Located in the most elegant neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Recoleta, the Alvear Palace is probably the best hotel in Argentina and for many, in South America. With almost 100 years of history, the imposing building conceals within its interior a luxury capable of surpassing all expectations. In this post I will show you its interiors and tell a little of my unforgettable stay in Buenos Aires.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel we noticed that the decor is opulent, it seems almost that we are entering in Versailles. With over 197 rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, spa, indoor pool and terrace, it is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the most luxurious that Buenos Aires has to offer. It is difficult to be indifferent to the beauty of the reception just outside the door, dark wood in one of the corners of the huge hall. On the other side you will find the Lobby Bar, all of it in marble and dark wood, with huge velvet armchairs. This has been the favorite place of great international personalities like Nelson Mandela, Sofia Loren, etc … For a tea or a relaxing drink.
As you walk through the huge rugs that run through the huge corridors, it is obvious what distinguishes Alvear from all other hotels in the city … Elegance! You will easily felt like Royalty. The hotel stairs are scandalous and will be a “must visit” to take some photos.
Breakfast is served at the L’Orangerie, a beautiful dining hall with a small D’Hiver garden. The diversity of breakfast is huge. From various fruit juices, types of bread, cakes. The atmosphere is chic, you will hardly find such an exquisite breakfast in whole South America. The tables are super clean.
For a drink having the best views of the city as a backdrop, just go up to the 11th floor and you’ll find the Alvear Roof Bar. Open for guests and public this balcony will be the place to spend special moments while enjoying excellent cocktails until 01:00 AM. The dress code is casual chic, although during meals it is recommended to dress strictly, especially for dinner at the restaurant.
As soon as I had checked in I was taken by my Butler to the Suite. All the staff is bilingual, and there are an average of two employees per guest, which allows a personalized and quality service. There are several types of Suite, I stayed in the Superior Suite.
The rooms are extraordinary, super comfortable, carefully decorated in the style of Louis XVI, with huge crystal chandeliers, paintings and porcelain. The room is very spacious and bright. I had a huge bowl of fresh fruity, champagne and chocolates waiting for me. The bed is divine, huge, with wonderful Egyptian cotton sheets and various pillow options.
The bathroom is also meticulously decorated and designed to serve the guest’s comfort. All made of marble, with a hydromassage bathtub with TV and a separate shower with Turkish bath. Bathrobes and slippers I don’t need to mention, the important thing here is that all the hotel’s complimentary toiletries are Hermès!
For those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will find a perfect refuge in the hotel’s Spa. The hotel also has a very complete gymnasium. The terrace has beautiful views, on the top floor you will also find the heated pool with sustainable energy, free access to all guests of the hotel. The pool gives access to the solariums, both outdoor spaces and with sun lounges to enjoy the sunny days of Buenos Aires.
If you want to experience Buenos Aires, I highly recommend staying at Alvear Palace. Stay in one of the city’s most glamorous boulevard, just steps away from all the haute couture shops, gardens, parks and attractions.
Watch the video I did during my stay at Alvear Palace.
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