I liked the hotel very much as I felt it had character. The location is good with a number of good restaurants nearby (I especially liked Bolsi). Upper floors give you an interesting view- some of the nea0rby buildings look fire damaged but they are not- its just the impact of humidity & a number of high rises have large murals painted
The basics of the hotel were good. Good beds, decent room size, good bathroom. Breakfast buffet was ok but in a nice setting like the rest of the public areas. Even the corridors had colourful limited edition prints. I didn't find the room too noisey. I had a nice afternoon by the rooftop pool
Its not perfect. The wifi was a bit hit & miss, i wasn't sure that the staff (who were lovely) really understood what I was saying in my overload English & the aircon only had a 'fierce' setting & after 20 minutes tended to offer a torrential water leak0 (a bit near to the plugs tbh) but if you don't have time to visit Iguassu then this would be a good option. I know I should have complained repeatedly (I did once but the problem wasn't really fixed) but you know what? If i wanted less character & an anywhere room I would have gone to the Sheraton or Ibis in the new part of town
Realistically its a 4* review but I was charmed.5*
As it was I loved it with its faults
It was our first visit to Asuncion, Paraguay and didn't know anybody in town. We were there April 5-7, 2017 as tourists. This hotel in downtown Asuncion offered us great service at the front desk and the restaurant. They didn't change money but businesses in Asuncion accept US$ and credit cards so this was not a problem. We had free breakfast with our hotel stay. The breakfast buffet (0600 to 10 I think) included fruit juice, pastries, toast, scrambled egg, bacon, cereal, and a meat dish, plus the usual beverages. Our AC quickly got our room cold, the bed was firm enough and we had extra blankets. It was a treat to sleep in that room because it was cold and quiet and the bed so comfy. The maid cleaned the room once a day and did a superb job. The room was clean, didn't see any mosquitoes nor bugs. The swimming pool was on the Azotea floor and so was the work out room. Don't forget to admire the city view from the Azotea floor. A friendly young lady from the business office helped us print our boarding passes. Restaurants and coffee shops are all over Estrella Street. The front desk person got us a taxi to the airport when we left the hotel at 0315 AM. I recommend this hotel and would return to Las Margaritas next time we're in Asuncion.
We were picked up at the Airport after midnight the 17th of March, a nice gesture. - Until our departure the 19th, we were very satisfied with everything ! - The Junior Suite was excellent, nice, clean. When we arrived, there was a small problem in the toilet, but that was fixed immediately. There are a nice outdoor pool, and a gym area beside. Both the people in the recepcion area and the restaurant, also the cleaning staff, - all were very friendly and helpful. - Have nothing to complain about. Really a hotel we can recomend !
We had an enjoyable stay at this hotel although the décor is a bit hit and miss...The lounge area has such a lot going on in its decor..nothing really matched ...while the diningroom adjacent was definitely decorated/never changed(?)in old world charm...in the room, pine beds,green painted walls,plastic flowers...Lovely rooftop pool which was a blessing as it was HOT!Staff spoke no English but was nevertheless very helpful with maps and pointing one in the right direction!Very central to restaurants,shopping and the river boardwalk..we walked all over without any problems.Wi-fi free,no problems.Breakfast ok.
This hotel is situated right in the heart of historic Asuncion where grandiose Government palaces share space with Hoovervilles and Riverfront property!
You get a touch of the old world here with a wonderful little restaurant that serves full breakfast, plus a rooftop pool which overlooks the entire city.. Cabs are easy to find, and the area is safe.
To adventurous travelers who are working their way through South America, plan a couple days here!