D'artist Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Peron 838, Buenos Aires, 1038, Argentina
D'artist Hotel
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Rated 41% lower than similarly priced 4 star hotels

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  • Solo100
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

phone service & electricity

by bkq

Has anyone used Verizon smartphones in Argentina? I am debating whether to bring mine and pay for international coverage, or just get a cheap phone while there and pay by the minute for service. Does anyone have experience with either of these options?

Also, I know they have 110 volt electrical service in both Uruguay and Argentina (is that correct?), but what types of plugs do they have?

Re: phone service & electricity

by nhoolb


Re: phone service & electricity

by Guerrero_Zulu1

In Argentina we have 220 volt electrical service, as for the verizon smartphones...never used them, but you can buy a pre-paid phone at a very low price, i think that'll be more useful.

Re: electricity in Argentina and Uruguay

by akken

No plug in either country is compatible with US 110 volt plugs or equipment. Don't even think abut trying it. You can burn up some of your equipment. We have 220 here. Some computers and cellphone chargers can be plugged in with adapters and used normally. You need to read the input voltage requirements carefully before connecting.
Plugs depend on the country and the age of the wall plug. Many Argentine wall plugs are three pole radial shaped. Others are different. In Uruguay we have at least three different systems depending on the age and the amperage of a plug.
We have two prong wide plugs, narrower two-prong with positioners for high voltage (Shukas), and thre-prong in-line plugs.
The solution is a few cheap adapters that you can buy at any ferreteria v(hardware store) or most supermarkets. Check your wall-plugs first before buying adapters. Check all your wall-plugs. Many apartments and houses have more than one type.
Sorry, no knowledge about Verizon cellphones. I do know that almost any celular can be a real pain when distant friends forget time-zone differences. So, unless you have an urgent need to be reachable you're better off just stepping into a locutorio (calling center) when you need to communicate. That's a real vacation.

Enjoy Uruguay. If you want to chat in English while here or just want help finding a place or activity, drop into Feligreta,
Avenida Brasil and Ellauri, Pocitos, Montevideo

Re: phone service & electricity

by morochaargentina

The cheapest way is to go to the "locutorios" (phone booths inside mini markets or simil) they are EVERYWHERE and you'll be able to talk for almost nothing. Not all the places have the same rates, so it's good to ask before you make your call (they have a printed sheet, mandatory by the law)
You'll pay less than a dollar for 10 minutes...

Skype is also a great option to receive calls IF you are in a place with good internet connection (double check, a lot of hotels will have a snail speed conection!)

I am from Argentina and I live in the US and I visit twice a year, so trust me on this one!

Travel Tips for Buenos Aires

Love Hotels

by quickroute

The Love Shack is a little ol' place, where, we can be together

It's quite common here for your kids to live at home with you,until they get married or shack up with someone. So you could be sharing your home with your 31 year old daughter or forty-something year old son if they haven't got lucky. Jaezus, I think I'd go postal. I'm thinking both sides of the equation here. If I'm the kids now, having to share a house 24/7 with your parents, till your 30 to 40 would drive me over the edge. Wasn't it the Menendez twins that 'off'ed' there parents and who could blame them.

Parents Question: "What sort of time do you call 4am to be out on a Friday night?"
Gobshite Answer: ".....eh....errr...... normal?!!"

But now that I'm pushing forty meself, I have to empathise with the ol' 'blue rinse crew'. I mean, all they want is a good nights sleep and a bit o' peace n' quiet and maybe some bingo every now n' again. Not, I repeat, NOT, loud drum n' bass pumping at full pitch in the wee hours and toilet doors slamming at all hours. They say the most difficult years for parents AND kids are the teengage years, so I've already decided, my kids (if my lads are swimmers), are OUT on their ear at 11 years old. If a ten year old Somalian kid can join an army and fire a rocket launcher, surely an 11 year old Paddy/Argie prodigy can shovel sh-ite down the stables and earn a living and contribute to his parents upkeep. Away with ya now to the stables for the night, ya ungrateful wee nipper and don't forget to bring me the newspaper and a six-pack on your way back from confession tomorrow morning, may God have mercy on your soul.

Photo: Love Hotel - pay by the hour

Which brings me to the point of this post. - They have these hotels here called 'Love Hotels' for the couples without their own place, that want a bit of privacy and maybe some 'nookie' tonight. They charge by the hour and are mostly found in quiet streets in suburban neighbourhoods. Just look for the tell-tale trees outside the main exit, which is supposed to give some privacy to those exiting stage left in case mummy or daddy or real spouse is driving by at the wrong time.

More tips here

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Basilica of our Lady of Pilar (Pilar Church)

by pili

The construction of the church dates back to the 18th century. It is one of the most typical vestiges of the colonial period, and an example of jesuitical architecture. Inside it has a single central nave with several chapels with carvings and images from the 18th century.

Make sure to hold on to the small currency!

by Gypsystravels

Small bills and change are hard to come by in Buenos Aires so when you are given change make sure to hold on to it as you will need it to pay for small items like the collectivos, cabs, tips and anything else you may need small change for.

And note that there are signs everywhere, especially near the collectivos stands, that change is not given (unless of course you purchase something), so it is definitely a good idea to hold on to those small bills and change.

Belgrano neighbourhood

by sabrina_florida

Why is it that tourists are so lazy about moving outside downtown? I mean, Buenos Aires is everything, not just La Boca, San Telmo or Palermo. Anyway, here's a neighbourhood which I'm pretty sure you may like. Actually it's one of my favourites.
To get to know it you have to walk it. So you may spend one whole afternoon walking up and down its streets, and why not, visiting one of its many coffee houses. Many located on Cabildo avenue, but many others is its inner streets.
I suggest you get off at the subway station, on Cabildo ave, and then walk down Juramento street until you get to the railway (abut 6 blocks). As soon as you take Juramento st, on your right you'll see a park. On Saturday and Sunday there's a market there. Very nice one.
Then a few meters before the railway, there's another park (the one in the picture). This part is called Barrancas de Belgrano.
And by the way, if you cross the railways, on the left (Arribeños street) is the beginning of the Chinatown.
Cabildo st. is famous for the shops (most of them women's clothes), so might like to check that too.
You can check more pics in the website below.

Buenos Aires and Books

by cochinjew about Lots of little and large Bookstores

I will recommend two of the many books I bought on my last trip to Buenos Aires in Sept 2003..
Cafes de Buenos Aires, giving you the history of 50 major cafes in Buenos Aires.

For lovers of Borges, there is a book called Buenos Aires Tiempo de Borges written by the city's historian Leon Tenenbaum..

It is so tempting to buy so many books on sale at discount bookstores and also at kiosks and everywhere Books and Books,
to copy Mitch Kaplan's wonderful bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida Argentina has a wonderful publishing history. Translated books are slightly more expensive as expected.. books are around 20-30 pesos, with larger ones at 50-60 pesos


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