This post is a continuation, to read Part 1 click here.
Part 4: The Stay
We knew exactly where to go to find our apartment, since we had been to Faena Hotel + Universe many times before, however the instructions that we received prior to our stay were incredibly detailed and we would have had no problem finding it if we had not known its exact location. The apartment, which can be accessed through its own private entrance, is managed by the company Apartments BA and is located in the Puerto Madero barrio. Upon arrival, the doorman greeted us and sent us up to the apartment where we were met by a friendly host and a dozen red roses. She took us through the apartment and told us everything that we needed to know in detail. I am sure if this had been our first time in Buenos Aires or that my husband was not a Porteño, she would have been able to give us excellent recommendations in English on things to do and see. We insantly loved the apartment, which was actually a studio, however it still felt very spacious due to its strategic layout. There was free wifi, a TV with hundreds of channels, and a cell phone to use if we desired. Our favorite part of the apartment was being amongst the Philippe Starck furniture — we are huge fans of the talented designer! Included in our stay was access to Faena’s luxurious pool and gym. For an extra fee, we could have hired a housecleaner.
Part 5: The Photos
Part 6: The Conclusion
The best part about renting an apartment is that you instantly feel as though you are a local — a feeling that I think is priceless! The extra space is a huge plus and although I typically eat all of my meals out while traveling, having the option to cook or have food delivered is always welcomed as well.