While the grand avenues, Parisian-style parks and cafe culture of Buenos Aires feel European, its tango and bar-fueled nightlife is pure Latin America – with revelry starting late and finishing in the morning. In a city as energized as Buenos Aires, you’ll need time to rest and recuperate. Thankfully, the city has no shortage of luxurious spa hotels with soothing treatments and restful rooms, many with sweeping cityscape views. Book one of these beauties – it’s a cinch with Culture Trip.
The Alvear Palace is in a choice location – next to Recoleta Cemetery and the city’s biggest parks; but what really stands out is the spa – with its lavish indoor pool (with as-you-swim skyline views), its hammam-style wellness area (with steam baths, saunas, pressure showers and a hydrotherapy pool) and its myriad beauty and massage treatments. Rooms range from retro Edwardian (with embroidered bedspreads and burgundy carpets) to modern neo-rococo – with light palettes offset by golds, floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms.
It may not be a Buenos Aires beach resort, but the 725’s heart-of-downtown position makes it an ideal choice for a business stay. Better still, the Casa Rosada and cathedral are a stroll away, and the Art Nouveau Galería Güemes (where Antoine de Saint-Exupery once kept a seal in his apartment’s bathtub) is on your doorstep. Rooms are modest cubes, decorated in contemporary light tones and dark, polished woods, offset by pistachio or orange blankets and cushions. Rates include breakfast, while the rooftop bar and pool have skyline views and the spa offers a cozy sauna.
It’s all about the views at the Icon, which occupies a skyscraper in Buenos Aires’ fashionable new Puerto Madero docklands. The top-floor restaurant and spa are perches from which the sprawling cityscape and glistening River Plate extend at their feet. Deluxe or junior grand view suites frame views of the Darsena River and the skyscraper-spiked downtown district in wall-high picture windows. Interiors display a palette of trendy taupes and dark greys, with Asian screens, soft velveteen sofas and lambent, amber lighting. All in all, a beautiful Buenos Aires affair.
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.