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Calle Mexico 840, Buenos Aires C1097AAR Argentina
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#288 of 500 in Buenos Aires
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From the experience achieved in our first home, the acknowleged Babel Boutique, we created a new hotel that will renew the San Telmo scene: Babel Suites. We aim to become a cultural meeting point, dissolving the distance between visitor and resident through our art events that connect the local scene with the world traveller. Our staff, a selected team specialized in knowing it all about Buenos Aires, will display every day an eclectic agenda of what is not to be missed, reflecting how active and cool San Telmo district has become.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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103Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Foody Mawr wrote a review Feb 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom38 contributions67 helpful votes
Just spent a week here and am perplexed as to why this hotel is not way better than it is - as it could so easily be much better! The good points are: 1. The rooms are huge. We had a room on the 5th floor facing the car park but that was no problem for us. It was quiet and we could leave the window open all night without interruption. 2. The location was fabulous - despite some warnings about the next block we found if you avoided that part, were sensible and took normal precautions, we were brilliantly situated for the up and coming old part of San Thelmo where there were great drinking, eating and shopping places. There is a great indoor market selling everything (including great sit down food stalls); museums, market and street tango dancing. Great place to start your walk to other areas of the city 3. The 24 hour reception staff were excellent - helpful and spoke great English BUT there were a few things that really perplexed me: 4. The bed linen and towels were grey; they were marked and the towels had rips/ were threadbare and had no fresh smell. The curtains were badly marked on the bottom and the soft furnishings needed a good clean. The handrail on the bathroom wall in the bath had rusty nails and there was no shower slip mat - it was very dangerous getting in to the bath to have a shower. The toiletries were in sachets and were very poor quality. Chips in the cast iron bath had been painted over with white gloss paint and the sealant around the shower screen looked like it had been applied by a three year old.This is easily remedied guys - come on! 5. The breakfast was pretty poor. There was no breakfast buffet. Instead you are brought a plate with three bread type croissants (don't go thinking these are anything like the French ones - they aren't!) and a slice of highly processed brown & white bread. There are a couple of sachets of butter/jam together with a glass of orange squash and something described as coffee served from a flask to you. It tasted of rusty water and was I think extremely cheap chicory type coffee substitute. Yuk! If you wanted another (??) you had to go in to the kitchen to ask. There were scrambled eggs that came in a childs plastic bowl but were disgusting - they were clearly made from dried egg powder. I asked if there was any fruit and was offered a banana or apple - not both. I ended up buying fruit and yoghurt myself and cartons of coffee! The breakfast areas unloved - there were plastic bags of rubbish there the whole time we stayed. 5. The sun deck needed real improvements, The loungers were falling apart and the pool was very cloudy even after it had been attended to by the attendant. The terrace need a really good clean. This really could be a brilliant hotel with some decent maintenance; linens ; improved standards of cleaning and better quality breakfast offering and toiletries. However, at the moment its only just scraping average in my book. There are better looking hotels in the area that I would visit instead
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Tom M wrote a review Feb 2019
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My wife and I stayed there with a group for 8 nights while on a charity project helping to build houses for folks in the outskirts (poorest area with dirt roads). We left each morning at 8:30 and got back at 6:30 hot, dirty, and tired. Here are the good points about the hotel: it is not expensive and is in an edgy area — some say it is “bougie.” There is lots of hot water (virtually unlimited), excellent water pressure, most rooms have little balconies (good for hanging your washed clothes out to dry), the employees are friendly, the breakfast is quite simple but apparently genuine Argentinian fare (lots of bread, canned OJ, decent strong coffee with a small bowl of some scrambled egg and an apple or banana), the beds are firm and the rooms are big. The bad points however, unfortunately outweigh the good because the number one bad point is the air conditioning is old and unreliable and in the summer (Early Feb), that’s a non-starter. When we got there, we were put in a room on the first floor —. There was no A/C and the sliding glass windows would not lock so we moved to another room. The other room was freezing cold in comparison and the first three nights we were there, we had to sleep under the comforter ... which was fine because we like the room cold at night. There are no thermostats in the rooms — the