This listing is for the large 50m2 Lilac Suite (bedroom, living room, patio and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi) with breakfast.
There is a reduced price for those who do not want breakfast, please see my separate listing. Also available are the Mint Room with ensuite bathroom, and the Mint Room with stared bathroom (see other listings).
About ths Lilac Suite -
This is a beautiful 50m2 suite comprising bedroom, private living room (or second bedroom), ensuite bathroom and indoor patio in a 108 year-old historic house just across the avenida from San Telmo.
There is a television with cable as well as tea and coffee-making facilities in the suite, which opens to an indoor patio overlooking the garden with plants, table and chairs where you can sit and relax. Internet and wifi is also provided.
The bedroom is 20 square metres with high ceiling and classical moldings, the living room (or second bedroom) is 11 square metres, and the large bathroom offers a jacuzzi and generously sized shower. We are two blocks away from 2 different subway lines (Independencia and San Jose) and within walking distance of downtown.
If you are here for tango, we have studio space with wooden floors at no extra charge. This is a family house, with a large tiled garden inhabited by our dog and cat and where you can sit out and enjoy the Argentine sunshine!
There is a great bakery on the next block, as well as several kiosks and supermarkets. We are just three blocks from Nino Bien, one of the most famous milongas and several of the best tango schools are nearby.
In need of some greenery? A good walk takes you through Puerto Madero to the ecological reserve that leads to the coastline of the Rio de la Plata.
This is a traditional area where can immerse yourself in the daily life of locals as you practice your castellano, you may be the only tourists here! The presence of several nearby schools enhances the family feel of the barrio. Our house was built in 1905 by one of the most renowned families to first emigrate to Argentina, and the government recently classified it as one of the nation's architectural treasures.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$315 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1150 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)|
The building was fantastic and the hosts as well. I recommend highly.
This is truly a palace and has many rooms that are even more beautiful than the pictures. It does however not make it the perfect place to stay in BA.
The neighborhood, even if it is improving, is in the 'rough' part of BA. It does not feel safe or pleasant to walk the streets after dark.
The room itself has a fantastic bathroom but the other rooms leave more to ask for. There are holes in the walls above the doors and the common kitchen facilities are small and not very usable.
The hosts are most friendly and helpful.
Two concerns we had were 1, there is a rooster in the yard that can wake one up quite early. 2, you will not get your own key to the house but instead have to ask the hosts to open the door (which they will always do promptly but we felt a bit uncomfortable to disturb them).
Thank you for your comments.
We have changed our policy and now give out front door keys to guests.
We now lock the chicken coup until 8am to reduce disturbance.
The kitchen is my personal kitchen that I have used for 7 years. I'm sorry you weren't happy with it but it is quite usable!
The area is not rough, the minister of commerce Guillermo Moreno lives half a block from me, the famous restaurant "Aramburu" is opposite our house, and the apartments next door sell for half a million dollars. It is just not the manicured tourist part of town.
As always, we continue trying to improve and upgrade the house for our guests.
Jane and Tom were great hosts! The breakfast was good (with the breakfast room being specially cozy and just warm enough for Buenos Aires winter). The bathroom was great and also very warm. The house is really splendid, you should try and ask Jane or Tom for a short tour (yes, you'll need a tour...). You can easily walk to the subway or go and explore San Telmo (where you can always find cute corners). Staying at Jane and Tom's just turned out to be one of the nicest parts of our trip to Buenos Aires.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Jane and Tom's grand mansion. They were good hosts and helpful with our queries. We found the street noises and sirens were mostly blocked out with ear plugs but the rooster crowing in the morning seemed to get through! Subway was easy to use in the quiet time of day. San Telmo Antique Shop area is a short but hazardous walk with the road works, broken pavements and dog poo.
Wir hatten ein äußerst angenehmen Aufenthalt. Das Haus ist sehr imposant. Die Zimmer liebevoll gestaltet. Eine bewachte Garage gibt es 50 Meter vom Haus für €6 am Tag. Eine Wäscherei und ein kleiner Supermarkt sind weniger als 100 Meter entfernt. Diese Unterkunft ist jedem Hotel vorzuziehen.
Wish i will there now. Kind regards Christian.
Nice people here. who have a remarkable place at modest rates.
A secure island in a sometime risky Buenos Aires. It is a family place and the family are helpful with information and assistance.
Be back there again for sure when in BA.
We had a very good week in this fascinating and beautiful house whose complex and varied history seems to mirror that of the city itself. It was really interesting to hear all about it from Jane and Tom and to be overwhelmed with admiration at what they are doing to restore its magnificence.
The Lilac Suite was spacious and comfortable. Coffee and tea-making facilities and use of a fridge downstairs. Television with satellite access to a vast range of channels, including BBC 24. And the bathroom! Huge, elegant, a jacuzzi for two people, loads of hot water and beautifully finished. Outside the rooms, an enclosed, airy balcony. Breakfast - fresh pasties, rolls, yoghourts, tea/coffee, fruit - taken downstairs in another terrace room. A small kitchen available if you want to cook for yourself.
The hosts are the most obliging people imaginable. Though keeping the business functioning, looking after the children, pursuing their own interests, they were on hand at all hours, good-humoured, patient and helpful. Their honest discussions of day-to-day living and plans/challenges for the future were very engaging; I immediately felt and home and as if I’d known them for ages.
The house is an easy walk [for a pensioner] into San Telmo and to the Subte. Buses are an excellent way to get around but routes take a bit of working out. Taxis are very reasonable. The most I paid, late at night from across town, was about a fiver. Taxis run on a meter and no taxi driver ever tried to cheat me - one even handed me back money when I accidentally over-paid.
Calle Salta is in a busy and mixed part of town. This is not tourist Buenos Aires but I felt perfectly safe. Cheek-by-jowl are the ubiquitous Chinese-owned supermarkets, small shops, car parks, glimpses into the luxurious interiors of houses, run-down buildings and up the road are the gorgeous little Rick’s Cafe and the house where some important government minister lives. Further along Calle Salta are several very nice restaurants including Restaurant Prosciutto where I had a good meal. It’s a busy street as Jane told me before I booked. Though young people don’t seem to notice such things, I do, so I took ear-plugs and slept well. If street noise troubles you, I advise you to do the same and you’ll do very well. All in all, this accommodation was excellent value and will live in the memory.
this is such a beautiful place to stay! convenient to public transportation and a short walk to san telmo restaurants and shops. the house itself is huge and gorgeous, the closest thing to a palace i've ever stayed in. ask for a tour if they have time!
jane and tom were excellent hosts with a wonderful family, and were very gracious about letting us in and out of the house, even when we came home late. they gave us lots of helpful advice that made settling into our buenos aires stay infinitely easier.
we're very glad we chose to stay here and would love to return -definitely recommended!
Historic House in San Telmo is really amazing!
With all her ancient spaces is truly fascinating and it seems to be in another age.
The room was great, with all comforts and I have spent a wonderful week.
Moreover Jane and Tom are really nice persons that welcomed us with kindness and tolerated our crazy rhythms.
I miss the tasting breakfast with the sun in San Telmo!
Jane and her familiy are very friendly. Her house ist amazing and located in the heart of the city, perfect to explore Buenos Aires! Our room and bathroom were wonderful and absolutly clean. The breakfast was very tasty. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Thanks for everything!