Alvear Palace  5 stars

Av Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1129AA  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

You'll feel like a king in this lavish, classic Alvear Palace hotel in Recoleta that feels like you went back in time. It's located in the nicest neighborhood in the city and is surrounded by expensive shops. It has a posh atmosphere that naturally results from excellent service and very comfortable rooms, some of which have large baths and plasma TVs. The dining is so enjoyable you'll want to return just for the food. Most people said they didn't want to leave this amazing place.

Verified Reviews:

  • Air conditioning worked great - Hotel was expensive
  • Good gym - Rooms are great - Nice spa
  • Close to great restaurants - Free wireless internet - Luxury decor
  • Flat screen tv - Friendly staff - Highly recommended
  • Great shower - Terrible indoor pool - Good value

Overview

Perfectly located in the center of the upscale Recoleta district, the Alvear Palace Hotel is considered as the most exclusive hotel in Buenos Aires and one of the top hotels in the world.

The colossal neoclassical chateau has been the focus of high society ever since its polished brass doors opened in 1932. A gilded classical confection full of marble and bronze, the Alvear combines Empire- and Louis XV-style furniture with exquisite French decorative arts. The historically important facade was restored in 2004 to its original glory.

Guest rooms combine modern conveniences with luxurious comforts, such as chandeliers, Egyptian cotton linens, and silk drapes. All rooms come with personal butler service, cell phones activated on demand, fresh flowers and fruit baskets, and daily newspaper delivery. Large marble bathrooms contain Hermès toiletries, and most have Jacuzzi baths.

The Alvear Palace is home to one of the best restaurants in South America (La Bourgogne) and serves an excellent Sunday brunch and afternoon tea in L'Orangerie.

The hotel is just 1.8km from the Retiro Train Station.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   190.

City Center Buenos Aires - 1.7 mi
Airports Airport. Jorge Newbery (AEP) - 2.5 mi, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE) - 18.3 mi
Train Stations Retiro Station - 4600 ft, Once railway station - 1.8 mi
Underground stations Retiro Subway Station - 4600 ft, Callao Subway Station - Route D - 4600 ft
Restaurants La Bourgogne (Cuisine: French) - 200 ft, Fervor (Cuisine: Argentinean) - 600 ft

Rooms

More than half of the rooms are suites with average size from 39 to 176sqm. The sumptuous décor features Empire, Louis XV, and Louis XVI pieces that are complemented by the many objects d’art in the rooms and the private collection of Argentine art in the suites. The Royal Suite has the feel of a Parisian apartment and offers the ultimate in luxurious appointments: two Italian marble bathrooms, sauna, reception area, kitchen with private entrance, and crystal and bronze chandeliers. All rooms and suites include the following benefits and amenities: LCD TV and DVD, bottled water with bed turndowns, complimentary shoe shine, direct line fax on request, free broadband internet access, work desk, specially prepared rooms for the disabled, and safe. Children service comprises cribs, bathing and changing facilities, high chairs, teddy bears, bedroom slippers, bath kit with handy wipes, soap bar, shampoo and cologne, robes, babysitting and children’s menu.

Dining options

Alvear Palace’s signature restaurant, La Bourgogne, prepares the finest French food in the city, as well as the best international dishes from around the world – and is the only Relais & Gourmand eatery in Argentina. It opens Monday to Friday: 12 to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday: 7.30pm to midnight, Sundays closed.

L´Orangerie is a beautiful setting for breakfast or lunch, turning out food made from fresh local products and enjoyed within a soothing atmosphere.

The refined, wood-panelled Lobby Bar offers an appetizer menu and outstanding drinks. The Cigar Bar caters to a variety of passions, from top-notch cigars to gourmet chocolates to the finest liquors. It opens every day from 4pm till 2am.

The hotel Alvear Palace provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Work

The magnificent banquet rooms of the hotel, unique in architectural style and décor, are a symbol of Buenos Aires. With a capacity for up to 800 guests, all 12 magnificent rooms are the perfect setting for elite business meetings and memorable social events. The business center has the permanent assistance of professionals, and is equipped with 6 offices with 22” flat screen computers, broadband Internet access and wi fi, black and white and colour photocopiers, laser printers, scanner, and flipchart.

