Buenes Aires Accomodation adn Info

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Buenes Aires Accomodation adn Info

Postby chardonais » Wed May 08, 2013 12:31 am

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for hotels in BA. I will be there for 3 nights one way and 1 night coming back. I'm thinking about staying in San Telmo for the 3 nights, than Recoleta for the return night. Are other areas more central to the "must-see's?

In addition, any recommendations of things to do? What I have thought (besides just getting lost in the streets :) ) is:

Taking the ferry to Uruguay for the day (anyone done this?)
Visiting the Sunday market in San Telmo
Recoleta cemetary

Anyone been to the Sunday antique market? Is it worth visiting, or are there other things in different parts of the city? Any help/information is appreciated!

Have 8 months yet to figure all this out, so lots of time!

Thanks all!


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Re: Buenes Aires Accomodation adn Info

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue May 14, 2013 11:32 am

I stayed at Maggie's B&B (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g312741-d1068323-Reviews-Maggie_s_B_B_Buenos_Aires-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html) for a few days prior to heading on to Ushuaia for my Antarctic expedition. I can't recommend her highly enough. Her apartment is located very centrally -- I walked virtually everywhere except the Recoleta. The rooms are spacious and quiet, she has a wifi connection available for guests and she can get you some great deals on personalized tours, a show or dancing lessons. She even arranged my cab pickup at the airport so I knew who to expect (she sent me a picture before I departed) and where to meet him -- AND his price was about $5 less than I was expecting.

There's a lot to see in BA but give yourself some time to sit in a cafe and read or write. They don't care how long you stay -- you can nurse your cappucino or latte all day if you want.

On my return, I stayed at Teresita's B&B: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g312741-d604204-Reviews-Teresita_Bed_Breakfast-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html

It's a nice quiet location with a garden atmosphere which was a great way to rest and recover from the exhilaration of the Antarctic expedition but the main reason I went there was to take advantage of her cooking class. There are other cooking classes available but she offers some wonderful ones.
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