martes, 15 de junio de 2010

A new concept in boutique hotel subject

A new concept in boutique hotel subject, located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Racó de Buenos Aires offers a new vision in luxury and comfort matters when travelling and staying at our city.
From the center of the porteño neighbourhood called Almagro, at only 200 meters from the subway station, and only 10 minutes of distance of areas like Palermo, Belgrano and Las Cañitas, our boutique hotel will be your starting point for your activities in the most european city of Argentina: Shopping at Recoleta, having dinner at Puerto Madero, dancing tango at the artistic and bohemian San Telmo and Boedo neighborhoods.
Only 10 minutes away from the Obelisco, discover the history of Buenos Aires and return to our facilities full of innovative design, for a moment of relax and rest. We will provide you with specialized service at affordable and reasonable prices.
An option for the ones looking to meet the authentic side of our city.

miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2010

Hotel de charme

Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires: Tel: 5411.3530.6075 Yapeyù 271 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Racó de Buenos Aires est un hôtel de charme qui combine différents éléments modernes et dessin chic antique dans un édifice du 19 ème siècle qui conjugue un unique local et le tango avec un service spécialisé et très amical pour jouir pendant son séjour.

Placé au centre de la ville, Racó de Buenos Aires est entouré par des édifices historiques des années 1870 comme la « Basilique de Saint-Charles Borromeo» avec un aspect pareil qui ressemble à la Cathédrale de Siena, et d’autres édifices du période qui sont actuellement utilisés comme le prestigieux école salesian où quelques fameux et étudiants honorables ont assisté comme Charles Gardel, le chanteur de Tango fameux Argentin, et beaucoup d’autres présidents antérieurs Argentins et poètes.

viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2009

Cocina Confidential by Stephen Metcalf (New York Times, 11.20.2009)

On a night swaddled in humidity, I made my way down to La Boca, an Italian working-class neighborhood in Buenos Aires. My guide for the evening was the prominent Argentine writer Uki Goni, and as our cab crawled along, half lost, we peered out at meagerly lit scenes of urban decay. “I’ve had taxi drivers who wouldn’t take me down here,” Goni said. Shirtless men carried infants in their arms; the elderly shuffled along without looking up; a well-armed group of policemen turned a corner. These last we asked for directions. They were gracious, but unable to help. Person after person could not point our way to El Obrero, the bodegón we were looking for, an ignorance that left Goni puzzled and slightly dismayed

El Obrero means “the worker” — it is a parrilla, or traditional barbecue joint. (“Go with time,” an Argentine acquaintance told me. “Three to four hours, to eat to death.”) It is also, as many parrillas are, a type of bodegón, a simple neighborhood restaurant started by and for immigrants, traditionally of Spanish or Italian descent. Taken together, bodegones form an unofficial institution in Buenos Aires, places where true porteños — as residents of Buenos Aires, a port city, are called — go to enjoy mass quantities of comfort food on the cheap.

Stepping inside after we finally found our bearings, I could see why El Obrero is regarded as a temple of fraternal overeating. The dreariness outside gave way instantly to the clatter of dishes, to bright lights and warm blasts of laughter. Rotating fans, relics from the ’50s, descended from a high ceiling. The floor was a dingy checkerboard, the menu a chalkboard. The waiters, gallant in burgundy shirt jackets, greeted us with radiant smiles. Goni is an honored guest here. He has come often to El Obrero and the other parrillas of La Boca, on occasion with the actor Willem Dafoe or the director Francis Ford Coppola. Their pictures hang in a corner, though displayed with far more pride of place are a portrait of the King of Spain in a powder blue sash and photographs of the godhead of Argentine futbol, Diego Maradona.

To taste the real and abiding Buenos Aires, Goni took me to El Obrero. On offer was a complete inventory of the bovine carcass: ojo de bife (eye of beef), chinchulines (small intestines), mollejas (gizzards). “Until fairly recently,” Goni explained, “a meal in Argentina was beef, potatoes, maybe — maybe — salad.” The Argentine palate has evolved, and even at a mecca for steak like El Obrero, there is plenty else. I started with the rabas, fried squid rings that melt in your mouth like buttery lozenges, and a liter of Quilmes, a milky Argentine beer. “There would have been more bodegones here once,” said Goni, who is in his mid- 50s and is best known in Argentina for exposing the extent of the “ratline,” the escape route and eventual haven his country provided Nazis in the aftermath of World War II. “This is probably one of the last surviving ones.”

