Last week I had the chance to spend a night at the Legado Mitico Buenos Aires, a charming emblematic boutique hotel in the neighborhood of Palermo SOHO. Born to provide their guests with excellent service and transmit the best of Argentinean history and culture. They are emblematic because they reflect the Argentinean identity.
I have been to San Antonio de Areco multiple times in previous visits to Buenos Aires, but I must say that never before in such style and sophistication. Ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, recently renovated with great care as a boutique hotel, successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance.
Located in a priviledged and exclusive location out of the Parana River, in the area know as Delta de El Tigre approx. two hours from the city of Buenos Aires, one of the few on growing deltas in the world. La Becasina Lodge (former La Pascuala) is the ideal destination and experience for total disconnection and R-E-L-A-X-A-T-I-O-N when visiting the city of Buenos Aires. 15 Bungalow- Suites, all individual, surrounded by water and hidden between the exuberant vegetation of the place.
I have just Checked IN at yet, another fabulous small boutique property in Argentina, this time approximately 40 minutes away from the city of Buenos Aires, in the district of San Isidro. After a long stressing week, I decided to get away from Buenos Aires and review a few alternative, off the beaten track , options in full relax, combining tradition and culture in direct contact with nature and sophistication.
Today I Checked IN for the next two nights at the Club FrancesBuenos Aires, in the neighborhood Recoleta, in Buenos Aires. During it’s more than 140 years of history, the Club has hosted personalities from politics, science, culture and sports world, always with an important presence and heritage of French origin. The hotel has 28 rooms, of with only two Deluxe Executive Suites like the one I am being hosted at.
Their slogan is Live you own local experience in Buenos Aires, and this is the HUB and heart of this new project that opened only three month ago, in the heart of the district of Recoleta. They propose six experiences based on all or any of the following: Art, Entertainment, Countryside, Tango, Culture and/or Polo. From the moment you step foot into HUB Porteño, you can feel and experience the sophistication and exclusiveness, achieved by using only native elements, materials and creations.
Last night I spent it at the brand new Palermo Place Buenos Aires, located in the neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood. I would best define them as a basic, clean, modern accommodation option, more on the apart concept than a hotel. Apartment units with all the basic services of a four stars hotel. Conveniently located walking distance to Palermo Soho and Las Canitas, 2 blocks from the subway station.
MIO Hotel Buenos Aires Checking OUT | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Have spent two nights at the lovely MIO Hotel Buenos Aires. Great location over Quintana Avenue in the heart of Recoleta. You can see my previous post on MIO here. Intimate, comfortable, friendly and cozy young hotel made in by Argentina. Opened in May 2011, ranked as Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 HOT List.
Hub Porteño homemade luxury made in Argentina | Buenos Aires, Argentina | A few things these days get my full interest and attention. I can be a bit jaded when it comes to hotels and travel services, specially when the word Boutique Hotel, or Experience is involved. But every so often, thanks to my network of colleagues around the world, I get to find this hidden gems that remind me why I love this métier. There is nothing that I like most, than to see a hotel being conceived, and be invited to give my comments and suggestions based on my long proven experience.
SERENA Hotel Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires, Argentina | SERENA Hotel Punta del Este, has been for long time my favorite option at that destination, and over a year ago, they expanded with their second property to Buenos Aires nesting the Argentinean branch in the exclusive area of Recoleta over Libertad Street. I spent there the last 2 nights and here are a few comments based on my own experience. But one thing I would like to highlight right from the beginning is the excellent job they have done with the Spa/Sauna area on the ground floor, where space was planed, executed and used brilliantly, see photo below.