See why so many travellers make Gran Hotel Espana their hotel of choice when visiting Buenos Aires. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.
While staying at Gran Hotel Espana, visitors can check out Centro Cultural Kirchner (0.7 km) and El Ateneo Grand Splendid (2.0 km), some of Buenos Aires' top attractions.
Gran Hotel Espana offers guests an array of room amenities including a sofa and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.
The hotel offers 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant.
When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Nicky NY Sushi, Osaka Madero, and 13 Fronteras, which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
If you’re looking for something to do, Puerto Madero (1.8 km) is a nice way to spend some time, and it is within walking distance of Gran Hotel Espana.
At Gran Hotel Espana, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Buenos Aires.
It is an old building. 5-min walk to the Plaza de Mayo, 7 to 9 min walk to the big BA sign and piramid pillar. It is very close to subway station, so we went to recoleta by changing 2 line subway, and it was my first visit of Buenos Aires. Bring your hair dryer if need one.
The "Gran" isn't so grand but at (about Australian) $33 per night twin share it was excellent value. After our original (booked) hotel wouldn't let us check-in because it was after 8 pm, we headed off to find somewhere to stay. Everything was "fully booked" or maybe they didn't like the look of a couple of old back-packers very late at night. We found the GHE and the guy on reception was very friendly and we stayed 6 nights. The room had a single and a double bed, an old wardrobe and a table and chair. However, the bed was comfortable and the pillow was soft. The housekeeper came in every day and made the bed (I don't even get that at home). The bathroom was small and badly needed a revamp but the shower had hot water and plenty of it. The towels had seen better days but were clean and changed every day. The street is narrow and could, sometimes, be noisy at night. The GHE doesn't serve breakfast but there is an excellent cafe next door, a supermarket across the street (selling cheap Argentine beer) and a laundry about 100 metres away. The GHE is 30 metres from Avenue Plaza de Mayo and a short walk to the Plaza de Mayo. An excellent central location. I've given this a VG rating based on location, price and location to amenities and attractions.…
This is a special place that we have returned to after 10 years. It is still great value, with the front rooms with a balcony on the upper floors being our favorites. The men that run the front desk are wonderful and very helpful. There is a lovely old elevator and stairs that feature pretty stained glass windows that surround that elevator. Just in case you would like to walk off those Argentinian meat dinners. Nice big bath tubs, along with antique furniture and a new comfy bed make this a great centrally located jewel of a hotel. Spotlessly clean and priced the same as some backpacker hostels that are anything but clean.
The brass plate outside suggests "Gran" was deserved once. Now it's just a door, leading to some stairs atop which sits a lady of a certain age. She books you in, then rings another similar lady who meets you out of the lift & this one takes you to your room which is off a corridor, round an atrium. It reveals lots of chintz & lace. Slightly unsettling. The shower room is small, and the bedroom feels like it is a room off a bigger room. The whole place has got the feel of there being more permanent residents who only come out at night. There's more lady staff like the one who attentively brings you breakfast. It is all decidedly quirky & old fashioned. I liked it.
In the past it must have been a very nice hotel, but now it is a little bit past its prime. The problem is that the walls are very thin and you can hear every move in the next room. The location is great tho because it is right in the center and it is a good value.