EXPECTATIONS: I think a really pleasant surprise, but let’s see.
This is the first booking of an SLH property in quite a while… but I must say that I have loved almost every hotel we have booked through them, so when the Black Friday Sale happened I thought it might work for Buenos Aires. Not the typical hotel, but a place you want to stay for awhile, fancy home away from home.
And I am happy to report that Casasur Recoleta was not a disappointment at all. Not a Luxury Hotel by any means, but a nice Boutique Hotel, in an excellent location. They don’t have a large staff, but were very friendly and helpful from the moment I arrived. The lobby and other common areas were extremely nice.
The upgraded suite, was not perfect, but for under $200 a night, no complaints. Two Bathrooms, a comfy King Bed in the Bedroom, the Living Dining area felt a bit sparse and not as cozy as the rest of the room. It did miss more sunlight being the room faced away from the street and toward the back of the other buildings in the area. There was a balcony, but frankly it didn’t feel like someplace you wanted to hang out. But that also ensured it was a quiet room, which is a plus. I did get a chance to peak at the Single Rooms, and they were very light and airy, but do face the street, so that may be a concern for some.
The restaurant on the main floor, Bengal, is where the Breakfast is served, and for lunch and dinner it becomes a sorta Indian cuisine, which never felt quite right in Buenos Aires. But the dinners were quite edible, just not memorable.
But overall a charming hotel and staff, and I would not hesitate in coming back.
HOTEL CHAIN: SLH Small Luxury Hotels
LOCATION: Buenos Aires
TIME OF STAY: March 2017
HOW MANY NIGHTS: 4
ROOM BOOKED: Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
COST – RETAIL: $738.10 USD for the full stay
SPECIAL PACKAGE: Black Friday Sale 50% off Suites