Buenos Aires, goes the claim, is a European city located in South America. True, there are stylish clothes, venerable buildings, small cars and gelato. But to better understand his country, Goni insisted, one should read “The Return of Eva Perón,” by V. S. Naipaul. The essay is cruel, Goni said, but as true today as when it was written, in the early 1970s. To Naipaul, Argentina was less a country than a staging ground for absurdist public traumas that never add up to an actual history. From dictatorship to hyperinflation to, more recently, the currency crisis, which plunged the economy into chaos in 2001, cataclysm seems to come naturally to Argentines.

An older gentleman with a guitar started serenading the crowd. “Tourists don’t know,” Goni said. “They say, ‘Beautiful girls, macho lovers — I’ll rent a cute place in Palermo,’ ” referring to the neighborhood of suave byways that defines the city’s renewal. “They don’t see the underbelly.” The Argentina of Goni’s young adulthood was an economically and, its European roots notwithstanding, culturally insular society. “We were behind our own iron curtain, in a way.”

Argentina is nearly the size of India, but with less than one-thirtieth India’s population. It possesses vast tracts of mineral wealth and agriculturally fertile pampas. Once, much of what was consumed here was made here, if inefficiently. “You could wait 10 or 20 years to get a phone,” Goni said. “Then, in the ’90s, we privatized everything. Now you get a phone in two or three days, and maybe 10 million people in the country are much, much better off than ever before. But joining the international community has come at a spectacular price.” La Boca, for example, is poorer and more dangerous, while Palermo now gleams with international cachet. But, as Goni said, “Argentines by and large can’t afford to go there.”

The old gentleman’s lachrymose folklore ended. The crowd applauded wildly. Goni considered, then said, “Interesting, isn’t it, how some things completely transcend our idea of ‘good’ and ‘bad?’ ”

BUENOS AIRES HAS BECOME THAT CITY. YOU AMUSE your palate at a sleek ethnic restaurant, fast-friend it with international party people and find yourself at 4 a.m. on the street, amid boys with beers and suspiciously young women in shrink-wrap outfits, as ill-piloted cabs brush against your back pocket. Palermo has given sections of itself over wholesale to the idea of a cheap playpen for affluent wastrels from the Yanqui north. Its film-and-TV barrio is named Palermo Hollywood, its boutique-and-bistro quadrant Palermo Soho. Menus are bilingual, and “Apartments for Sale” notices are denominated in dollars. Nonetheless, the city remains poised between ingratiating Americanization and the inscrutable nativism that Naipaul described.

I stayed in a duplex off embassy row, overlooking the jacaranda trees of the Plaza Intendente Seeber. One evening, I went with an American who lives in Buenos Aires to eat at Pizzería Güerrín, an old-school joint in the city center. (Locals debate whether Güerrín or El Cuartito, in Recoleta and equally drenched in bygone atmosphere, serves the city’s best pie; I enjoyed both. Either way, you must have a fugazzeta, a thick crust pillowed over with mozzarella and a dense tangle of onions.) When we returned to our car, he slipped a few pesos into the hand of a dubious-looking man who had appeared out of nowhere. “A trapito,” my friend explained. Trapitos “watch” your car to make sure “nothing happens to it.”

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Later we headed out to Rumi, a nightclub. Rumi is a boliche, a true porteño club; food and booze are cheap, the dancing interminable and wild. “The women here are beautiful,” said my new acquaintance, a Mexican businessman named Hector. I agreed. Hector surveyed the dance floor. “About half of them are men.”