Leisure

At Alvear Palace hotel recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club and Spa with steam baths, saunas, pressure showers, and relaxation rooms.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
  • Hammam
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Bathtub
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Local calls
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Video on demand
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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More than half of the rooms are suites with average size from 39 to 176sqm. The sumptuous décor features Empire, Louis XV, and Louis XVI pieces that are complemented by the many objects d’art in the rooms and the private collection of Argentine art in the suites. The Royal Suite has the feel of a Parisian apartment and offers the ultimate in luxurious appointments: two Italian marble bathrooms, sauna, reception area, kitchen with private entrance, and crystal and bronze chandeliers. All rooms and suites include the following benefits and amenities: LCD TV and DVD, bottled water with bed turndowns, complimentary shoe shine, direct line fax on request, free broadband internet access, work desk, specially prepared rooms for the disabled, and safe. Children service comprises cribs, bathing and changing facilities, high chairs, teddy bears, bedroom slippers, bath kit with handy wipes, soap bar, shampoo and cologne, robes, babysitting and children’s menu.

Premier Palace
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Alvear Palace Premier Palace
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
Size: 485 sq. feet

Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom with hydro massage.

Room facilities
    Premier Junior Suite
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    Alvear Palace Premier Junior Suite
    Alvear Palace Premier Junior Suite
    Alvear Palace Premier Junior Suite
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Or Twin Beds or Queen Or Twin Beds
    Size: 540 sq. feet

    Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has a jacuzzi modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Premier Deluxe Suite
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      Alvear Palace Premier Deluxe Suite
      Alvear Palace Premier Deluxe Suite
      Alvear Palace Premier Deluxe Suite
      Bed type: One Single Bed or King Or Twin Beds or Double Bed
      Size: 640 sq. feet

      Spacious premier deluxe suite offer the comfort of a bedroom and a separate living room. Bathroom is equipped with jacuzzi.

      Room facilities
        Palace
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        Alvear Palace Palace
        Alvear Palace Palace
        Alvear Palace Palace
        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

        Palace room is luxuriously decorated with Empire and Louis XVI furniture, work desks, Egyptian linens, and Hermès de Paris toiletries, as well as flowers.

        Room facilities
          Junior Suite
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          Alvear Palace Junior Suite
          Alvear Palace Junior Suite
          Alvear Palace Junior Suite
          Bed type: Double Bed or King Or Twin Beds or Queen Or Twin Beds
          Size: 530 sq. feet

          This elegant suite in European style, with a living room adjacent to the bedroom, is an ample space in which to work or rest. It is decorated in a French style with warm colored fabrics, comfortable furniture and armchairs.

          Room facilities
            Deluxe Suite
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            Alvear Palace Deluxe Suite
            Alvear Palace Deluxe Suite
            Alvear Palace Deluxe Suite
            Bed type: Double Bed or King Or Twin Beds or One Single Bed
            Size: 650 sq. feet

            Specially designed for people on business trips who need to use their suite for small business meetings, it offers the comfort of a bedroom and a separate living room, providing a measure of privacy. The décor includes elegant Louis XVI furniture and a harmonious combination of fabrics and carpets.

            Room facilities
              Diplomatic Suite
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              Alvear Palace Diplomatic Suite
              Alvear Palace Diplomatic Suite
              Alvear Palace Diplomatic Suite
              Alvear Palace Diplomatic Suite

              This large and very bright suite is ideal for families, and will accommodate up to three guests and to stay a fourth person at a preferential rate. It includes an elegant living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is equipped with hydro-massage, LCD TV and a shower compartment.

              Governon Suite
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              Alvear Palace Governon Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Suite

              The Governor Suite is situated in the bright and colorful chamfers of the building and is both ample and intimate. The suite is composed of a reception area, an oval sitting area in French design, and a comfortable bedroom.

              Governon Executive Suite
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              Alvear Palace Governon Executive Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Executive Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Executive Suite
              Alvear Palace Governon Executive Suite

              The Governor’s Executive suite is also situated in the very bright chamfers of the building;it is very large and at the same time quite intimate. It has a reception area, an oval sitting area in French design and a comfortable bedroom.

              Alvear Suite
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              Alvear Palace Alvear Suite
              Alvear Palace Alvear Suite
              Alvear Palace Alvear Suite

              Alvear Suite рas an attractive view of Alvear Avenue, includes a significant reception area, an oval French style living room and a comfortable bedroom, equipped with a king size bed and a big walk-in closet. The large Carrara marble bathroom and toilettes, the careful selection of French fabrics, the exclusive design of the carpets, and the bronze and crystal chandeliers, all contribute to a harmonious and luxurious space.

