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Catalinas Suites

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A nice traditional old style hotel in a great area of Buenos Aires. Great staff. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to everyone. Very good Breakfast as well.

Pros for this hotel were the price and the location. We had two rooms and one was pretty good. In the other room, the fan did not work over the bed and central air for both rooms did not keep them as cool as we would have liked. Lots of mosquitos in one room and no screens on the windows, so I now have about ten bites, which are always a concern in a tropical location. Breakfast was OK, but standard pastries, ham and cheese and nothing too exciting. This hotel is showing its age and is priced accordingly. The Concord, a sister hotel around the block seemed a better choice, but did not see the rooms.

Very good value for money. Great breakfast. Would stay there again.

Very nice and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

My stay in Buenos Aires was great, everything was fine no problems..Went Shopping, ate some good barbecue grill and enjoyed this great city. Also did sightseeing, met new people, and visited some old friends, also did some footing around the city with a nice temperature and I liked it a lot.

from EZE you may take "Manuel Tienda Leon" shuttle @55 peso to Sheraton hotel and then walk to this Catalina Suites nearby, much cheaper than taxi @160 peso. But no one knew that when I was at the airport. I was directed to the Bus#8, which took me to a spot dozens of blocks away after 2 hours zigzag way throughout the city. worse than that, when i walked to the hotel via the street where the hotel is located, i was attacked by a couple of aggressive thieves who approached me pretending to clean the dirt they threw upon me from behind, i knew this old trick so that just tried to walk away from them but still too late. my money was all gone after i struggled out of them and found it later. bad to have such an experience, isn't it! the street where the hotel is located is a bit desolated and dirty. I don't recommend to walk over there. the hotel staff is nice and helpful. they helped me exchange some bucks after i discovered the situation otherwise i didn't know how to deal with it in the later afternoon at that time.

from EZE you may take "Manuel Tienda Leon" shuttle @55 peso to Sheraton hotel and then walk to this Catalina Suites nearby, much cheaper than taxi @160 peso. But no one knew that when I was at the airport. I was directed to the Bus#8, which took me to a spot dozens of blocks away after 2 hours zigzag way throughout the city. worse than that, when i walked to the hotel via the street where the hotel is located, i was attacked by a couple of aggressive thieves who approached me pretending to clean the dirt they threw upon me from behind, i knew this old trick so that just tried to walk away from them but still too late. my money was all gone after i struggled out of them and found it later. bad to have such an experience, isn't it! the street where the hotel is located is a bit desolated and dirty. I don't recommend to walk over there. the hotel staff is nice and helpful. they helped me exchange some bucks after i discovered the situation otherwise i didn't know how to deal with it in the later afternoon at that time.

Pretty good overall experience. The hotel is old and requires renovation - it felt like I was staying in the a 1960s hotel. But rooms were clean, internet was fast, and location was excellent.

This hotel is reasonably near the heart of El Centro in Buenos Aires, just a couple blocks from the Florida (several blocks of pedestrian-only street with lots of shops) and 2 blocks from the Subte (subway system). Plaza del Mayo and Retiro are within easy walking range. So the location works well. My room was equipped with a kitchenette, which included a small stove, refrigerator, and some plates and utensils. Very workable. There is a small balcony (at least for those rooms facing the street -- I'm not sure about the rest). Now the downside: I didn't think it was possible for a place to be noisier than my first apartment. This place puts my first apartment to shame. The diesel engines of the buses going up and down the street resonate in the room, as does the loud music from the neighbors. Granted, this is a very urban area, so it is not unexpected. But if you're after peace and quiet in a hotel, this is not your place. The staff was very courteous and helpful (albeit you will need to know at least some Spanish).

This older hotel is located on Tucuman, in El Centro, the main business district. The room was larger than most similar hotels as it had a kitchen/dining area, and it was rented as a suite. If you like older, Buenos Aires charm, this place has it. The breakfast was fairly good. The lobby is inviting. Antique elevators that actually worked fine, but small. It is close to the Reconquista Ave restaurant, pub district. Staff pretty helpful. For value, this is a good hotel to stay it if you are on a budget.

The hotel was very well situated and was within walking distance of everything I wanted to see. However, the hotel is a bit older and the rooms are in need of some renovation. The carpets, beds, bathroom fixtures were all showing some wear. For the most part, it was well cared for even if everything was new. I do have two criticisms. First, the carpets were dirty and were in need of being cleaned. Second off, they have old, rickety "cage style" elevators and quite often other guests would forget to close the door all the way when they got out. When this happened, I had to climb the stairs to wherever the elevator was stuck. All in all, I might stay again as long as I wasn't traveling with my family.

Catalina suites is more like an apartel but does not have the amenities that they say they do, like a mini-refrigerator, ice maker or indoor pool. They gave us a choice between 2 full size beds or a queen size bed and I chose a queen size bed. When I got to my room, I didn't realize the queen size bed was two full size bed put together. If your in the middle, you feel like falling in the gap. The place was also noisy inside and outside. Although they say breakfast included, it was always the same thing day in/day out. Overall, we were not satisfied.

