Hotel Review: Alvear Palace — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hotel Review: Alvear Palace — Buenos Aires, Argentina

If you are looking for a bit of old world glamour and luxury for your stay in Buenos Aires, then it’s hard to imagine anything better than the Alvear Palace.

While it is a grand and imposing building, the service throughout the hotel is friendly and welcoming.

The lobby is vibrant and full of energy – the lobby bar is clearly a popular spot for locals and visitors to meet. They were advertising a Sunday brunch option that looked spectacular and I was disappointed that my schedule had me leaving too soon to enjoy it.

The room was spacious – a one-bedroom suite with a separate sitting room and a study.

Wifi was simple to access and was working well.

As I was wondering around admiring the room (Hermes toiletries in the bathroom – extra points), a young, enthusiastic girl knocked on my door. She spoke perfect English (which was lucky because my Spanish is non-existent) and explained that she was the butler – offering a complimentary unpacking, pressing, and shoe-shine service. A real delight – there was nothing stuffy or pretentious about it, just fantastic service.

Hotel Review: Alvear Palace — Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires – one of the best neighbourhoods for shopping, bars, and restaurants. The Alvear Palace puts you right in the heart of the action — the famous La Recoleta Cemetery (where you can visit the grave of Eva Peron) is a short walk away.
After a sound night of sleep, I was impressed by the enormous buffet breakfast that was on offer. In my travels around Argentina, most people seem to start the day fairly simply – some coffee and a couple of medialunas (a small, delicious dry-style croissant). However, as you would expect from five-star style, the Alvear Palace gives you the works and you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the opulent dining room or orangerie.

Hotel Review: Alvear Palace — Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is grown-up, luxury accommodation that everyone can enjoy.

If you’re looking for somewhere in Buenos Aires where you can stay in style, then the Alvear Palace would be top of your list.

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