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Welcome to Bed & Breakfast Bonito Buenos Aires, San Telmo.

Seven exclusive rooms and beautiful terraces in a refurbished big old Art Nouveau house located in the historical San Telmo neighbourhood.

Maintaining the atmosphere, style and excellent service that we so proudly inherit from The Cocker, we invite you to enjoy this lovely place. You can read, relax or work in the original antique living-room with three large windows and balconies; cook in our spacious and equipped kitchen; have an argentinian asado on our highest terrace with city view; or just have a drink and relax looking at the stars from our beautiful garden-terraces designed with jasmines, roses, azaleas, palm trees and eucalyptus.

BONITO San Telmo gives you the chance to feel at home along with the warm and personalized service that you deserve.
Tasty and abundant breakfast is served at requested time. Each room is intervened by a different artist who reinterprets its essence by giving a unique value to it and inviting the guest to become a part of a singular micro-universe.

The front desk is open from
08:30 AM to 15:30 PM.

Guests arriving outside those hours must inform the hotel in advance for check in arrangements.


About us

If you find yourself here, it is not by chance. Most likely, our link was not the first of the list retrieved by your search, and you must have taken a few minutes to do some research on what there is beyond the usual. And, most likely, we have something in common…
We like to live our own experiences, we love to be fussed over, we like our room not to be the same as the one next door, we find pleasure in little details, we take care of what is ours and value what belongs to another, we don’t like to be lied to and overcharged, we’re not equally pleased with everything, we don’t need the walls to be at a 90 degrees angle if spaces are better shaped differently, we don’t usually do what others do, we prefer noble and pure shapes and objects to pretentious luxury, we appreciate art, we enjoy a good film, we somewhat avoid watching television so that we can peacefully read a good book before falling asleep or have a nice chat or simple hug the one we love.

So BONITO is inviting you to enjoy as much as we do. You’re invited to breathe and gaze out of the window into a distinctive view of Buenos Aires, to wrap yourself in a fluffy towel, to take your time to enjoy a tasty breakfast and have fun pouring water into a little cup with a little chair inside of it, to lay in the bathtub looking at the stars…

BONITO is managed by its owner Yanina Szalkowicz, a graphic designer, artist and culture lover.

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires. I love this city, its tireless activity, its immensity. Since I was very young I’ve had the good fortune to fulfill one of my dreams, which was to travel all over the world, wandering about different places and admiring their diverse cultures. The pleasure of being in contact with foreigners led me to create Bonito. This was also possible thanks to my mother’s support
I think it’s interesting to create from a less conventional perspective a pleasant and comfortable enviroment for the traveller by showing them the best and most pleasurable face of Buenos Aires.

Yanina Szalkowicz


BONITO San Telmo Architecture

Is a refurbished Art Nouveau big old house in the historical San Telmo neighbourhood. It was restored to become a hotel, managing to make every room with its own private bathroom. The intention was to work with simple, neutral and modern materials in order to enhance the original architectural beauty. We managed to keep the original spirit in its framework, double heights, wooden floors, original tiled floors, molding and metalwork. Shared places, such as the living room, the kitchen, front-desk, outdoor gallery and terraces, were favoured.

The living room, with its three large windows and balconies, high ceilings with original molding and fireplace, offers our guests a place of comfort and relax, almost as intimate as being at home. The large kitchen equipped with plenty of shelves up to the ceiling, a 6-hot-ringed cooker, and dishes, gives our guests the chance to make their our meals comfortably if they wish to do so. Crowned with a circular large window, this place becomes the heart of the house, a meeting point.
The hall has an amazing Art Nouveau vitreaux (full height crystal glass wall, forged iron) and it’s the perfect introduction toBONITO San Telmo’s spacious, luminous and unique style.
From the outdoor gallery on the highest terrace we can enjoy a wonderful city view while having an argentinian asado.
Last but not least, the garden-terraces add and ideal place for leisure, surrounding our guests with a mix of jasmines, azaleas, roses, palm tree and eucalyptus. Little spaces with decks serving as tables, benches and flowerpots set a nice path between private and shared terraces.

BONITO San Telmo does not count with an elevator, but we assure you that climbing those stairs to get to such a unique and special place is worthwhile.


San Telmo Contemporary Art.

ver imágenes de todas las intervenciones

A placed carried out with such dedication is stamped with its owners’ mark.
BONITO proposes a commitment to space.
Each room is tackled by a different artist who reinterprets its essence by giving it a unique value and inviting the guest to become a part of a singular micro-universe.
Instead of just hanging a picture on the wall, the idea was to merge the artwork with the new architecture, achieving full potential of its features, visual paths, colours and spaciousness.

