The Best Cultural Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Argentinian capital city is equal parts beautiful and stately, gritty and urban, exciting and vibrant, and above-all: culturally rich. Get the true cultural experience at these ten hotels in Buenos Aires.
This ecologically-friendly hotel is housed in a green building— the first zero-contamination hotel in the country— and is full of plants which act as filters, contributing to the hotel’s thermal balance. Yet make no mistake: this is still a luxury hotel, and each room is equipped with an assortment of amenities including a ‘wellness boutique’.
Located in the heart of the city’s trendiest district, this boutique hotel is a uniquely design-centric and creative hotel, featuring lofts and suites. The best part? The close proximity to the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA), and many more artistic destinations.
This boutique hotel takes inspiration from its surroundings, the historically artistic neighborhood of Palermo Soho, which was home to writers like Borges and Cortazar. The hotel offers a variety of room choices, but luxury travelers ought to splash out for the Duque Deluxe Room, which is decorated sumptuously in the glamorous style of the 1920s, the area’s heyday.
Just a stone’s throw from iconic locations such as Evita’s resting place at Recoleta Cemetery, the crafts market at Plaza Francia, and the basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, this Recoleta hotel offers a boutique experience. With an on-site restaurant serving up innovative new takes on Argentinean cuisine, an outdoor terrace, a sauna and spa, and marble bathrooms, guests get a true sense of the neighborhood’s classic sophistication.
A pop art-themed boutique hotel in the newly hip neighbourhood of Villa Crespo, Pop Hotel is, well, cool. With a colorful exterior, innovative and modern amenities, and a location amidst bars, restaurants, and interesting boutiques, a stay at this hotel is as fun as can be.
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For a grand experience, look no further than this decadent hotel. Built in 1932, it boats a Parisian façade, Louis XVI furnishings, marble bathrooms, and a restaurant serving modern French classics, as well as afternoon tea and champagne. Upper floor suites can get a glimpse through the window nearly to Uruguay, but all guests can get a glimpse of celebrities: Karl Lagerfeld, Shaquille O’Neal, and Sharon Stone have all stayed here before.
Located in Puerto Madero, a riverside area formerly known for its warehouses and shabbiness which has recently been given a face-lift and is among the most expensive real estate in the city, this hotel also has an interesting past: the building is a former mill, built in 1902, which has been reinvented as a casual-chic hotel populated by Argentina’s best, brightest, and prettiest. Divide your time between the cabaret, the bar, and the two restaurants: one of which serves upscale European cuisine, and the other which offers Argentinian essentials like asado and empanadas.