The key to visiting Buenos Aires, I think, is to locate a city that is neither the “gaucho curio shop” that Naipaul so disdained nor the la-la fantasy of the “Paris of Latin America.” Stroll out of Palermo’s center toward Villa Crespo — a barrio that has nobly rejected the label “Palermo Queens” — and you come upon silent cobblestone streets canopied by oaks and rosewoods. Out on the main avenue is Scannapieco, a 71-year-old heladaría that serves the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted, a dulce de leche the consistency of melted cheese. And although tango is the most oversold concept in tourism since the cancan, the milongas at La Catedral, an antique timber warehouse filled with artsy bric-a-brac, wire chandeliers and Christmas lights, are genuinely beautiful. Here an older, more rustic and altogether more sensuous version of the dance has been revived by the younger generation.

But old Buenos Aires is best found in the city’s bodegones. “If it is trendy, expensive or young, it is not a bodegón,” said Ruben Guzman, an Argentine-Canadian director whom a mutual friend described as an anthropologist of the bodegones. Bodegones started, by and large, as immigrant groceries, divided into two sections: one for retailing traditional home-country foods, the other for alcohol. Customers who bought a drink would on occasion request a place to sit and a bite to eat, and over time, the bodegón sometimes evolved from a shop into a cafe and social hub.

Ruben and I dined at Café Margot, a classic of its type. More intimate than El Obrero, Café Margot has been, for decades, a gathering place for the notables, mostly futbol jocks and intellectuals and tangueros, of the Boedo district. (No less than Juan Perón was said to treasure its turkey sandwiches.) Café Margot’s open shelving was filled with wine and liqueurs; charcuterie dangled from the ceiling; olives filled large Mason jars. The brick walls were covered in local art.

“First, a bodegón ought to be cheap,” Guzman said. “It has to have at least some homemade food. Charcuterie, the pasta — preferably everything. Here, in Margot, it is a very high percentage, even their beer. It must not be too clean.” (Though Café Margot is clean.) “It must have all ages represented in it — young, old — for a bodegón is not hip. Preferably with bohemians in it.” He had described the patrons at Café Margot precisely.

We tucked in to a set of picadas, or tapas-like dishes — in this instance, fleshy tongue-like slabs of roasted red peppers and provolone and provoleta, a fried cheese dish, while we drank pints of the house-brewed beer. When I dipped my bread in the oily remains of a picada, Guzman smiled. “In Argentina, this is something you don’t do in a restaurant,” he said. “But in a bodegón, they don’t care about manners. In fact, they don’t have any.”

Against 30 years of upheaval, the bodegones are reasserting themselves as vessels of generosity and calm. They were faced with near-extinction in the ’90s, when they staged an improbable comeback, aided, ironically, by the collapse of the economy. “Because of the currency crisis,” Guzman said, “people had to find their identity as Argentines again. And it wasn’t just the currency, but neo-liberalism and heavy Americanization. The bodegones were citadels against gentrification.” I asked him whether the newfound affection for the bodegones was simply another way to assert Argentine identity without reckoning with Argentine history. He disagreed. Young people didn’t really experience the dictatorship, he said. “They experienced neo-liberalism.” Globalization has a way of tinting its holdouts in a romantic glow. “I cannot think of this city without bodegones,” Guzman said. “They will survive. It is part of its spirit.”

PIETRO SORBA, AN ITALIAN-BORN FOOD CRITIC AND scholar, is the author of the definitive work on the subject, “Bodegones de Buenos Aires.” (The book is bilingual; the English translation is lovely.) Sorba and I met at Miramar, one of the more reputable and longstanding bodegones. It sits on a corner in a former tailor shop, where tango luminaries once came to have suits made. Sorba is a delightful mountain of a man and, from the looks of it, a prodigiously gifted eater. He has been writing about Argentine food for Elle Argentina and Clarín, the local daily, as well as producing documentaries, for years.

We drank malbec, the deceptively soft, dense red wine of Argentina, and passed around a crude wooden tablet listing the platos del día. We started with pulpo a la gallega, or boiled octopus with potatoes in olive oil and pimenton — a sort of paprika — and tortilla a la Española, an omelet-like dish with a spicy salami. When I began espousing pet theories about the bodegón, Sorba demurred. “Bodegón is the opposite of the culinary culture of Palermo,” he said bluntly. “It is comfort food — no tricks — for people who love to eat. Not for people looking for the fashion thing, or trendy. For my job, I must go to many restaurants. But for me, when I want to eat, I go to a bodegón.”

