Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is a beautiful luxury hotel with large and modern rooms and a sleek and sophisticated style. Befittingly, the original building is a palace dating from 1890. Located near the unforgettable La Recoleta Cemetery, Palacio Duhau was landscaped by Carlos Thays, whose work has influenced much of the Argentine capital's greenery. Today the beautiful garden is one of the hotel's most recognized features; don't forget to have a meal there and enjoy the setting. Otherwise, after the art museums have closed in Buenos Aires, you could have a look at the hotel's own art gallery.
Casa Calma Hotel is a tranquil, eco-friendly hotel with a Nordic-leaning aesthetic located near Plaza San Martin. The rooms are big, bright, modern and comfortable, and come with large jacuzzis and pillow menus. In addition, the suites have saunas in the rooms. The room balconies look onto vine-covered walls. The daily continental breakfast buffet is a good one and includes different healthy options. The staff at Casa Calma Hotel is friendly and includes a 24-hour English-speaking concierge who, among other things, can book you for tango lessons, polo days, soccer games and appointments with a personal trainer and a yoga teacher.
Located in Palermo Hollywood, Own Palermo Hollywood is a reasonably-priced mid-range boutique hotel with plenty of comfort and style. The sixteen bright, spacious and beautifully decorated rooms have Wi-Fi as well as a mini wine bar, bathrobes, LCD TV and safe. Daily breakfast is included in the room rate and is available in the lounge or delivered to your room. If for some reason you need to do some work, the hotel has a business center open 24 hours a day. The front desk and concierge are also available 24 hours a day. Note that there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises.
Located in the heart of Palermo, Home Hotel is a cool oasis you probably wouldn't mind making your permanent home. The rooms and loft are spacious and have a polished and hip but purposefully retro vibe to them. The restaurant/bar is a delicious stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, although it closes relatively early at 11:30 pm. Their salads and Scarlet the Tart cocktail are particularly addictive. When the weather's warm, the backyard garden and pool is a relaxing place for a dip or a drink. You'll probably also see the resident cat hanging out there. Otherwise, go pamper yourself at Home Hotel's spa.
The modern Fierro Hotel is one of the best luxurious boutique hotels located in Palermo Hollywood. While the onsite restaurant is highly rated, and offers one of the best brunches in the city, the hotel itself is not to be outdone. Fierro Hotel is a stylish and ultra-comfortable place to lay your head in Buenos Aires. The spacious rooms have good beds, are outfitted with high-tech amenities and are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. There's a nice pool on the roof, as well as a sauna, to take a dip, especially if you are in town for BA's hot summer.
Rendez-Vous is an attractively decorated boutique hotel set in a French-style building from 1904. The hotel's current decoration is modern and smart, with bold accents, but the color schemes vary from room to room. (I'm not sure if it will affect your stay or not, but all the rooms were decorated by the owner according to Feng Shui principles.) With its contemporary charm and soundproofed rooms, Rendez-Vous Hotel is a great option for a getaway with your spouse or lover. The hotel is also located in Buenos Aires' Palermo Hollywood neighborhood near a number of restaurants and bars, in case you plan to leave the room.
Park Tower Buenos Aires is a large luxury hotel situated across from Plaza San Martin, near the Retiro train station and is in fact one of the closest accommodation options to the cruise port. While it has a busy central location, the hotel is an ocean of calm inside with classic and upscale European style décor and spacious rooms. One fun option is the choice of a personal butler who, when requested, will come do things like unpack your suitcase, wake you up and bring you coffee. You can also ask to borrow a local cell phone. For recreation, the hotel has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a gym and a spa.
Classy and beautiful inside and out, Sofitel is a luxury hotel that is worth splurging on. The lobby is a grand art deco affair, but the rooms are more modest, decorated in a modern French style with yellow tones. The hotel's more comfortable suites have great views of the city. Otherwise, don't pass up the hotel's restaurant, Le Sud, for great French fare or La Bibliothéque bar, a good stop for tea or a drink. You can grab a book and curl up by the fireplace. The beautiful indoor pool is also a nice place to relax, or in the hands of the hotel's masseuses.
For people who love to tango or are looking to know more about Buenos Aires' signature dance, the Hotel Mansión Dandi Royal in the San Telmo neighborhood is an obvious choice for accommodation. The beautiful but old-fashioned hotel is set in a mansion dating from 1903 and has three ballrooms and a tango academy onsite. The tango packages are a popular choice, including group and private tango lessons, a dinner tango show, a tango shopping trip, and opportunities to practice. Otherwise, the hotel staff can advise you on the best places to see or dance tango, or secure tickets for you.
The Faena Hotel + Universe is an ultra modern and fun luxury hotel designed by Philippe Starck. From the curtains and carpets to the umbrellas beside the pool, red is the hotel's signature color. Glamorously elegant to some but gaudy to others, you have to experience it for yourself. The hotel is located in Puerto Madero; ask for a room facing the river for a better view and a quieter stay. There are several dining options on site, such as The Library Lounge, a perennial favorite for a cup of tea, and The Bistro, for a gourmet dinner set in the stark white room. Otherwise, head to the spectacular spa for a dose of luxurious pampering.