Mine Boutique Hotel is located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Palermo Soho in Buenos Aires. This design hotel’s ample use of wood, stone and glass, and brightly coloured walls provides for a cheery ambiance.
The rooms are adequately sized (though the bathroom was small-ish) and have a cosy feel. There’s a café (which doubles as the breakfast room) and a lounge on the ground floor whilst the garden in the back has a small plunge pool and deck chairs. The reception staff are really friendly and helpful with transport, restaurant and theatre arrangements. There’s also wifi access throughout the hotel.
The hotel is situated on a quiet street but is a block away from Palermo Soho’s main shopping streets and restaurants. The neighbourhood is home to the swanky boutiques of Argentina’s top designers and a multitude of excellent restaurants and nightclubs, and bursts to life every Sunday when the leafy, cobble-stone streets are transformed into a massive open-air market.
I can recommend restaurant Mott on El Salvador street, a five-minute stroll away from Mine. The food and wines are great, the atmosphere is uber-trendy and the people-watching opportunities are plentiful. Buenos Aires’ other attractions such as the Plaza de Mayo (with the Casa Rosada), the Recoleta Cemetery and the central business district around Avenida 9 de Julio/Florida are about a 15-20 minute cab ride away.