Destination / In Residence

Home Hotel, Buenos Aires

Home Hotel is a place that feels like, well, home. That is if your home is achingly cool, decorated in mid-century furniture and vintage 1920s wallpaper, your garden was an oasis of green and some of the best bars and restaurants the city has to offer were on your door step.

Located in downtown Palermo you can take your pick of the standard suite, garden suite, poolside suite or the loft – apartment style living with the comforts of room service. Monthly open-air cinemas in the garden show classic and cult films, the on arrival guide book offers true local insights and cuts down your Tripadvisor trawling to nil. For a Buenos Aires traveler hoping to feel like a local, Home Hotel doesn’t disappoint.

See …
The exhibition of Joan Miró at the Belles Arts is a must (and free) and the Malba is currently showing Modern Mexico, including works from Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera. Stop by Ninina post exhibition for an excellent coffee and great snack options.

Shop …
El Mercado de las Pulgas is a market warehouse with sellers offering everything you could want for a home from mid-century designer furniture to vintage homewares and restored finds. At Mercado de Economia Solidara Bonpland you can find all your organic grocery and beauty finds – somewhat welcome after a diet of meat, potatoes and wine. If you’re after a good book for your travels Walrus Books is where you’ll find English language books in the cosiest of stores.

Taste …
Cuervo Café for great coffee, good wifi and a cute spot in the shade to make your day’s plans. Just around the corner is Salvaje Bakery for delicious breads, cakes and our favourite lunch time spot and Proper is our pick for food that reminds you of Sydney’s best restaurants. Don Julio whilst it’s an obvious choice and top of the tourist lists the locals still go on the regular and regard it as one of the best so its best to just go. And if you can manage to get out of town (taxis are cheap), Parilla Los Talas del Entrerriano is the most local, authentic meat spectacle in Buenos Aires and so worth the trip.