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The Alvear Palace is located in the historical Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.
Recoleta is characterised by wide avenues, squares and parks, which are home to many of the city's landmark buildings. The hotel's rooms and suites come with butler service, marble bathrooms and a concession to modernity in the form of wi-fi internet access. A daily basket of fresh fruit and newspapers in Spanish or English are also provided.
Facilities at the Alvear Palace include a gym, an indoor swimming pool and a spa offering saunas, steam baths and a variety of treatments and massages. The hotel has two excellent restaurants: La Bourgogne and L'Orangerie, serving gourmet French and regional cuisine. There is also the Jardin d'Hiver, a large conservatory full of greenery, which serves tea and patisseries, not forgetting a cocktail bar.
Why we love it
Built in the French architectural style, the hotel has a highly traditional feel, emphasised by its period furnishings.