Meliá Recoleta Plaza4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Our four nights at this hotel were very enjoyable indeed. Staff at all levels were very professional and friendly. The food in the restaurant, while a little slowish in coming out of the kitchen, was well worth the wait. The breakfast offerings are quite good and varied. My wife and I will be back as this property checks all the boxes as does the location.
This hotel is located in the hart of Recoleta, probably the most aristocratic neighborhood of Buenos Aires, where history and wealth have merged leaving an everlasting impression in its refine architecture. The owner of this hotel, Mr. Lafuente, a charismatic attorney form Spain, often visits the premises to make sure that everything remains to the perfection. If this were not enough to make this hotel the best option, the fact that Eva Peron lived for two years (1942-1944) in this property, before becoming Peron's wife, is another reason to make your stay more than interesting. From the front desk to the restaurant, employees make you feel that you are special, always an smile in their faces and helpful attitude. Definitely this is the hotel that we are coming back on our next trip to Argentina.
Little gem of a hotel on a quiet street near the famous cemetery & good restaurants & museums. Elegant lobby with comfortable bedrooms. A delicious buffet breakfast daily and welcome drinks are included in the rate. Kudos to doorman Max, the most helpful staff member during our 4-night stay. Staff is bilingual, & there’s a small rooftop pool and jazz lounge in the basement on weekends. We missed the jazz show during a midweek stay but the club’s pianist played during breakfast one morning—a treat! I recommend two things: (1) install plantings on the roof to hide the unsightly view of the huge air handlers from the jacuzzi (whose jets weren’t working in 3rd week of January), and (2) add A/C vents in the bathrooms, which get pretty hot in summer. Also, English language news channels on the TV would be a nice addition for international guests. There’s a good collection of books on Argentina in the pretty lobby-a nice place to sit and read. The Meliá is walking distance from the Four Seasons Hotel and Alvear Palace Hotel, both of which have gorgeous bars & restaurants worth trying. Overall, a very good find in BA!
This is a delightful boutique hotel. Reviewed and asked my travel agent to book 2 nights for us before boarding a cruise ship. Delighted in venue, location and service. Only discovered when looking at pictures and reading a little of the hotel history that Eva Peron lived in the building from 1942 to 1944, which made it even more special. Restaurant very good, staff excellent.
It’s a very nice hotel, very well located near a good shopping mall (Patio Bullrich), good restaurants (Fervor – a fancy one; El Sanjuanino – a cheap one, but with great empanadas). They are all at the same street, Calle Posadas. Following this street you will reach Recova (bellow Av. 9 de Julio), a place with veru nice restaurants (I like El Mirassol to have a ojo the beaf). Walking to the other direction, you will reach a pretty nice park and a Design shopping mall The hotel is especially well decorated with good rooms. The glass elevator (lift) is a nice touch of decoratiuon. The breakfast is good, with several options of breads, cakes, teas, and the traditional stuffs (scrambled eggs, sausage, tomatoes, orange juice, and smoked salmon). It’s served at the basement, where the hotel keeps a Jazz Bar (works Fridays, and Saturdays) The staff is friendly, although they are few for the hotel size, and sometimes you have to wait a lot just for a simple question, or even to order meal at your room. The gym is a little old-fashioned (at the top of tower 1)
For the past 20 years I spend about 75 nights in a hotel each year. Melia Recoleta Plaza Hotel probably has the best and most genuine customer service I have seen. Home residence for Evita from 1942 to 1944. Has a nice breakfast buffet plus restuarant and spa in the building. A small and shallow pool designed for cooling off and not swimming. One block from a wonderful leather store (bags, knives, Argentina items) and 3 blocks from where Evita is entombed. About 5 blocks from their iconic metal tulip that opens and closes at sunrise and sunset. Room had a little window box that had a dove and her baby nesting in it. Room #41 is rentable and the room where Evita lived. Very safe neighborhood with lots of Police on foot patrol. They don't charge VAT to US Citizens.
I would give this 5 stars except no English tv channels. Service is perfect; location perfect, jazz on weekends, rooms are great; and hotel is gorgeous. Make you take a $6 cab ridge to San Telmo and visit the nearby cemetery The breakfast is average.
I was beyond pleased with my recent stay for the holiday. The room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was also modern and large. The room had slippers and robes, as well as a pillow menu for special requests. There was a well stocked mini-bar too. I found the staff at the hotel and restaurant to be superior. They were helpful and answered all questions. I was able to exchange money for an outstanding rate at the front desk and the concierge was able to give me tons of great recommendations. The food in the restaurant was amazing. My stay in the “Evita building” was everything I could have hoped for—-just blocks away from Recoleta Cemetery and her monument, I could walk to everything. The double decker bus stop was only 2 blocks away too! I would stay here again and I thank the staff for going out of their way to make me feel welcomed as a solo traveler. It was the trip of a lifetime and I was so impressed with Melia Recoleta!
We stayed here for 2 nights and loved everything about Melia. A highlight was the staff - everyone went above and beyond. They were helpful, made great recommendations, and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. The hotel is both beautiful and historical and in a great location. The breakfast included each morning has a lot of variety. We highly recommend this hotel!
Overall - this is a great little hotel. The location is fantastic and the neighbourhood is very safe. There are lots of sights to see nearby and lots of great restaurants and bars. Upon arrival you'll see the plaque to Evita and her portrait in reception! Reception was friendly and check in was efficient. The room was lovely - and very clean. I only have one major criticism - as others have noted too - the breakfast! It's really terrible ... an extremely limited choice - and if you want even an egg (say, poached) - you have to pay extra for it. Same if you want a cappuccino - YES, REALLY! I have never, ever come across this before in a hotel on any continent. Also, we asked to take our coffee outside to the terrace and we were told 'no'. The staff at breakfast were really rude. Also - there is a lovely little roof terrace - but it is unattended. So, if you call for a drink from the bar ... beware - they will try and add room service charge to the bill - naughty! Apart from these two irritants - we loved this hotel and yes, overall, I would recommend it.
- Close to Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Core area of Buenos Aires, Meliá Recoleta Plaza is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Teatro Colon and Plaza San Martin. This 57-room, 4.5-star hotel has 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Also close to this Buenos Aires hotel are Obelisco and Plaza de Mayo.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Relish the Mediterranean cuisine at Bistro Recoleta, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés.
All 57 individually decorated rooms provide sofa beds, espresso makers, and free newspapers. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.
At Meliá Recoleta Plaza, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ARS 750 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 798 reviews