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A business-friendly locale next to Retiro Station
The Feir's Park Hotel is located in the downtown neighborhood of Retiro, next to a railway station and close to businesses and government agencies. There is a supermarket across the street from the hotel for essentials. The area is directly north of (and within walking distance of) Microcento, the city's financial and cultural heart.
Retiro is the transportation hub of Buenos Aires. Often, "transportation hub" is synonymous with gritty, depressing, and traffic-filled, but this is not the case with Retiro (except the traffic-filled part). The neighborhood is home to upscale shops, luxury hotels, and the Plaza San Martin park, surrounded by beautiful historic mansions (many of which now serve as embassies).
The mid-range Feir's Park Hotel, located next to Retiro Station, has 115 rooms rising 13 floors. The hotel mostly appeals to business travelers: It has a location near businesses and government agencies, temporary rental offices, and the business center with seven work stations. Families might also appreciate the hotel for its adjoining rooms, however. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are included with the cost, and the hotel restaurant, Cuisine du Park, serves a mix of local and international cuisine. At lobby level, there is an authentic British pub serving drinks and live music. For sunny days, a rooftop pool is surrounded by lounge chairs (beverage and meals can be ordered), though tight quarters make the height a problem for some. The most stand-out aspect of Feir's Park is the regular Argentine cheese tastings and free private tours, including a guided three-hour bus ride on Saturday mornings. Overall, it is an older property and areas lack natural light, but cream-toned rooms include minibars, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms still have outdated carpeting, though.