Hotel Impala

Hotel Impala

Calle Libertad 1215, Buenos Aires C1012AAY Argentina
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#193 of 477 hotels in Buenos Aires
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Located in the most elegant area of Buenos Aires, the Recoleta neighborhood. The hotel has an exceptional Access to the most prestigious cultural and entertainment centers of the city of Buenos Aires.The hotel has 60 comfortable rooms.Apart from its excellent location, the hotel offers valet service in its own private parking garage, Business Center, WI-FI in the entire hotel, Bar, Restaurant, Meeting Rooms, Room Service 24 hrs.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
Spanish

Location

Calle Libertad 1215, Buenos Aires C1012AAY Argentina
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Great for walkers
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Jorge Newbery Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
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General San Martín
9 minBuenos Aires Underground
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Ms.Travels wrote a review Apr 2006
Washington, DC315 contributions178 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 7 nights at the Hotel Impala. It is in a very nice location, one block off Avenue de Julio (?), and a nice stroll to many places of interest, including Teatro COlon etc. one way, Recoleta another way.

The room was definitely small as was bathroom, however, it was european small, so it wasn't unexpected. The price was great, <$50 per nite, I booked from their web site and there was a %10 discount for internet booking (keep you notice of that). The front desk staff spoke decent english (day) and limited english (evening) but were unfailingly pleasant guys. You just have to be prepared.

The breakfast was basic continental,cereals, mixed (canned) fruit, whole fruit, sometimes pastries and coffee tea etc. It was included with room, simple and enjoyable, but not luxurious.

The "restaurant" and "bar" were just part of the extended lobby, but you had the convenience of ordering food there if you needed it. If you just walk a block or so, you have quite a few options for restaurants so you're back to the great location.

There is a locutario (sp?) almost across the street, so that is quite convenient, and there's a drug store 1/2 block up.

All in all, I'd recommend it to people who were interested in a simple pleasant hotel for a good value without a lot of amenities.

Also, I felt extremely safe there. The front door was kept locked 24/7 and they were quite attentive to that.
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Date of stay: October 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kairos wrote a review Dec 2006
Brooklyn, New York3 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're looking for a simple hotel with clean rooms, friendly staff, great neighborhood (Recoleta), this hotel is a very good choice. I stayed there from Nov 27th through Dec 7th and experienced no problems. The room was small but clean. The bathroom was average sized and also clean. The bed was comfortable. Noise was not a factor. I had no great view from my room, it did not matter to me as I only stayed there to sleep and shower. There's too much to do to stay cooped up in your room anyway. The staff was courteous and very helpful. There is free internet access in the lobby and a very nice continental breakfast. The food was fresh and tasty. All the major points of interest are very close by. Recoleta cemetery is within walking distance as well as is Florida street and many great restaurants/cafes.
If you're looking for a four or five star place, this isn't it. Stay at the Alvear Palace instead which may cost you from $US 500 to a couple of thousand US dollars. (it's also near the Impala hotel too.)
If you don't mind exploring Buenos Aires while staying in a great neighborhood in a regular place, then go with this one. I would stay there again!!!

Marie
Brooklyn, New York
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Date of stay: December 2006
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slbing wrote a review Aug 2016
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions18 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Hotel Impala for 2 nights during a recent business visit.
The location is great, as it is near to Plaza Libertad. The staff is helpful, especially Max, who helped me make a booking to attend a Tango show at Tango Porteno.
The only downside was the wifi was bad during my visit - poor connectivity and I had trouble getting my work done. In the end I had to go to the cafeteria across the street to get my internet connections.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 29 Nov 2016
Estimado Slbing Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, lo esperamos nuevamente, va a ser un placer alojarlos Saludos cordiales La Gerencia
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Andy Mitch wrote a review Nov 2023
Texas7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 3 nights in October and was very pleased with the hotel. It has a great location that is a few blocks from the impressive Avenida Quintana. Walking down this street will lead you to the famous Recoleta cemetery and La Biela. This part of Libertad street does not have buses on it so it is a lot more quiet than other streets in Buenos Aires. The bed was very comfortable and the room was nice and clean. I was on the 8th floor and the Wi-Fi worked great!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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VANWAAG wrote a review Jan 2016
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had booked this hotel for 4 days, pre-payed. Upon check-in, I noticed that I could not use the in-room safe (inside the closet - it was not digital but mechanical, with a dial). I went down to the reception and asked for help with setting up the safe so that I can lock my valuables. The receptionist (who spoke perfect English, hail to that!) made a grin (as in saying: "Oh no, not again!" - this clearly told me that they already knew of this problem existing), told me that he will send someone to my room to help me. True, soon a very friendly staff appeared - I liked this guy, and he tried everything he could. He looked at the safe and concluded that that it was "unusable" and advised that I should not try to use it (he also said that there was something wrong with the batteries). He advised me to have my valuables stored all at the reception. For me, this would be quite inconvenient, I have to say. I had stayed at many different hotels in many different countries, but all of them had a working, usable safe inside my room. I have never experienced any problems with safety, or with any of my belongings missing or being stolen. I asked immediately if I could get, perhaps, another room (thinking that this may be the case with only this particular room and that other rooms may have a working safe). This staff called the reception and checked, and the response was "no available rooms now, perhaps tomorrow". Sorry, "tomorrow" was too late for me. I could really survive an old room, out-dated furniture, or a "too small TV" (I don't really care for that), etc., but in my world, there is no compromise with safety and security, ever, regardless of how "cheap" a stay may be.