Eat, eat, eat — we had moved on to mejillones a la provenzal (mussels, white wine, garlic) and gambas al ajillo (shrimp, garlic, dried chili), all of

it richly drenched in olive oil. “In Italy,” Sorba asserted, “people eat out on the weekend. In Buenos Aires, it is every day. It’s historical. Observe the flats in the center city, the oldest part of the city. The kitchen is small — it’s nothing, in fact. In Italy, people live in the kitchen. But here, people are not as interested in cooking.”

For all the voguish talk of localism, it’s now possible to get substantially the same meal in any city — in Copenhagen or London or São Paulo. Culinary innovations spoke out to all points of the globe, until food everywhere has been micro-gastronomized into ambrosial dreck. Against the forces of homogenization, the bodegones make an admirable stand. “This is the first, best example of the porteño menu,” Sorba said as we moved on to centolla (king crab) and rabo de toro (oxtail stew). “In the 1990s, we had a new culinary wave. The new culinary trends were impactful, very hard on the life of the bodegones. But I now believe culinary trends are boring. My next book is going to be called ‘I Am Up to Here With Gourmet,’ ” he said, gesturing to his neck.

Following Sorba’s lead, I hesitate to make too large a claim for the bodegones. Nonetheless, in a city where only 500 yards from the Four Seasons one stumbles upon a villa miseria, a sprawling and viciously impoverished shantytown, they are an implicit guarantee that something exists in between extremes of rich and poor. To reach for another cliché — one that happens only to be true — the importance of clean and well-lit places to Argentina cannot be exaggerated. On the night Goni and I were cabbing it back from El Obrero, he suddenly asked, “Do you smell that?” I did. There was a strong but not entirely unpleasant wood-smokey tang in the air. “The farmers are clearing land by burning,” he said. “Tonight is O.K., but last summer was really bad. What kind of lawlessness must there be, if you can’t stop the farmers from putting the country’s capital city under an unbearable cloud of smoke?”It is possible that Naipaul was right, that Argentina is fated to cycles of forgetting. Commodity prices are collapsing, and the work that might have been accomplished in fat times — education and labor market reforms — remains undone. The ruling Peronists, having mishandled a farm crisis, lost a crucial midterm election. The near political horizon is as Naipaul would have predicted: disarray. But this is why the bodegón is more than a curiosity. “When you are in a bodegón, you feel like you are in Buenos Aires,” Sorba said. “You breathe its history. Its real history. The eternal Buenos Aires.” We pushed away from the table en (considerable) masse with his simple enough benediction: “We have eaten.”


RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND BARS La Catedral Cool, authentic milongas. Sarmiento 4006; 011-54-9-11-5325-163. El Cuartito A 1930s pizza parlor. Talcahuano 937; 011-54-11-4816-4331; entrees about $6.50 to $15.50. Pizzería Güerrín Old-fashioned pizza joint. Avenida Corrientes 1368; 011-54-11-4371-8141; entrees $4.75 to $8.50. Guido's Bar Holdout bodegón in Palermo. República de la India 2843; 011-54-11-4802-2391;; three-course meal (with wine) $24. Café Margot Picturesque bodegón. Avenida Boedo 857; 011-54-11-4957-0001; entrees $2 to $9.50. Miramar Atmospheric, good bodegón. Avenida San Juan 1999; 011-54-11-4304-4261; entrees $6.25 to $8.50. El Obrero Classic parrilla in La Boca. Agustín R. Caffarena 64; 011-54-11-4362-9912; entrees $5.25 to $8.50. Rumi Popular porteño nightclub. Avenida Presidente Figueroa Alcorta 6442; 011-54-11-4782-1398; Scannapieco Fantastic ice cream. Córdoba 4826; 011-54-11-4773-1829.

