Livian Guest House Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

  • 8-room B&B allows for a quiet and intimate atmosphere
  • Small but cozy lobby has a lot of colorful artwork
  • Each room features different decor and comfortable furnishings
  • Communal lounge features comfy sofas and a flat-screen TV
  • Two gardens and terraces include a guest barbecue
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Rooms don't have TVs, coffeemakers, or mini-fridges
  • Some bathrooms, such as in the Kiss Room, need cleaning
  • Certain rooms share a communal bathroom

Bottom Line

This quaint, artsy B&B is housed in a French-inspired 1920s building in the upscale shopping district of Palermo. Its decor reflects Buenos Aires' eclectic charm: The warm lobby, for example, has aqua-splashed walls and a collection of colorful paintings. Each of the eight simple, unpretentious rooms has a unique name and accompanying style; all feature quirky art. Although the rooms are generally clean, some of the bathrooms could use a scrub and are quite outdated. None of the rooms have TVs or other basic amenities, but the communal area has a flat-screen TV. This area is adjacent to the business center (with only one computer) and the quiet breakfast room, which serves a free daily breakfast. Outside, guests can relax on an upper- or ground-level terrace/garden. Overall, Livian is cozy and sweet, but a few improvements and deep cleanings could give the place an extra boost.

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 Location

More than half an hour from Buenos Aires' main airport, and within walking distance of the sights in Palermo and La Boca

Livian Guest House is located in Palmermo, an area famous for its designers, artists and restaurants. This is an ideal choice for those who want to avoid chain hotels close to central sites. Since the area is mostly residential, guests can take the subway or a taxi to the city hub. The neighborhood stays quiet, and tree-lined streets are pleasant for walking. The trendy Palermo Soho, a boho-chic district with restaurants and designer stores, can be reached in about 20 minutes, as can museums, monuments and other neighborhoods in the city.

  • 17-minute drive to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (serves only domestic flights)
  • 34-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini Airport
  • 5- to 12-minute walk to diverse restaurants
  • 7-minute walk to Museo Casa de Ricardo Rojas
  • 10-minute walk to La Boca
  • 15-minute walk to Palermo, trendy sightseeing neighborhood
  • 5-minute drive to Plaza Guemes
  • 6-minute drive to Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
  • 7-minute drive to Alto Palermo Shopping Center
  • 12-minute drive to Teatro Nacional Cervantes
  • 12-minute drive to Teatro Colon
  • 12-minute drive to Plaza de la Republica
  • 14-minute drive to Cementerio de la Recoleta
  • 14-minute drive to Galerias Pacifico, a city-block-long shopping and art center
  • 15-minute drive to Monumento del Libertador Jose de San Martin
  • 16-minute drive to Casa Rosado
  • 19-minute drive to San Telmo
  • 21-minute drive to Puerto Madero, an upscale waterfront neighborhood

 Bottom Line

This quaint, artsy B&B is housed in a French-inspired 1920s building in the upscale shopping district of Palermo. Its decor reflects Buenos Aires' eclectic charm: The warm lobby, for example, has aqua-splashed walls and a collection of colorful paintings. Each of the eight simple, unpretentious rooms has a unique name and accompanying style; all feature quirky art. Although the rooms are generally clean, some of the bathrooms could use a scrub and are quite outdated. None of the rooms have TVs or other basic amenities, but the communal area has a flat-screen TV. This area is adjacent to the business center (with only one computer) and the quiet breakfast room, which serves a free daily breakfast. Outside, guests can relax on an upper- or ground-level terrace/garden. Overall, Livian is cozy and sweet, but a few improvements and deep cleanings could give the place an extra boost.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 8
Pool: N/A
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires
Address: Palestina 1184, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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