First of all, I have to confess that planning telos visits as if they were tourist attractions is more complicated than I thought. You start feeling in the mood, and the idea of a 50 minutes bus ride to do the deed sounds utterly unattractive. So you go back to your routine. However, yesterday husband and I finally managed to go to the Bat Cave. And it was a failure, but not a worthless trip.
We took bus 109 and headed towards O'Tello, the Bat-Cave telo. It took around 40 minutes to get there. It's located in a residential middle class neighborhood, with one story houses and a few shops. When we got of the bus, we realized we were hungry, so we found a parrilla (steak place) and ate there. Then, we headed to O'Tello, which is as inconspicuous as the neighborhood where it is located. I had to gather all my inner deadpan self to ask the front desk employee, without laughing, "La Baticueva, por favor" (The Bat-Cave, please). He looked at me and said: "No, we don't have it anymore. It's been years since we had it. It's not even on the hotel's website". I was stunned. And I cuss myself for not checking the website. But hey, we weren't going to let that stop us. Besides, we had traveled 40 minutes to get there. So we got a room, and it was a great surprise. For the same price of rooms in more centrally located neighborhoods, this was clearly more upscale. It had a whirlpool tub in the room. It was slightly tacky, but not too bad: the bed headboard look like a faded Venetian rug. Then, there were some rustic elements (like the chairs), mixed with prints on the wall depicting XVIth century romantic scenes. A lot of small mirrors with completely unmatched frames on another wall. And a separate space where you can have lunch, eat or drink (table and chairs). OVerall, we might be going back to spend the night there. I loved the whirlpool!!!!