Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

A unique hotel in a not very touristic area

Posted Jul 8, 2014
The building and rooms are very comfortable and unique. Good location in old town; great for walks in the night and visits to the main plaza where you can watch real tango dancers next to a nice bottle of Malbec. Unfortunately the area is a bit run down but full of character. If what you are after is a real BA experience this is the area to be, as you get to see the real life in Buenos Aires. Breakfast in the hotel is not great, a long variety of items on the buffet but nothing was appetising. Anyway we didn't chose Dandy Royal for its breakfast, we got there for what it says on its name: TANGO. and I have to say their lesson classes are really really good in a charismatic ball room full of locals dancing milongas and tango. We will never forget how warmly they welcomed us to joint them in the dance floor...we had lots of fun. I would highly recommended.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Glen from Australia

Loved Every Moment

Posted Jun 16, 2014
Pros: Quirky hotel, large rooms.
Cons: Breakfast was not great. It was edible.
Location: Stay on the weekend and visit the Sunday markets. Good restaurants throughout the suburb.
We had a great time in San Telmo, and the hotel was a great part of it. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was sumptuously large.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by amtonip from london

Nice tango hotel great paintings

Posted May 31, 2014
Had great time. Good paintings I recent of you like tango.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 8, 2013
Pros: Very friendly staff
1 out of 5
Recommended
by Marta from Atlanta, GA

A definite location to put on the "no visit" list

Posted May 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
I left after two hours. Felt very uncomfortable and unsafe. As much of a dump as I would NEVER want to be in. It was poorly adapted to modern requirements. The door to my room was not secure, the bedspread looked as if it had not been washed in years, and the general quality of the facility was tawdry. The street was not one I would feel comfortable walking on and I left after two hours
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Lee and Bert

Visiting another era

Posted Mar 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Upon entering the Dandi Royal we were mesmerized by the decor and artwork. The small sitting room near the check-in could use some fixing up but the hotel and the bathroom in the room was as if were were back in another time in history. It's intimate and there are tango murals everywhere. The people at the desk were very helpful, especially Marcello. He even gives tango lessons and speaks English. I can't say enough positive remarks about Marcello and the lovely hotel. Would definitely stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by PK

good location

Posted Feb 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
Dandi is a cute boutique hotel, nicely located to the trendy Defensa street in San Telmo. I had an inside room (no windows) that was modest but fine for my needs; generally quiet, although the elevator can be noisy. The staff was always very courteous and helpful (yes, they speak English). The breakfast is modest but on par with other BA hotels in this range. Overall, I would recommend staying here, if you are looking to have a modest room or a larger suite (but the street is noisy, so if you get a room with a window onto Piedras it won't be quiet).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Donna

Posted Dec 17, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very convenient location, close to subway and within walking distance to main centre. Initial impression was hotel seemed very dimly lit and old but after awhile you felt it had "charm". Staff were very helpful and eager to help with directions etc.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Kitschy but Adequate

Posted Dec 3, 2012 on Hotels.com
We stayed here at the end of our trip. We chose San Talmo so that we could go to the weekend street fair. This hotel was close to that and plenty of bars and restaurants, but the area didn't have the liveliness of Palermo or Recoleta. The hotel has a tango theme and offers lessons, but we weren't around long enough to check out those services. The person at the front desk helped us secure tickets to a tango show, was generally helpful answering our questions, and gave us a room to store our luggage until our flight. The breakfast was also good - one of the few places where we could get eggs with the normal Argentinian bread and sugar breakfast fare.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by Fred

Reality is well short of the Potential

Posted Oct 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
Drafty doors, non operational heating/AC and Internet connection and general run down condition detract from what could and should have been a great presentation for this boutique Hotel. The pleasant staff attempted to assist, but a lack of effective communication of messages ended up in incorrect advice and information being transferred.