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Waldorf Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were booked into this supposed 3* hotel by a British walking / tour company. There are many hotels in Buenos Aires and the Waldorf must be near the bottom of the pile. Where to start? The bedrooms are not clean, the bedcover was positively grubby. The bathroom had cracks in the wash basin and no plug. The aircon worked but was noisy so had to be turned off to sleep. The breakfast room was also dirty but did serve an ok continental breakfast as long as you avoided the coffee and had black tea. A hotel well overdue a refurbishment but more importantly staff who could be directed to do their jobs. Stay there if you must, but read my review of the nearby Pulitzer from January 2016.

Great centrally located hotel-brilliant 'bang for buck'. Breakfast really good with variety of fruits, cereals toast ham cheese etc.Staff very helpful specially as we spoke no Spanish. Rooms adequate-we stayed ten nights and did not find them too small. The central location and close proximity to good restaurants, shopping malls tourist attractions make it a brilliant base.Would definately stay here again.

Stayed two nights. Room clean and comfortable. Breakfast continental buffet with choice of juices, cereals, bread, croissants and cakes, cheese and ham. Staff helpful and tolerant of my Spanish - they spoke English but humoured me :-)

Stayed for three nights as a local friend assured me the Retiro district, next to Centro, was reasonably safe for tourists. I did not sense any security issues even when checking out the shops and food at night. The hotel is small and kept clean with the usual breakfast offerings. There are plenty of shops (including a Havanna alfajores outlet) nearby, big malls, and at least two cambios. My friend walked me to the Recoleta district, to the Cementerio de la Recoleta to see the tomb of Eva Peron (2km from hotel if you fly). Do not miss the Cultural Centre nearby where you can try BA’s famous Un'Altra Volta ice cream. I took a half day tour of the city, arranged by the hotel, which included the La Boca neighbourhood to visit the famous football stadium and colourful Caminito. In short, a pleasant stay in BA!

Came here with a group holiday, would not have chosen it ourselves! Very small rooms; thin towels; crap wifi; poor breakfast; no view - but good location and Buenos Aires is a good city to explore on foot.

Stayed a total of 5 nights over the space of 2.5 weeks during a recent tour of South America. This was the tour company’s choice and obviously the choice of a number of such companies given the number of people checking in and out each day. First three nights were fine - room was comfortable for a couple and air conditioned. For visits two and three we were shoehorned into tiny rooms with single beds my children would struggle to sleep in! Air conditioning was hit and miss. Breakfast was standard continental fare but you could eat as much as you wanted. All that said, it was in a great location though and a handy base from which to explore the city.

While travelling a group, we spent two nights here going in and out of Argentina. I both occasions, the room was fair, but nothing special. Utilities were working, but not very fancy - or modern. Staff is friendly, but it is not the best neighbourhood. Our gude told us not to go out alone by night..

I stayed just one night and they were very kind letting me do an early check-in during the morning. The breakfast was average and even though the rooms were small, they were clean and the service was fine too.

Only gets one star simply because it wouldn’t let me continue with 0 Myself and my wife travelled South America 5 countries. And this was the worst hotel we stayed in over all. We had to move rooms 3 times in space of 3 days. The noise in this hotel is painful,between the road-the elevator (oh my god 😡😡😡) and building work going on continuously. Walls paper thin can hear every bang. Rooms are VERY dated and I mean very. Small and very old. Shower was a all 3 rooms. And water was cold. Windows don’t close properly (in all 3 rooms) and aircon was touch and go. Breakfast was very minimalistic,most basic I have seen yet but edibale to be fair. And day staff were very helpful...can’t say same for night staff however. DO YOURSELF ONE BIG FAVOUR AND DO NOT STAY HERE... Literally 3 days of our life we can’t get back.

The hotel is midclass - to compare it: right now we are in the North of salta and booked some cheap guesthouses. Most of them were older and the furnitures used many more years. But: they all are clean and the hosts tried to do the best. The Waldorf is old, the bathroom was dirty (we found lot of hairs and dust from the former guest - hopefully just from the former). The rooms are loud as you can hear every tour of the elevator. The breakfast was ok. WiFi: only two devices. You have to login at least once a day. The quality here on the North (this is not Buenos Aires) is much better. Ok, if you book the premium WiFi account in the Waldorf (paid) then probably it is better. But to be honest: earning money with a WiFi account in a hotel where you can get free WiFi on every Cafe, hostel out guesthouse is little bit 2004... We miss a shirt which was away after we came back. I do not think it was stolen. I am pretty sure it was just mixed with the laundry of the bathroom and bed. But the staff was not interested in when we asked. Because we had to leave early we asked for kind of a lunch box because breakfast starts later. The guy from the morning shift asked us to ask the guy from the evening shift. The guy from the evening shift told us that breakfast starts at 7 I'm clock. I repeated several times that I know and that this was our problem. He said it is not possible. And again: breakfast starts at 7. We decided to call a taxi for the next morning on ourselves... We come back to BA and will take for sure another hotel.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Retiro, Waldorf Hotel is adjacent to Borges Cultural Center and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Galerias Pacifico. This 118-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a coffee shop/café, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. It's in central Buenos Aires and also close to Plaza San Martin and Obelisco.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Waldorf Hotel's 118 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Waldorf Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. If you drive, self parking is ARS 300 per day, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for ARS 1020 per vehicle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a porter/bellhop.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

49.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 821 reviews