Hotel Lion d'Or

Hotel Lion d'Or

Calle Pacheco de Melo 2019 Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1126AAE Argentina
Art Nouveau Stairway
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3.5
#256 of 477 hotels in Buenos Aires
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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We have over 10 years of experience in the sector, the Hotel Lion d'Or is a stylish, comfortable, with a familiar and highly personalized attention, making our hotel your best hosting experience. Our hotel features: 30 Rooms with and without balconies, central heating, air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi, digital safes, vending drinks and snacks, terrace, lift, breakfast optional, Assistance 24 hour care, tours, shows, car rental service, personalized attention to address everything our guests need. It is located in Recoleta, one of the most distinguished of Buenos Aires, surrounded by shopping centers such as Buenos Aires Desing, Patio Bullrich, restaurants, parks, museums: National Museum of Fine Arts, the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Malba, Palais de Glace, churches like the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, Recoleta Cemetery, the National Library, 1 block from the Recoleta Mall and attractive night where tranquility and security ensure a pleasant stay.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Vending machine
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Art Deco Style
Quiet
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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Calle Pacheco de Melo 2019 Recoleta, Buenos Aires C1126AAE Argentina
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Great for walkers
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Jorge Newbery Airport
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axcxtxixoxn wrote a review Jan 2009
New York City, New York48 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very good experience with this hotel. Booking was easy, service at the front desk was friendly and attentive. The room was clean, with high ceilings, a TV with a good selection of channels, and ample wardrobe space. The bathroom was clean and the bed was comfortable. I also found the building quite charming, and I thought it was relatively quiet. As a young single American travelling alone, I thought this was the best hotel I stayed in in Argentina. Also, the location right near the Recoleta cemetery, bars, and shops is unbeatable. Would recommend staying here over a place like Hotel Los Tres Reyes in San Telmo, definitely.
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Date of stay: July 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
Trip type: Travelled solo
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sdcali_traveler wrote a review Feb 2008
California14 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently stayed at the hotel Lion Dor for three nights in their most "deluxe" room ($250 pesos/night). We had stayed at this hotel on another trip in late 2006. The location is great - on a quiet street in Recoleta - a very safe and nice area with lots of cafes, etc.

The room we stayed in was very large and had a large new bathroom with a full bathtub/shower. The room was clean and had a/c and a safe.

On our previous stay we had stayed in a more modest room (a couple different ones) which have incredibly small showers. I am a smaller/normal size woman (5'5") and I was "at one" with the shower curtain - water also gets all over the tiny bathroom.

This time we decided to pay the extra $ and upgrade and were glad we did. But if you are on a budget the smaller rooms will suffice. There isn't any breakfast or internet but there is an internet cafe just down the street that costs $1.5 (pesos) an hour and breakfast in BA is very inexpensive.

We found this hotel to be a very dependable clean, safe, budget friendly place in a great location.
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Date of stay: February 2008
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
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AmeliaEve wrote a review Nov 2007
Atlanta, Georgia71 contributions56 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This small family-run hotel is an extraordinary bargain in the elegant Recoleta district of Buenos Aires. The wealthy residential neighborhood is very clean and safe, and offers many pleasant cafes and services within a few blocks of the hotel. As a single woman, safety was a big concern for me, and I always felt comfortable walking around day or night.

My room was small but very clean, as was the bathroom. The big closet made the room size easier to manage. Amenities included TV and a personal safe, and I appreciated the reading light by the bed. The biggest drawbacks were no air conditioning and no view.

The desk staff mostly spoke passable English, and were courteous about calling for taxis and restaurant reservations for me. They also held my larger luggage for me while I went off to the country for a few days at the end of my trip.

Very positive experience.
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Date of stay: October 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled solo
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MassWineGuy wrote a review May 2009
Ipswich, MA43 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First, this is not an upscale luxury hotel that caters to the whims of upper crust travellers. It is a very clean, comfortable and simple small hotel that you would find extremely difficult to beat for the money. I requested and got a single room that was quiet. It was certainly small, but very cozy and inviting after hours of exploring Buenos Aires on foot. The bed was quite comfortable. I found all the staff I met to be friendly and helpful.

