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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were supposed to stay in this hotel on 9 April for one night but did not get access to hotel we tried the door bell and tried ringing the hotel by phone but no success . On second thought it was a blessing in disguise. Fortunately we had a tour guide with us the took us to an other hotel.
Please avoid the area not nice quite intimidating.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Giges
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have stayed in small hotels like this before, full of character and yes, perhaps a few quirks, but all being said we felt safe, comfortable and thankful we had such lovely ladies, especially Roxanne, looking after us.

We had no problem finding the place and I liked that the front entry was locked so you had to announce that you were there. They have their own button on the wall. Once inside it is up a few steps to reach the elevator and yes it is an old elevator but it works - as long as people close the two doors - if people just leave them open then this old girl will not run.

There were three couples in all in rooms 5, 8 and 13 as we were there for three nights before flying to Mendoza and the Uco Valley. 5 and 8 had a/c challenges, not as cool as we would like while our friends in 13 basked in cooling glory. They did offer to move us to other rooms but we declined so in part it is our fault. Being so very hot in BA once we did get back to our room it seemed perfectly fine even if not working at full capacity. I do think that a combination of ceiling fan - especially since the ceilings are so high - and the a/c working would have been perfect. On the front of the building where 5 and 8 are, it can get noisy at night so you cannot open your windows. (note to everyone who travels - always bring earplugs- they really do help)

For breakfast it was continental, nothing hot, but it hit the spot and the coffee was very good. It was a good place to sit and chat with the other guests as well.

It may not look that safe an area but we did a lot of walking down those streets and felt quite safe plus there are some wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants to eat at and really beautiful architecture from days gone by. At night we didn't do too much walking as we were all bagged from our daily walking tours. Once you get your bearings you really are in a good spot for walking to other areas.

Roxanne was a joy to work with and so happy I met her...she is from South Africa and has a real joy and passion for helping people. She was there to arrange cars for us and a package I had to send off after we left....they was another young lady who was also very helpful and in the evenings a fellow who was the same. They have good staff here.

Yes a bit quirky but I have stayed in hundreds of hotels over the years and each one makes up our travel memories, for better or for worse. This one would rate 'for better'.

Room Tip: Rooms facing street can get noisy - always bring earplugs when you travel!
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank ICanTravelPanama
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Spent two nights here, and it is not a boutique hotel. A period building and old furniture and interior decoration do not make it so. Rather, I would describe it as run-down, and slightly shabby. Access to the hotel floor of the building is via an old-stye cage lift, which actually was fine, if a little tight for two people with large suitcases and backpacks. Be aware that there are two or three steps to go up from street level to the ground floor of the building. We found the helpfulness of the staff to be somewhat variable - a couple were excellent but others, including what we took to be the manager/owner were completely charmless. Breakfast was pretty basic, and one morning when we needed it they were late opening the dining room. Overall, I think you can get much better value for money in BA.

Stayed: January 2017
Thank gloc
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Rooneys_Boutique, Manager at Rooney's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear gloc,

Thank you for choosing Rooney’s Boutique Hotel on your recent visit to Buenos Aires and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Your opinions and comments are noted, and we will use them to better our service in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope to see you in the future to give you a better experience and share the improvements we strive for daily.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small bed and breakfast and can't complains about the Staff. However this is a 115 year old bldg and that means the rooms have big tall ceilings but everything requires modernization. Beds were comfortable but lighting was poor as most bulbs in chandelier were burnt out. Most importantly the Air conditioning was barely functioning beyond circulating air. We had friends in other rooms that had AC that functioned fine...so you take your chances. Lastly on the final night of our stay our door handle fell off so we had to call the front desk to let us out of our room! Glad we there wasn't a fire.... breakfast was a good basic breakfast of croissants and yogurt and good coffee. All in all a few things could have been improved to make this a great sty but again it was a good location and staff was nice

Stayed: February 2017
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Rooneys_Boutique, Manager at Rooney's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Dear bigredTed,

Thank you for choosing Rooney’s Boutique Hotel on your recent visit to Buenos Aires and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We have noted your opinions and comments, both negative and positive, and will use them to better our service in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused with regards to the door handle and air conditioner.

We hope to see you in the future to give you a better experience and share the improvements we strive for daily.

Warm regards,

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at the hotel twice - at the beginning and end of our trip to Argentina. The hotel occupies the 3rd floor of an old and rundown building in central BA (but no worse than other buildings in the old center). The street does not feel safe at night. The old elevator did not work part of the time, or was stuck on a different floor with its door no fully shut (luckily not when we had our luggage). The lobby and most rooms are beutifuly decorated, in early 20th century style. Very high ceilings. However, the shower was basic, and in room 4 we had to move the wardrobe forward to find an electric socket for the mobile charger. Breakfast was minimal, but that's what we experienced elsewhere in Argentina. A mixed view on the people at reception - some were clueless, whereas others were helpful. For our second stay we booked a specific room, and called 2 hours before arrival to make sure they are still keeping it for us. They promised to do so, but didn't. Would I stay there again? probably not. Would I recommend it? maybe for one short stay.

Room Tip: Room 13 has 2 floors and fits 3. However it is tight and characterless. Rooms 4 and 6 are beautiful. Room 4 has a lot of history as well.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Rooneys_Boutique, Front Office Manager at Rooney's Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Dear Gad H,

Thank you for choosing Rooney’s Boutique Hotel on your recent visit to Buenos Aires and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We have noted your opinions and comments and will use them to better our service in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We hope to see you in the future to give you a better experience and share the improvements we strive for daily.

Warmest regards,
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