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Faena Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   445 Martha Salotti, Buenos Aires 1107BDA, Argentina   |  
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Ranked #23 of 439 hotels in Buenos Aires
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Amazing 10/10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I just spent a week at this beautiful hotel, It was amazing there is not one thing I could pick fault with, the rooms were beautiful the bed was AMAZING, the staff were very friendly and helpful.
It is a little out of the city, sort of like Melbournes dock lands but the cost of the taxi to get across to the other side of the city was about $10 Australian, I dont speak any spanish but had no problem getting around as the locals were all very friendly and its a very safe city to walk around in.
but the hotel you have to see to believe...

Room Tip: standard rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Puerto Madero is truly an oasis in the city. While there are a number of beautiful and interesting neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, nothing feels quite the same as Puerto Madero. Beautiful and peaceful, yet vibrant at the same time. And within Puerto Madero, one destination stands out as the place to be - The Faena.
I have traveled the world and stayed at some of the most upscale hotels, and can honestly say that the Faena is among the best properties I have visited. It is the perfect balance of luxury and comfort. The attention to detail in the guest rooms, pool area, restaurants and common areas is evident. The property is beautiful to the eyes and it is a joy to sit by the pool or in the Library Lounge - so much so that it is hard to make the decision to leave in order to see the rest of the city! The staff is warm and welcoming while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
If you are considering this property vs. other luxury properties in Recoleta, in my opinion there is no question The Faena is the superior choice. You can always visit the other hotels while you do your walking tour of Recoleta, but you will be glad you chose to call The Faena home during your stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

came here for a wedding and spent a total of 4 nites at the faena. one of the best hotels i've had the pleasure of staying at - it's beautiful, stunning architecture and public spaces, service is exceptional. and it smells so good!!
the staff, however, is particularly wonderful - they anticipate your needs and truly go above and beyond from the service at arrival to poolside to breakfast.
wow! is all i can say.

Room Tip: the rooms are very comfortable but might be considered on the small side.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

We had a one night layover in BA and, long story short, stumbled in off the streets. Thanks to a lack of research on our part, we were rather blown away by the price! First night of our honeymoon though, jet-lagged and hot, we decided it was worth it. It totally was.

Gorgeous huge bed, beautiful room. Very attentive staff. A bath would have been nice for our situation and the cost, but the amazing spa and steam room made up for it. We didn't get a chance to sample the food or the bar, but the furnishings were very glamorous and ritzy through the entire hotel.

Bottom line, if you can afford it, go for it!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The minute I walked into the lobby I was blown away. The attention to detail is top class. You will see the Faena monogram even on the wall outlets. Checking in with the staff at their desks was a pleasure (they were so kind), seeing the spacious and elegant room was a pleasant surprise, relaxing by the pool was divine, enjoying a drink at the bar with live music was entertaining, and dining at the hotel was unique and fulfilling. A must visit hotel even if you do not stay there. Go enjoy the bar or the restaurants AND the fun gift shop.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

The Faena is a great 5 star hotel! I believe it has less than 10 years and it is kept in an exceptional way!

The only thing I didn't like was the ambience since it is one of those places where people go to be seen and it appears to be very "show off". Having said so the staff is great the service as well and the whole place deserves to be a 5 star hotel.

It is the best option if you want to be in the "new" trendy part of Buenos Aires and the best modern hotel in town.

The piano bar at night is great to be entertained, especially with friends, couples or even clients!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

A very good hotel with a great design by Philip Stark. Really beautiful details a mix of modern architecture with very homy touch and a strong line of Argentinean spirit. Good services and lovely restaurants and bars. The tango show was one of the best from the city.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Faena Hotel

Address: 445 Martha Salotti, Buenos Aires 1107BDA, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#15 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#15 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
#18 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#19 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Faena Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conceived to the very last detail by Alan Faena, and designed by Philippe Starck, Faena Hotel Buenos Aires features 90 rooms inspired in the stunning glow of the Belle Époque, while providing world class comforts and modern technology. The first and second floors shelter the Universe, an area that fosters the interaction among guests and visitors. These areas includes two unique dining experiences El Bistro where sophisticated international cuisine is served, and El Mercado an authentic cantina serving fresh local cuisine, as well as The Library Lounge bar and a 3500 bottle Wine Cellar. El Cabaret provides an intimate setting for the best tango show in town, Rojo Tango, and other live performances. The Faena Spa, the only Leading Spa in Buenos Aires, features a gym, personal trainers, beauty treatments, nutrition specialists and healing therapies, the Hammam, a Turkish style steam bath and the best outdoor Pool in B.A.Experience Manager®, whose mission is to make their dreams come true and to even exceed their expectations. This concept, solely created by Faena Hotel Buenos Aires to provide its visitors with a special and tailor made service, is always available to all guests. ... more   less 
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