              Presidential Suite
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              Alvear Palace Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Presidential Suite

              Presidential Suite combines chandeliers, curtains fashioned in French fabric, delicate silk upholstery and exclusive carpets with original designs. The Suite is comprised of a reception area, an elegant dining room for up to 8 guests, a large oval sitting room, a bedroom and two botticino marble bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage, LCD TV, and a shower compartment.

              Executive Presidential Suite
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              Alvear Palace Executive Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Executive Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Executive Presidential Suite
              Alvear Palace Executive Presidential Suite

              The beautiful décor of the Executive Presidential Suite combines chandeliers, curtains fashioned out of French fabrics and original works of art. This suite comprises a circular reception area with marble flooring, large living room, and elegant dining room large enough for 10 guests with an independent entrance, a comfortable bedroom with a walk-in closet, and two bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi and one with LCD TV, and a toilette. It has been specifically designed for delegations, with special security measures such as bullet-proof windows.

              Royal Suite
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              Alvear Palace Royal Suite
              Alvear Palace Royal Suite
              Alvear Palace Royal Suite
              Alvear Palace Royal Suite
              Alvear Palace Royal Suite

              With the décor of an authentic Parisian apartment, it includes a reception area, large living room, dining room for eight guests, comfortable study, large bedroom, and two bathrooms fully clad with Italian botticino marble, and equipped with hydro-massage, sauna and LCD TV. In order to provide private service, it also has a small kitchen with an independent entrance.

              Alvear Palace LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Hotel is near Plaza Libertad, Plaza San Martin, and Torre de los Ingleses. Other nearby points of interest include Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Nacional Cervantes, National Museum of Fine Arts, Borges Cultural Center, Palacio de Justicia and Mitre Museum.

              Tourist attractions
              • Torre de los Ingleses
                4600 ft
              • El Obelisco Buenos Aires
                1.2 mi
              Popular areas
              Places of interest
              • N. S Pilar Parish
                700 ft
              Train stations
              • Retiro Station
                4300 ft
              Shopping areas
              • Galerias Pacifico
                1.1 mi
              Amusement
              • Sahara Continent
                1000 ft
              Museums
              • Recoleta Cultural Centre
                1000 ft
              • Art Museum
                1700 ft
              Parks
              • Plaza San Martin
                4600 ft
              Theaters
              • Cervantes National Theater
                4300 ft
              • Colon Theater
                5000 ft
              • San Martin Theatre
                1.1 mi
              • 1.2 mi
              • Opera Theatre
                1.2 mi
              Underground stations
              • Callao Subway Station - Route D
                4300 ft
              • Pueyrredon Subway Station - Route D
                4600 ft
              • Facultad de Medicina Subway Station
                5000 ft
              • Tribunales Subway Station
                5000 ft
              • Callao Subway Station - Route B
                1.1 mi
              • Uruguay Subway Station
                1.1 mi
              • Retiro Subway Station
                1.2 mi
              • Carlos Pellegrini Subway Station
                1.2 mi
              • 9 de Julio Subway Station
                1.2 mi
              • Diagonal Norte Subway Station
                1.3 mi
              • Florida Subway Station
                1.3 mi

              Local Attractions

              • Torre Massue
                5200 ft
                Tucuman & Talcahuano, Buenos Aires
              • Teatro Colon
                1.1 mi
                Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires
              • Museo de Arte Popular Jose Hernandez
                1.1 mi
                Av del Libertador 2373, Buenos Aires
              • Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
                1.1 mi
                Av Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Buenos Aires
              • Palermo Chico
                1.1 mi
                Av figueroa alcorta 3415 y otras calles cercanas, Palermo, Buenos Aires

              Near the hotel

              • Recoleta
                1100 ft
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              • Centro Cultural La Recoleta
                1200 ft
                Junin 1930, Buenos Aires
              • Museo Participativo de Ciencias
                1200 ft
                Junin 1930, Buenos Aires
              • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
                1700 ft
                Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires
              • Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar
                1700 ft
                Junin 1904, Buenos Aires
              • Biblioteca Nacional
                2800 ft
                Aguero 2502, Buenos Aires
              • Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco
                3000 ft
                Suipacha 1422, Buenos Aires

              Restaurants Nearby

              • La Bourgogne

                84% likes this, based on 241 reviews
                Cuisine: French
                Price Range: USD 27 - USD 902

                200 ft
                Ayacucho 2027

                Phone: 4808-2100

              • Fervor

                83% likes this, based on 405 reviews
                Cuisine: Argentinean

                600 ft

                Phone: 4804-4944

              • La boutique de Jean Paul

                74% likes this, based on 34 reviews
                Cuisine: Bakery

                200 ft
                Ayacucho 2027

                Phone: 54 11 4808-2485

              • El Sanjuanino

                65% likes this, based on 366 reviews

                600 ft
                Posadas 1515

                Phone: (011) 4805 2683

              • Hard Rock Cafe

                70% likes this, based on 368 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 17 - USD 22

                900 ft
                Av. Pueyrredon 2501

                Phone: 54-11-4807-7625

              Getting there.

