Wonderfully convenient location for Buenos Aires, a walking city like New York and San Fransisco. 20-25 minutes to the Ricoleto cemetary, Fine Arts museum, Retiro train station. Located across the street from the Opera House, and adjacent to the Obelisk. The 7-10 am breakfast was extensive, with sliced ham, scrambled eggs, bacon, breads, cereal, coffee, caffeinated only, fruit, tea, juices, and sweets. Food is consistently god, and was as remembered from our visit 6 years ago. Those are the pluses of it's location. On the other hand, the room was very small, with a queen bed, the bath was adequate, the front desk was helpful, but getting ice for a beverage seemed to be like pulling teeth, even though I could ask for it in Spanish. Spring for the triple, it would be worth it for the extra room, if you are going to be there for more than two nights. Wonderful restaurants near by, and the walk down Lavalle st. to Florida st. felt safe in the day, although we were warned to wear our knapsacks in the front, not on the back, and the calls of "cambio, cambio" appeared accompanied by shady looking characters. We were told that the Western Union office nearby was giving a good rate, but did not change dollars in town, since we had done it before through relatives. We will stay here again on our next city trip. We did not have a car, and there is a tourist information booth around the corner on Florida St. The remis we got through the front desk was the nicest car we rode in.
Traveller from Atlanta