Vidt y Santa Fe, Palermo, Buenos Aires +54 11 48270366 Cel: +54 911 21818574
The 5th Floor is a private Guest House in the finest area of Palermo. It sits tranquil above the noise and bustle of Buenos Aires, on the top two floors of a late 1930’s building. It was designed as the residence of the building’s original creator, a “Petit Hotel” in the Art Deco style, resplendent with an award winning marble and chrome staircase, stained glass windows and oak parquet flooring. It is currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment to restore it to its former glory while updating the facilities to ensure the utmost comfort.
This blog will be wide ranging, personal and at times opinionated. It’s aim is not to provide an A-Z travel guide but to give the visitor an overall feel for the great things this city has to offer, observations on porteño (Buenos Aires native) culture, Top Tips and suggestions for the perfect day out. It will also randomly cover my various other passions, including food and restaurants, music, my beautiful residence and what to expect if you come to be my guest.
And my first Top Tip: If you like cities, give yourself more time than you think you will need to get to know Buenos Aires! BA’s overseas marketing is still unsophisticated and frankly most rushed travel journalists still portray the city in terms of meat, tango, an irritatingly touristy street full of souvenir shops (Caminito) in La Boca and Malbec wine. In fact the city has undergone a cultural renaissance in the last 10 years. Even La Boca has recently added 2 major cultural centres that cater to all kinds of arts and whole new areas have sprung into life. The good news; once you are here most of these activities are either free or heavily subsidised and getting about is a giveaway, so you won’t blow your budget.
Sign up to the Ministry of Culture’s website: http://agendacultural.buenosaires.gob.ar/ before your trip to plot your entertainment agenda (for non-spanish speakers you should still be manage with google translate).