temp is controlled by a central system that the Reception can control. Then the outdoor temps then went up to the 80’s and 90’s during the day and the A/C seeing our floor died. No cool air at night and the temp outside and inside was 90. Not pleasant. IF the hotel had invested in ceiling fans in the rooms, the sporadic A/C would almost be acceptable... but they haven’t done that and judging from other reviews, the A/C problem is not new. Our second room was clean — we never saw any bugs in the place at all — but the towels were all threadbare, a couple had tears in them, there were some rust stains on the sheets, the cleaning staff would routinely forget to leave a roll of TP, or soap, or two hand towels and two bath towels when they cleaned. No box of Kleenex was ever left but hey, that’s why the price is so low. We never used the pool but a friend said the water was cold (even when the temp outside was 90)... maybe that was where all the A/C BTU’s went? Ha, Ha. So, bottom line is you get what you pay for. If the air conditioning had been okay, I would say the place is totally acceptable but since it wasn’t, I cannot say that.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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tammy wilson wrote a review Dec 2018
Chartwell, South Africa8 contributions
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We booked Babel suite through a travel agent. When arriving at the hotel at 2am after a very long flight were checked into a room with dirty linen, dirty shower and a broken pillow. We then approached the desk the next morning to notify them of the state of the room and they advised there aren't any other rooms. We spent the day looking for a new hotel. When returning in the evening to notify the front desk that we will be checking out the next day, the advised that they will move us. The new room was slightly cleaner. During our 5 day stay our bed was not made up and the towels were never changed. The towels are broken and the pillows are falling apart. Breakfast consists of 2 slices of bread with spread, a fruta and coffee. Really lovely location with lots of potential. This is definitely not a 4*, but has the potential with lots of upgrades.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Kris M wrote a review Dec 2018
Oslo, Norway6 contributions
Booked this hotel becauseof the proximity to the San Telmo neighbourhood an the rooftop terrace. Terrace and pool closed because «manager» don’t define summer season until december 21. (or maybe because there was something wrong with the pool). No bar, no minibar, no roomservice, not even icecubes. There was some kind of kitchen in the room, but without a fridge there really was not much use for it. Questionable cleaning at best, spots both on carpet and the supposedly new towels. Meeting facilities on 7. floor very noisy and also the balcony door do not close so in the weekdays you have to listen to church songs, and at weekends fiesta and football celebrations. Paid for 5 nights in advance, stayed 4. Will not come back.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Chocolate74 wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom552 contributions364 helpful votes
We booked this because we wanted to stay near San Telmo and not pay too much and this seemed a good option. And it isn’t awful but the only thing I liked was the price and the room size. Location: 12 minute walk from San Telmo proper so not that close. The hotel street is filthy, smells of a mans urinal and partying people smashed bottles at night. Street is grey and grim Room: it is big but with not much in it. It has a kitchenette but no kettle, no microwave. It is just a sink and 2 cups. I asked for a kettle and it was provided Bathroom: needs spruce up. No plug, had to as for one Towels and sheets: grey rags. Sheet didn’t cover mattress. Pillows have no protectors and are not clean Breakfast: might be classed as one of the worst hotel breakfasts I have ever had. Industrial doughy croissant, 2 slices of bread with a soft banana, squash orange juice and foul tasting coffee. We booked it on price but regretted it. Will not stay again
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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$39 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ArgentinaCapital Federal DistrictBuenos AiresMontserrat / El Centro (Downtown)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Babel Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Babel Suites?
Nearby attractions include Juegos Mentales - Tu Puedes Escaparte (0.3 km), Maldita Milonga (0.3 km), and Tango Integral (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Babel Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Babel Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Babel Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Javi's Parrilla Restaurant, La Puerta Roja, and Gran Parrilla del Plata.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Babel Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Babel Suites have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Babel Suites offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Babel Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Babel Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (3.2 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (4.2 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (3.4 km).
Is Hotel Babel Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.