My only very minor complaint was that my room had no window opening directly to the outside, so it sometimes was a little stuffy. But the classic celiling fan helped to relieve this. The bathroom was also small, but entirely acceptable. Good hot water and water pressure. Bring your own shampoo, as I did not prefer the plastic envelopes of shampoo they furnished. Some may feel slighted that breakfast is not offered, but given the price and location of this hotel, this is insignificant.

I paid $A130 pesos a day, but next time I may well request room 116, a charming looking double with an exterior window but not facing the street. I think this was $A200 a day (about $53 U.S.). Recoleta is one of the very nicest, laid back neighborhoods in the city, and the hotel is on a relatively quiet street in a very convenient location. There are almost always people walking around, as well as off-duty federal police officers moonlighting for private businesses.

No credit cards, so plan ahead for checkout.
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Date of stay: May 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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doraphilia wrote a review Dec 2008
Albany, New York110 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 4 days and regretted staying in this hotel.

We are not fussy. We are mid-budget travelers and mostly value location, cleanliness and safety. While we did indeed get those things, we were annoyed/disappointed by lots of problems.

*There was no breakfast. That's a small thing but worth mentioning.

*We had already arranged in advance to get the nicest and most expensive room in the hotel. I knew that "some rooms had air conditioning". Perhaps it was my fault to assume that the nicest and most expensive room would be one of those with AC... we were wrong. When we arrived it was 96 degrees. When we asked for a room with AC, they said they'd give it to us for 60 pesos more a night (about $20 USD)!!! We felt really swindled-- obviously this was just some "heat inflation" hustle/rip-off because we were already paying the highest amount listed on the website. We felt very cheated.

*furthermore, the room with AC that they transferred us to was the size of a box, with no windows, and an AC that blows directly on your face (and got me sick). We wound up paying so much money for this, way more than we would have paid at other hotels for far better rooms.

* there was ZERO sound privacy- the walls were so thin. every conversation anyone had in their rooms echoed throughout the whole place. Any time the elevator was activated it woke us up in the night. A bunch of drunk women were having loud conversations at 4am and woke us up. It was truly torture.

* finally, they only accept CASH PAYMENTS. I am a budget traveler and had never heard of that before. Sure, this is another thing that I should have known, but I didn't notice their itty-bitty 4" sign saying so, and sent us scrambling around at 6am searching for an ATM before our flight.

Mostly, we would have been way happier staying somewhere different for the same or less price. The only thing you're really paying for in this hotel is proximity to recoleta cemetery, and fellow budget travelers are better off staying somewhere different (maybe in Palermo) and paying for cabs every day. Much cheaper and better value.
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Date of stay: November 2008
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan R wrote a review Jan 2012
Fort Lauderdale, Florida4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to go to Argentina for the Holidays. We wanted to be in the "center" of Buenos Aires in a small hotel, where we would be treated by our 'given name' and not be just a 'number'.
We found this and so much more in this hotel! The owner is always there and you can talk to him directly! The personnel is fantastic! The rooms were spacios and some of them with a balcony! I could not have been happier! The price is excellent considering where it's located!
I would not hesitate to go back every time we visit the country!
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Date of stay: December 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gail S wrote a review Jul 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota24 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The price was very reasonable for our two double rooms and the staff was friendly and accommodating. But being on the street side of the hotel meant a lot of noise and, even with earplugs, we could still hear car horns honking and revelers singing at 4 AM. Our bathroom also could have been cleaner. While it was inconvenient not to have breakfast included there are good cafes within a couple of blocks and a small supermarket right around the corner, so that wasn't really a problem. It was an easy walk to the cemetery and the street fair on Saturday.
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Date of stay: July 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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EastCoastJedi wrote a review Dec 2013
Boston, Massachusetts38 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is my affordable go to when visiting BA. Located in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, Recoletta, this hotel is clean, safe, family run and offers fair prices for a wide variety of room types and configurations.
You can walk to so many cool places from here including the Recolleta Cemetary, several parks, open air market, museums and more.
If you are looking to save money, are traveling during a warmer season and don't mind sharing a bathroom the rooms in the top terrace are great. Grab a bottle of Malbec and enjoy sitting on the terrace near the rooms relaxing and listening to the sounds of the city. remember the seasons are opposite from North America!
In my opinion The best rooms are on the second floor facing the street with French doors. These can be a bit louder because of the proximity to the street but it is so cool to sit looking out on the action on the street in Recolleta.
I love the architecture of this hotel from the original elevator to the staircases. This was originally an embassy and although it is lacking modern updates, it provides such a unique look at the history of the area.
Must pay in cash as of my last stay. Much better rate when paying in US Dollars but you must ask for the discount.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Must ask for a room with a window! Interior rooms are without airflow and claustrophobic.
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rkschund wrote a review May 2012
New Jersey30 contributions34 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Lion d'Or is not your typical modern hotel. The ceilings in our room were quite high, the floor was not carpeted, and the bathroom was quite small.

