MIO Hotel Buenos Aires Checking OUT | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Have spent two nights at the lovely MIO Hotel Buenos Aires. Great location over Quintana Avenue in the heart of Recoleta. You can see my previous post on MIO here. Intimate, comfortable, friendly and cozy young hotel made in by Argentina. Opened in May 2011, ranked as Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 HOT List. I must admit, I am not a huge fan of rooms with open bathrooms in the room, but the look of the Calden Wood Bathtubs are a treat to the eyes. My only comment, is that the lightning concept is not very well thought, and I would advice them to work on this feature. See the video on the bathtubs below with a big flavor of Mapuche culture and Las Pampas heritage. They are just amazing. !!!
A modest Spa compliment your urban experience of the city, with an indoor infinity pool, a basic cardio room, steam room and massage area.
Breakfast has a basic buffet, but the alternative option of A la Carte options. I love the fact that has an extended schedule till 11AM, so you can stay late in bed, mostly since the hotel caters to the leisure segment. The design is very symmetric and minimalistic where the grey tones play well with the old french-style furnitures. This replicates in the suites, but with a warmer and practical approach.
I was hosted at a Junior Suite (527 square feet). Free WiFi, your own champagne dispenser in the room… And of course the amazing welcome amenities just because I am worth it ;-). The bathroom amenities by L’Occtinate where rather poor and in a packaging I have never seen before, but well that has more to do with the current situation in Argentina than with the hotel, a situation affecting all hotels.
Service wise, well everyone was very welcoming, friendly and attentive. Only comments on this subject are that being a luxury oriented hotel, I would have expected the extra mile. Example: leaving my room in a rush in the morning, left my clothes all over the sofa… spoiled me, I am use to return to my room in the evening, and have all my clothes folded nicely and my room lit with some intimate romantic decadent lightning concept, and that didn’t happened. I mention this, since it is just a minimal touch that can be implemented to provide guests with a more sophisticated experience. As I always say, nowadays experiences are GOLDEN.
Special THANKS to Amalia Gonzalez, GM of the MIO Boutique Hotel Buenos Aires for the invite. Over coffee this morning she told me … ” Carlos, for hoteliers worldwide, you are like the Gossip Girl of Tourism…” XOXO. CM
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