Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Buenos Aires hotels, part 1

We receive emails very frequently asking for places to stay when visiting Buenos Aires.
There are many options, depending on budget and location. Recoleta or Palermo Viejo, San Telmo or Financial District, Buenos Aires has a very wide selection. Our choices are:

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt (Recoleta)
A Belle Epoque mansion, with an unbelievable garden, has been restored to its former glory, and with a modern addition on Posadas Street it became the Duhau (like everybody calls the hotel). Great restaurant and bar, with a terrace overlooking the garden, a real oasis in a very busy area.It has the best Spa in Recoleta, with a nice indoor swimming pool.

Alvear Palace Hotel (Recoleta)
This classic hotel is still the choice for those looking for a parisian feeling when staying in Buenos Aires (rooms are decorated in Louis XV style). The best feature is the Lobby Bar, great for high tea or for cocktails before dinner. The Spa is nicely appointed.

Sofitel Buenos Aires (Retiro)
An amazing Art Deco tower in a quiet street packed with Art Galleries has been converted into a very nice hotel. The library with a wood burning fireplace is our favorite spot in the winter. Nice bar and restaurant.

Jardin Escondido (Palermo Viejo)
We wrote about Francis Coppola's hotel here.

Hotel Home (Palermo Viejo)
Small hotel in a very cool area packed with restaurants and boutiques. Nice garden and even a Spa.

Costa Petit Hotel (Palermo Viejo)
Only four suites in this jewel of a hotel. Like staying in a private home. Nice garden with a small pool.

Boquitas Pintadas (San Telmo)
Sort of a "Pop-hotel" (at least according to their owners), interesting interiors that are a mix between surreal and almost a bit tacky. Fun place.

Bo Bo Hotel (Palermo Viejo)
Bo Bo stands for Bourgeois And Bohemian, which means this place is both conservative and rebel (actually, it is more of "friendly, efficient and charming" really). A beautiful mansion transformed into a very nice hotel and great restaurant. Highly recommended.

Another post about hotels, later on.


  1. I think I would go to Buenos Aires and stay there as long as it needs to stay in each of these hotels for one night!
    What do you say???... Oh my wallet?...Yes I was dreaming!...Ok, I can't choose only one of these, but it would be so difficult to choose!

    Great post!


  2. Dear Greet: tourism is always good for the country! These hotels are wonderful indeed.


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