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Lynns Hotel Boutique
Ranked #420 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Go somewhere else!”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

We had the misfortune of staying at Lynns when the hotel we booked had made a mistake and had let our room to someone else!! So they send us to lynns!!!
Well, on the positive the bed was quite comfy so we did sleep (maybe cos we were exhausted after 28 hours traveling!), and the location is good in Palermo. Some of the staff were friendly....BUT that's all the positives. Room was really run down looking, cracks in the floor, needed a deep clean and redecorate to say the least. Nowhere to hang clothes!! Nowhere even to put our cases apart from on the bed .... just no room. Generally felt very grubby, run down, and cramped. We were told we would get a larger more comfortable room the next day, so we decided to stay rather than have to look for another hotel late at night. Next morning were told the room we were to move to would not be ready til later - so we went out for morning. Afternoon we came back and were told we could not have the larger room after all!! ( I wonder if there ever was a larger room) . As we were leaving next day we just couldnt face looking for another place so decided to stay....
Breakfast was acceptable the first day - tho not much of it. Second day no juice - were told they had not got any....so bread and coffee and tiny dish of preserves.... poor show.

There are much nicer hotels and cheaper in the area - so DONT GO TO LYNNS!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Where to start: positives. The people are nice. And it's location in Palermo is great for the night life. Of course that night life goes on to six am at weekends, so be warned.

As for the rest. Firstly It needs a damn good clean from top to bottom, rather than the daily sweep it seems to get. And it could do with a lot of small maintenance jobs, things like new sealant under the shower screen and around the sink tap, a look at the toilet cistern, trying to track down the dreadful smell in the bathroom, fixing the shower unit to the wall properly, the front door that bangs, the sinking sofa in lobby, the badly scratched floors. It's shabby.

At very first glance the place looks as is if it might be OK: somebody has an eye for the design but certainly not the finish. It was done on the cheap and it shows. It's all superficial; looks good in the photos, presumably taken just after refurbishment, but awful in real life.

The essential thing you look for in a hotel is some thought having gone into the guest's comfort and convenience: why would I want to be uncomfortable and inconvenienced? So thanks for the king size bed: why not put a king size bedsheet on it, instead of what could quite possibly be a single bed sheet that ruches up under you at night? Two major omissions: first, a wardrobe or even a hanging rail (I had to buy coathangers to be able to hang my clothes on the door); second, a full length mirror. Some pictures to break up the bare walls of the bedroom might have been a good idea.

Breakfast is worth mentioning. Medialunes (croissants, really), bread, cream cheese, jam and dulce de leche, fresh orange juice and coffee. Fine as far as it goes, but that's all there is, the same every morning, not even a change of jam flavour. And the staff have a thing or two to learn about food service, not least making sure they bring a clean table mat and a plate.

'Boutique' hotel implies somewhere small but impeccably run. Small this is, but is probably the worst hotel for the price I have ever stayed in.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Lynns Hotel Boutique

Property: Lynns Hotel Boutique
Address: Calle Costa Rica 4752, Buenos Aires C1414BSL, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #420 of 447 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,811 - ₹ 6,976
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The streets of Buenos Aires have something I don't know... Lynns is located in a stony road surrounded by very old trees. We invite you to discover and meet the magic of Palermo Soho. We would like to be with you in this adventure. We are waiting for you with a glass of the Argentine wine-vaults and the warmth of our six exclusive rooms, especially designed and decorated for a pleasant staying. And in the distance, when you have come back home, you will have kind memories of our hotel and our personalized attention. ... more   less 

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