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Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

At a Glance

  • Lovely garden and pool area

  • Super spacious Lofts have own patio with Argentine BBQ

  • Funky retro-chic design

  • Small in-house Spa

  • Intimate atmosphere popular with couples - is a bit further out of the city than Palermo Soho

  • Home from home - it's in the name

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Buenos Aires is a year round destination, spring and autumn (October/November and April/May) being the most pleasant. It can be hot and humid in the peak summer months of January and February. Winter is usually pretty mild.

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Insider's View

Home has a lovely little spa where you can have a revitalizing jet lag recovery massage or some serious pampering during your stay.

The two lofts are fantastic for guests looking to feel at 'home' on a longer stay in the city.

Their gorgeous apartment next door is beautifully styled and would be great for an independent couple or honeymooners, you can use all the facilites of the hotel but have your own space. There's even a parilla (BBQ) on the outdoor patio so you can have an Asado on Sunday just like the locals do!

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Home or take a look at our itineraries to Buenos Aires and the Pampas

Description

Home Hotel is an eclectic retro-chic design hotel with small outdoor pool located in the quieter and leafy Palermo Hollywood neighborhood of Buenos Aires, within a short taxi ride of great restaurants, trendy bars and designer boutiques.

Home Hotel oozes coolness and class and is owned by former publicist Patricia O’Shea and her British husband, Tom Rixton, a well-known music producer. They worked together with Argentine architect Rodrigo Cunhill to design a bright and contemporary space, decked out with vintage Scandinavian furniture and 1960s Robin Day Ploypop chairs. This swanky yet understated boutique hotel showcases a rotating collection of colorful artwork and creative cuisine as well as unique local staff brimming with personal recommendations.

There are eighteen stylishly decorated guest rooms and suites filled with natural light, fresh flowers, vintage wallpapers, soft Chilean rugs and colorful touches. The enormous garden suites and pool suites each feature private terraces and a small private pool our outdoor fireplace, respectively. Two lofts are also available with private street entrances, fully equipped kitchens and inviting patios with Argentine BBQs that are excellent for travelers looking for an independent stay with hotel amenities.

Just like its namesake the hotel has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is very hip but not over the top and features a small in-house spa with an excellent range of treatments from jet lag recovery massages to seaweed wraps. There is a large garden and barbecue area designed by actress Chunachuna Villafane, an outdoor infinity pool and funky lounge bar. Why not sample a mojito by the pool made from one of the five types of mint grown in the hotel’s very own herb garden.

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Accommodation

Home has 18 trendy guest rooms and suites. These are made up of Standard Rooms, Standard Plus Rooms, Superior Rooms, Suites, a Pool Side Suite and a Garden Suite. 2 lofts are also available. All are equipped with LCD screen cable television, WiFi and minibar. The Suites have a Jacuzzi and balcony, the Garden Suite has a Jacuzzi and private terrace and the Poolside Suite has a Jacuzzi, private terrace and outdoor wood fire. The Lofts have a kitchen, dining room and private terrace.

Standard

19m2. Queen-sized bed, shower room, LCD TV with cable, AC, stereo and free Wi-fi.

Standard Plus

21m2. Queen-sized bed or 2 twins. Choice of bathtub or shower room, desk, LCD TV, AC, stereo and free Wi-fi.

Superior

23m2. Queen-sized bed or 2 twins. Choice of bathtub or shower room. Choice of garden or tree-lined street view, desk, saarinen table, LDC TV, AC, stereo with I-Pod dock and free Wi-fi.

Suite

47m2. King-sized bed, shower room, 2 person round jacuzzi, garden or tree-lined street view, balcony with seats and plants, desk with Saarinen Tulip chair, vintage Scandianvian furniture, LCD TV, stereo, free Wi-fi.

Garden Suite

110m2. King-sized bed, jacuzzi, private roof terrace with sun loungers, outdoor shower and table for dinning al fresco, private shallow pool, lounge area, desk, vintage Scandinavian furniture, LCD and flat screen TV, DVD player, AC, stereo, Wi-fi and private garden entrance.

