With its fabulous location in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, the is the best property in the city. The ambience is magical and the service is as excellent as you would expect. The concierge tam is truly exceptional-Claudio, Esperanza, Julian...they will do whatever it takes to make your stay perfect. For us, that meant tickets to a Boca Juniors game with a guide, a city tour with a private driver and guide, a tango show at the Faena and several hard to get reservations. Rarely will you encounter a concierge team with both a commitment to make your stay everything you desire and the ability to pull it off.
Our room was on a corner of the 7th floor with a sitting area, powder room, bedroom and bath. Luxurious does not adequately describe it. Very quiet room-great for sleeping in. The gym is excellent and for us included in the room rate. We had dinner at La Borgogne, the Alvear restaurant, and though it was quite expensive it did not disappoint. I highly recommend the flambé tenderloin- flambed table side it is quite spectacular. Whether you stay at the Alvear Palace or not, have a drink at the lovely bar.
Not everything was perfect; the breakfast buffet oddly offered only scrambled eggs laden with butter and salt. No omelette bar or boiled eggs offered. In fact, the only hot items were the afore mentioned inedible eggs, overcooked bacon, sausage and potatoes I had no interest in eating. The juice, fruit and bread selections were excellent but we just found it odd that a hotel of this caliber did it offer egg whites, hard boiled eggs or an omelette of your choice option. So, I would not go for the breakfast included rate if I had it to do over again. At the present time, the paso is propped up artificially high by the government so bring dollars. The historic La Belia cafe, cemetery and several museums are all walking distance away. Really one of the best hotels in the world. Highly recommended and worth every penny.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alvear Palace Buenos Aires
- Hotel Alvear Palace