Ilum Experience Home Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

Cons

  • Fee for parking (but easy to park on the street)
  • Early check out time
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

Opened in early 2011, this beautiful boutique hotel is arguably one of the most unique and serene properties in bohemian Palermo Hollywood. With just 12 rooms and simple but stylish modern decor throughout, it is a wonderful retreat from busy Buenos Aires, even with a location in the thick of the action. Large, sun-drenched rooms are clean and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows, trendy bathrooms with jetted tubs, and a few colorful accents. The gorgeous rooftop Jacuzzis with city views and a sauna take R&R to a new level. Book a room facing the tiny back garden for quieter weekend nights.

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 Location

In the heart of Palermo Hollywood, steps from Palermo Viejo’s hopping nightlife

The Ilum Experience Hotel is located three blocks from the train tracks that separate Palermo Hollywood from Palermo Soho, on a tree-lined cobblestone street that comes alive during the weekends. There are a lot of bars, restaurants, and hotels in the immediate neighborhood, and though not as many as in Palermo Soho, quite a few interesting shops. The subway is located on the corner of Santa Fe and Juan B. Justo avenues, a 15-minute walk from the property.

Though slightly less gentrified than the nearby Palermo Soho, and attracting an older and thus quieter crowd, Palermo Hollywood is home to beautiful historic buildings and cobblestone streets that also characterize Palermo Soho. Both neighborhoods are part of huge Palermo, nowadays one of the chicest and most hopping districts, located in the northeast of Buenos Aires.

  • 15-minute drive to Jorge Newbery Airport
  • 43-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini - Ezeiza International Airport
  • 7-minute drive to the Botanical Gardens
  • 7-minute drive to the Buenos Aires Zoo
  • 11-minute drive to the Museum of Latin-American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
  • 17-minute drive to historic Colon Theater
  • 17-minute drive to Plaza San Martin, home to monuments and parks
  • 17-minute drive to Calle Florida, a main shopping area
  • 20-minute drive to the Obelisk, one of the most recognizable sights in Buenos Aires
  • 21-minute drive to Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace
  • 21-minute drive to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • 24-minute drive to popular San Telmo Market
  • 24-minute drive to the Museum of Modern Art
  • 25-minute drive to lively Plaza Dorrego, complete with a wonderful antiques market on Sundays
  • 26-minute drive to Puerto Madero, full of bars and restaurants
  • 29-minute drive to the Boca Juniors stadium
  • 32-minute drive to iconic Caminito, a colorful neighborhood

 Bottom Line

Opened in early 2011, this beautiful boutique hotel is arguably one of the most unique and serene properties in bohemian Palermo Hollywood. With just 12 rooms and simple but stylish modern decor throughout, it is a wonderful retreat from busy Buenos Aires, even with a location in the thick of the action. Large, sun-drenched rooms are clean and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows, trendy bathrooms with jetted tubs, and a few colorful accents. The gorgeous rooftop Jacuzzis with city views and a sauna take R&R to a new level. Book a room facing the tiny back garden for quieter weekend nights.

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Address

  • El Salvador 5726, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Room Types

  • Balcony Room
  • Garden Room
  • Terrace Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 12
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Palermo Viejo, Buenos Aires
Address: El Salvador 5726, Palermo Hollywood, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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