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Melia Recoleta Plaza
Ranked #48 of 443 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Reviewed 1 March 2012

My wife and I have just returned from a four night stay at the Melia. First impressions count - and were very good. After a long flight from the UK we felt little jaded - the front of house staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel has a history - it was once the home of that Argentine legend - Eva Person. The style is classic French, and our room was well equiped and a good size. The bar area is comfortable and relaxing, as is usual it doubles up as the breakfast buffet room. The location is spot on, being in upmarket Recoleta. The acid test is...would we stay there again? Yes - like a shot. To get 5 stars would require quieter air con in our room and a better, more varied breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

My cousin and I stayed at this hotel in January 2012.
The location is outstanding: one block from the Alvear Palace Hotel and 2-3 blocks from the Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau -- arguably the two best hotels in BsAs. I would consider staying at the Melia again for the location alone.
The hotel is lovely, decorated in a classic French style with plush furnishings, mirrors, carpets, etc.
Our room was quite small but well-apportioned. The bathroom also small but clean and newly refurbished.
My big problem with the hotel is the service:
1. WiFi, which is essentially standard in every hotel now, especially high-end properties, was not available in our room, even for a cost. This is VERY annoying. One has to go to the lobby to obtain reception.
2. The service is abominable. I went downstairs one morning during Complimentary Breakfast to get a cup of coffee and banana to take up to the room. The waiter said I would be charged as the "Comp B'Fast" was available only to seated guests. Really? Charge me for a cup of coffee and banana? $7.58 USD. Outrageous.
3. No maps at the front desk.
4. Indifferent attitude by almost all the staff.

So, 5 stars for location, 4 for the decor and 2 for the service.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights and it is a great small little hotel - we prefer to the really large international hotels.
Room was very comfortable with a really comfortable bed - hard to get up in the morning.
It was worth getting up however, as breakfast was fantastic - everything from array of fruits to eggs and then selection of breads pastries and cakes. Small comment is that 4 of the days we needed to ask for teas on coffees which should not be necessary in a hotel of this calibre.
We cannot comment n room cost as it was part of our bigger trip and so we do not have breakdown to hand but certainly ancillary costs were top end. Bottle of water in room 42 pesos and if we had used hotel for our laundry we worked out it would, have costed £325... ( we went to a backstreet laundry in Quintana street which charged us £20).
Beers were also pricey and terrace is not that impressive so we ended up going to a great little bar la rambla, just around the corner.
Overall though a good hotel in a great location - just watch the costs.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Stayed here twice within the span of a week. The hotel is ideally situated in the best area of BA, close to great restaurants and an exclusive mall. The rooms are spacious and quiet. Our second stay included a huge terrace with chaise, bistro table and a hot tub. The staff are extremely friendly and the food excellent.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Rooms are large with hidden bathroom behind one of the mirrors in case you can't find it. Very nice shower but towels need urgent upgrade. The fluff left the house long time ago. Beds are king size with very comfortable mattrass and pillows. Different pillows can be ordered on request.

Breakfast is served until 11:00 and offers a fresh and large selection. Eggs can be cooked to order upon request at no extra cost. WiFi is available but signal is strong only in the lobby and restaurant area. Cable connection in room is fast.

There is a rooftop terrace with jaccuzi but sort of left to its own devises and quite exposed to nearby flats. Surround it with high plants, put the jazz back into the jaccuzi and this could be a very nice place during summer.

Staff at front desk is a bit surly which is a shame for this charming hotel. Location is great at walking distance from Recoleta cemetery and terraces. Gym machines need an urgent upgrade as well but at least they have some machines packed together in a small room.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

This is a well located hotel in Recoleta and a special place. The standard rooms are quite large and well appointed. The staff are excellent and did everything to help us. For eg. they let us shower in the spa early when we arrived and late prior to our departure. They put the Superbowl on the bar TV for us and did everyhting they could to make us feel wanted. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This hotel is boutique, has lovely decor, does an excellent breakfast and is in an excellent location in Recoleta and almost next door to our favourite restaurant Fervor.
We were booked in here on a 4 night deluxe package that offered butler service, superior bed and bathroom linen, gifts each night and free use of the room mini bar.
The rooms are nice, the bed linen was good but the negatives were bathroom towels and robes that badly needed replacing, gifts on only two nights of the four, we had to ask to have drinks replaced in our room each day, and we found the drinks from the bar to be very expensive even compared to those in other top bars in the area.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Posadas 1557, Buenos Aires C1112ADA, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#34 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#38 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#64 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#90 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range: £132 - £706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Melia Recoleta Plaza 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Recoleta invite you to enjoy our luxury boutique hotel , accompanied by the best gastronomic experience and feel the place where he lived Evita Peron. ... more   less 
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