How do I get from the airport to La Maleva?
The easiest way to get to La Maleva is to use one of the Remis companies (a private car service), which you can find right after going through customs, just before exiting the secured area. The companies we recommend are WorldCars, VIP, Manuel Tienda Leon, or Airport Express. Prices vary, so it may be worth shopping around.
There is also the possibility of taking a taxi. There is a central reservation desk located just outside the secured area. Do not accept rides offered to you in the airport if they are not affiliated with a taxi or Remise service.
Check in time is 15h00 pm. If your flight arrives any earlier than this and your room is already prepared, we will be happy to give it to you then. If your room is not ready yet, you are welcome to enjoy the house while you are waiting.
Check out time is 12h00 pm. If your flight leaves later, we would ask that you leave the room, but you are welcome to leave your suitcases with us and enjoy the rest of the house until your departure.
Is there internet in the house?
Yes, La Maleva has wireless internet access throughout the house.
Can I use the kitchen?
We have a fully equipped kitchen that you are welcome to use whenever you want. There is shelf and fridge space designated to each room. We ask that you clean the kitchen as soon as you are done using it.
Is breakfast included?
No. But you can use our fully equipped kitchen at any time.
Can I use the phone?
You can use the phone to make local calls to landline phones in Buenos Aires, free of charge. You will need to buy a phone card to make calls to cell phones or international numbers. Phone cards are easily bought in kioskos all around town.
How often is my room cleaned?
Natalia, our maid, comes to the house from Monday to Friday. Please indicate to us when you want your room to be cleaned.
How often are my sheets and towels changed?
Sheets are changed once a week, and fresh towles are available upon request. You may indicate to us or Natalia if you need any in addition.
What about my laundry?
Regrettably, we do not have a laundry machine for guest use, but there is a laundry and dry cleaning service located just a few blocks from the house. We do have an ironing board, in case you find yourself needing one.
Is there a safe where I can store my valuables?
Each room comes equipped with its own safe.
Is there a space where I can practice my dancing?
There is a dance studio (fully equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, a sound system, and a large choice of music) that is available for play, practice, or prviates (with the teacher of your choice). Regular hours are daily from 12h00 pm to 21h00, wherein 13h00 to 15h00 is designated as shared practice time. There are also regular group classes on some days of the week. Time in the studio should be reserved on the schedule located in the office, and we ask that guests do not reserve more than two consecutive hours, so all have equally opportunity to use the studio.
Is the neighborhood safe?
Almagro is generally considered a safe neighborhood, as are most parts of Buenos Aires, but basic safety precautions should help avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Where can I find information about what I can do in Buenos Aires?
Each room is equipped with a little guide book that contains a map of the neighborhood; a list of neighborhood and not-so neighborly restaurants; a list of Tango shoe and clothing stores; a list of Milongas you might like to visit; and a few suggestions regarding daily expeditions (tours, museums, shopping, etc.). And we will always be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.
What is La Maleva’s involvement in charity work?
Though Argentina’s economy is in full grwoth, great poverty and suffering remain. We have decided to try to do our part in helping out by donating 5% of all profits at La Maleva toa n organization called La Grieta. It is located in Rosario, Mariana’s home town, and offers Workshops, classes and support to children in needs. If you would like to know more about this, or if you would like to help out, please don’t hesitate to let us know!