HOTELS The city has its complement of excellent five-star properties, most notably the Alvear Palace Hotel (; doubles from $350), the Four Seasons (; doubles from $495) and the Park Hyatt (; doubles from $490). If you’re looking for something smaller — and less expensive — in a neighborhood setting, consider the funky Boquitas Pintadas (; doubles from $60), the elegant La Cayetana (; doubles from $120) or the slightly more modern 1890 Hotel Boutique (; doubles from $75), all in Monserrat, or the homey Racó de Buenos Aires (; doubles from $100).

jueves, 19 de noviembre de 2009

10 Reasons why people choose Buenos Aires

1. A piece of Europe with latin-american blood.

French and Italian oriented buildings that belong to the 1920’s and 1930’s, colorful cafes in every corner of the city mixed with the latin energy that invites you to dance our national dance, the tango.
At the beginning of the century, Buenos Aires was epicenter of a huge immigration movement, all across the country, but specifically in our city. People from Italy, France, Spain, Germany (amongst others) came to our lands, looking for new growing opportunities, better salaries and better life quality, giving us in the present a big variety of people, races and cultures.

2. Tango.

One, two, three, four. Two by four. The rhythm makes you want to get off of the chair and start moving.
It takes two to tango, and it takes just your visit to dance it, feel it, and taste it at the original cradle of it.
Waltz, foxtrot, rock and roll, many music genres that are great and also are able to be danced, but: are those music styles as sensual as tango?
Visit La Boca, the beautiful Almagro and Boedo neighborhoods, typical and traditional places where you will be able to listen to live tango bands, enjoy of live tango shows, and maybe learn some steps before you go back home.

10 reasons why people choose Buenos Aires

3. Art for everyone

You don’t need big amounts of money. You don’t need expensive tickets to be part of the artistic movement of Buenos Aires.
Free passes to museums, art galleries with avant-garde artists and exhibitions, guided tours, and more.
Cutting edge technology in show rooms and ultimate tendencies in artistic ideas.
Visit Malba and Museo de Bellas Artes.

4. Nightlife

Have you ever seen any other place where you can dance, drink, and have party until 5 in the morning? If nightlife is your thing, Buenos Aires is your city.
Go to bars and pubs in Palermo and Recoleta at first hours of the night. From 12 to 1.30am you have plenty of places available in Costanera Norte and Sur, Barrio Norte and Las Cañitas.
Once you are ready, the discos are ready to welcome you with the best music ever. From techno to salsa, going through house, chill-out, african rhythms, and the latest pop music.
(list of places available at out hotel, with phone number, directions and maps).
We even have after-hour spots and places where you can continue fun, for those who think that life should be celebrated all in one night.

5. Green spots everywhere

Go to the Bosques De Palermo or the Japanese Garden. These are the lungs that our city uses to bread. Located at the most attractive spots of BA.
Spending an afternoon jogging, spinning rounding Puerto Madero, sunbathing at Parque Rivadavia in the incredible Caballito neighborhood.
Other options are the Jardìn Botànico, Plaza Francia and Plaza San Martin (close to Retiro).

6. Public transports take you everywhere

Affordable and comfortable public means of transport can take you everywhere. Our Hotel Boutique Racó De Buenos Aires is located in the neighborhood of Almagro, and it is located only 2 blocks away from the subway station, the same line that takes you to Plaza De Mayo, the center of the city and to the center of combination with the rest of the subway lines such as line D (it’ll take you through Recoleta, Barrio Norte, Palermo, Las Cañitas, Belgrano, Nuñez and some other places), and the B line (that will prompt you to the beautiful Abasto, the one where our beloved Carlos Gardel lived in once upon a time).
Other options are numerous bus brands and lines, train, and besides the costs for taxi are really reasonable.

7. Argentinean Food: Asado, Empanadas, Mate

Go to any of our grills, usually called “Parrillas”. We have many of those close to our Racó De Buenos in Almagro and Boedo, along Castro Barros avenue. You can taste the best “porteña” meat, eat the best empanadas stuffed with corn, meat, vegetable, and more.
At afternoon time, it is the best moment to sit outside, maybe at one of our parks or squares such as Plaza Francia, or if you want to rest from the noise of the city, we have a lovely patio in our hotel where you can serve cookies with Mate, our special beverage, ideal to share with friends.

