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“Palatial Indeed” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alvear Palace Hotel
Ranked #9 of 450 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, CA
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Palatial Indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

After a long-haul flight, it feels so nice to be in luxury, which is what this hotel offers. Perfect check in, with early AM arrival, and remarkable rooms where one feels like they have "come a long way and can see and experience something new" while having that home-like (ok, better than home-like) comfort.

The beds are huge and comfortable, and Hermes bath products rule (who knew Hermes made Bath Products?!).

There is a great gym, and even better "foot bath" where you walk across stones in super hot water then super cold water then have a hot tub. This made the perfect transition from day time (major walk, 2 museums, Eva Peron's grave) to evening for a wonderful dinner completely refreshed after all of the travel and visits.

My only regret is that my luggage did not contain 2 items that needed "pressing" (this is comped). Alas, I travel with "wash & wear" but maybe next time.....

This hotel is really special, and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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coconut grove
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

From the moment we arrived and for our entire stay we couldn't have been more pleased. The location is perfect, the service is wonderful, anything you need will be taken care of. I'm not a breakfast person but you cannot miss these!

Room Tip: Only know that our room on the 4th floor was quiet, clean and beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

I have stayed in this grand hotel several times over the years and I am never disappointed with the accommodations or the service. The breakfast buffet is excellent and draws people in from other hotels.

Room Tip: My travel agent was able to arrange a free room upgrade.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

hotel alvear is a fabulousl hotel, very chic and also very expensive. the staff is formal, not very nice. brunch is a unique experience. very well served and everything tasty. brekfast is also great. whenever i travel to buenos aires even if do not stay at alvear i always try to eat there.

Room Tip: excellent rooms. big and confortable.
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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On the Road!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

This is a grand old place with top notch EVERYTHING. The service, the amenities, location all are over the top. A bit expensive but everyone should splurge at least once so treat yourself. We stayed prior to a hunting trip and were treated very very well. Impressive!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shadowhider
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Brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Everything was just perfect!! Staff was very professional. The whole atmosphere is great.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

It isn´t often that a hotel becomes a defining moment of your life, but the Alvear Palace can do that for you. It is a hotel from another millenium, built for eternity. A Buenos Aires architectural landmark, it was created to compete with the best hotels in Paris, Madrid, and London, and that is exactly what you will get, but renovated for the 21st century, including bathtub with a TV and waterproof remote, and a sound system that will turn the tv down so you can hear the phone ringing.

In addition to the sheer beauty of the building and the rooms, you will receive exceptional service, suave like the breeze but very quick if you need them, and out of your way if you do not need them, the way it should be. In short, staying here has been a wonderful experience, a defining moment, wonderful from the efficient and fast check-in to the super fast and efficient check out and the ride to the airport in the hotel limousine at 5 in the morning.

In short: do yourself a favor, stay at the Alvear Palace at least once in your lifetime.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Alvear Palace Hotel

Property: 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
#2 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#7 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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