“Trendy, cosy and eco-friendly hotel located amidst hip Palermo Soho’s boutiques, cafés and bars”
The 20 bedrooms are comfortable and bright with polished concrete floors, white walls and stony/pebbly headboards, all of which give a cool eco feel. Colourful cushions, lampshades, throws and chairs add warmth, some rooms have a small balcony, and all the mod cons are in place.
Classic Rooms are a modest 19 sq.m with queensize beds, a desk and 2 chairs. Their bathrooms have showers only but if tubs are not high on your priority list, these rooms are great. If, however, the sight of a jacuzzi makes your heart beat faster, treat yourself to a Superior Room - they are also considerably bigger (25 sq.m). The largest Palermo Rooms (29 sq.m) have a kingsize bed, a sofabed and a coffee table, but no chairs or desks. These are great if you are travelling with a child, but otherwise not worth the extra cash.
The Classic Rooms overlooking the courtyard are the quietest (and peace and quiet is hard to come by in BA). If you are a light sleeper, ask for one of the L-shaped Superior ’01 room types, located at the end of the corridor, giving you extra privacy.
In general, bathrooms are rather compact and you need to have the door closed to actually use the loo (but then again you should do that anyway). All have a bidet, a shower, large dispensers of fabulous cocoa toiletries (their heady scent wafts through the hotel), fluffy white towels, a hairdryer and little vanity packs. Superior and Palermo Rooms both have jacuzzi baths.
There's an inventive and varied breakfast from 7:30-11am and the menu is a welcome change from the spartan and underwhelming breakfasts of most hotels in BA. I loved the daily-changing smoothie shots, exotic fruit salads and pastries. And the eggs of choice with sides such as fried potatoes and onions made for the perfect solid meal after a long Porteño night out.
During Mid- and Peak Season lunch and dinner are also available at the deli - expect the likes of curried sweetbreads with sweet potato mash, spaghetti al oregano with squid and eggplant caponata, chocolate parfait alfajor, and marinated pineapple and lemon tocinillo. You can tuck into afternoon tea, too, with yummy pastries and the traditional mate (which is so strong it will take your socks off but is definitely worth a try).
Lunch and dinner are not available for the foreseeable future. Please check when making an enquiry
Most guests venture out to explore the fabulous local eateries. I particularly loved the tapas-style corner bar Oro & Candido, and buzzing Oui-Oui for lunch. A pit-stop at La Salamandra, a dulce de leche bar with addictive treats, had to be fitted in every day (and thanks to it, so was the daily visit to the local gym upon my return home). For dinner, chic and minimalistic Mott is just a few blocks away, and Don Julio, a traditional, rustic and very popular parilla, is a highlight for carnivores.
Children are welcome. All rooms can fit a baby cot (free of charge), and an extra bed can be added to Superior Rooms for a small supplement. Palermo Rooms can sleep 2 children under 12 on their sofabeds at no extra cost.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available