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" The city ...

once you step outside,

a heaven of peace on the inside

hospitality reinvented

with a touch of Belgium "



MARCEL features 9 guest rooms

- 2 twins, 5 doubles & 1 quadruple -

- 3 fully furnished small flats -


 Each unit comes with its own bathroom.

All rooms can be rented individually or as a package for groups.


Every room or flat has been named after a MARCEL, hence its name.

We are LGTBQ, eco_ & pet-friendly.




cool off in the rooftop pool 

sun bathe on the terraces

barbecue among friends

enjoy a massage in our spa

or join for a wine tasting ...


Located in the historical centre of Buenos Aires, barrio Balvanera

50 meters from metro station Venezuela on line  H

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,

Cerdan, Jambon...




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 !

Free Wifi

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.

Daily Housekeeping

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.

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. 

 Dining Service

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, can feel overwhelming. Main thoroughfares like Avenida Santa Fe are noisy and jammed with zooming taxis and groaning buses. The streets can get grimy. But elegance is everywhere and accessible to visitors. Beaux-Arts buildings along Avenida de Mayo recall the grandeur of old Europe. You can find affordable, handcrafted goods at artisan fairs that abound on weekends in neighborhoods like San Telmo, Recoleta and Mataderos. The afterglow of Argentina’s 2022 World Cup victory remains — a spiritual salve for many still suffering from the country’s yearslong inflation crisis. Visitors will find a city where people press on. It is that perseverance that keeps Buenos Aires vibrant and thrilling.

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 !

Great Architecture

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

Dining & Wining

ICHISOU, one of the best Japanese restaurants in LA, is only 6 blocks away from the hotel.

   BAR de CAO  is 10'  on foot.  

LO DE OMAR is meat as good & cheap as it gets...

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. 


“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 !


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