Alvear Palace Hotel is located in Buenos Aires's Recoleta neighborhood, close to San Martin Square, Teatro Colon, and Obelisco. Nearby points of interest also include Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada.
Dining options at Alvear Palace Hotel include 2 restaurants. 2 bars/lounges are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and body treatments. This 5-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and secretarial services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Buenos Aires property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and ski storage. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2010.
197 air-conditioned guestrooms at Alvear Palace Hotel feature minibars and CD players. Accommodations offer city or courtyard views. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses, Frette Italian sheets, triple sheeting, and down comforters. These individually furnished and decorated rooms include desks and sofa beds. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs and handheld showerheads. They also offer televisions, bidets, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and laptop-compatible safes, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). LCD televisions have cable channels, free movie channels, and DVD players. Rooms also include washers/dryers and video-game consoles. Guests may request refrigerators, microwaves, and in-room massages. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
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"Palace in Argentina!"
Great stayed, the hotel is marvelous. Location it's very good. Highly recommend breakfast buffet and food on the restaurant. Hospitality from staff it's very good. A palace at the heart of buenos aires.
"Superb Sunday Brunch!"
We were kindly invited by a Porteño friend for Sunday brunch at the Alvear Palace. After a pleasant morning wandering the street markets of San Telmo we arrived at the hotel around 2.00pm and whilst waiting for our friend to get back from parking the car, I had a long chat with the concierge, Julian. He was extremely welcoming, helpful and provided us with lots of information regarding the hotel, it's eating options and other places to eat locally. He also suggested we spend some time after lunch exploring the stalls at the craft market, just across the road, near the cemetery. A welcome change from concierges in some other 5 star hotels around the world I could mention who can tend to adopt a somewhat aloof attitude. Not here. Sunday brunch was being held, not as usual in the very elegant L'Orangerie room as a barmitzvah was being held there, but in the Alvear Room. which is down in the basement. L'Orangerie itself reminded us of the Ritz in London's west end, very ornate and elegant. We were a little concerned initially but need not have been as the Alvear room was very nice and, most importantly, very spacious. The atmosphere was also great. A lot of people seemed to be celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. We were seated at a very large table by our very attentive waiter Pablo, who provided exemplary service throughout the two hours we spent over lunch. Plates were cleared, glasses were topped up and the overall impression was tha we were being treated as VIP guests. The drinks were very free flowing, the sparkling wine served was better than many champagnes we have sampled ( and there have been many!) The Malbec was also terrific example of Argentina's ubiquitous red wine. When i asked our waiter about the origins of the wine, he was very knowledgeable. Water and soft drinks were also readily available. The food was simply sublime. Having tried many such brunches at some of the worlds top hotels, this was surely some of the best food of any we have tried.The seafood section had everything from salmon, smoked, teriyaki and poached. Ceviche, caviar, oysters, octopus and, for me, best of all, sashimi - the best I have had since Tsujuki fish market in Tokyo. The waiter serve the sashimi really knew what he was doing and must surely have trained in Japan! After 5 months in South America I had been missing cheese quite badly. The cheese station did not disappoint! A whole Parmesan ( which I made quite a dent in!) a selection of blue, soft and hard cheeses all of which where excellent. The temptation was to stick with the fish and appetisers as they were so good but then we would have missives out on some of the delicious main courses. These included beef in a variety of guises, lamb ribs, chicken and an array of pastas and an excellent roast suckling pig. All accompanied by a variety of vegetable dishes. All the food stations were replenished regularly, were hot and delightfully presented even though we arrived quite late in the day when many other buffets would be tempted to scale things back towards the end of service - not here! It was hard to fit in a dessert, but somehow we managed it' The crepes were delicious! This is by no means and inexpensive place to visit, but for the quality of food and service, it does represent excellent value. We have been fortunate to have had similar brunches in five star hotels all around the world from Asia to Europe - this is, without a doubt, one of the best! My compliments to the chef, waiting staff and management. We had a great day and would not hesitate to return.
The Alvear Palace is an elegant and wonderful hotel. It is beautiful with wonderful service from the moment you enter . Every staff member is knowledgable and efficient. The restaurants are delicious. High tea was perfect. Rooms are lovely and comfortable. It is the place to stay in a great city .
"First class stay"
We were feeling a bit run-down upon arrival and Alvear staff took superb care of us, with very gentle treatment - even having the courtesy not to charge when we overslept and missed our scheduled spa treatments. Breakfast wonderful, we never stayed in for dinner because BA has too many great restaurants, but sunday brunch at L'Orangerie was very nice. We had guests from the city with us, a loud and vivacious group and probably not the easiest to serve, but the wait-staff nailed it. Everyone had a great afternoon Special note re concierge, I sent clothes for a small repair and had many many requests for researching services or making bookings - all executed with friendly efficiency. That's just the kind of thing the best big-city hotel SHOULD deliver of course but somehow often can't manage to
"Have known this Beautiful Hotel for over half a century"
Always attentive service, all as it should be, always kept to very high standard, love the let me unpack and iron anything you need. The little something that is brought in the evening with the turn down, the toiletries Hermes, and the thick luscious towels. The always bountiful breakfast, fruits cheeses eggs, salmon, perfect service. Yet time or the situation in Argentina has affected this 'grand dame', maybe the ritzy competition, yet always my favorite
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM