Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
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As the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires, San Telmo provides a true Argentine city experience and Hotel Babel is an ideal place to immerse yourself in its romantic cobbled streets, tango demonstrations, jazz and antiques.
As a converted 170-year-old conventillo you’ll find traditional features like stained-glass windows, dark-wood and a charming courtyard alongside modern additions – like the hard-to-miss purple exterior.
With only nine rooms Babel has a very personalised service and convivial atmosphere so it can feel more like staying with a trendy friend than at an hotel. It’s a great find in a city that has become increasingly more and more expensive to stay in.
Breakfast is served in the main reception which also doubles up as an art gallery. There is a bar but no restaurant on site, which isn't an issue given all the places to eat in San Telmo. Our pick would be Café San Juan which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
In line with colonial-style architecture, the nine rooms are set around an interior courtyard and are each decked out with a sleek and contemporary décor.
The hotel is set in San Telmo – the oldest district in BA. There are numerous cool cafés, bars and restaurants and the neighbourhood has a charmingly bohemian feel.