On the positive side, the location is excellent for visiting Recoleta Cemetery or the Fine Arts Museum, and the price was lower than most other hotels I looked at.

On the negative side, I find that more modern hotels have more noise-reducing features (like carpeting, thicker walls, and tighter windows and doors).

If you like out-of-the-ordinary places to stay, and are on a tight budget--this would be a good place to stay. If you like modern hotel rooms, you should look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: May 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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zip98221 wrote a review Nov 2015
Anacortes, Washington2,525 contributions230 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is based on the price and convenience.

It is really hard to imagine staying in Recoleta for a low price, and so close to everything.

It is close to movies, great restaurants, parks, great shopping, and downtown. Plus it is safe go walk around at night.

The facilities are dated, and could use some work, but the WiFi works great, really clean bathrooms, and a very friendly staff.

I also left some of my valuables and wallet out my mistake. The room was cleaned while I was out, and everything was there when I returned.

This is the second time that I have stayed here, and I look forward to coming again.

This hotel with the great location had made this trip one of my best BA visits.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from A B
Bahia Blanca, Argentina86 contributions34 helpful votes
Sorry for the delay. You should try to call the hotel for better assistance!
Karen M asked a question Jul 2017
Florianopolis, SC
Possuem garagem?
lulytas asked a question Jun 2016
Esta cerca de la calle Zapata al 100?
Answer from A B
Bahia Blanca, Argentina86 contributions34 helpful votes
Está aproximadamente a 4 kilómetros, el subte de la línea D conecta ambos lugares.
Francisca A asked a question Mar 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina52 contributions14 helpful votes
¿hay desayuno incluido?
Answer from A B
Bahia Blanca, Argentina86 contributions34 helpful votes
El desayuno, si bien está incluido, debe tomarse fuera del hotel, en un café que está a 100 metros del lugar
DuaneKelly wrote a tip Dec 2016
Seattle, Washington29 contributions29 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room on the second floor acing the street was quite large. French doors opened onto a tiny balcony above the street."
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Varsha wrote a tip Jan 2015
Boston, Massachusetts75 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 104 is very affordable but small"
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SRF Y wrote a tip Nov 2014
Palos Verdes Estates, California594 contributions142 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"stay in room 111"
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Alfredo1976 wrote a tip Jun 2014
Atlanta, Georgia12 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best location, 5 minutes from the recoleta cementery very safe area and you have to be careful in Buenos aires where you really stay"
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Lightfoot11 wrote a tip Dec 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark23 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Speak spanish and carry a flashlight"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Lion d'Or
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Lion d'Or?
Nearby attractions include Recoleta (0.2 km), Cementerio de la Recoleta (0.4 km), and Cúspide Libros (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Lion d'Or?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and a concierge.
Is parking available at Hotel Lion d'Or?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Lion d'Or?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa SaltShaker, Nomade - F&D, and Roux.
Is Hotel Lion d'Or located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Buenos Aires.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Lion d'Or?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Recoleta (0.2 km), Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo (1.1 km), and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar (0.6 km).
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