Amazing boutique hotel in a very charming neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Surround by shopping, cafes, restaurants all within easy walking. My room was stunning and overlooked a beautiful garden. The hotel is small but has all of the charm in the world. Was exactly what I needed after a long business meeting.
We stayed for one night at Anselmo and were deligthed by the helpfulness of the staff. The location of the hotel at a small square in the old town with restaurants and shops nearby is very good. We liked the modern room which was very quiet (most rooms seem to face a small courtyard and therefore are not exposed to the noise of the street).
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights before a cruise around the southern part of South America. The bed was very comfortable, the room decor very unique and contemporary, the bath had all the amenities of a rain shower shower head, bidet, and lovely bath products. (we were not able to get face cloths but that was my bad for forgetting to pack our travel cloths - I do know better). However, the staff tried to accommodate our wishes and brought additional small hand towels to try to get close to what we were looking for.
This hotel is in a lovely square in the fantastic neighborhood of San Telmo. Lots of restaurants, antique stores (so much sterling silverware sets and serving pieces - who knew??, outdoor cafes with Tango demonstrations, and a central market with produce, fresh meats and fish, and food (don't miss the empanadas). Good spot to walk to sites and pick up the Hop on Hop Off Bus to get acquainted with the city.
The hotel offered a good breakfast buffet and an incredibly helpful staff. I came to learn that most Argentinians and Chileans are a loving, helpful, gentle people.
The hotel is lovely, but not in the greatest location. I would have preferred to stay in Palermo or Puerto Madero areas but was not familiar with BA enough at the time of booking. The hotel was gracious and gave us lounge access since our flight arrived early. The Curio is on Plaza Dorego which was fun. They had tango dancers and restaurants set up on the square. You have to be careful after dark in this area and many parts of BA.
The location is great, staff is friendly and helpful. The problem is the room. The bathroom is in the bedroom, with the shower separated from the beds by a glass enclosure - awkward when you're traveling with a friend. Because of the bathroom being in the room, the ventilation is poor and the room gets grossly humid. It helps to open the window, but there are no screens. The piece of wood in the base of the shower has a urine smell, which is gross. There is no storage except a couple small drawers in the wardrobe, which makes it hard to keep a small space organized. The walls are also very thin between the bedrooms.