On my first few days in Buenos Aires, I stayed at Patios de San Telmo!
And I’m glad I did!
The hotel is located along the street at the heart of San Telmo district that makes it very accessible. My taxi driver didn’t even need to use his GPS as he’s familiar with Patios de San Telmo already. The hotel is situated a few steps from the main road, and very near to various restaurants, bars, mini-groceries, bookshops, the iconic and tourist-magnet – Mercado de San Telmo, and within walking distance from Subte or subway Metro and from downtown Buenos Aires itself.
I have to commend the staff for being so customer-friendly from the time of reservation until they called a regular taxi cab for me upon my check out. They replied to my emails promptly, and answered my queries and addressed my concerns directly.
Following my 20 hour-flight from Dubai to Buenos Aires, with almost 2 hour transit time in Rio de Janeiro, it was a great relief to be welcomed by a friendly and English-speaking staff at the reception. Although it was past 10PM, check in was a breeze, yet I was provided with necessary information regarding the hotel and the district of San Telmo.
Staff at the reception were all well-versed about the hotel. I was informed that although Patios de San Telmo has been serving hotel guests for 4 years now, the building has been there remarkably for over 200 years, and a lot of its original pieces like old doors and wooden panels were all kept and re-used as fascinating accents into the homey interiors of the hotel.
SPACIOUS AND CLEAN HOTEL ROOM
I was assigned to a room at the second floor of Patios de San Telmo. The room was big enough for a solo traveler like me, very spacious and clean. It has an ensuite toilet and shower with hot and cold water. It also has the basic mini bar with coffee and tea making facility. The only thing I thought was missing was provision of slippers, or perhaps it’s not a common or usual practice in Argentina.
Patios de San Telmo has swimming pool at its roof deck, a mini library that became my favourite at the mezzanine, a restaurant where breakfast buffet is served for the guests, and an inviting and comfortable lounge at the reception.
Wifi access is fast and free – inclusive at the room package.
The daily morning spread was satisfying and tasteful! I had a chance to savour medialunas, or the Argentine croissant, drink coffee, juices and tea alternatively, and some breakfast staples like bread, ham and cheese.
Surprisingly quiet and peaceful hotel considering that there are many bars and restaurants in about a stone’s throw away. Honestly, I had restful sleeps not only because I was tired from my long haul flight and long hours of walking around San Telmo and downtown Buenos Aires, but Patios de San Telmo has homey and relaxing ambiance.
Here’s a video sourced from youtube channel of Patios de San Telmo. Watch!
PATIOS DE SAN TELMO is located at Chacabuco 752, C1070AAP Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Phone number : +54 11 4307-0480
For more details and to make your reservation, kindly send them e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit their website at www.patiosdesantelmo.com.ar
***While I was a sponsored guest at Patios de San Telmo, all words and photos on this article are never influenced, and all opinions are my own.