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Alvear Palace Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

2nd stay, 1st time was perfect, this time, however... Check-in - made my reservation through American Express Fine Hotels. Well, the gentleman could not (or did not want to) find my late check-out, never mentioned the possibility of an upgrade and I had to 'remember' him about the USD 100 credit on food and beverages. Room was ok - nothing more than expected, but, surprise, butler service was gone. Only once there was a person at butler's desk. However, the best part was when I was leaving the hotel for a walk, carrying my camera and a member of the staff approached me asking for ID and to prove that I was a guest. WHAT? He said I was spotted by hotel cameras taking pictures. WHAT? I challenged him to look at my camera and find a single shot and, if I was taking pictures, what is the damn problem? I asked him to call his manager and a guy pretending not to speak English came (and I could understand their chat in Spanish). Sorry, all good, sorry. Did you receive a call from general manager apologizing? Me neither. Check-out and obviously the bill was wrong, USD 100 credit not there, extras charged and removed, "honest mistakes". Last but not least, they obviously did not give me the Fine Hotels evaluation form, but I called American Express travel services to complain. Alvear is a trademark and a gorgeous hotel, but there are other places in Buenos Aires.

Had to spend an extra night in Buenos Aires as my flight was cancelled. I was not too keen to be driven back from the airport to downtown BA but at least Lufthansa got me a nice place, this one. A classic hotel, large mirrored lobby, splendid belle epoque architecture. Staff super competent, rooms huge with modern baths and everything one could possible want. Great breakfast buffet, too. There is a nice roof bar as well, as there were only very few people there, the bar staff kindly let me smoke my cigar in a corner.

Glorious hotel and the grand dame of buenos aires. European in style it is very beautiful but not intimidatingly so. It has an amazing restaurant and lobby bar , also a very nice shopping arcade is attached in addition to gorgeous boutiques and fashionable shops nearby. The very best of Argentina is encapsulated here!

This hotel lived up to all our expectations. The quality of the service and attention to detail were immaculate. Being fairly well-travelled, it is rare that an hotel as good as anticipated, but the Alvear Palace certainly delivered. The lobby and bar are quite traditional, but it is was our room which was a delight. Wonderfully comfortable bed, good quality products in the bathroom, fresh flowers and spotless. The breakfasts were excellent, with the buffet constantly checked and replenished. Special mention to the concierge desk staff who could not have been more helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

We stayed at the Alvear Palace several times during our visit to Argentina as we passed through BA to various destinations. The staff bend over backwards to ensure you are absolutely satisfied with all aspects of your stay. We were able to arrange for early check in and late checkout with only a minimal fee (very early and very late). Our rooms were as you would expect from a top of the line luxury hotel. The area surrounding the hotel is very nice and contains many good restaurants and high end shops. We felt very comfortable strolling to diner and shopping. Bottom line, it's a great place to stay in BA.

It is 6 or 7 years since my last visit but the hotel is still kept in superb condition. This time we only visited for afternoon tea but is was quite enjoyable and we found that 1 setting for tea and an extra pot of teas was sufficient for us both. The finger sandwiches were a little lacking but the cakes more than compensated.

This hotel has so much WOW from arrival to rooms and everything in between. Don't miss the new roof top bar and ensure you've time to try all of the restaurants. Even though it's very grand it doesn't feel pretentious at all.

Lovely classic old world european style hotel in Recoleta. The suite was very large and very comfortable. There was fresh fruit in the room upon arrival. There was Butler service available, it reminds me of the Ritz London only cleaner, more comfortable, and better service( I did write a review about that I'm sure it's still available to read). The only little hiccup was the breakfast, It could have had a bit more to choose from the selection was rather limited. The room service was quite good both the food and the actual service. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I look forward to another stay.

Wonderful location in Buenos Aires with tons of shopping and restaurants near by. One of the best hotels I've ever stayed, definitely the best in South America. It feels very royal from the moment you pull up. From the top hat doorman, to the full marble entrance, and the picturesque lobby bar. Rooms are relatively spacious. Staff is helpful for recommendations and always delightful. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a great place to stay in Buenos Aires.

Fabulous location, furnishings, staff, dining, shopping, site seeing, safety, languages and all amenities!!! Close to all interests and yet an intimate hotel warmth in privacy ... esquisite in every respect💖

Avenida Alvear 1891 Buenos Aires Capital Federal

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Recoleta, Alvear Palace Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin. This 192-room, 5-star hotel has private in-room spa tubs along with a full-service spa and an indoor pool. It's in central Buenos Aires and also close to Obelisco and Plaza de Mayo.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including La Bourgogne, which specializes in French cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Alvear Palace Hotel's 192 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including private spa tubs, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night, and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Alvear Palace Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is USD 50 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 105 per vehicle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Junior Suite Lounge

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite Lounge

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1813 reviews