These cucumber-cool stays in Argentina’s capital come with kitted-out kitchens, roof terraces with views and even a pool or two.
Buenos Aires is known for its eclectic array of architectural styles, from gloriously restored belle époque mansions harking back to the city’s 19th-century golden age to contemporary tower blocks with wide open views of the Río de la Plata and the metropolis below. With aparthotels coming in all shapes and sizes, we’ve sought out the best.
On point with stylish decor, the one- and two-bed apartments at Palermo Soho Square also benefit from being a stone’s throw from Soho’s shopping and dining scene (top steakhouse Don Julio is just four blocks away). Cowhide rugs and handwoven textiles create a contemporary gaucho look. Not all apartments benefit from terraces teamed with jacuzzis (choose the deluxe studios for the bliss of a balcony with bubbles), but the stylish shared areas include a sun-splashed rooftop pool.
Easy-on-the-eye cream and white hues form the color palette at this well-appointed one-bed property. Its handy Recoleta location – on the border of Palermo’s shopping, restaurants and nightlife – ensures many sights, such as the architecturally renowned Recoleta Cemetery and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, are within walking distance. The kitchen is possibly better kitted out than your own, so stock up on local produce and cook in.
Being just a stone’s throw from the legendary Teatro Colón opera house and a plethora of other sights means Viamonte Buenos Aires Apart is a great catch, location-wise. While the lobby and dining room have the grand airs of a hotel, the 44 apartments, with between one and three bedrooms, are simple and classically stylish.
This piece of prime real estate in hip Palermo Soho means guests at Babel have the city’s hip boutiques and restaurants, such as La Cabrera steakhouse, on their doorstep. Bright apartments with an abundance of natural light cater for up to four guests, with airy open-plan kitchens and living rooms. Wind down on the decked terrace with a glass of malbec before sampling the nearby nightlife.
A refreshing dipping pool, a leafy deck and on-point concierge services are par for the course at Poetry Building, a stylish, beautifully restored belle époque beauty built in 1911. A slew of apartment options await, from lofts to family-size suites, all with charming decor and vibrant splashes of color. Surprising details include an organic rooftop garden and an honesty bar.
Well off the tourist trail in residential Belgrano, Ker’s ample living spaces are open plan and airy, with compact kitchenettes. There’s a hotel mentality here, meaning guests can count on room service and make use of a health club. Upgrade to an executive suite with double the space of a standard room.
Perfectly placed in the heart of sophisticated Recoleta, within walking distance of a slew of art galleries, Casa Bevant’s mock-Tudor style pairs delightfully with thoughtful and contemporary design and decor within. Stylish apartments include two living rooms, one opening to the bedroom and a well-prepared kitchen. Design flourishes include warming autumnal hues and a comfy sofa.
Located in Almagro, off the tourist trail, the belle époque history of this gloriously restored property is visible in every nook, from the marble accents to the polished-oak floorboards. Beautifully appointed high-ceilinged suites take home comforts to the next level, with spaciousness across all rooms. The ample roof terrace includes a narrow pool that’s perfect for keen lap swimmers.
A stylish hub in elegant Recoleta with its abundance of art galleries, DecO Recoleta offers hotel amenities, such as a continental breakfast and a restaurant serving hearty lunchtime burgers. Voluminous apartments are well kitted with blond-wood walls, fresh-cut flowers and jaunty Acapulco chairs, and blessed with an abundance of light.