Poolside Suite

75m2. King-sized bed or 2 twins, jacuzzi, private roof terrace with sunloungers and dining table, outdoor wood fireplace, original 1926 French wallpaper, original 1968 George Nelson desk and chair, Florence Knoll sofa, vintage Scandinavian furniture, 2 LCD TVs, DVD, sound system, AC and Wi-fi.

Loft

103m2 over 2 floors. Groud floor: fully equipped kitchen & dining area, living area with double sofa bed, TV in sitting room and 2nd bedroom with DVD, stereo, patio with Argentine BBQ, 1 bathroom with shower. Upper floor: bedroom with Qeeen sized bed, jacuzzi, TV and decked terrace with plants.

The Other Loft

92m2 over 2 floors. Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen and dining area, living area, LCD TV with DVD, stereo, patio with argentine BBQ, bathroom with shower. Upper floor: bedroom with Queen-sized bed, 1 en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi, decked terrace with plants.

Childcare

Due to the nature of Costa Petit's design it is not particularly suited to toddlers and young children. It is more suitable for children over 12 years of age. One of the Suites interconnects with one of the Superior Plus rooms and The Loft has a sofabed, making suitable accommodation for families.

Facilities

Home has a small spa offering a variety of massage, body and facial treatments in calm surrounds. There is also a bar restaurant serving signature cocktails, fine Argentinean wines, lunch snacks and creative tapas. Outside the pool and leafy gardens are a great place to relax and enjoy a mojito.

Activities

A variety of activities can be arranged during your stay at Home, from visits to the Evita museum and local art galleries to polo clinics, golf and tango lessons. Buenos Aires is a contemporary, happening city and there is plenty to entertain visitors. Why not check out the program for the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires' beautiful theater, which hosts world class ballet and opera performances.

Reviews

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There's no place like Home. Or rather there wasn't in 2002 when Argentine PR Patricia O'Shea and her British record -producer husband, Tom Rixton, were planning their wedding in Buenos Aires. As their guests jetted in from around the world, they realised that there was a boutique hotel-sized gap in the market. So with some additional funding from U2's record producer, Flood, and Crowded House bass player Nick Seymour, they decided to create the kind of place they would like to stay themselves.

It's the kind of place where the rooms all have MP3 players and the outside bar is the place to be on a Friday evening when the city's top DJ s take control of the music. However, the result is not as scarily hip as those music industry credentials make it sound. The hotel does what it says on the label feels like home. The staff couldn't be friendlier: there's none of that cooler-staff-than-guests nonsense.

Deceptively small from the outside, the hotel stretches back through a lobby decked out with an eclectic mix of Scandinavian sofas and chairs from the 1950s and restored flea market finds, to a lush garden and floodlit infinity pool.

Tom and Patricia worked with Argentine architect Rodrigo Cunill to design a light and contemporary space think lots of glass and wood. It's modern with a retro slant. In the bar there are 1960s Robin Day Polyprop chairs, in the garden, Eero Aarnio Pastil chairs (squashed white balls or Space Hoppers).

The garden was designed by actress Chunchuna Villafane and is an urban oasis: towering trees and a mass of flowers. Every surface is dripping greenery.

The spa is very Zen, lying down a wooden staircase and across a gravel courtyard. The ayurvedic treatments help soothe away the effects of a trans-Atlantic flight, or one too many poolside cocktails. Say it again: there's no place like home, there's no place like home...

4

(Press)

Ambience: Modern, spartan interior warmed by touches of Sixties retro and strips of vintage French wallpaper, all backed by DJ-mixed soundtracks. Clientele: A hip, partying crowd of European and North American creatives from the music, publishing and film worlds. Rooms: Eight rooms with queen-sized and six with king-sized beds; four suites, each with a Jacuzzi and terrace; two lofts with lots more wriggle room. Eating & drinking: Tasty tapas, designer dishes and killer cocktails in the bar, and 24-hour room service. Best thing: Happy staff; the deck and garden (with pool); the fern-draped basement spa.

