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"5 star accomodations"
this is a fabulous hotel, our room was a suite and had the most luxurious bath tub. The perfect way to end a day of sight seeing. Do not miss a show at Esquina Carlos Gardell Tango. I have never enjoyed a dinner and show more and the building where the show was is a renovated Flour mill. It is also not to be missed.
Nice hotel- rooms are beautiful and breakfast was great. Major concern was safety - be extremely careful, avoid wearing anything flashy jewelry/watches. I wish we knew - would of think twice before go
"Sumptuous French Style Grand Hotel "
Wow, wow, wow were the first words my wife uttered when we arrived for our four night stay. This was a beautifully maintained grand palace from a golden age of intricate decoration, professional service and meticulous attention to detail. The foyer and lobby lounge bar are old fashioned luxury personified. Our room was large, delightfully decorated with top quality furnishings, linens and amenities. The bathroom was equally large and over the top with marble, gold and other trimmings. Service standards were everything we could have hoped for. Room servicing occurred promptly and was impeccable. Of course, it is brilliantly located in the posh Recoleta area. So, you have plenty of options for shopping, restaurants, parks, museums etc.. The famous Recoleta cemetery is a mere five minutes walk. If you do need help, the concierge is fantastic. She organised our restaurant bookings, a tour and offered informed advice before we went exploring.
"Posh, old world charm"
To begin with, I must ask the hotel to explain the tax case referred to by a recent guest, I feel we were ripped off by someone and it has to be checked exactly by whom - this cannot help local luxury tourism. The hotel itself, nothing unexpected, it is a posh old thing and generally speaking well-managed. Great breakfast, good concierge service and Recoleta is a great location. Tick, tick and once again tick. We were upgraded, room was on top floor and spacious but I am not sure it was an upgrade, always ask to see the room you booked first, it was the view, or lack of it that felt depressing relative to general good quality. This tax thing must investigated, the hotel must respond.
"Do not believe that they will refund the valued added tax."
I have stayed at this hotel many times and had been pleased with the service. However, on my current trip, I booked on Expedia.com. Expedia charged me in advance (as stated) but included the value added tax charge which for a basic room is around USD 80 per night. The tax is no longer applicable to foreigners staying in Argentina. When I asked at the front desk, they told me it was Expedia's problem. I called Expedia and even had them speak with the hotel staff. Expedia said it was the hotel's problem. I asked the hotel to confirm if they had received the full amount from Expedia including tax. They did not answer me - but once again said it was Expedia's problem. Someone has ripped me off for USD 80 per night and the bureaucracy makes it impossible to determine who. My suggestion - avoid both Expedia for booking hotels and the Alvear Palace. Both are not transparent in the way they do business and should be avoided.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM