Alvear Palace  5 stars

Av Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1129AA  show mapSave
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  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

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   197.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 2.8km
  • Airport: Airport. Jorge Newbery - 4.0km, Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini - 29.4km
  • Train Station: Retiro Station - 1.4km, Once railway station - 2.9km
  • Underground station: Retiro Subway Station - 1.4km, Callao Subway Station - Route D - 1.4km

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.

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Gay friendly
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Smoke Detectors
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Theatre desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Doctor on call
  • Concierge desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
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
  • Ticket service
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Maid Service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business library
  • High speed internet access
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Secretarial service
Meeting facilities
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Conference facilities
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Video tapes
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jogging track
  • Health club
  • Jacuzzi
  • Golf
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room sprinklers
  • Private bathroom
  • Ice machine
  • 24-hour room service
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Mini bar
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Speaker phone
  • Voice mail
  • Analog data port
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bidet
  • Bathrobe

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

    Premier Junior Suite

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

      Premier Deluxe Suite

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

        Palace

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

          Junior Suite

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          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.

            Deluxe Suite

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            Alvear Palace Deluxe Suite

            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.

              Diplomatic Suite

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              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

              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

              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 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

              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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              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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              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.

              Attractions for Tourists
              • Torre de los Ingleses
                1.4km
              • El Obelisco Buenos Aires
                1.9km
              Popular areas
              General
              • N. S Pilar Parish
                200 m
              Train Stations
              • Retiro Station
                1.3km
              Shopping Areas
              • Galerias Pacifico
                1.8km
              Amusement
              • Sahara Continent
                300 m
              Museums
              • Recoleta Cultural Centre
                300 m
              • Art Museum
                500 m
              Parks
              • Plaza San Martin
                1.4km
              Theaters
              • Cervantes National Theater
                1.3km
              • Colon Theater
                1.5km
              • San Martin Theatre
                1.8km
              • Opera Theatre
                1.9km
              • 1.9km
              Underground Railway Stations
              • Callao Subway Station - Route D
                1.3km
              • Pueyrredon Subway Station - Route D
                1.4km
              • Tribunales Subway Station
                1.5km
              • Facultad de Medicina Subway Station
                1.5km
              • Uruguay Subway Station
                1.8km
              • Callao Subway Station - Route B
                1.8km
              • Retiro Subway Station
                1.9km
              • Carlos Pellegrini Subway Station
                1.9km
              • 9 de Julio Subway Station
                2.0km
              • Florida Subway Station
                2.1km
              • Diagonal Norte Subway Station
                2.1km

              Local Attractions

              • Retiro Station
                1.5km
                Av Antartida Argentina & Calle 10, Buenos Aires
              • Teatro Colon
                1.9km
                Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires
              • We Are Tango
                1.6km
                Gorriti 3702, Buenos Aires
              • Torre Massue
                1.6km
                Tucuman & Talcahuano, Buenos Aires
              • Tango Porteno
                1.7km
                Cerrito 570, Buenos Aires

              Near the hotel

              • Recoleta
                330 m
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              • Recoleta Cemetery
                340 m
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              • Eva Peron's Tomb
                320 m
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              • Centro Cultural La Recoleta
                350 m
                Junin 1930, Buenos Aires
              • Museo Participativo de Ciencias
                350 m
                Junin 1930, Buenos Aires
              • Plaza Francia
                420 m
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              • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
                500 m
                Av. del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires

              Restaurants Nearby

              • La Bourgogne

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

                40 m
                Ayacucho 2027

                Phone: 4808-2100

              • Fervor

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

                160 m

                Phone: 4804-4944

              • La boutique de Jean Paul

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

                50 m
                Ayacucho 2027

                Phone: 54 11 4808-2485

              • El Sanjuanino

                65% likes this, based on 366 reviews

                170 m
                Posadas 1515

                Phone: (011) 4805 2683

              • Hard Rock Cafe

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

                260 m
                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

              9.4
              out of 10
              Exclusive
              Based on 81 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              9.5
              Service
              9.4
              Value
              8.9
              Dining
              9.8
              Location
              9.6

              Individual guest reviews

              • Great place great service and staff very helpful. Good shower good food, we experienced the bar and all of our meals were fabulous.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  10.0
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  10
              • Superb situation and fantastic Hotel. The staff were friendly, our room was outfitted perfectly and the fresh roses, the restaurant La Bourgone was I had the best meal in Buenos Aires.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  7
                • Value
                  8
                • Dining
                  10
              • Perfect location and beautiful Hotel. The staff very helpful, polite, professional attitude of the Concierge desk and my room had also some nice period paintings and drawings. The restaurant la bourgone was i had the best meal in Buenos Aires.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  10.0
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  10
                • Dining
                  10
              • The location is superb in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood and the food, is of the best quality, and variety. Service is exceptional and the rooms are pretty good sized.

                Overall poor value for money compared to the luxury hotels in different parts of the world and rude staff.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.6
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  6
                • Value
                  8
              • The location is the best in the city and this hotel is amazing and I highly recommend. Staff is great, service is excellent and the bedroom was out of this world.

                Rooms are decorated in antique / old world furniture.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.6
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  8
              • Our room was wonderful , service was impeccable, and the location superb, the staff were the best in any hotel we ever stayed at, the shower in my suite was incredible. Breakfast was very good and concierge staffers were very helpful.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.8
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  4
                • Dining
                  10
              • Extremely well trained staff in all areas will assure many returns, one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in and the service is wonderful. The breakfast room in the morning is stunning and the brunch was huge and delicious.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.8
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  6
                • Value
                  9
              • Fantastic location and pure luxury decor. Concierge services were really great and professional, excellent breakfast buffet included in room rate. Restaurant, staff were all wonderful.

                For such an old hotel, i was extremely impressed.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  10.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  10
              • The complimentary breakfast buffet is scrumptious and the dining area absolutely beautiful, hotel is simply amazing, the butler service is superb as all the staff gracious, friendly and efficient. Oh, and the pictures of the pool are grossly distorted, 's just an oversized tub, the best high tea we have ever had.

                Unfortunately the room we were allocated was not.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.0
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  6
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  10
              • Great location and superb hotel. The lobby is beautiful and elegant, service are some of the best. The rooms are a little disappointing as, the food is excellent and the spa is also wonderful.

                Staff were rude and uncooperative, the breakfast buffet was pretty disgusting.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.2
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  7
                • Value
                  10
              • Good location and elegant hotel. Beautiful building inside and the historical style. Staff were very helpful and our suite was just beautifully appointed. Breakfast buffet was excellent.

                No selection and poor service, the rooms were too small, old.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  7.0
                • Location
                  6
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  6
              • The location was perfect, all aspects of the hotel were excellent and comfortable, most of the staff spoke English was helpful. Our room was large, breakfast/lunch were amazing and fruit each day were lovely touches. The pool was adequate and usually unoccupied.

                Other times service was slow, concierge was rude.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  9.4
                • Location
                  10
                • Rooms
                  10
                • Service
                  8
                • Value
                  9
                • Dining
                  10
              • In a wonderful city, restaurants and the amazing Recoleta cemetary in walking distance, the hotel is beautiful and something really special. Sometimes the staff tries to teach you manners, is just funny and concierge are great. The rooms are fantastic, breakfast is fabulous.

                Busy in the lobby, not good value and sometimes the individuals getting the taxis were not very helpful. In addition, the beds not as comfortable and we hardly saw the butler assigend to our floor.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  8.8
                • Location
                  9
                • Rooms
                  8
                • Service
                  10
                • Value
                  7
                • Dining
                  10
              • Lovely bathrooms, clean, good food and service, a nice evening.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  10.0
                • Rooms
                  10
              • Very good room service food, great puffy towels, and other nice accessories.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  10.0
                • Rooms
                  10
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