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Unique Executive Central

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We came in Argentina for our honeymoon and this hotel seemed nice. The location seemed ok, the photos were luxurious, so we booked and 3 days ago we came. After travelling 24 hours from our country we arrived at the hotel at 13:00. The check- in is at 15:00 so we went for a walk and came back on time. That’s when everything started... The receptionist told us that they had no clean towels so we had to wait “a few minutes” We waited... 1hour and 30 minutes! The room that we found is what you see at the photos, but the “best” is the bathroom. Everything is made awfully and almost broken and ready to fall. The “telephone” of the shower is only hanging up on the wall, it’s easy to understand the difficulties to wash certain parts of the body, especially for a woman. At the second day they forgot to bring us new soap and today- guess what? THE TOWELS! No towels in the room, so we call at the reception. Receptionist: “They come from outside, you should wait a few minutes”. Me: “We already wait 30 minutes” R: “We are sorry” Me: “Want me to buy some towels as a gift to the hotel?” R: “No it’s ok” Me: “Yes, you are definetely UNIQUE!” After 90 minutes they bring us 2 towels a small and a big one, and.. surprise! The small with some lipstick on it! Me (at the reception): “ We are waiting 90’ for towels and you bring me this?” R: “I’m sorry we will bring you another one, ok?” Me: (silence) Dear readers, travellers, don’t go there. The experience really UNIQUE!

I have reserved the Unique Executive hotel for the location, once it's very close to the BUE facilities, just like restaurants etc. - I arrived at the property at 10pm, and the recepcionist told that booking.com had overbooked the hotel (what means, they do not have any control of it? Really?). they offered a transport and an accomodation at another Unique hotel (Unique Park Hotel), BUT, it's 2 km far. This hotel is located in a residential neighborhood, with no restaurant nearby and it's very smaller then the original hotel chosen, what took of all the possibilities of the proposal of the stay.

I was there only for one night, and even though from the outside and the lobby I was kind of disappointed, the room turned out to be very big, with lots of space. The water in the shower was abundant and hot. It's an old building, but the furniture in the room and the space made up for that. I liked it that it didn't include the breakfast; I never eat too much and it's always expensive, so it's a positive thing that I could exclude it from the cost of the room. The location is very central. I never feel safe when I walk at night, but this wasn't bad. It's on a pedestrian block, so it's not noisy. And there is a minibar.

We stayed there prior to going on a cruise. Hotel was on a side street near the Obelisk. Hotel was quiet for sleeping, bed comfort was good. There was a safe in the room. Breakfast was included with a good selection There was lots to do within a half an hour walk from there. We felt safe walking around the neighbourhood at night. There was walking tours offered daily outside the hotel. We would not hesitate to return there in the future. Hotel rate was reasonable. Customer service was excellent.

We only stayed a day. Very clean, comfortable beds near many tourists sites. Very professional customers service representatives specially Carla Etcuetto. She gave the extra mile to help us with our travel to La Plata. Carla demonstrated to be kind, resourceful and empathy. 5 stars for her. Thank you. We enjoy our short visit to this hotel and strongly recommend it.

Whilst this is not a 5 star hotel, we found it still suitable for our needs - 3 night stay. Our room was clean and comfortable and most importantly the bed was comfortable. Air conditioning was very good in over 30c degree days. The name of the hotel is a bit ambiguous in that it is called Hotel Central Park Plaza in big letters on the outside of the building, however on a small plaque above and to the side of the doors it says that it is 'Unique Executive Central' AND most importantly the street is in a mall hence taxis/cars do not normally park in front of the hotel. For our needs it was very good as it is centrally located right next to the Obelisk in the centre of the city and easy walk to shops, city sights etc. We had an enjoyable stay here and the breakfast is fine even though there were only 2 choices of cereal, but that is sufficient for our needs.

Front desk staff Juan Carlos was very rude. check-in was at 3 pm but room was not yet available at 4pm. When I followed up he just ignored me and said that the room was not ready yet. I found out from one of the hotel staff that there is only 1 cleaning staff for the whole hotel.

We booked a deluxe room but they try to give us only the most poor standard room (905). We discover this by checking the pictures by booking.com and the floor plan and of course the first impression of this small room was bad. We were very disappointed by this fraud. After we complained the real deluxe room (603) was okay. Room was nice. Bed was comfortable. Air conditioning was a bit to weak. The noise level of the street was high. Breakfast was standard. Staff was friendly. Very good located in downtown.

I wouldn't give it a 1 star. Far cry from a boutique hotel. Firstly it also goes by another name of Hotel Central Park Plaza so the taxi driver went in circles trying to find the place. On entering our room we were greeted with a condom full of liquid hanging from the ornate mirror. Plus the window was left open and as there was a downpour our room flooded. The concierge did nothing. Didn't care. Said they were full. At least the cleaning lady assisted and cleaned up. Front desk didn't want to know about it. I slept on top of the bed fully clothed. Breakfast was basic. So disappointed. Do not stay here. Not only was the hotel sad and pathetic it is unhygienic.

The first challenge arises when trying to get a taxi to the hotel: the name. They've changed it to Unique Executive Central, but the drivers know it by the old name, the name still used on the sign outside the hotel: Central Park Plaza. You would imagine that if they change the name, they'd put up a new sign, too. So make sure to know the old name and the address before talking to the taxi drivers. The second challenge was to get a room. Check-in is at 3 pm, said the receptionist in a tone that suggested that they go by rules, not by what's actually available. But when I came back at 3 pm, the room still wasn't ready, it "would take another ten minutes". After those ten minutes the room supposedly still wasn't ready, and only when I turned from the nice-and-understanding customer to an insisting and persisting one, ready to escalate, the receptionist erased and scribbled something in his books and magically produced me a keycard. Not the smoothest of check-ins. The same receptionist changes pesos to a relatively acceptable rate (January 2017: 16 pesos to 1 euro as opposed to the 16,4 pesos of a casa de cambio), which is convenient since the casas de cambio are few and far between and require you to run around town with your passport. The room was okay but basic, the A/C effective enough, the bed too soft, the power outlets so loose that you needed to press the charger against the wall with a chair, otherwise it would have fallen out of the socket. The bathroom was in need of renovation, but water pressure was quite good. The maid is overworked and seemed to reach the room rather late, at one time only after 6pm and once, when I came to the hotel at around 6:30 pm, the room had not yet been cleaned and remained that way the whole night. The basic breakfast is served only until 10 am, which is rather early by Latin American standards, meaning that everyone and their mother crams in a little before 10 am (when they've run out of this and that) and the small breakfast corner in the lobby becomes so crowded that the last ones to arrive drink their coffees standing. Not a nice start of the day. The hotel organized my transfer back to the airport (EZE) for a reasonable price of 480 pesos all inclusive, but while there is a direct freeway to the airport from the centre, the driver drove on city streets all the way to Flores, thus saving on road tolls but adding an extra 10–15 minutes to the journey time. The hotel claims four stars, but I see it as a basic three star establishment with a lot of improvement as far as customer service is concerned. I would not recommend this hotel.

Diagonal R. Saenz Pena 1174 Buenos Aires Capital Federal

Hotel highlights

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

Located in El Centro, Unique Executive Central is adjacent to Obelisco and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Teatro Colon. This 70-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, express check-in, and express check-out. Located centrally in 9 de Julio Avenue, it's also close to Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada.


Rooms

All of Unique Executive Central's 70 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.


Property features

Unique Executive Central features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and express check-in. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with sightseeing, directions, and local dining recommendations. This hotel also has express check-out.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 831 reviews