Tucuman 313 Buenos Aires Capital Federal

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro Colon and Obelisco
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Microcentro, Catalinas Suites is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Teatro Colon and Obelisco. This 58-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. It's in central Buenos Aires and also a short walk from Plaza San Martin and Torre de los Ingleses.


Dining

Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 58 air-conditioned rooms feature safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have free toiletries and bidets.


Property features

At Catalinas Suites, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ARS 410 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Catalinas Suites

Everyone (4) Business (2) Couples (2) Other (4)
5

great location. spacious and comfortable.

Everyone

A nice traditional old style hotel in a great area of Buenos Aires. Great staff. Excellent value for money. Would recommend to everyone. Very good Breakfast as well.

By , from Berlin, Germany. on Jun 28, 2017

3

good price and great location

Everyone

Pros for this hotel were the price and the location. We had two rooms and one was pretty good. In the other room, the fan did not work over the bed and central air for both rooms did not keep them as cool as we would have liked. Lots of mosquitos in one room and no screens on the windows, so I now have about ten bites, which are always a concern in a tropical location. Breakfast was OK, but standard pastries, ham and cheese and nothing too exciting. This hotel is showing its age and is priced accordingly. The Concord, a sister hotel around the block seemed a better choice, but did not see the rooms.

By , from New Jersey on Oct 20, 2016

4
Everyone

Very good value for money. Great breakfast. Would stay there again.

By on Oct 11, 2016

5

great value for money. excellent staff & location.

Everyone

Very nice and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

By , from paris, fr on Mar 18, 2016

4

good trip

BusinessTravelers

My stay in Buenos Aires was great, everything was fine no problems..Went Shopping, ate some good barbecue grill and enjoyed this great city. Also did sightseeing, met new people, and visited some old friends, also did some footing around the city with a nice temperature and I liked it a lot.

By on Jan 7, 2015

3

don't walk over there

Singles

from EZE you may take "Manuel Tienda Leon" shuttle @55 peso to Sheraton hotel and then walk to this Catalina Suites nearby, much cheaper than taxi @160 peso. But no one knew that when I was at the airport. I was directed to the Bus#8, which took me to a spot dozens of blocks away after 2 hours zigzag way throughout the city. worse than that, when i walked to the hotel via the street where the hotel is located, i was attacked by a couple of aggressive thieves who approached me pretending to clean the dirt they threw upon me from behind, i knew this old trick so that just tried to walk away from them but still too late. my money was all gone after i struggled out of them and found it later. bad to have such an experience, isn't it! the street where the hotel is located is a bit desolated and dirty. I don't recommend to walk over there. the hotel staff is nice and helpful. they helped me exchange some bucks after i discovered the situation otherwise i didn't know how to deal with it in the later afternoon at that time.

By on Mar 27, 2012

4

updated information required

Singles

from EZE you may take "Manuel Tienda Leon" shuttle @55 peso to Sheraton hotel and then walk to this Catalina Suites nearby, much cheaper than taxi @160 peso. But no one knew that when I was at the airport. I was directed to the Bus#8, which took me to a spot dozens of blocks away after 2 hours zigzag way throughout the city. worse than that, when i walked to the hotel via the street where the hotel is located, i was attacked by a couple of aggressive thieves who approached me pretending to clean the dirt they threw upon me from behind, i knew this old trick so that just tried to walk away from them but still too late. my money was all gone after i struggled out of them and found it later. bad to have such an experience, isn't it! the street where the hotel is located is a bit desolated and dirty. I don't recommend to walk over there. the hotel staff is nice and helpful. they helped me exchange some bucks after i discovered the situation otherwise i didn't know how to deal with it in the later afternoon at that time.

By on Sep 20, 2011

4

great location for a decent price

Singles

Pretty good overall experience. The hotel is old and requires renovation - it felt like I was staying in the a 1960s hotel. But rooms were clean, internet was fast, and location was excellent.

By on Sep 6, 2011

3

convenient, but noisy

Singles

This hotel is reasonably near the heart of El Centro in Buenos Aires, just a couple blocks from the Florida (several blocks of pedestrian-only street with lots of shops) and 2 blocks from the Subte (subway system). Plaza del Mayo and Retiro are within easy walking range. So the location works well. My room was equipped with a kitchenette, which included a small stove, refrigerator, and some plates and utensils. Very workable. There is a small balcony (at least for those rooms facing the street -- I'm not sure about the rest). Now the downside: I didn't think it was possible for a place to be noisier than my first apartment. This place puts my first apartment to shame. The diesel engines of the buses going up and down the street resonate in the room, as does the loud music from the neighbors. Granted, this is a very urban area, so it is not unexpected. But if you're after peace and quiet in a hotel, this is not your place. The staff was very courteous and helpful (albeit you will need to know at least some Spanish).

By on Apr 16, 2010

3

very good value for the price

Couples

This older hotel is located on Tucuman, in El Centro, the main business district. The room was larger than most similar hotels as it had a kitchen/dining area, and it was rented as a suite. If you like older, Buenos Aires charm, this place has it. The breakfast was fairly good. The lobby is inviting. Antique elevators that actually worked fine, but small. It is close to the Reconquista Ave restaurant, pub district. Staff pretty helpful. For value, this is a good hotel to stay it if you are on a budget.

By on Mar 19, 2010