Alvear Palace Hotel

A European-flavored hotel in Buenos Aires
Alvear Palace Hotel is the gilded grand dame of the ritzy Recoleta district in Buenos Aires. Long a favorite of Argentine high society, the neoclassical 1932 building exudes opulence inside and out, from the ornate lobby to the white-gloved bilingual butlers.

Buenos Aires has been referred to as the Paris of South America, and the Alvear exemplifies the city’s past European influences. The opulent décor is pure French Louis XVI — the lobby is covered in plush carpets, crystal chandeliers, rich velvet curtains, gold-detailed furniture, and soaring marble columns and floors.

Make your way to the uppermost levels of the stylish property to explore the new heated indoor pool and accompanying bar, stunning solariums and the cozy Alvear Roof Bar, all complete with stunning city views.

A highly acclaimed French restaurant, intimate spa and fitness center, and a legendary see-and-be-seen lobby bar complete the regal Alvear experience.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Alvear Palace Hotel anchors Alvear Avenue, Buenos Aires’ elite shopping strip in the heart of the posh Recoleta neighborhood — luxury boutiques and high-end designer labels surround the hotel.
  • You don’t want to miss high tea at L’Orangerie. The elaborate affair includes fine china, silver platters and petit treats.
  • While the rooms may look like you’ve been transported to 18th-century Versailles, they maintain high-tech touches to keep you in the present, like LCD TVs in the bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • A visit to the spa is always recommended, but for a truly relaxing experience, arrive early to enjoy the wellness area. This wet-lounge style room offers steam baths, saunas, pressure showers, a vitality pool and a submerged sensations path made of pebbles.
  • Enjoy the sunny Buenos Aires days on the rooftop indoor pool and bar on the 11th floor of the hotel, overlooking the stunning city and gardens below.
Things to Know
  • Catch some rays on the two terraces with solariums on the top floor of the hotel. The solar-heated shower is ideal for freshening up after sunbathing.
  • As part of its green initiatives, the Buenos Aires hotel’s stainless steel pool is sustainably heated.
  • If you opt for an Alvear Suite (or higher) for your stay, you’ll receive complimentary butler service to unpack your bags, draw your bath or take your room service order.
The Rooms
  • The 192 guest rooms and suites are expectedly elegant in keeping with the hotel’s grand French design aesthetic.
  • Decorated in Empire and Louiz XV style, the opulent spaces feature crystal chandeliers, golden walls and Argentine works of art.
  • Luxe touches include Hermès de Paris toiletries, fresh fruit in your room upon arrival and complimentary Wi-Fi to help you stay connected during your Buenos Aires getaway.
  • Those staying in the hotel’s sumptuous suites will enjoy an extra perk — a team of butlers is on hand to fulfill any possible request to make your experience more comfortable.
  • Each of the 15 new lounge suites offers a modern space with ample luxury. You’ll enjoy complimentary butler service as well as a bird's-eye view of the city from your perch on the 10th or 11th floor.
The Restaurants
  • L’Orangerie is known for its greenhouse dining area, which infuses the space in natural light during breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch buffets.
  • Afternoon tea at L’Orangerie is an affair to remember, with specialty teas served in silver pots and hand-painted china. Small sandwiches, petit fours and delicate pastries are presented on tiered silver trays.
  • Go on a tasty tour of classic Argentinian cuisine at Alvear Grill with chef Sergio González Crubellier and pastry chef Melisa Amato.
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Indoor pool
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Getting There
Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires, Argentina
EZE (30-50 min)   AEP (12-24 min)  
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