The artistic side of BONITO is about being an alternative place for exhibition, available for argentinian artists to create freely within the concept of the hotel.

“To coexist with art affects the mood, opens perspective to different experiences, provoques unusual sensations and inspires search and expresion.”



Room #306:

Invited artist:
Marcela Sinclair y Marina Zuccon


Room #307:

Invited artist:
Pablo Cabrera


Room #308:

Invited artist:
Federico Villarino


Room #309:

Invited artist:
Nacha Canvas


Room #310:

Invited artist:
Daniel Joglar


Room #311

Invited artist::
Yanina Szalkowicz


Room #312:

Invited artist:



Yanina Szalkowicz

7ymedio Arquitectura
Pablo Larramendy +54 11 (15) 5961 7989

#01 DGPH
#02 Juan Sebastián Bruno
#03 Juliana Iriart
#04 Anabella Pappa
#05 Cecilia Szalkowicz
#06 Mundo Dios
#07 Juan Tessi
#08 Hernán Paganini
#09 Mariano Grassi
#10 Irana Douer
#11 Geraldine de San Bruno (Cherry)
#12 Daniel Joglar
#13 Pablo Cabrera
#14 Dani Umpi
#15 Ariel Mora
#16 Yanina Szalkowicz
#17 Nacha Canvas
#18 Marcela Sinclair y Marina Zuccon
#19 Federico Villarino
#20 Nicanor Araoz

Guadalupe Gaona, Yanina Szalkowicz, Juan H. Maggi and Gabriela Larramendy.
Lorena Marchetti

15 Litros' Art Gallery curation:
Cecilia Szalkowicz

Web design:

Web support:
SD Estudio





  2 rooms connected by an internal door and with exclusive access to a shared bathroom

#306 - Gretl

Room #1:
Double divan bed or two single beds.
Double-height ceilings.
Double glazed door to the corridor.
Large mirror.
It is located on the first floor staircase.
Mezzanine desk.

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guest artist
Marcela Siclair  +  Marina Zuccon

  2 rooms connected by an internal door and with exclusive access to a shared bathroom

#307 - Brigitta

Room #2:
Double bed mattress.
Private bathroom.
Double-height ceilings.
Glass door on the corridor.
Air conditioning (cold).

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guest artist
Pablo Cabrera



#308 - Martha
Double - standard suite.

Two double beds.
Private bathroom.
Split air conditioning system.
Big mirror.
Mezzanine floor by stairs.

Two intimate places connected by double height.

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guest artist
Federico Villarino
  #309 - Kurt
Double - little apartment.

Double sprung bed-bassed bed.
Living room.
Private bathroom.
Kitchenette / oven / fridge.
2º floor by stairs.

Your own delights without leaving the room.

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guest artist
Nacha Canvas
  #310 - Friedrich
Double - higher standard suite.

Double bed.
Private bathroom.
Double height ceiling.
Furniture Louis XV style.
Large window facing terrace.
Split air conditioning system.
Big mirror.
2º floor by stairs.

Spacious and luminous large place, classic style.

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guest artist
Daniel Joglar
  #311 - Louisa
Double - deluxe suite.

Double bed.
Private bathroom by stairs.
Beautiful private terrace garden.
Double height ceiling.
Large window facing terrace.
Split air conditioning system.
Big mirror.
Big mirror.
2º floor by stairs.

The perfect antique-contemporary combination with its own private oasis.

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guest artist
Yanina Szalkowicz
  #312 - Liesl
Double - higher standard suite.

In the heights by private stairs.
Double Bed.
Provate bathroom.
Private terrace.
Split air conditioning system.
Style furniture.
Big mirror.
2º floor by stairs.

Sleeping, sunbathing and enjoying a Buenos Aires city view.

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guest artist


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includes the following services
Special, tasty and abundant breakfast
Local phone calls
Tourist and cultural advising
Luggage depot
Bilingual staff
Percale sheets (200 threads)
Amenities personales
Daily cleaning
Cradle for babies
Medical Emergencies

Additional services
Massage sessions
Taxi service
Additional bed for U$S 30

Tourist services
Football matches
Tango events (dinner & show)
Tango lessons
Spanish lessons
Traditional city tourAlternative city tour
Day excursions: Tigre - Areco - Colonia
Contact with reliable travel agency
Massage sessions
Transportation from and to the airport




Medical Emergencies

International Health Services Argentina S.A. – Emergencias S.A division, provides the following services at Hotel Bonito:

Protected Area
The Protected Area cover is provided within the Hotel exclusively, being effective before accidents and/or medical emergencies (cases in which life is at impending risk and/or situations that may endanger it), protecting every person at the specified location and in charge of the transfer, if necessary, to the corresponding sanatorium, clinic or hospital.

