Buenos Aires: Home Hotel
When I began to plan my trip to Buenos Aires, it couldn’t be different: I found the most amazing “boutique hotel” that was perfect for the occasion, since we’re in the middle of summer and it was the only one that offered a swimming pool! The Home Hotel is located in Palermo Hollywood (a super charming neighborhood of BAs) and it is so gorgeus that I had to show to you!
The hotel won the award for design of the Wallpaper Magazine in 2007, soon after it was renovated… The decor is retro and the entire mixture of several wallpapers, that sometimes is applied directly on the wall ando n other times is framed (a charm!)! They mix well with the concrete and wood and the result is just amazing…
Our room was also fantastic – small and cozy – it had everything we needed: cabinets to store clothes, a comfortable bathroom, space for luggage and little shopping, lcd tv… The bathroom was all finished in cement: just loved it! The attention that the hotel staff give guests is amazing: it was the only hotel I’ve ever been that every day, at dusk, delivers together with cookies a weather forecast for the day after in a very cute card! How has no one had this idea before?!
The breakfast that is included in the daily rate is also very special: it is served in small shots of all the things that are on the menu a la carte… They serve everything in small plates and cups and the selection changes every day which means you will have to wake up early for breakfast every day! Two types of juices are served in special small long glasses, an omelet or scrambled egg is served together with a bread basket accompanied with a special butter, a home made cream cheese, a creamy dark chocolate and jelly… Finally they still serve a special sweet bread (always chose the ones that are stuffed with “dulce de leche”!) The home made yogurt is fantastic! Simply brilliant!
The pool area gives you the impression that you are at a friend’s pool and not a hotel! The chairs are super cute lined with fabric that resemble the patterns of the different wallpapers that are around the hotel! It is right next to a beautiful garden! But be prepared for the mosquitoes that even in the heat of the day insist on attacking: the repellent even in the pool is essential!
For more information on Home Hotel.
Original post in Portuguese.
About the author:
Camila Penteado Cilento graduated in Business Administration in 2005 and works in the financial market (“the job that pays the rent”)… But the real “Cami”, as she is called by her closest friends, hasn’t found her dream job yet, but she just knows that her real passion is the aesthetics that she finds in fashion, in architecture, in gourmet, and in visual arts. In 2008, she finally had her dream come true and moved to New York City, where she learned that to feel alive you have to run after your dreams! In the end of 2008, she started a blog called “I am leaving today” (http://iamleaving2day.blogspot.com), where she writes about all the discoveries made when she was living her dream for real. While blogging she realized that writing is one of the best ways to communicate her ideas to the world and by doing this she has the opportunity to talk to people that are as far as they are close. Stay tuned…
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