In return, Paul will send back a full hotel review, complete with a sexy video tour.

To get the discussion going, he re-read our Buenos Aires Hotel Guide and has put together a few places that sound pretty good. So start voting for your favorite suggestion in comments below!

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Pick a Hotel in Buenos Aires for Jaunted

October 28, 2008 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (10)

Jaunted editor Paul Brady has been working and living in a rental apartment in Buenos Aires for the past few months, but the time has come for him to check out a local hotel for us. And since you had so many good suggestions when we stayed in Paris, we want you to do the same thing here.

Just like last time, the hotel that gets the most comments will be the "winner." In return, Paul will send back a full hotel review, complete with a sexy video tour. Ok, maybe not sexy. But you never know!

To get the discussion going, he re-read our Buenos Aires Hotel Guide and has put together a few places that sound pretty good. So start voting for your favorite suggestion in comments below!

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HotelChatter Reader Deals :: Totally Tango Getaway at Hilton Buenos Aires

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  Site Where: Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1106BKG
August 19, 2008 at 3:14 PM | by | Comments (0)


Totally Tango Package
$299 per night

The Hilton Buenos Aires is offering a "Totally Tango" package to coincide with the Buenos Aires World Tango Championships, which kick off next week.

The package includes accommodations in a deluxe room, a tango lesson for two with one of Argentina's top dance instructors, tickets to the World Tango Museum, an evening at Esquina Carlos Gardel (the city's premier tango house), and a souvenir CD of instrumental tango music.

The deal also includes daily breakfast for two and access to the hotel's fitness facilities -- book a newly-renovated corner suite and the package starts at $845.

Reservations can be made online or by calling 5411-4891-0101. The deal expires December 31st and a minimum of 3 nights must be booked.

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