Nice apartment in San Telmo
Submitted: January 4, 2012
Stayed: December 2011
San Telmo is a great place to stay in Buenos Aires. There are lots of shops and restaurants and the streets seem relatively safe, The apartment is in a good location, 4 blocks from the subway station, 2 blocks from a very good fruit and meat market; there are a lot of bakeries, a good pasta store, good convenience stores, grocery stores and restaurants within a few blocks.
The building is a 6 storey block and the apartment is on the top floor. There is a wonderful little birdcage elevator to take you to the top floor. The building is clean.
The apartment has two floors - very large living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with bath and bidet on the bottom floor and large bedroom, small bedroom and bathroom on the top floor. Access to the terrace is from the top floor. The apartment is well secured.
The apartment is well equipped with everything we needed - bedding, towels, washer, dryer, microwave, small stove, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, soap, etc. We only had to buy some laundry soap.
The apartment is attractive. The terrace is a great place to have a glass of wine to watch the sunset over the city.
The neighbours were most helpful in welcoming us and giving us some advice.
The only two cautions:
- the stairs to the top floor are narrow and can be slippery - you must be careful not to slip (don't wear socks)
- for anyone with vertigo, there is a short glass floor leading to the terrace - Juan warns about this and suggests putting a mat down.
Juan was true to his word: the description was accurate, the keys arrived on time, he was quick to respond to emails and everything was as stated.
Recommendations for restaurants nearby: Pétanque (lovely French Restaurant), El Federal (a block away - casual and good), El Desnivel (several blocks away - very very casual but good food - try papas (fries) sprinkled with garlic and parsley), La Brigada (great bustling bistro with good food). Excellent take-out empanadas about a block away on Bolivar St. San Telmo fair on Sundays is fun. Check out the great colourful shoes and bags at a shop on Defensa (about a block or two from Plaza Dorrego) - they have fabulous shoes, boots and bags.
A good choice for Buenos Aires.
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