There are some amazing hotels in the Recoleta neighborhood for your visit to Buenos Aires.
- Loi Suites Recoleta (4-star)
- Hyatt Palacio Duhau (5-star)
- Mio Buenos Aires (4-star)
- Hub Porteno (4-star)
In Recoleta, at night, go to the Alvear Park by the Recoleta Cemetery. It is very lively with local people out for a stroll with their kids and dogs. The church is open and worth a quick stop. There are restaurants along the edge in 3 groups. Some are loud and boisterous, some are for cheap eats, a couple of beer places, and some upscale restaurants as well.
Next to the Cemetery, this is also multi-story shopping mall and Starbucks.
High season is November-March. Availability can get tricky in high season.
In general, hotels in Argentina have:
- All hotels have a/c, telephone, TV, hairdryer, free Wifi, safe, minibar, laundry service extra.
- Almost all have gym, pool, and massages.
- All hotels can be loud (especially on weekends), no washcloths, and dim lights in the bathroom.
Loi Suites Recoleta (4-star)
The hotel is sophisticated, spacious, and comfortable. The restaurant is in a lovely conservatory. A buffet breakfast is included. It also serves lunch and dinner a la carte and afternoon tea. The bar is in the lobby.
There are 112 rooms. All rooms can be 1 king or 2 twin beds and have a desk. The Studio Jr. Room comes with a table and 2 chairs plus a water kettle for tea/instant coffee. The Suite has 2 separate rooms, robes and slippers, nespresso, microwave, and sofa.
The hotel has a nice pool but in a weird location. There is also a medium size gym and a Spa with massages.
For local dining, try Rodi’s Restaurant. From Loi Suites, turn left, and at the corner, it is diagonal to the right. For lunch, we shared a salad and pasta, and it was more than enough. The menu includes grilled meat, fish, pasta, and salads. Bread is brought to the table.
Hyatt Palacio Duhau (5-star)
This was originally a family palace built I 1933. It has 165 rooms – 23 in the original palace and 142 in the new building on floors 5-17.
The palace building has 2 restaurants and 1 bar. One restaurant is near the reception area. It has an a la carte breakfast for those staying in the palace. It also offers lunch and dinner for anyone. This restaurant has a lovely balcony overlooking the garden. There is a restaurant on the street level (Duhau Enoteca), which is an upscale steakhouse. The Oak Bar is a wood paneled cigar bar feel.
The new building has a 3rd restaurant (Gioia), which is the main breakfast area for the hotel (buffet). The menu is plant-based for lunch and dinner.
The 2 buildings have separate receptions, but either is okay to use. You can walk between the two buildings underground via the art gallery (changes every month), or through the outside garden area.
The entry to the palace is through large gates, then up one level with large chandeliers.
The spa area has the largest indoor pool in Buenos Aires, a big fitness room, sauna, massages (including couples).
All rooms have separate bathtub and shower, slippers and robes, minibar, and coffee maker.
Standard rooms may have a corner view.
In the Palace, there are 3 specialty suites that have an adjoining standard twin room. The suites have butler service. More expensive in the Palace. New building has newer rooms.
They offer a wine and cheese tasting every day 6-8pm in the wine room for $70/person (open to anyone). The hotel also has a patisserie and flower shop.
Mio Buenos Aires (4-star)
This is a lovely boutique hotel with touches like wine barrel wood used as paneling. The special touch is the rooms with a deep carved wooden bathtub in some of the rooms. The Rufina Steak Restaurant is also located here.
There are 5 types of rooms:
- Executive — smallest option
- Deluxe — has the wooden tub
- Jr. Suite — has the wooden tub and a sofa
- Duplex — located on the 12th floor with 2 levels
- Terrace — terrace and outside jacuzzi
All rooms have king beds, balcony, A/C, telephone, TV, hairdryer, free Wifi, safari, and minibar. They also have a desk, sitting area, coffee maker, and robes. Jr. Suites can have an extra bed for a 3rd person.
The spa has a sauna, steam room, small fitness room, and massages. The swimming pool is indoors and long but narrow (maybe good for short laps?).
It also has a lovely lounge/library, and a private work space (meeting room for 6).
Hub Porteno (4-star)
There are 11 rooms in 3 categories:
- Suite – All garden view
- Grand Suite (1) – very large with sitting room + bedroom (king bed) + second shower/toilet + large terrace
Rooms have 1 king bed or 2 queen beds. There are 3 rooms with king beds and 5 rooms with queen beds. Some are garden view and some are street view. All rooms have a separate shower and bathtub, minibar, slippers and robes, makeup mirror, table/chairs, and tea/coffee.
There is a cozy lounge by the reception. They offer light snacks in the afternoon.
On the 4th Floor, is a comfortable rooftop terrace, common area with big table and sofas, small gym, sauna, and shower. You can order drinks at the Lima Bar and take them up to the roof.
Enter at the Lima Restaurant (the sign for the hotel is small), walk past the Lima Bar to the end of the hallway and turn right before the Lima Restaurant to the reception desk.
Breakfast is served in the Lima Bar. The Lima Restaurant offers Peruvian and Japanese Fusion.
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