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Gran Hotel Espana

Calle Tacuari 80 Avda. de Mayo, Buenos Aires 1071 Argentina
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#295 of 493 hotels in Buenos Aires

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.

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Parvin S wrote a review Nov. 2018
1509 contributions68 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Wakhoworld wrote a review Nov. 2018
Sydney, Australia252 contributions71 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Try to get a room that faces the street with a balcony.
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MichellePage wrote a review Mar. 2015
Kathmandu105 contributions51 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms are priced by whether you would like a front or a back room. We like the balcony so that...
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Mik W wrote a review Oct. 2014
Croydon, United Kingdom149 contributions89 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There are larger rooms, if you enquire about them. Unsure if you can get a quiet room - I could...
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KimPrague wrote a review Jul. 2014
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$14 - US$25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ArgentinaCapital Federal DistrictBuenos AiresMontserrat / El Centro (Downtown)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Hotel Espana
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Hotel Espana?
Nearby attractions include Funny Times Travel & Tours (0.04 km), Escape Buenos Aires (0.3 km), and Edificio La Prensa (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Hotel Espana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and kids activities.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Hotel Espana?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Morada, London City, and La Cava del Querandi.
Are there any historical sites close to Gran Hotel Espana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (2.5 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (3.6 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (2.8 km).