4

(Press)

When Patricia and Tom married in Buenos Aires (Patricia grew up there, Tom is English) they were struck that there were no suitable hotels for friends to stay at in the trendy Palermo area. So they opened their own, with 17 rooms, decorated with kitch floral wallpaper, lots of white wall and vibrantly colored rugs. The Restobar offers up fantastic cocktails and is the place to pick up tips on where to drink, eat and party. Pat and Tom have forged links with some of the hippest addresses in the city and know exactly where to recommend.

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Sarah Lee (Staff)

Although Home's location is perhaps not as good as some of the city's other boutique hotels being further out of the action in Palermo Hollywood, what it lacks in position I believe it makes up for in cool interiors and funky little design touches without being over the top or taking itself too seriously. Home has a lovely little garden at the back with a pool and I enjoyed chilling out here in the afternoon.

Experiences

  • A Night at the Opera

    Considered to be one of the finest opera houses in the world - enjoy a spectacular evening at the Opera in Buenos Aires in the splendid surroundings of the iconic Teatro Colon.

  • Across the River Plate to Colonia

    Take the fast ferry from Buenos Aires' port to the charming and lively UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in neighboring Uruguay. Explore the historic quarter and top highlights with your very own private guide.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Gaucho Experience

    Enjoy the Argentine country life with a display of highly-skilled horsemanship and a typical barbecue at a working estancia. Gauchos are emblematic of Argentina and an insight into their lifestyle enriches any visit to the country.

  • Argentine Tango Lessons

    When you're in Buenos Aires, don't miss the chance to learn the Argentine tango with a private dance lesson. Our expert tango teacher will get beginners dancing more than just the basic steps, or they will help more experienced dancers to move up a level.

  • Backstage at Teatro Colon

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes one of the world’s finest opera houses tick. The Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, is renowned for its architecture and artistic prowess, making it a world-class musical venue.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Food

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bike Tour South: Contrasts of Buenos Aires

    Explore the contrasting neighborhoods of southern Buenos Aires by bike and observe the great diversity of its influences, ranging from African and indigenous cultures to heavily European areas.

  • Buenos Aires Urban Art Bike Tour

    Enjoy a guided bike ride, taking in the cultural highlights and off the beaten path neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to discover the city's most impressive street art and understand the context with some background history and culture thrown in.

  • Devour Tailormade Food Tour

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Half Day City Tour of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is a fascinating city, split into distinct districts that prove a heady mix of old and new, politics and passion. Visit classy Recoleta, admire impressive government palaces and wander the vibrant streets of San Telmo and La Boca.

  • Private Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires

    Love Malbec and want to sample more? Or perhaps you're keen to taste other varietals such as Torrontes or Bonarda? Whatever your palate, our acclaimed sommelier will guide you around Argentina's best wines with a customized tasting in Palermo.

  • Rojo Tango - Dinner & Show

    The most glamorous tango show in Buenos Aires with the distinctive stamp of Philippe Starck at the chic Faena Hotel. Enjoy a sizzling evening of passion, madness and nostalgia complimented by a delicious three-course dinner paired with fine wines.

  • Street Art in Buenos Aires

    The streets of Buenos Aires are alive with street art, from trendy Palermo to the cobbled streets of San Telmo. To learn more about Buenos Aires’ unique art scene, take a tour with our superb Palermo-based art enthusiasts and get under its skin.

  • The Argentine Experience

    Get under the skin of Argentine cuisine and culture with this in-depth experience, sampling delicious delicacies, fine wines and partaking in the age old tradition of mate drinking (transfers not included).

  • The Neighbourhood Asado & Food Tour

    Get stuck in as you experience a mouthwatering Argentine asado, a traditional weekend activity for locals. Learn to pick the freshest ingredients and prepare the meat using the authentic techniques which are used to create that famously delicious steak.

Location & directions

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

Home hotel is located on Homduras at the hear of the trendy Palermo Hollywood district of Buenos Aires.

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