Located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, Argentina‘s huge capital city, with a population of over fifteen million, has a lot to offer. Buenos Aires has a strong European influence, evident in its architecture and culture, and is often referred to as the “Paris of South America”. With a huge selection of museums, landmarks, plazas and parks, you won’t struggle to fill your days! So, to give you more time to plan your schedule we’ve put together a list of our top 5 hotels in Buenos Aires.
San Telmo Luxury
Situated in the heart of San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, with its characterful cobbled streets and colonial buildings, home to plenty of cafes and antique shops. These luxury apartments are a good alternative to a traditional hotel while still offering fantastic value for money. The whole building has been restored by renowned architect Carlos L Dibar, and every suite offers a loft bedroom overlooking a tastefully decorated lounge area with kitchenette.
Hungry? If you don’t fancy cooking your own breakfast (and you happen to be coeliac!) then the hotel does a gluten free buffet every morning!
Slap bang in the centre of Buenos Aires and hidden away behind an assuming front door, Rooney’s feels elegant and graceful from the moment you step off the busy street. Each room offers traditional furniture and tasteful, classic décor, and most have a private balcony allowing you enjoy the fast pace of the capital in comfort. If you do want to explore the “Broadway of Buenos Aires” you will find many of the major tourist attractions, including the Obelisk and Plaza de Mayo within walking distance.
Upgrading? Rooney’s family suite offers split level accommodation for 4 with full kitchen facilities!
If it’s a 5 star experience you want (and you don’t mind the price tag!) then the Algodon Mansion will tick every box. Locating in the affluent neighbourhood of Recoleta with its wealth of boutiques and upmarket restaurants, this hotel oozes sophistication. Many of the suites feature cosy fireplaces, a selection of tasting wines, and marble bathroom with waterfall shower. To top it off there is a rooftop pool, spa, sky bar, cigar lounge… the list goes on!
Explorer? Don’t forget to visit the Recoleta Cemetery to see Evita’s final resting place whilst you’re in the area!
Krista Boutique Hotel
Located in the upmarket, trendy area of Palermo, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of central Buenos Aires, this hotel offers an interesting combination of French savoir faire and traditional Argentine design. Although small in size the Krista Boutique is big in character, with lovely high ceilings and opulent chandeliers. Most of the rooms open onto a central patio with a sunken Jacuzzi tub, the perfect place to unwind on an evening.
Relaxed? And if you weren’t already relaxed enough the hotel also offers therapeutic massages in its mini spa!
Mansion Dandi Royal
The last of our top 5 hotels in Buenos Aires allows you to embrace the national dance of Argentina in this tango themed hotel. Located in the lively suburb of San Telmo and set in an Art Nouveaux style building. The Mansion Dandi Royal is home to its own tango academy, has numerous decadent ballrooms to practice in, and beautiful tango-themed murals by Abel Jorge Magnani on nearly every wall. If you’re a tango fan you will be dancing all the way home after a stay at the Mansion Dandi Royal but don’t worry if dance isn’t your thing as you will find all the mod-cons of a traditional hotel plus a little extra character thrown in.
Beginner? Make the most of your stay and enjoy free daily tango classes!