Alvear Palace

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

At a Glance

  • Private butler service for all guests

  • Amazing buffet breakfasts

  • Delicious afternoon tea in the L'Orangerie restaurant

  • Excellent spa

  • Hermès amenities in all bathrooms

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Buenos Aires is a year round destination, spring and autumn (October/November and April/May) being the most pleasant. It can be hot and humid in the peak summer months of January and February. Winter is usually pretty mild.

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Insider's View

The breakfast room is a stunning light-filled conservatory with wonderful breakfasts that will set you up perfectly for the day ahead.

Happy hour in the opulent deco-style cocktail bar is not to be missed!

The contemporary side of the hotel has a new lounge area called "Alvear Lounge", guests who are booked in rooms in this part of the hotel have access to this lounge with complimentary snacks and drinks.

Call us on 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation to Alvear Palace or take a look at our itineraries to Buenos Aires and the Pampas

Description

The luxury Alvear Palace hotel is exquisitely decorated in classic Belle Epoque style and is ideally located at the heart of Buenos Aires' elegant Recoleta district. The Alvear Palace boasts a stunning roof terrace and service that is second to none.

Originally built in the 1930s, The Alvear Palace is renowned as one of South America's finest hotels and exudes refined elegance and luxury from every corner. The furnishings are exquisite and the service exemplary, with personal butler service included for select room categories to take care of your every need.

The spacious guest rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated with Empire and Louis XVI style furniture, huge chandeliers, fine art works and antique porcelain. Attention is given to every detail, from the Egyptian cotton linen and pillow menu to the luxury Hermès amenities. The sumptuous bathrooms come complete with bath tub and hydromassage shower and even a plasma television. The top two floors of the hotel have recently been updated and contain swanky new “lounge” rooms that have been known to attract celebrity clientele.

Dining at the Alvear Palace is an experience not to be missed. A lavish buffet breakfast, exquisite afternoon tea with fine pastries and delicious Sunday brunch are all on offer at L'Orangerie. There is also the award-winning La Bourgogne restaurant serving sophisticated French and international cuisine. After dinner relax in the elegant lobby bar or enjoy the finest cigars, chocolates and liqueurs in the cigar bar. A recently added rooftop lounge is not to be missed and is the perfect place for soaking up city sunshine and taking in panoramic views of this bustling metropolis.

For a luxury pampering experience in tranquil surroundings head to the Alvear Spa, offering a Ludic pool, sauna, steam bath, and an extensive menu of treatments, including a caviar facial and relaxing massages.

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Accommodation

The Alvear Palace has 197 spacious guest rooms and suites, fitted out in a supremely elegant style, with Louis XVI crystal chandeliers and fine works of art. This traditional style is perfectly blended with modern technology, with all rooms and suites coming complete with WiFi, LCD screen television and dvd player. The bathrooms are divine, with hydromassage shower, bath tub, luxury Hermès toiletries and plasma television. An additional 15 lounge suites are available on the upper floors of the Alvear Palace, each complete with contemporary furniture which complements the original French classical architecture.

Childcare

Children are made very welcome at the Alvear Palace and much thought has been given to make a stay with little ones as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. Children's amenity kits, slippers, dressing gowns and teddy bears are all provided. Children's baths, changing mats and high chairs are also available. Babysitting can be arranged on request and connecting rooms are available.

Services

The service at the Alvear is incredible and you will feel utterly taken care of every step of your stay. There is an outstanding personal butler service, providing the highest level of attention to guests. Guests are also receive a complimentary daily newspapers, fresh fruit daily and complimentary shoe shine.

Facilities

The facilities at the Alvear are excellent. There are two superb restaurants serving fine cuisine, an elegant lobby bar, a relaxing cigar bar and a rooftop indoor pool with pool bar. The luxury spa is first class and features a fitness center, sauna, steam baths, relaxation rooms and an extensive treatment menu.

Activities

The Alvear Palace's concierge is available to assist you with making the most of your stay in the fabulous city of Buenos Aires. There are excellent museums, galleries and restaurants and the hotel concierge can even arrange a personal shopper to take you to the best boutiques and malls and help you pick out an outfit. It is also possible to arrange wine tasting at the hotel, a visit to a polo match, tango classes and golf.

Reviews

4

Cheska Lowe (Staff)

Walking into the Alvear is like stepping back in time to the most decadent period of the 20th century, the decor a very firm nod to the 1930s when opulence and style were key. The hotel was simply magnificent, and the attention to detail is second to none, ensuring our stay was perfect. Breakfast is served in the sunlight drenched 'indoor' terrace, offering the most sumptuous spread, you'll not need a big lunch! The rooftop pool opening in the summer is sure to make the Alvear the place to be during the warmer months.

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(Press)

The grandest hotel in Buenos Aires has been a high-society fixture since 1932. The 197 rooms and suites are opulently furnished with art and antiques; the original features are in tip-top condition; and the atmosphere manages to be both elegant and decadent. There are two restaurants, L'Orangerie and La Bourgogne, and an Art Deco-style Cigar Bar.

X-factor 'The service here befits the Alvear's high-society clientele,' says Gold List contributor Colin Barraclough. 'Bilingual butlers press clothes on arrival, concierges handle anything from flower deliveries to chopper charters, and personal shoppers unearth hidden gems.'

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(Press)

If James Bond was in town, this is where he'd hang his hat. In fact, Sean Connery has stayed here, because when it comes to sophistication, the Alvear Palace is the best bet in Buenos Aires. It's hosted scores of dignitaries since opening its doors in 1932, and although new and more affordable hotels are making it something of a gray ghost, the Alvear is still stately and swanky. It's all about world-class service and thoughtful touches: butler service, fresh flowers, feather beds with Egyptian-cotton linens. The lunch buffet is out of this world, and the super-chic French restaurant, La Bourgogne, is one of the city's best.

4

(Press)

The grandest hotel in Buenos Aires has been a high-society hub since 1932. The 210 rooms and suites are opulently furnished with art and antiques. There are two restaurants, L'Orangerie and La Bourgogne, and a chic Lobby Bar. The service (included white-gloved butlers) is fantastic and there are great views over the Recoleta, the city's prime nightlife district. The stunning original features are in tip-top condition and the atmosphere manages to be both elegant and decadent.

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Mark Beken (Staff)

There is no doubt that the Alvear Palace delivers on many levels. Being the 'grande dame' of Buenos Aires hotels, it has a stately opulence and certain formality and is best suited to those looking for a traditional luxury experience. The service and facilities however are undeniably impressive. I loved the cigar bar and the new spa, and the location in the heart of Recoleta can hardly be bettered.

Experiences

  • A Night at the Opera

    Considered to be one of the finest opera houses in the world - enjoy a spectacular evening at the Opera in Buenos Aires in the splendid surroundings of the iconic Teatro Colon.

  • Across the River Plate to Colonia

    Take the fast ferry from Buenos Aires' port to the charming and lively UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in neighboring Uruguay. Explore the historic quarter and top highlights with your very own private guide.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Cooking with Fernando Mayoral

    Having worked in some of the world's best restaurants through Argentina, California, Brazil, Hong Kong and France, Fernando Mayoral has returned to Buenos Aires and offers an interactive and authentic introduction to the art of Argentine cookery.

  • Argentine Gaucho Experience

    Enjoy the Argentine country life with a display of highly-skilled horsemanship and a typical barbecue at a working estancia. Gauchos are emblematic of Argentina and an insight into their lifestyle enriches any visit to the country.

  • Argentine Tango Lessons

    When you're in Buenos Aires, don't miss the chance to learn the Argentine tango with a private dance lesson. Our expert tango teacher will get beginners dancing more than just the basic steps, or they will help more experienced dancers to move up a level.

  • Backstage at Teatro Colon

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes one of the world’s finest opera houses tick. The Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires, is renowned for its architecture and artistic prowess, making it a world-class musical venue.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Architecture

    This exclusive experience will take you to explore the lesser-known neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and admire the diverse architecture, accompanied by a specialist guide who will tailor the tour to your specific interests.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Art

    Boasting an eclectic collection of art, Buenos Aires is a great destination for those with a keen interest and your specialist guide will help to showcase the best, taking you to a range of hand-picked ateliers and studios to suit your personal taste.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Fashion & Design

    Visit some of Buenos Aires' emerging designers and explore their workshops, enjoying a glimpse into their trade whether it be handbag design, perfume, polo saddling or fashion design. An experienced guide will accompany you and personalize your tour.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Food

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Interior Design

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires' interior design scene, visiting the designers in their workspaces who will talk you through their creative processes and their collections, whether it be home-ware, furniture, ceramics or soft furnishings.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bespoke Buenos Aires: Wine

    Discover some of Argentina's best wines on this bespoke, sommelier led tour of Buenos Aires' bars and wine stores. Choose the theme that appeals to you most and find some true gems with the help of your expert guide.

  • Bike Tour South: Contrasts of Buenos Aires

    Explore the contrasting neighborhoods of southern Buenos Aires by bike and observe the great diversity of its influences, ranging from African and indigenous cultures to heavily European areas.

  • Buenos Aires Urban Art Bike Tour

    Enjoy a guided bike ride, taking in the cultural highlights and off the beaten path neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to discover the city's most impressive street art and understand the context with some background history and culture thrown in.

  • Devour Tailormade Food Tour

    Get behind the scenes of Buenos Aires' culinary culture on this 100% bespoke foodie tour, taking an insider's view on the city's best restaurants, bars or even cookery classes at the hands of your expert guide.

  • Half Day City Tour of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is a fascinating city, split into distinct districts that prove a heady mix of old and new, politics and passion. Visit classy Recoleta, admire impressive government palaces and wander the vibrant streets of San Telmo and La Boca.

  • Private Wine Tasting in Buenos Aires

    Love Malbec and want to sample more? Or perhaps you're keen to taste other varietals such as Torrontes or Bonarda? Whatever your palate, our acclaimed sommelier will guide you around Argentina's best wines with a customized tasting in Palermo.

  • Rojo Tango - Dinner & Show

    The most glamorous tango show in Buenos Aires with the distinctive stamp of Philippe Starck at the chic Faena Hotel. Enjoy a sizzling evening of passion, madness and nostalgia complimented by a delicious three-course dinner paired with fine wines.

  • Street Art in Buenos Aires

    The streets of Buenos Aires are alive with street art, from trendy Palermo to the cobbled streets of San Telmo. To learn more about Buenos Aires’ unique art scene, take a tour with our superb Palermo-based art enthusiasts and get under its skin.

  • The Argentine Experience

    Get under the skin of Argentine cuisine and culture with this in-depth experience, sampling delicious delicacies, fine wines and partaking in the age old tradition of mate drinking (transfers not included).

  • The Neighbourhood Asado & Food Tour

    Get stuck in as you experience a mouthwatering Argentine asado, a traditional weekend activity for locals. Learn to pick the freshest ingredients and prepare the meat using the authentic techniques which are used to create that famously delicious steak.

Vacation Ideas

  • Cruise Patagonia

    Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Tierra del Fuego, Torres del Paine & Santiago

    from $9500 pp 14 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and the Pampas, Argentina

The Alvear Palace is located on Avenida Alvear at the heart of Buenos Aires' exclusive La Recoleta district.

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