$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 22, 2014 Check-out: Sep 23, 2014

Design Suites

4 stars
Marcelo T de Alvear 1683, Buenos Aires, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
2 reviews
Modern, nice small hotel, not great.

We only stayed one night at the hotel. It was modern and nice looking, the room was a good size.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 8, 2009
Expect to be Disappointed... If Not Robbed

Let me start out by verifying that previous comments posted are all correct, including that the... See full review

  • Tretina
  • Mar 15, 2013
Reaching the hotel is discovering an oasis in the hectic heart of the city. Located at walking distance from Santa Fe and Callao, one of the most lively corners in the city.

Design suites offers an environment where privacy is a distinctive mark: all the rooms are a guarantee of quietness and peace.

The exclusive urban and contemporary design is the star, and it multiplies in each and every space to provide you with the comfort and pleasure you are hoping for. This hotel is a non-smoking property.

Urban. The sensations described forms. In the middle of the adrenaline of Buenos Aires and close to everything. A place where urban lifestyles stimulate feelings of intimacy, tranquility and pleasure.

In Room Benefits: All rooms are equipped with the latest technology. Spacious Suites from 269 ft2 to 538ft2 (25 to 50 m2)in soft colours and bright, with Jacuzzi and a hair dryer in the bathroom, Individual control for temperature hot / cold and Security box.

Hotel Map

-34.5972 -58.3914
Area served
Capital Federal, Argentina.
Nearby airports
Ezeiza International Airport - EZE
Area description
Santa Fe - 0.5 miles W. Callao - 0.5 miles W. Obelisk - 1.0 miles W. Colon Theater - 5.0 miles W. Malba Museum - 2.0 miles East. Patio Burlich - 10.0 Miles West. Buenos Aires Design - 20.0 Miles W. Florida Street - 14.0 Miles E. Puerto Madero - 20.0 Miles S. Palemo Hollywood - 17.0 Miles SE. Racoleta - 10.0 Miles NE. Rodriguez Pena Park - 1.0 Miles E. Paseo Alcorta Mall - 2.0 Miles W. Las Canitas NNHD - 4.0 Milse W. La Recova Restaurants - 3.0 Miles N.

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Design Suites Rooms

Junior Suite
This 377 square ft. room offers a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds.
It features large windows, with contemporary furniture, a comfortable desk, dining area, kitchenette and complete crockery.
Facilities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • coffe maker
  • microwave
  • flat screen TV, safe deposit box
  • telephone
  • hairdryer and special amenities
  • No extra beds are allowed
  • Suite
    This 538 square ft. room offers a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds.
    It features large windows, with contemporary furniture, a comfortable desk, dining area, kitchenette and complete crockery.
    Facilities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • coffe maker
  • microwave
  • flat screen TV, safe deposit box
  • telephone
  • desk
  • hairdryer and special amenities
  • Extra beds are allowed. Up to 2 children under 12 years old can be accomodated in the room.
    Standard Room
    This 269 square feet room offers a private bathroom with hydromassage and features 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.
    It features large windows, with contemporary furniture, a comfortable desk, dining area, kitchenette and complete crockery
    Facilities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • coffe maker
  • microwave
  • flat screen TV, safe deposit box
  • telephone
  • hairdryer and special amenities
  • No extra beds are allowed
  • Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Airport shuttle
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Dining
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    Conference facilities
    Internet
    WiFi
    Transportation
    Airport shuttle

    Nearby points of interest

    • Obelisco de Buenos Aires: 0.7 mi
    • Argentine National Congress: 0.9 mi
    • Monserrat: 1.1 mi
    • The National Museum of Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
    • University of Buenos Aires: 1.2 mi
    • Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires: 1.3 mi
    • Torre Monumental: 1.3 mi
    • Once railway station: 1.4 mi
    • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral: 1.5 mi
    • Port of Buenos Aires: 1.7 mi
    • Puente de la Mujer: 2 mi
    • Buenos Aires Botanical Garden: 2 mi
    • National Historical Museum: 2.6 mi
    • Club de Pescadores: 2.6 mi
    • La Boca: 3.5 mi
    • Obelisco de Buenos Aires: 0.7 mi
    • Argentine National Congress: 0.9 mi
    • Monserrat: 1.1 mi
    • The National Museum of Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
    • University of Buenos Aires: 1.2 mi
    • Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires: 1.3 mi
    • Torre Monumental: 1.3 mi
    • Once railway station: 1.4 mi
    • Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral: 1.5 mi
    • Port of Buenos Aires: 1.7 mi
    • Puente de la Mujer: 2 mi
    • Buenos Aires Botanical Garden: 2 mi
    • National Historical Museum: 2.6 mi
    • Club de Pescadores: 2.6 mi
    • La Boca: 3.5 mi
    • Tierra Santa: 3.9 mi
    • Federico Lacroze railway station: 3.9 mi
    • Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti: 4.7 mi

