I am a Sommelier who spends my time traveling working with wines and wineries for a 5 star resort in North Florida. My life typically revolves around art, wine, food, and travel.
The description does not do this stunning place justice. Full of incredible details, this place is a delight to call home for your stay.
The antique furniture, mixed with the modern portraiture give the place a wonderfully jaunty and unique personality.
The apartment is quiet, shielded from most street noise, though you can hear activity in the hallways.
The location - right at the beginning of the artsy / antiquey / slightly sketchy San Telmo neighborhood, and very close to Plaza de Mayo.
Guillermo the Portero is a huge help, and made us feel more secure and welcome.
The neighborhood can be sketchy, particularly at night. Exercise precautions.
Expect some fragility with the Infrastructure in Buenos Aires: Keep your eyes on the ground: Broken sidewalks, debris and potholes make walking an obstacle course. Wear shoes that are stable.
On the same note, we had some plumbing snafus- water faucet wouldn't turn off (we used the main in the bathroom to turn it off and on.) Guillermo tried to fix it, but had to call in a plumber. No big deal, but stuff like this might happen more here than some people from out of Argentina are used to.
Some of the chairs have shredded upholstery, but the rest of the apartment is completely sumptuous.
The second bedroom is a curtained off alcove off of the living room. Charmingly set up actually.
We loved it, and felt very welcome and comfortable there. Thank you so much, Brooke, for a lovely introduction to Buenos Aires. We cannot wait to come back!
Excellent silent (not fronting the noisy street) old apartment with modern paintings in the middle of everything in San Telmo only two blocks from Casa Rosada and Calle Florida. Mr Guillermo and his wife , responsible of the daily control of the apartment and living in the building, organises everything you need, be it exchanging money or taking care of your laundry.
The wifi is good, Guillermo and his wife were super helpful, and Brooke was very responsive. The location was excellent, just a couple blocks from many of the main sights and in an active (and seemingly quite safe) neighborhood.
The apartment itself is actually a bit worn (e.g. peeling paint and stuffing coming out of the chairs), though it still had a nice old atmosphere overall.
Note: The second bedroom is only an alcove in the living room with a curtain to separate it off.
Great apartment, very clean and comfortable!!! Super location! I absolutly recomend for all people who visit Buenos!
Excellent experience overall - definitely a place to keep on your radar screen for your next visit to Buenos Aires! Great location, beautiful apartment with period furniture, plenty of crockery and kitchenware, the porter, Guillermo, very friendly and efficient.
This apartment is located perfectly and ideal for staying two couples or a gang of close friends (how don't bother sharing a king sized bed). Had some problems with the water, which Guillermo fixed perfectly. Would gladly come back!
Brooke´s apartment is unique: spacious, full of character, art and historical artifacts. It´s situated in a nice and safe area of Monserrat/San Telmo. Many attractions are in walking-distance and there are some very good restaurants close-by (Petanque was our favorite).
Brooke was very helpful before and during our stay and the doorman is wonderful as well (note that he only speaks Spanish). The only downside of the apartment was that it could have been cleaner.
Lovely apartament!!! Great location and service was perfect. We recommend it!!!
The reservation was canceled 27 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The apartment was very convenient and easy walking to downtown.
I would once again like to thank Guillermo for his help throughout my stay. Priceless!
Brooke was so easy to communicate with. It is always a pleasure to have people like Brooke and her husband stay at our place. We would welcome them back any time!
Brooke's husband stayed with us for a few nights and was a great guest. He was very quiet and very clean. We barely knew he was there!