As you guess, I did not feel safe and comfortable so I decided to check out, only 15 minutes after I checked in, inspite of loosing money (my four-day stay here was pre-payed). Rather than arguing with the staff (that would not bring anything good to anyone, and in the end it would not change anything to better), I decided to simply move on to another hotel for those 4 days.

My advise to travellers: take your safety seriously - that should be number one priority. It never occurred to me that I should check if there is a working room safe before booking a hotel, as I have never experienced this problem before.

My point in this case is: the hotel management clearly knows about this problem but they do nothing to address and fix it. Perhaps before you even get to this hotel, ask them to confirm whether there is a working, in-order, in-room safe in your room.

The location is not bad, the neighbourhood is quite nice. This was the reason I chose this hotel in the first place.

Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to experience other (if any) amenities at this hotel, due to my short stay and a quick abrupt check-out.

My summary: No, unfortunately, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: *** You cannot use the safe in your room *** this is why I checked out as soon as I checked in.
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 17 Mar 2016
Estimado Sr. Vanwaag Lamento mucho lo sucedido, pero sin dudas este ha sido un desperfecto en nuestra caja de seguridad electrónica, cuando sucede algo así nosotros solicitamos la reparación inmediata la cual es realizada por una empresa tercerizada y especializada en el tema. Lamentamos no haber cumplido con sus expectativas y le pedimos disculpas por los inconvenientes suscitados. Saludos cordiales
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Disconildo wrote a review Sept 2007
Rio de Janeiro, RJ66 contributions18 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
we booked for a group of 7 people(1 single bed room and 3 double bed).Our major problem with this hotel(night/evening front desk) started as checking in.They gave us 1 double and 3 single bed rooms even though we had reserve confirmated by local travel operator(cvc Brasil).when my wife and i got upstairs the room was with three single beds,and the room in front of ours, was like we booked. we immediatly went to talk to front desk thinking he had make a mistake.But he said that he had no double bed room available,in spite of we had seen the room like we booked in front of ours(the door was open and we checked that it was available).After some minutes arguing .. the front desk said it was cvc(local travel operator) fault.The amazing thing was that the cvc employee(Andres) was hearing all that talk and did nothing about...not a single word to help us.We did all the talk !
After our awful arriving at this hotel, what else can we say about our stay ?!Front desk(evening/night ) staff always with a fake smile on face.All the information that he gave us ,or was wrong or was imprecise . No complaints about all the other staff wich were friendly(maid,breakfast staff,lobby bar,etc...)
About the room :clean,small,leaking sink,uncomfortable bed with short sheets for that size of bed.The minibar ,the air conditioning/heat system and the hair dryer were ok.Thin walls and noisy rooms, like the major old buildings in Buenos Aires.
Free internet at the lobby(one machine),fair breakfast .And we also tried the chorizo beef with fries ,wich was tasty(good point at lobby bar).
Good location :near recoleta,near 9 de julio,2 blocks away from the supermarket and good restaurants and coffees. 15/20 minutes walking distance for florida street and galeria pacifico.One block from Santa fe subway.5/10 minutes walking distance from Patio Bullrich mall.Definitely good location !!
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Date of stay: August 2007
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dana n wrote a review Feb 2012
menemsha28 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
on arrival in BA back in early jan. we stayed in a hostel near the microcenter for one night before picking up our car. it left us with a fairly dull view of the city. returning 5 weeks later (and 2 months sooner than planned due to a family emergency) we checked into what for us was quite the upgrade from what we'd been accustomed to. we were greeted by the spanish-only speaking senor oscar and the helpful and wonderfully bilingual sebastien. our room was clean, roomy enough and well-appointed. and on the 8th floor, which was fine until the night we returned to find the power out and the stairs just waiting for us. i felt like robert redford in "barefoot in the park" when he returns from work to discover his 5th floor walk-up. breakfast was varied and well-stocked which was a nice change. i imagine a stodgier bunch might find this place lacking but for ageing backpackers such as ourselves it was, as i said, a nice upgrade.
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Date of stay: February 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ash2211 wrote a review Apr 2009
Sydney11 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed that this hotel for four nights at the end of a 7 week South American trip before heading back to Sydney. Given the location, the nightly tariff was good value at US$55. We found the English speaking front desk staff extremely helpful (booking restaurants, checking airline details etc), much better service then you would expect from a 3 star hotel.