Visitor Card
On-site cover for emergencies and odontology assistance, 24/7 -as long as the person in need remains within Buenos Aires-.



Massage sessions

Relax Massage:
1 hour relax masaje or decontracting +  foot and hands reflexology.








Dinner Tango Show
The best way to live the Tango Experience in all its glory. Deep in the heart Buenos Aires , the Venue has absolutely everything to give to its guests:

• Ample reception area with a traditional themed bar.
• A great Dining Hall that can comfortable sit 500 guests and is profusely decorated by paintings and has beautiful balconies on the first floor.
• A professional dance floor and stage where renowned Tango artists make their appearance.
• The best Argentine and International cuisine with a great variety of delicious options. Special food regimes and diets are gladly welcome.
• 27,000 sq. ft. devoted completely to the Tango.
• Excellent quality of service for our guests, helpful staff and the best cuisine.
• First rate helpful staff, waiters and waitresses with knowledge of English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
• Air conditioning




Buenos Aires City Tour
Visit the most famous parts of Buenos Aires. Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La
Boca, Puerto Madero, Plaza San Martin, Palermo and Recoleta.

Day at the farm Tour
Visit San Antonio de Areco. You’ll then be welcomed by the owner of an
estancia, where you’ll spend an exclusive farm day, including horse and
carriage rides, and an invitation to enjoy “empanadas” (meat pastries),
Argentine wines, and an “asado” (barbecue).

Tigre Delta Tour
Board a modern motor boat and sail from Puerto Madero along the coast of the
Rio de la Plata and submerge yourself in the exotic, wild, and colorful
delta, where you can see how natural life flourishes along with the life of
the islands.

Another options:
Jewish Life in Argentina
Evita and the Peronism
Art and Museums
Sail-Boat in Puerto Madero



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Payments are made in cash (pesos, dollars or euros) or by credit card: Visa - American Express - Master Card.

Rates include: tasty and abundant breakfast, Wi-Fi, daily cleaning and Taxes.

Check in: 13.00 hs.
Check out:
11.00 hs.

The additional bed is available for U$D 30.


Payment methods and Cancellation policies:

The reservations are guaranteed with the advanced payment by credit card of %20 of your stay; we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Once your reservation is confirmed, the deposit WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, it can only be transferred to another booked date (for this the cancellations must be notified within 48 hours prior to the arrival date)


Cancellations for stays of 1-3 nights must be notified within 48 hours prior to the arrival date, If notification is not received in proper timing ) the first night will be charged to your credit card.
Cancellations for stays of 4 or more nights must be notified at least one week prior to the arrival date, If notification is not received in proper timing %30 of the total of your booking will be charged to your credit card.
The deposit will not be refunded, it can only be transferred to another booked date

In case of NO SHOW for stays of 1-3 nights the first night will be charged .
In case for stays of 4 or more nights, %30 of the total of your booking will be charged to your credit card.
The deposit will not be refunded, it can only be transferred to another booked date


BONITO San Telmo is a refurbished Art Nouveau big old house in the historical San Telmo neighbourhood. An oasis just a few blocks away from the city’s main attractions, giving you the chance to also enjoy a touristic and family area of authentic Buenos Aires, with its bars, restaurants and businesses.

Just a few steps from Avenida 9 de Julio and many art galleries, antique fairs, museums, tango ballrooms, and the famous Mercado de las Pulgas flea market; close to the never-sleeping Avenida Corrientes, with its Obelisco and theatres; a few blocks away from the historical Plaza de Mayo; just a few minutes away from the sophisticated Puerto Madero, a must of the noche porteña; surrounded by numerous bus stops that connect BONITO to the entire city, plus a subway station less than a block away.



Every three months approximately we celebrate the presentation of a new room intervention. We take no reservations for that night so that the rooms are also party stage, available for our party guests can get to know them. Another excuse for partying is usually the introduction of projects that we find interesting, such as a fashion show of a new clothing brand, the launch of a new magazine, a live drawing workshop, live readings of a new book, a exclusive vintage clothing fair, live projections of different artists, etc. There’s always an interesting band that plays live and a live DJ set. Of course, bartending as well. And we draw lots for free stays at BONITO!


Calendar of Events

Juan de Garay 458,
San Telmo (1153),
Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

T. +4362 8451
C. +15 3690 4747

Calls from abroad:
T.+ 54 11 4362 8451
C. +54 911 3690 4747

Hotel Bonito Buenos Aires:




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