8. Friendly faces, smiles everywhere.

Just really simple. We are known for our charisma and our faculties to make people happy and comfortable in our lands.
Argentinean citizens have big smiles, loud laughs, and friendly manners to our visitors. There is no way you will leave this city without making friends.
Some of which are waiting for you at our hotel.

9. Affordable prices. Great occasion for purchases.

Due to favorable currency, doing shopping at Buenos Aires malls is a smart choice, and one of the best ways to spend free time when travelling.
There are many malls in Palermo, Abasto and other areas of the city. Free taxes shops are perfect to pay the real price of the product and much less. Buying silver and leather objects is one of the best options you could ever take.

10. Living History

A city full of colorful history. You will notice it in the old cafés such as the Tortoni, or the Café Las Violetas, located at the intersection of Castro Barros Av. with Rivadavia Ave., at only 3 blocks from the Racó De Buenos Aires.
Art, music and show business personalities and figures such as famous writer Alfonsina Storni and tango musician, composer, piano player, and director Osvaldo Pugliese used to go there often for a coffee.
Live history in the present.

Live this little piece of American Europe, full of nightlife, art, history, with charismatic people waiting to dance tango along with you, or maybe to join you on a grill for an asado or to do some shopping.
It takes two to tango. And your only one right footstep of it.

martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

History and Information - Raco de Buenos Aires

Hotel Boutique Raco de Buenos Aires: Tel: 5411.3530.6075 Yapeyù 271 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Raco de Buenos Aires is a vanguard Boutique Hotel combining different modern elements and chic antique stylish designs in a beautiful 19th century building bringing together a unique local and tango flair with the warmest personal attention to enjoy your stay. Placed in the heart of the city, Raco de Buenos Aires is surrounded with historic buildings of 1870 such as the Románico lombardo style Basilica de San Carlos Barromeo with a similar inner resemblance to the Siena Cathedral, and other buildings of the period currently used as prestigious Salesian Schools, where various celebrities and honourable students attended like Carlos Gardel, famous Argentinean Tango singer, and many other previous Argentinean Presidents and poets. The trendy neighbourhood, birth of Tango Town used to be the residence of old immigrants from Italy and Spain who consolidated the Argentinean race at the beginning of the 20th century, it is well communicated and is only 200m away from the central line subway and is the hub to all points of the city. Rooms at the Raco de Buenos Aires are conceived to favour intimacy and comfort with a natural harmony. Light wood, rattan, whites, dashes of colour and modern elements are livened with a natural antique design touche. Each room is unique, with sophisticated luxury and blends with the wonderful comfortable architecture with an unmistakeable local charm to provide you with an extreme care to make this your best experience stay in Buenos Aires. Other hotel amenities include a garden and a terrace, as well as other services such as massage, babysitting, laundry and ironing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Se trata de un Hotel Boutique de vanguardia con una personalidad inigualable, una casona de fines del siglo 19 donde se conjugan diferentes estilos y diseños, jugando con elementos de modernidad y de época. Situado en el corazón de la ciudad, Racó de Buenos Aires se encuentra rodeado de edificios del 1870, como la Basílica de San Carlos Barromeo construida siguiendo las claves del estilo Románico lombardo, cuyo interior recuerda la catedral de Siena. Lo circundan otros edificios del mismo periodo pertenecientes a prestigiosos colegios Salesianos, donde estudiaron varios presidentes, poetas y personalidades como Carlos Gardel, representante en el mundo del Tango Argentino. El barrio es cuna del tango y residencia elegida por los inmigrantes italianos y españoles de principios del siglo 20, quienes edificaron la sociedad Argentina. A un par de minutos de importantes centros comerciales, restaurantes y a 200 metros del Metro (subte línea A) con el cual podéis trasladaos a cualquier parte de la ciudad en no más de 10 o 15 minutos. Las habitaciones fueron concebidas para privilegiar la intimidad y el confort con natural armonía. Cada una es única en su diseño y decoración, sofisticación y belleza son denominadores comunes entre ellas. Un sitio al que querrá volver luego de pasar una inolvidable y amena experiencia. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Es tracta d'un Hotel Boutique de 13 suites i una personalitat inigualable, on es conjuguen diferents estils i dissenys. Una casona de finals del segle 19 transporta al visitant a la Buenos Aires del segle passat, on avui conviuen en harmonia la decoració de l'época amb elements de confort de vanguàrdia. Està situat, en el cor tradicional de la ciutat i rodejat d'edificis del 1870, com la Basílica de San Carlos Banomeo, d'estil neorromàntic, recordant el seu interior a la catedral de Siena. Es troba rodejat d'altres edificis del mateix període pertanyents a prestigiosos col·legis Salesians, on van estudiar diversos presidents, poetes i personalitats com Carlos Gardel, representant al món del Tango Argentí. El Barri d'Almagro és el bressol del tango i residència escollida pels immigrants provinents d'Italia i d'Espanya, que van arribar al pais durant la primera meitat del segle 20. Amb excelent comunicació i medis de transport, com el Metro (subte línea A) podeu traslladar-vos a qualsevol lloc de la ciutat en no més de 10 ó 15 minuts. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Descrição do hotel O hotel Raco de Buenos Aires é um hotel boutique situado no centro histórico da cidade, que combina um estilo ecléctico com uma encantadora imagem rústica. O edifício no qual reside data de 1870 e preserva ainda muitas das suas características originais, como a entrada majestosa concebida em carvalho esculpido e os móveis de época. O hotel é rodeado por muitas atracções importantes, nomeadamente a Basilica de San Carlos Borromeo e o Colegio Salesiano. Os quartos do Raco de Buenos Aires são luminosos e arejados e gozam de vistas para o topo das árvores que envolvem o edifício. Apresentam um inconfundível encanto rústico apesar de estarem situados em plena cidade, dispondo de uma imaculada roupa de cama e exibindo móveis de várias épocas, cabeceiras de cama de cores claras, candeeiros antigos e mantas com estampados de animais. O hotel coloca também à sua disposição um jardim e um terraço, bem como uma série de serviços adicionais como massagens, babysitting, lavandaria e engomadoria (para os quais se requere uma solicitação prévia). Localização El barrio de Almagro, bairro no qual se encontra o hotel Raco de Buenos Aires, é segundo muitos o lugar de nascimento do tango e o local de eleição de muitos imigrantes italianos e espanhóis que aí chegaram no início do séc. XX. O hotel goza de boas comunicações com transportes públicos, o que lhe facilita sobremaneira a descoberta do resto da cidade
