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Alvear Palace Hotel
Ranked #12 of 442 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Reviewed 27 June 2011

Its an old fashion style hotel. But very very good accomodations. Delicious food and breackfast. I certainly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

This hotel has very much the feel of a Ritz - as in the Paris or London variety. The lobby is more bustling and chaotic than those, but the rooms are plush and richly opulent yet still beautifully maintained and even the Paris Ritz doesn't have this good a breakfast buffet. Location is superb for access to Recoleta shopping as well as the parks and museums and a good jogging route. Service is of top quality with staff trying very hard to accommodate all needs and wishes. Nice little fitness area (machines, some free weight dumbells, techno-gym stands) and nice wet and dry saunas. Didn't have time to try the indoor pool. Food quality overall was excellent. If you want very contemporary and minimalist decor, you might want to look elsewhere but if you want the old world Ritz type experience (at less than half the price if you're thinking in American dollars), this is the place.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

We stayed here for the last night of our trip (having stayed at Legado Mitico, Posada Puerto Bemberg, Eolo, Puemu Hue, Cavas Wine Lodge).

This was probably the biggest disappointment. The hotel is nice but not as special as we had hoped for. We had stayed at the Legado Mitico for our first stint in BA and, whilst the Alvear is a lot grander, we preferred the Legado Mitico (particularly with regard to its location and the service).

If we went top end again in BA we may go with the Park Hyatt (which served the most unbelievable Sunday brunch) or the Faena (which we visited for an amazing tango show).

Good but not great.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

Service was on par with the usual luxury chains but much more personalized than a Four Seasons, etc. Generous with upgrades; 4 pm checkout etc. and an extremely nice hotel all around. Would recommend over any other in BA.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

Known as the Grand Dame of Buenos Aires hotels, The Alvear Palace Hotel lives up to its reputation in every respect.

From its historic architecture, grand L'Orangerie dining room where breakfast is served, impeccable level of service, and little extras such as Hermes toiletries and fresh roses.

We booked a Premier Suite Palace Room - and received a free upgrade to a Junior Suite through our Leading Hotels of the World membership. (This is a free online membership, which I highly recommend).

The Suite was gorgeous and very roomy. Turn down service included not not chocolates but macarons! The bathroom's huge bath is definitely worth a soak, with water jets.

The hotel is located in the upmarket Recoleta area - on par with Saint Germain Des Pres, in Paris. Most the restaurant we dined at were not in this area but a short cab ride away (cabs are very inexpensive in BA). We loved Cabana Las Lilas and La Brigada - both wonderful steak restaurants (but of course!).

The Alvear is expensive but we were happy to pay for this level of 5 star service. Do yourself a favour and spoil yourself!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

To stay at Alvear is always a pleasant experience.The hotel is considered the most traditional in BA.The breakfast is great with a miriad of options to choose,for every taste.The staff is very helpful specially the Concierges and the front desk.Well located,is a few minutes by taxi from the main attractions.
Talk about Alvear is always in superlative for its rooms and the smallest details observed by the staff

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Perfect stay from gut-busting buffet breakfast to DVD library. Perhaps gym could be a bit better (but then I only like gyms with rowing machines). Spa is sumptuous. And concierge and butler (yes, butler) couldn't be more helpful. Not cheap, but new Alvears are due to open soon in the centre (aimed at more mid-range guests), and in Puerto Madero, which I understand will even boast a kosher restaurant.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Additional Information about Alvear Palace Hotel

Address: 1891 Alvear Avenue, Buenos Aires 1129AAA, Argentina
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Region: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#1 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#2 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#5 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#7 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £267 - £654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Alvear Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alvear Palace Hotel is situated in the most elegant neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. It is an area of extensive parks, wide avenues, and luxurious architecture in a classical style, where the best restaurants, cafes, antique shops and boutiques of Buenos Aires, are to be found. Some of the main museums and cultural centres are close by, and the financial area is only five minutes away.A symbol of elegance is bornOriginally built as a luxury hotel to accommodate the increasing amount of European visitors arriving in Buenos Aires at the time, the Alvear Palace was transformed in 1932 into a model of the highest expression of refinement. The majestic rooms and suites, as well as the lobby and public areas, are reminiscent of the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, which are evident in the furniture, the crystal chandeliers, walls decorated with gold leaf and works of art of famous artists.The eleven-floor luxurious building with five basement levels stands as an undisputed symbol of the city, on the corner of Alvear Avenue and Ayacucho Street.The second foundationContinuous work and dedication, guided by the maximum standards of international excellence, led to the designation of the Alvear Palace Hotel as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World in 1993, an organization that recognizes the best hotels in the world. ... more   less 
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