Buenos Aires is often referred to as the Paris of the South, not only due to its French-style architecture, but also the romantic pulse of the city. Passion runs fast through the veins of portenos, so it is a perfect place to share a night with your significant other in one of the many luxurious hotels the city has to offer. Here’s our list of the most romantic hotels in Buenos Aires.
One of the most luxurious hotels in Buenos Aires, the Four Seasons offers class, style, amazing food and fantastic drinks, impeccable service and a great location near the city’s downtown area. For that extra special injection of romance, stay at one of the seven unique suites at the Four Seasons La Mansion, a Beaux Arts palace that was a wedding gift to the bride of a wealthy Argentine rancher back in the day. It doesn’t get more romantic than this.
The Park Hyatt is located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, certainly the most romantic part of the city with its Parisian architecture and wealth of little boutiques and cafes. Stroll around the area and soak up the atmosphere of Buenos Aires’ tree-lined streets, and once you are done, come back to the hotel and check out the Paseo de las Artes Duhau, the hotel’s contemporary art gallery located on the lower level. The 1934 building and the two new modern additions offer something for everyone in this historical hotel that just oozes romance.
This sophisticated yet unstuffy boutique hotel in Recoleta is the perfect spot for lovers who want to enjoy the charms of Recoleta, but are also happy to take it easy in the hotel on a romantic weekend away. Guests are encouraged to experience the hotel and the city as they wish, and the staff are on hand to organise bespoke tours and activities depending on the client’s desires. If you want to practice tango, play polo or spend the day on an estancia in the country, rest assured that Hub Porteno will be your home away from home.
This arty boutique hotel in Palermo Hollywood offers a tranquil oasis for those wishing to experience the trendy Palermo neighborhood and all the delights it has in store. Home Hotel is heavy on design and comfort, with mid-century furniture surrounded by carefully curated coffee table books and magazines, while murals by local street artists adorn the walls. The back garden boasts a swimming pool and wooden decking, the perfect spot for relaxing during spring or summer. Definitely high up on the romance-ometer.
No list of romantic hotels in Buenos Aires would be complete without the inclusion of a telo, or a pay-by-the-hour sex hotel, where couples go for one thing and one thing only. From the grimy to the grandiose, telos come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the classic Buenos Aires love hotels is the Jardines de Babilonia, a themed hotel on the Panamerican highway. Suites come complete with mirrored ceilings, jacuzzis in the centre of the rooms, poles for dancing and the obligatory velvet curtains. Room service is available, and a host of sexual props can be ordered from the reception should you find yourself in need of some extra entertainment.
Experience a slice of history in this Recoleta hotel which was once home to Argentina’s most famous lovers, President Juan and First Lady Eva Peron. The couple lived in an apartment in the building in the early 20th century, and this luxurious hotel is now a living shrine to the country’s favorite son and daughter. Opulence is everywhere and the quaint roof terrace and pool provide some much needed respite from the city outside.
For anyone who likes things over the top and extravagant, Faena is the hotel for you. From the giant gilded crown that rises up from the middle of the swimming pool to the swan heads that decorate the taps in the bathroom, Faena is nothing if not decadent. Located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, there are plenty of things to do nearby, but if you choose not to leave the hotel, you can head to the spa to enjoy one of the private couple’s baths. That’s amore.