A great budget hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires
The first thing to mention about Hotel Milan is its great location. Just metres away from the centre of Avenida Corrientes, where many of the theatres, cinemas and restaurants are located, it is ideal for culture-lovers or anyone who wants to be close to the heart of the city. The hotel is in the ‘microcentro’ district and it’s here that you’ll find many of the main sights of Buenos Aires, such as the Obelisk and the Casa Rosada. The upmarket district of Recoleta – home to the famous cemetery, the resting place of Evita – is also within easy walking distance. Subte (underground) stops are handily located nearby for anywhere else you want to get to.
There are double and single rooms available. The rooms are simple but pleasant, with a light and airy feel. There is adequate storage space, a safe, a TV and that all-important free WiFi access, a real plus. The ensuite bathrooms are small but perfectly formed, with everything you need. The only downside is that the street-facing rooms can be quite noisy – that’s the tradeoff you get for the great location, so consider packing your earplugs.
The really outstanding thing about Hotel Milan is the service.
Every member of staff that I came into contact with during my stay was professional, friendly and helpful. This approach never faltered, even when I forgot the code I’d programmed into the safe – they simply sent up the maintenance man to sort it out right away!
The buffet breakfast included with the room price is the standard continental fare but it is plentiful and fresh and there’s enough hot coffee to get your day off to a good start. There are two computers available for use if you don’t have your own device with you. The staff at the front desk are always ready to answer any questions or requests you might have, although some have better English than others.
You can book your stay at Hotel Milan on www.budgetplaces.com, where rooms with breakfast included start at 30 euros per night.
Disclosure: My stay at the Hotel Milan was sponsored by budgetplaces, but all opinions are my own.