We are on a four week tour of Argentina, staying at mid-priced hotels in a number of different locations. Most have been fine (including the Argentino a couple of blocks away), but the Internacional has been a real disappointment. The only good thing I can say about it is that the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Our room is clean but it is small and shabby. The window doesn’t fit properly, so we get a lot of street noise. The bathroom is very cramped; it’s walls need repainting and while the shower is hot and powerful, after using it the floor is soaked. Breakfast is barely adequate and is served entirely with plastic: plastic bowls, plastic cups, plastic cutlery etc. Very cheap and not very eco-friendly. When I asked for a glass to take to my room I was given a plastic one. Trust me, there are better places to stay in Mendoza.
You can’t beat the location. On the street with a selection of restaurants and bars. 2 mins walk to the main square, which is mediocre, and 10 mins walk to the main bar street that is excellent for a pub crawl and great street atmosphere with seating outside. The hotel is old, but for the money paid you can’t complain too much. The staff on reception were very helpful and perfect English. They gave great advice and printed tickets etc for us. The breakfast is ok, if not a little strange. It’s a buffet set up of sandwiches, cereal, croissants etc and yet you can’t serve yourself. You point at the item and a lady will pick it up and put on your tray. The room was clean, the bathroom dated, bed was comfortable and AC was good. For the money, I would recommend this hotel as a step above hostels, but not luxury.
Being tall I had specifically requested a double bed and after waiting at reception a while was given a twin room. I went back to reception to change it - they were reluctant but eventually they gave in and provided me with a room with a double bed. The room was very basic and small, with not even a kettle. However, it did have a fridge but hardly any power sockets. The glazing lets in the noise and the wind creates a whistling sound.
The air conditioning was good, and the Wi-Fi is also great. There is very little place to put luggage and the wash basin was tiny. The lifts are the old-fashioned ones with manual doors, so if someone leaves an outer door open on a floor, it's not going to move. The cleaning staff tend to use this trick to keep it at their floor.
It is a good location for town though.
This is A centrally located hotel, near good restaurants, bars, wine shops and parks, besides that the in not much going for this hotel.
Breakfast is very limited, basic and not the best.
Showers are really small and way too old, with water leaking all over the bathroom. In need of cleaning and paint
The AC couldn't be operated from the remote control, fortunately it wasn't that hot and the ceiling fan was enough, I could not imagine staying during summer
Wifi worked reasonably well
First day I had two towels, next dat only one(?) , it was an off /on thing, no apparent reason.
My room , 102, was on the first floor facing Sarmiento street. Avoid rooms that look this street, since the Windows are not soundproof, the noise can be very bothersome,
In general, a very good location but the property needs an urgent infusion of money for repairs and to bring it up to date, please don't get me wrong, I know it's not a 5 star place, but it is crying for updates and to make it more presentable
I would not be returning
Must admit the owner and her son were very nice and accommodating, not their staff.
Ok, so this is not a high-end hotel and might be a bit worn around the edges. We found our room and bathroom to be clean. The staff was friendly but spoke little, if any, English. Breakfast buffet was OK. The pool was at the back of a parking lot a half-block away; quite weird. The hotel was very centrally located in Mendoza. The place does have a weird way to run the air conditioning as you have to call the front desk to get them to turn it on. Once we did, however, it worked just fine. WiFi was always an iffy proposition in our room.