Value Watch: Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires
Photos courtesy of Legado Mitico(1,2) and Aldebran Hotel (3, 4)
Story by Olga Bas
The gay-friendly Legado Mitico in the Palermo Soho area of Buenos Aires, Argentina is ushering in the fall season with a cool deal for those wanting to soak up the sun. When you stay at this 11-room classically inspired hotel from April 1 to August 1, Classic Mythic Rooms go for $220, Superior Mythic Rooms for $250, and Deluxe Mythic Rooms for $280 (the rates include breakfast and WiFi). When you mention Out Traveler, the hotel will throw in a room upgrade (upon availability) and a bottle of a good Argentinean wine.
The hotel is fully air-conditioned with a spacious living room, terrace solarium, six-person whirlpool, and a tree-shaded patio. Each room takes its name and style cues from a historically or culturally important Spanish personality -- i.e. The Writer, named for author Jorge Luis Borges; or The Idealist, named for revolutionary Che Guevara.
The OutTraveler.com deal also includes the 10-room Aldebaran Hotel, a romantic getaway which is located in Bariloche on the San Pedro Peninsula in the Patagonian Lake District and has a spa with sauna and indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool.
Money-saving tip: Businesses that cater to tourists may offer different rates depending on whether you pay in local currency or foreign currency. If paying in cash, it's better to carry local currency to avoid getting a bad exchange rate from the vendor. If paying by credit card, make sure nothing gets increased in the translation -- you don't want to pay $100 when the original price was 100 pesos.