Breakfast is included with the room tariff. The buffet consisted of fresh fruits, pastries, yoghurt, bread, meat and cheeses, hot and cold drinks. No hot food, but given the room rate we paid, a very good spread.

The rooms were small, but this wouldn’t be unexpected in this area of town at this price point. Rooms at the back of the hotel only have limited natural light, via a light well....these rooms should be avoided. Ask for an upper level room at the front or the side of the building. Noise isn’t an issue as the windows are double glazed, and there are external roller shutters that block the noise out very well. The bathrooms are very small.....not easy to navigate in and out of the room when opening the door.

A VERY big .....BUT..... about this place is the quality of the beds. The first night we didn't arrive until 1am. We were put into room 555, a twin room. Both the beds were dreadful......just horrible.....there must have been about 2 millimetres of fabric between the springs and the sheets.....very old and worn mattresses. After travelling for 6 weeks, in some very dodgy hotels and hostels, these beds were the worst we had encountered. Fortunately we were so tired that night this wasn't much of an issue. The next morning, I asked to see another room. I was given the card for room on the 6th floor. Same problem.....dreadful beds. I was then shown to more rooms on the 7th floor.......much better....almost brand new mattresses.....same mattress, but obviously these rooms at been used far less frequently.

Overall, at a tariff of US$55 (with breakfast) this hotel offers good value for this area of BA as long you can find a comfortable mattress. The rooms were quiet and clean, and service was excellent.
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Date of stay: March 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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qwertzuisxcfvgbh wrote a review Aug 2007
Frankfurt, Germany10 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose the Impala on the basis of (a) the best price I could find in downtown Buenos Aires for the period I needed (in this case only 2 weeks in advance, booking through OPODO at US$ 92 /night) and (b) the previous reviews in Tripadvisor.
The hotel is situated in the upmarket part of the Retiro Barrio about half way between the Microcentro and Recoletta, i.e. ideally - just off Santa Fee and plenty of shops nearby.
Although the street (Libertad) is pretty busy, I had a room at the back (small window looking out into concrete on all sides) which was really very quiet, except for the occassional noises of machinery.
First impression of the room was pretty small with tatty worn carpets and furniture that had had some stick, but it had been well cleaned and when I pulled back the bedclothes and found crisp white sheets and then discovered first class towelling in the bathroom, I knew it was going to be alright. I had a two bed room as a single, which was fine for me, but I would be really too small for two people for more than just a stopover. Both the room and hotel were purely functional - the room had the basic facilities (phone, safe, minibar, TV, 10 coat hangers! even a plug for the sink!) and had an air conditioning unit (that didn't actually look terribly safe), which I didn't need to use since it was winter. The hotel has no facilities. At least one of the daytime staff spoke basic but not fluent English and they were all cheerful and friendly, even if they didn't understand. Breakfast was included: the breakfast room was adequate rather than appetising; breakfast was Argentine - very good, fresh pastries, the ubiquitous rubber cheese and ham, fruit salad, cereals, etc., spoilt only by "breakfast coffee" (excellent cafes nearby to compensate).
To sum up - definitely not the hotel to choose for a honeymoon, but if all you need is a reasonable hotel where you can dump your stuff and sleep whilst exploring the city during the day (and night), for the location this is certainly not bad value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Saul H wrote a review Jun 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice hotel in its category. Very well located, at the center of the city. The staff is very good and helpful. Breakfast is mediocre and the Wi Fi connection is almost non-existent in the rooms.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from 525Hotel, Gerente at Hotel Impala
Responded 4 Jul 2016
Estimado Sr. Saul H Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, le comento que ya solucionamos el inconveniente por el cual no pudo utilizar el wifi de la mejor manera. Lo esperamos en su próxima visita a Buenos Aires. Saludos cordiales La Gerencia
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VANWAAG wrote a tip Jan 2016
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"*** You cannot use the safe in your room *** this is why I checked out as soon as I checked in."
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kman53 wrote a tip Nov 2011
perth39 contributions36 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you get a room at theback of the building away from traffic. Ask for a double if you are a couple."
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,165 - ₹7,911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
impala hotel buenos aires
LOCATION
ArgentinaCapital Federal DistrictBuenos AiresRetiro / El Centro (Downtown)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Impala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Impala?
Nearby attractions include Stand Up Club (0.5 km), Gran Bar Danzon (0.10 km), and Embajada de Francia (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Impala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Impala?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Impala?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Impala?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Impala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rapanui, Nuestro Secreto, and Elena.
Does Hotel Impala have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Impala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Impala?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Impala offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Impala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (1.0 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (2.0 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (1.1 km).
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