Fodor's Expert Review 1828 Smart Hotel
Fray Justo Santamaría de Oro 1828, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1414, Argentina
Technology is front and center at the 1828 Smart Hotel, where you're lent a tablet computer when you check in that lets you control everything in your room from the curtains to the fragrance, request room service, and order a taxi. The monochromatic design of the shiny marble lobby, where a digital baby grand piano taps out tunes on its own in the evening, extends to the rooms in gleaming white softened with touches of blue. Rooms in the rear of the hotel overlook a tempting pool with a softly cascading waterfall—at night it's beautifully illuminated. There's also a full-service restaurant and a wellness area that includes a few cardio machines. The staff is more than happy to help with restaurant recommendations and directions to the sights.
- impressive amenities for such a small hotel
- gorgeous swimming pool
- trendy neighborhood
- the flashy design isn't for everyone
- standard rooms are pricey for their size