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Beim Hotel Racó de Buenos Aires handelt es sich um eine 4-Sterne-Unterkunft in der argentinischen Hauptstadt ganz in der Nähe der Basílica de San Carlos Barromeo und zahlreicher anderer Bauwerke derselben Epoche, welche zur Ordensgemeinschaft der Salesianer Don Boscos zählen. Was die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel betrifft, so befinden sich die Metrostation Castro Barros der Linie A nur 400 Meter und einige Bushaltestellen nur 100 Meter entfernt. Diese Gegend wird auch als Wiege des Tangos bezeichnet und ist Wohnort vieler Einwanderer aus Italien und Spanien, welche zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts nach Argentinien kamen. Dieses Hotel verfügt insgesamt über 13 komfortable Doppel- und Dreibettzimmer mit jeweils eigenem Stil, welche alle mit Bad und Klimaanlage, Fernseher, kabelloser Internetverbindung, Tresorfach, Telefon und Heizung ausgestattet sind. Auch ein Frühstück ist im Zimmerpreis enthalten. Zu weiteren Vorzügen des Hotels zählen eine 24-Stunden-Rezeption, eine Gepäckaufbewahrung, WLAN-Internetzugang in den Gemeinschaftsbereichen, ein Fernsehzimmer, ein Tresorfach, eine Wäscherei und eine Bar/Cafeteria. Sollten Sie geschäftlich unterwegs sein, steht Ihnen ein Raum für Konferenzen und Besprechungen zur Verfügung. Weiters sei noch zu erwähnen, dass das Rauchen erlaubt und das Mitbringen von Haustieren gestattet ist. Auch ein rollstuhlgerechter Zugang ist vorhanden. Ein gemütliches, komfortables Hotel in Buenos Aires. Diese Unterkunft befindet sich in Buenos Aires, ganz in der Nähe der Basílica de San Carlos Barromeo. Was die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel betrifft, so befinden sich die Metrostation Castro Barros der Linie A nur 400 Meter und Bushaltestellen der Linien 132, 5, 2, 103, 160, 128 und 127 nur 100 Meter entfernt. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- L’Hotel Racó de Buenos Aires est un 4 étoiles situé à Buenos Aires, près de la Basilique de San Carlos Barromeo et de nombreux monuments de la même période appartenant aux prestigieux collèges salésiens. Afin de vous déplacer facilement dans la ville, vous disposerez de la ligne de métro A, station Castro Barros, qui se trouve à 400 mètres de l’établissement et de nombreuses lignes de bus. Ce quartier est le berceau du tango et la résidence des anciens émigrés italiens et espagnols qui arrivèrent en Argentine au début du 20ème siècle. Cet hôtel comprend 13 chambres confortables, toutes décorées différemment. Vous pourrez choisir entre des chambres doubles et triples, toutes équipées d’une salle de bain privée et d’un système de climatisation. Les chambres disposent également d’une TV, d’un accès Internet WI-FI, d’un coffre de sécurité, d’un téléphone et d’un chauffage. Le petit-déjeuner est inclus dans le prix. Par ailleurs, l’Hotel Racó de Buenos Aires met à votre disposition une réception ouverte 24h/24, une consigne à bagages, une laverie et un bar-café. Si vous êtes en voyages d’affaires, vous pourrez également bénéficier d’une salle de réunion et de conférence. Il faut souligner que cet établissement accepte les animaux, qu’il est fumeur et qu’il dispose d’un accès pour handicapés. Un hôtel intime et confortable à Buenos Aires. Hôtel situé à Buenos Aires, près de la Basilique de San Carlos Barromeo. Afin de vous déplacer facilement dans la ville, vous disposerez de la ligne de métro A, station Castro Barros, qui se trouve à 400 mètres de l’établissement. Les lignes de bus nº 132, 5, 2, 103, 160, 128 et 127 ont un arrêt à à peine 100 mètres. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- L’Hotel Racó de Buenos Aires è un albergo 4 stelle situato a Buenos Aires, vicino a siti storici come la Basilica di San Carlos Barromeo e numerosi palazzi risalenti alla stessa epoca e appartenenti a prestigiosi collegi salesiani. A soli 400 metri dall’hotel vi è la fermata metro della linea A, Castro Barros, nonché diverse linee di bus. Il quartiere è considerato la culla del tango e ospitò gli immigrati italiani e spagnoli che giunsero in Argentina all’inizio del XX sec. L’ hotel dispone di 13 camere, ognuna con il proprio stile e ambiente. Potrete scegliere fra doppie e triple, tutte con bagno privato ed aria condizionata. Le stanze sono inoltre dotate di televisione, connessione internet senza fili, cassaforte, telefono e riscaldamento. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. L’Hotel Racó de Buenos Aires offre anche servizi in comune come: reception aperta 24 ore al giorno, deposito bagagli, connessione Internet WiFi nelle zone comuni, sala TV, cassaforte, lavanderia e bar-caffetteria. E per coloro che si trovano in città per lavoro, l’albergo dispone di una sala conferenze. Presso questa struttura sono ammessi gli animali domestici, è permesso fumare e l’edificio è dotato di accesso abilitato per disabili. Un hotel intimo e confortevole a Buenos Aires. Hotel situato a Buenos Aires, vicino a luoghi come la Basilica di San Carlos Barromeo. A soli 400 metri dall’hotel vi è la fermata metro della linea A, Castro Barros. Inoltre, le linee di autobus 132, 5, 2, 103, 160, 128 e 127 prevedono una fermata a meno di 100 metri.

miércoles, 9 de septiembre de 2009