Hotel Review: Hotel Babel, San Telmo

Swoop’s own Harriet stayed came back from a Patagonia trip recently where stayed at the Hotel Babel in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
Here she reviews the facilities and general feel of the place.

Located in a 200 year old building in the San Telmo district a stone’s throw from Plaza Dorega.
A combination of old and new features creates a very funky but comfortable setting.

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Soft clever lighting softens the dark wood that lines the walls.
The reception is hung with pictures from their artist in residence. A role given to emerging artists who each take a month turn. This month’s artist was Pedro Padulla.

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The 9 rooms are on the ground and first floor, set around a courtyard. Tall 2.5m high doors  with shutters guard each door. The rooms all have  an ensuite bathroom with hot powerful shower and  plenty of mirrors.  Suite rooms have kingsize bed whilst standard rooms have queensize.

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I arrived very late at night and a sandwich and bottle of water had been made for me which was very considerate. The staff were all bright and bubbly and incredibly helpful.
This gave the hotel a really homely feel.
Need to Know:
  • Breakfast is served between 8-11 and included a choice of eggs, toast, spreads, fruit cereal, teas and  coffee.
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  • It is spotlessly clean and the service was good.
  • English was spoken.
  • The rooms are equipped with ac, tv, safe, hairdryer, plug sockets for C and I, desk, wardrobe.