" The city ...
once you step outside,
a heaven of peace on the inside
with a touch of Belgium "
9 ROOMS & 3 FLATS
the "Marcel" comes with 9 guest rooms, ( 2 twins, 5 doubles & 1 quadruple )
3 fully furnished small flats.
Each unit comes with its own character. All rooms can be rented individually or all together ( see our group rates ), for short or long-term rental.
Every room or flat has been named after a MARCEL, hence its name.
green, eco & pet-friendly.
Rain or sunshine, there is always something to enjoy
cool off in the pool
sun bathe on 1 of 2 terraces
barbecue among friends
enjoy a massage
or a wine tasting ...
Located in the historical centre of Buenos Aires, barrio Balvanera
50 meters from metro station Venezuela on line H
next to bus stops 85, 98, 101
84, 56, 2, 103, 118, 188, 61 ...
private parking just opposite the entrance
What started with a first trip to magical Buenos Aires as an unexperienced tango dancer, soon became a passion. In 2011 we bought an almost abandoned 1898 'casa chorizo' by famous architect Alejandro Christopherson. After 5 years of 'tramites', - the Argentine word for paperwork & bureaucracy, - and an extensive renovation , a dream came true :
Small, elegant & cosy, the boutique hotel MARCEL offers a unique kind of hospitality.
- named after the tank top Marcel Cerdan used to wear and the Belgian brand 'Le Fabuleux Marcel de Bruxelles' - features 9 unique guest rooms and 3 fully furnished flats, an in-house cafeteria & a dining area. Tango, zumba, taekwon-do, ballroom dancing ... can be taken in the MARCELONIOUS,
our space for art, culture, events ... with a fabulous hardwood floor.
The pool and 2 terraces on the roof offer a welcome refreshment during our warm Summers.
We believe a healthy mind goes hand in hand with good food. We love to cook, and it shows.
We'll happily cook you a delicious meal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free...
Where we can we use organic ingredients.
And when I am around there will be homemade sourdough buckwheat bread too...
All 9 rooms and 3 flats are named
after a famous MARCEL.
Each room has its private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The furniture is custom made, often with recycled material, the sheets are of plain Belgian linen and organic bio-degradable cotton, the cushions stuffed with buckwheat hulls for a healthy sleep.
All light bulbs are LED, our bath products organic and the bathrooms come with water saving toilets and taps.
Welcome to the world of
Marceau, Broodthaers, Duchamp, Bich, Breuer, Proust , Pagnol, Rochas,
Our standard breakfast, included in most room rates is fresh juice, coffee or tea and medialunas.
We do eggs too.
The happy-breakfast comes with cheese, homemade jams, ham & butter. We are happy to provide vegan and gluten free breakfast too. Ask for our homemade sourdough gf bread !
All rooms in the hotel, the lobby, the restaurant, the terraces offer premium and free Wifi.
Find refreshment on the ground floor patio on a hot Summer day. Have your siesta in a hammock. Sip a coffee from the annex cafeteria or enjoy a cool beer.
Pool on the Roof
Protected from the wind and close to the sun our pool on the rooftop terrace offers a welcome refreshment on hot Summer days.
We try to be green. Towels are changed once every 3 days unIess you leave them on the floor to indicate you want to have them changed.
Sheets are changed once / week unless you ask us otherwise. This way we try to save on energy and water.
Whilst the hotel does not have a 24h dining service, we do cook however upon your simple request. Should you wish to dine upon arrival, please let us know 24 h prior to your arrival.
GF and vegan meals too
Anibal, the taxi driver we work with, will happily pick you up from either airport.
We'll only need your flight details and he will follow up on the rest.
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR VALID RATES
Cafe Notables & Bodegones
Elegant or informal, large or small, impeccable, untidy, messy or of questionable hygiene, the bodegones and bares notables are part of the porteño lifestyle. Within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the hotel are Bar de Cao, Bar Margot, Bodegon Miramar, Cafe de los Angelitos. Our recommendation: Visit at least one !
I stopped counting the amazing buildings that left me wondering how and why ! If you are into architecture, don't miss out on the Palacio Barolo, the Cathedral, the Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, the Casa Rosada, the C.C.K. , the Usina del Arte...
The two last ones offer a whole range of free concerts too.
for more info or assistance, ask MARCEL
'Ferias' or Local Markets
What BA is so famous for! All within easy reach of the hotel are the Feria de Recoleta ( sat & sun ) and the Feria de San Telmo ( sun )
and the bi-weekly ambulant food markets.
Dining & Wining
ICHISOU, considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Latin America, is only 6 blocks away from the hotel.
The notorious bar notable BAR de CAO is 10 minutes on foot. Add another 10 minutes & reach the bodegon MIRAMAR.
TANGO & MILONGA
Ask us to take you to a milonga & we'll do. Would you like to take some tango classes, we'll happily guide you through the maze of classes the city has to offer.
Not so much into sporting tango yourself, we'll ship you off to a nice tango show in stead !
Tango classes and milongas
Zumba, ball dance
taekwon-do, workshops, cooking classes ... are just a handful of the activities organised in the hotel.
We cater weddings and private
“Es el mejor hotel donde estuve. Donde se fundan la calidez humana y la privacidad con un estilo de peculiar y exquisita singularidad. El bagaje cultural que ofrece se distingue por los detalles innumerables de la construcción y el mobiliario que junto con la decoración dejan ver que en cada cosa hay una hermosa historia para contar. La hospitalidad manifiesta se acrecienta a lo largo de los días. Tanto que al momento de la salida se hace imposible no estrecharse en un fraterno y conmovedor abrazo. Gracias !