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.
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.
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.
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.
9-bedroom boutique hotel
Historic colonial-style building
Friendly and attentive staff
Facility details:Airport transportation (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Breakfast available (surcharge), Concierge services, Free WiFi, Front desk (limited hours), Luggage storage, Pets allowed, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Ski shuttle (surcharge), Total number of rooms - 9, Tours/ticket assistance.
Balcarce 946 - San Telmo, 1064 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Independencia subway station is a 12-minute walk from the hotel (1km)
The hotel can assist with transfers to / from the airport (extra charge applies)
Jorge Newbery Airport is a 25-minute drive from the hotel (11km)Ezeiza International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the hotel (30km)
Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.
Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.
If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.
Please ask for details about our airport transfer service