              This luxury property boasts the prime position in the heart of the City, a stone’s throw from the Pilar's Church. J. Newbery AeroPark Airport is 3.8km, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport is 32.5km from the hotel, while Retiro Train Station is only 1.8km away.

              Getting around.

              Driving from the Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport take Richieri highway and follow the signs to 25 the Mayo highway. Take the 9 De Julio exit and drive straight 40 blocks until Posadas St. turn left into Posadas until Ayacucho St. turn left 1 block and the hotel entrance is on the left hand side. Transfers to the hotel can be arranged through the hotel concierge. A fee will be charged where applicable.

              Alvear Palace Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Alvear Palace

              Average guest rating

              9.2
              out of 10
              Exceptional
              Based on 51 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              9.5
              Service
              9.4
              Value
              8.9
              Dining
              9.8
              Location
              9.6

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers

                Just a great hotel with incredible service. The rooms are fantastic

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Older travelers

                Spa and the food

                fitness-limited number of machines

                • Average rating
                  7.4
              • Older travelers

                Quality of the hotel infrastructure, service and glamour.

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Family with children

                THe staff were professional with an excellent standard for service. I loved the old-fashion butler service. They were particularly friendly to my 8 year old daughter who came with me. The location is superb - the best in the city. I would definitely book through you again and return to that hotel. We had a wonderful time. The hotel is beautiful and something really special. The room-service wasn't the best, but it won't change us returning there. I hope this has been helpful.

                The room service wasn't great. I don't mean the food, so much as kind of messing up our orders. They quickly corrected it though, so you can't really blame them. The hotel was very full and I think they were just extremely busy.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Group of friends

                I loved the quality of service which was outstanding in all areas. Room attendants, restaurant and bar, conciergerie, front desk, and even. Operators

                They charge to much for computers at the business center. The foid offered for room service is wirhwr fair or good, but it is muxh better at the restaurantes

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Single

                The staff was always and courteous. The location was amazing as well as the facilities. Breakfast was excellent.

                Tbe Swimming pool opened only at 2:00 Pm.

                • Average rating
                  9.2
              • Older travelers

                Breakfast is fabulous, staff is great

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Single

                Good location; cigar bar & wide corridors

                Too noisy & busy in the lobby; too many functions daily; very poor drive-in; separation walls too thin; need sound proofing as I could hear the toilet in the room adjoining my suite. Poor room service menu & service. Overall poor value for money when compared to the luxury hotels in different parts of the world. I am a very seasoned world traveler & have stayed in most of the reputed, luxury, city hotels, which is the basis of my comparison & my remarks.

                • Average rating
                  6.2
              • Couple

                Hotel is simply amazing. Staff was very helpful, concierge services were really great, and breakfast/lunch were amazing. The restaurant La Bourgone was where I had the best meal in Buenos Aires.

                There was one thing in particular that I didnt enjoy. I had a spa treatment (which was really good), but the massage I had was terrible! For a hotel like Alvear, I has expecting nothing but a fantastic massage, but instead I had a masseur who left me with a back pain. I do not recommend massages there (at least with that one masseur - Victor, I SUPPOSE, NOT SURE)

                • Average rating
                  10.0
              • Single

                Most of the staff spoke English which was helpful. Concierge service was great.

                Sometimes the individuals getting the taxis were not very helpful. Other times service was slow. For example, when a request was made the response was "someone will be right there". Oftentimes "right there" meant an hour.

                • Average rating
                  8.2
              • Older travelers

                building, location & service

                It is expensive but I guess that is why everything is very good.

                • Average rating
                  9.6
              • Couple

                we liked the bell boy service, the historical style

                the rooms were too small, old and not well maintained and way over priced!! we did not like the service we received in the dinning room at breakfast and it was over priced and not good value. the spa serice was good but the spa was very small, old and not efficient or comfortable. Not a very relaxing atmosphere the furniture in the lobby is old and ugly and worn out!!

                • Average rating
                  5.0
              • Older travelers

                One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Most friendly and relaxed, but with impeccably high standards

                • Average rating
                  9.2
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