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Hotel Boca by Design Suites
Ranked #57 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Hello everybody I stayed at the Hotel Boca by design suites 4 times over the period of 7 weeks throughout July-August 2017. This hotel was just what I wanted with clean good sized rooms, a filling breakfast, and professional, friendly staff. I have to thank in particular Omar who was the first staff member I met and was totally professional. And particularly Daniela who throughout my stay was always smiling, knowledgeable and kind. Also Miguel, Alejandro, Fernanda, Emiliano, Adrian, Melania and all the staff Muchas Gracias for a great stay.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This hotel is esthetically pleasing. Nice to the eye and rooms are good sized and well decorated. The physical plant is just fine. However, service is marginal. Checkin is slow and tedious, checkin is at 6pm, the bar closes before 6pm and employees can be less than accommodating and sometimes surly. Having a cab called can take 15 minutes as the entrance is not on a beaten path. The neighborhood is marginal also but convenient to lots of better known districts. I used nothing from the minibar and they tried to stick me with a minibar bill. The bottled water in the room is $7 a quart so buy your own down the street in the Chinese colmado and save. The a/c is controlled by the front desk so even though you have a panel on the wall it is there for decoration. The rooms provided an uncomfortable nights sleeps. The bathroom was nice but the shower invariably dumped water on the floor and made entrance and exit from the tub a bit challenging and slippery. The buffet breakfast was nice and ample but they roll it up at 11 on the button so don't sleep late and expect a full breakfast. So this place could be a 4 Star but it isn't there yet in my opinion because the service level does not meet 4 Star standards.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
2  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

My stay at Boca Design was short but sweet.
Ultra modern, hip, cool style, with a twist for Soccer fans.
The motifs, the beautiful soccer murals on the walls and in the colors of the Argentinan soccer team.
A very comprehensive breakfast and fabulous lap pool.
A huge thanks to Melania at the front desk who was very friendly and helpful.
I will return.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank panicale63
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Good accomodation, nice and modern with Gym, Spa, Pool and good breakfast. Large and silent room. Good for an short or long stay. Bathroom is also large and modern. Problem is restaurant/bar. At sunday they close very early so you must find something outside but close to the hotel during the weekend is all closed. So 15 min. walk or taxi for find something.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
1  Thank WorldSten
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just completed a four-nite stay. The Good: The room (in our case, a suite) was spacious, quiet and clean with plenty of open surfaces and electrical outlets. The bed was firm and comfortable. Wifi was strong and reliable. The breakfast food was hearty and plentiful. The staff was pleasant and helpful; the room was initially so poorly lit that it was impossible to read, so I asked for another lamp and one was delivered to the room promptly.

The Bad: Others have mentioned that room service operates only during the day, but the two bigger negatives worth noting are the location and the fitness center. The streets surrounding the hotel were about the dodgiest we encountered in BA four days. Making that worse is that the immediate area is undergoing what appears to be a long-term road construction project, so getting to the hotel is dicey; cabs cannot always easily drive up to it, so you might have to walk 2 blocks with your bags on very torn-up, uneven, narrow sidewalks. Re: the fitness center, the website touts the hotel's lap pool, but it keeps very limited hours and opens only at 9 -- if you're lucky. The first morning, it opened at 9:30, the second at 12:30. The pool itself is covered in a glossy dark cobalt blue tile -- a serious safety issue, since it's almost impossible to tell when you're approaching the wall to avoid hitting your head. The flooring outside the shower stalls is like a slip-and-slide when wet (and, given the shower design, it becomes a big puddle.) So I'd advise staying at this hotel only after the major street work is done -- and then just be very, very careful in the health club.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stayed here two nights while in Buenos Aires. What a great place! Very chic décor (Boca Juniors theme) which was fun. Breakfast was great, staff were friendly (everyone spoke enough English that it made it easy for us who speak no Spanish), and the rooms were spacious, well decorated, and very comfortable (loved the shower and Jacuzzi tub!)
The only downside was the room service stopped before 6pm, and the restaurant wasn't open in the evening, but there are places not too far away and if you don't want to go out they will order pizza for you from the local pizza place (I don't recommend that as it took more than 2 hours and was cold when it arrived).
Great location for walking around.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The hotel was booked as part of a travel package so we didn't know what to expect. The staff was friendly and the room was large and well maintained.

We only stayed one night so we did not use any of the onsite amenities. I did find the larger than life soccer players as decor a bit odd.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank mouseangel
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Address: Calle Tacuari 243, Buenos Aires C1071AAE, Argentina
Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Montserrat
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #57 of 440 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Price Range: $99 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Boca by Design Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only 700 meters from Plaza de Mayo, Hotel Boca Juniors by Design is the first football-themed hotel in Buenos Aires. It features a full spa, an indoor heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a Bar, where breakfast, lunch and cocktails are served. WiFi connection is free of charge in the rooms as well as and in all areas of the Hotel. The Hotel has 85 rooms spread over 17 floors. Boasting modern stylish decor, the rooms are characterized by its dimension (from 28 to 50 square meters) and brightness. They feature flat-screen TVs, parquet floors, individual air conditioning and heating, minibar, and huge windows. All of the rooms have private bathrooms with spa baths and amenities. The cutting-edge Spa is located on the first floor and includes an indoor heated swimming pool, dry sauna, wet sauna, Jacuzzi, relaxation room, massage room and a fully equipped gym with the latest generation equipment. A full buffet breakfast is served daily with the best homemade pastries, selection of breads, fruits and cereals. In "La Barra" Bar, guests can enjoy lunch, drinks and cocktails, snacks, sandwiches and a delicious tea service in the afternoon. The Hotel offers room-service until 18 hours. The Hotel is located in San Telmo. Very close to the Obelisco, Corrientes Avenue, the financial district, the trendy Puerto Madero and La Boca with its mythical Caminito. The International Airport (EZE) is 40 km away, whereas the Domestic Airport (AEP) is 8 km away. ... more   less 
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