    Dining

    Restaurant
    Serves lunch and dinner. Open until 11 pm.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1100

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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    Guest Reviews (2)

    Ratings and reviews for Design Suites

    Overall score

    2.5 / 5
    5.01.0
    2 out of 2
    Amenities:
    2.5
    Room cleanliness:
    4.5
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    3.5
    Value:
    2.5
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    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Tretina
    Memphis, TN
    Mar 15, 2013

    Expect to be Disappointed... If Not Robbed

    Let me start out by verifying that previous comments posted are all correct, including that the grout in the bathroom is grungy and the metal fixtures are rusty. After having seen pictures of the hotel online, we were really surprised to find towels that were very thin and threadbare with actual holes! The whirlpool bathtub is noticeably old and the jets are weak. The contemporary design is an excuse for cheap furniture. You won't have a comfortable sofa, but something that resembles a hand-constructed "bunk" with pillows, reminiscent of your college days. Design Suites lists a coffeemaker in each room on their list of amenities. Actually, it is NOT a coffeemaker, but a cheap, plastic espresso machine. You will find four packs of prepackaged espresso pods, and packets of sugar and powder milk in a drawer. The espresso machine makes weak and watered down coffee. BUT HERE'S THE REAL KICKER ... Although the espresso packs are kept separately from the snacks/drinks in the hotel mini bar, we were shocked to find that we were charged 25 pesos for two such packs!!! The person at the front desk stated that the coffee is a "bar item." According to the current U.S. exchange rate, this works out to approx. $5.00 for two such weak, prepackaged coffees. Moreover, we were charged for a bottle of water which we did not consume! This charge was removed off our bill after we disputed it. Don't let the picture of the swimming pool on the hotel's website fool you, as it is only "decoration." Besides, it is not much bigger than three bathtubs so one couldn't really swim in it anyway. One does NOT receive a hot breakfast everyday...unless by a "hot breakfast" they mean the coffee or tea. Breakfast is an assortment of cereals, breads, cake, a sliced deli meat and cheese, and two pitchers of yogurt. On weekends, the staff adds scrambled eggs, sliced hot dogs in a tomato sauce (gross), and small, dry, overcooked potato squares. The staff acts like they don't want to be there, and they really don't care to be bothered by assisting you. So don't expect any smiles or warm welcomes. But the icing on the cake was our missing three cartons of cigarettes which we had purchased upon our arrival to Argentina, in the duty free shops at the airport. We discovered these missing when we were packing our suitcases for the return trip home. Although a safe is provided in the room and one is encouraged to use it, we did not think it necessary to put cigarettes in the safe. Lesson learned.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    1
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    1
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    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Puerto Rico
    May 8, 2009

    Modern, nice small hotel, not great.

    We only stayed one night at the hotel. It was modern and nice looking, the room was a good size. The hotel is pretty small I think, at least it feels that way. The room had a microwave and small sink. I had read that you could hear everything that was going on outside the room and it's true. You can hear the people in the next room when they're moving around, coughing, and some noise from outside too. We stayed two nights at the Design Suites in Bariloche and the experience was much better. People there were a lot nicer and accommodating; but Bariloche is a totally different experience. I highly recommend DS in Bariloche though! I don't think I would stay here again. I guess the location was good, only a couple of blocks from Santa Fe Ave. where there are a lot of stores and places to eat. But since we only stayed one night I really don't know how good was the location. They let us stay until 2pm the day of check-out free of charge, because our flight was late at night. They would have charged us half the rate if we wanted to stay until 6pm.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
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