We were here in 2005 and stayed 3 nights in this lovely little hotel. We liked the rooms and the breakfast and there is nothing to complain about. However there is one thing that is completely mad about this hotel and that is the confirmation system. We planned to come back after 4 weeks and we had booked the room before we left from home. But what happened? In spite of that we told the staff that we were coming back, we had no room because we didn�t confirm it 72 hours in advance. What the hell do you call our conversation one month in advance. This bureaucracy would impress on Stalin and it is something Kafka about it. If you tell this staff one month in advance it is not enough because you must do it 72 hours in advance. Completely idiotic!!!!!!!!!
This impossibly cute little red "trendy hotel" on a colorful�and pin-drop quiet�side street in Palmero Viejo is a hidden gem: The minimalist decor matches the minimal tariffs, making Che Lulu�a traditional Palermo Viejo home surrounding a small courtyard�a favorite of both the bohemian and backpacking crowds. Some rooms have their own bathrooms and some don't, but all are functional and spotless, including the Romper Room-like attic accommodation (the keepers of Che Lulu like to call it a "pop Eastern space") known as Tres Geishas. The young staff is friendly and informed and the porte�o breakfast�coffee, medialunas (croissants) and dulce de leche�is excellent.
Che Lulu is a recycled old residence converted into a comfortable Trendy Hotel house located in Palermo Soho.
� "The "Soho" porte�o is revealed as a perfect harmony between tradition and vanguard. This colorful city corner is frequented by local artists; the variety of restaurants, bars and boutiques makes it the ideal meeting place. Art galleries, discos, independent theaters, antique shops, flea markets and ateliers create a bohemian and intellectual tendency in the neighborhood.
Stayed in Lu Lu #1 - the most expensive (US $55 after taxes). First of all, the rooms are not as nice as they appear in the website. Don't be fooled. The private bathroom in there top of the line room is basically a little closet that is dirty. There is NO countertop to put any items on.
Other problems were the lack of Internet working. The breakfast was pathetic. It was bread, some spreads, and coffee and juice. Most Argentinian hotels offer medialunas, fruit salad, and even more. This is the standard and Che Lu Lu was below standard
Again, these are not problems if the room was cheap. But it's expensive given Buenos Aires standards. I think there are some cheap rooms for $15 there. We moved to another hotel downtown. For $70 at the other hotel (Atlas Hotel) we received much much better accomodations.
The area itself is in Palermo, the hip/trendy area is a few blocks from the Che Lu Lu. But the thing is that it costs $3 US to take a cab pretty much anywhere in Buenos Aires. Palermo is a little sketchy too, to the point that you have to ring the doorbell to be let in the hotel after the clerk unlocks the door.
Would not recommend for the expensive rooms. The cheap rooms might be worth it. Don't know how it became a Time Out and Moon Handbook choice.
it�s, TRENDY!!! THE STAFF IS UNIQUE AND PALERMO IS TRENDY TOO. PERFECT COMBINATION.
THE ROOMS ARE DECORATED BY LOCAL ARTITS! THE BREAKFAST IT�S " sabroso ! AND VERY porte�o..IT�S THE PERFECT WAY TO VISIT BUENOS AIRES!!!!