“A most sophisticated boutique hotel in fashionable Palermo: elegant in style, with excellent service”
Everything in Legado Mítico has been carefully considered by the architect owners to create a sense of elegance and warmth.
Each of the 11 rooms is themed around an important Argentine figure, whether the famous Eva Perón, writer Jorge Luis Borges, or General San Martín, who liberated Argentina. The references are subtle and add a unique touch to each room. Ours was dedicated to wild literary lady Victoria Ocampo, with antique chairs and etchings, a bold felt headboard, and lots of books, clocks, prints and original paintings hinting at her extraordinary life. All the rooms have a very high standard of design and furnishings; colours are restricted to classic creams, reds, browns and purples, with crisp white linen and off-white walls keeping the feel light and airy.
Rooms come in 3 categories: Clasica, Superior and De Lujo, meaning luxury. Even the smallest rooms feel spacious, since there’s plenty of natural light. All have kingsize beds (or twin - just ask), TVs and DVD players, minibars, safe boxes big enough for laptops, WiFi (with extra strong routers to make sure you always have a signal), hairdryers, and a choice of pillows. De Lujo rooms also have bathrobes and wood fires in the bedrooms.
All rooms have wonderfully sleek bathrooms, with polished cream stone walls and floors, powerful showers, and lavish toiletries you’ll happily take home. Don’t expect much of a view from the windows - you’ll be looking out onto the backs of other buildings. But there’s a sun deck on the third floor if you need to be outside, and chairs on the patio downstairs so that you can enjoy the sun within the privacy of the hotel.
One of Legado Mítico’s most special features is the airy and stylish area which combines bar, café and sitting room. Here you have breakfast in the morning, can order a coffee at any time of day, and have lunch from a small menu of soups and sandwiches. It’s not a restaurant, the owners clearly point out, because here we’re in the heart of Palermo, and there are excellent restaurants in this same street and block. However, this is a wonderful place to relax and listen to the Argentine music that’s always playing. You could start the evening by ordering a fine Argentine wine from a carefully chosen list with some delicious picadas (cold meats and cheeses).
Breakfast is included, and it’s a generous continental one, Argentine-style. Argentines aren’t into big breakfasts, but here you’ll have good coffee, breads baked here in the hotel, medialunas (croissants) and homemade jams, as well as juices and fresh fruit salad. You could even ask staff for a mate set, if you want to try that most Argentine of drinks, and they’ll show you how to use it.
Staff can advise where to eat in the neighbourhood, and will happily book you a table. We recommend Gurruchaga, the reasonably priced parrilla (steak grill) next door, or splashing out on a really excellent parrilla at La Cabrera (Cabrera 5300). Good for lunch is Cluny (El Salvador 4618), a stylish and airy place with an excellent set menu. Bar 6 (Armenia 1676) is a chic and popular bar with good light meals. Vegetarians should head for Hare Krishna on Plaza Cortázar. Dominga (Honduras 5618) is an elegant place for dinner with an Asian influence.
If you’d prefer to eat in, staff will help you order delivered meals from one of the fine restaurants around, and set up a table for you.