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Alvear Palace Hotel
Ranked #9 of 451 Hotels in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This hotel is really a palace!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I stayed there with my family,and everyone really liked the stay at the hotel. First I would like to write what I liked about the hotel.I loved the design of the hotel and it's rooms,the service was brilliant,the quality of the food could really gain michelin stars! The location was central and tourist area.At night it was quiet in the room. Now about bad things. In the room the air conditioner didn't work properly,sometimes it was too cold,sometimes too hot.Also it was a bit stinky in the corridors. Another thing that i would like to mention that there were no kids activities at the hotel.I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had the privilege of staying here on business this month and experience the first class service I have heard so much about. The butler service was fantastic and exactly what you would want after a few long haul flights. And the bed was oh so comfortable. Black out curtains were also a plus. The all day dining restaurant L´Orangerie was beautiful with a lovely atrium. Breakfast was good but not excellent. Buffet lunch here was wonderful. The lobby bar has a real elegant old world feel to it and service was great. Drinks are expensive which is to be expected. If you are looking for a real luxury hotel experience in BA, then this is your hotel. Also, if you are looking to tick off another place in "1,000 places to see before you die", tick!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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1 Thank Renee S
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the General Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at the Alvear Palace Hotel.

We sincerely appreciate your feedback about our thotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back !

Kind regards,

Nadia Salvagno
Assistant to the General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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237 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

As I stayd there since 1993, the Alvear represents the Uniqueness of luxury. The service is amazing from the doormen (always the same two guys since I have been going) to the room cleaners. All are fabulous, they are always helpful. The hotel is located in the best area of Buenos Aires. The only little hitch is the Fitness and spa, they only have a tiny pool that was actually made in a suite and transformed ... Apparently they will be creating a nice SPA shortly.
Nevertheless, just an absolute delight. And at night dont look further, La Bourgogne is the best place in Town (see my report on La Bourgogne), The breakfast is a Feast ! difficult to compare with any other breakfast . And the Hermes eau d'orange perfumes the rooms and the entire atmosphere.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the General Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review of on TripAdvisor!

I am very pleased to learn that we became your choice hotel and that we are still able to maintain our level of service. It is certainly with great pleasure that we take every opportunity to exceed our guest’s expectations; your comments are well appreciated.

We are glad to inform you that we started a project which involves building a new swimming pool with an outdoor area.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Buenos Aires.

Kind regards,

Nadia Salvagno
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19 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I didn't stay in the hotel I must say, I stayed around the corner in the more modest melia boutique which was fantastic and at a more affordable rate but I came here almost every night to finish off the party in the cigar room...service is excellent they allowed us to smoke our own cigars after purchasing a few first of course and the drinks where amazing and all cigar come with chocolate truffles. You might find the random douche but the ambiance and the service def makes up for it....I've never drank so much and enjoyed myself as I did in alvear. They really keep it going.

Stayed September 2012
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the Genral Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Alvear Palace Hotel and for sharing your experience at our Cigar Bar.

We appreciate your extremely kind comments and looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Regards,

Nadia Salvagno
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We've been very fortunate in enjoying great travel on all continents. No hotel in the world, for us, compares to the Alvear and we have enjoyed staying there on several occasions over a period of twenty-five years. It is perfect in every way - the rooms, services, dining. It is expensive but worth every single cent. Located in the beautiful Recoleta neighborhood, the location is perfect whatever your interests. The expansive morning buffet breakfast in the beautiful atrium is a hearty and delicious way to start the day. The floor butler and all staff are gracious and incredibly helpful. Small and important touches abound - the butler offering to have two garments pressed (free) when we arrived, the fruit, flowers and so much more. The rooms are spacious, very comfortable and elegantly appointed. We would not consider staying at any other hotel in Buenos Aires and have not found an equal to the Alvear anywhere.

The management and staff of the Alvear work so smart, so hard and with such a high level of professionalism in every respect that it's impossible to find a criticism.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank John R
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the General Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Alvear Palace Hotel during your recent stay in Buenos Aires.

We appreciate your valuable feedback and extremely kind comments regarding the staff, services and amenities. We will make sure to share them with the entire team!

Best regards,

Nadia Salvagno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Hotel is beautiful, staff provided excellent service, rooms are spacious and very comfortable and the location is great. Have stayed in wonderful hotels around the world and this ranks with the best of them. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mickeysc
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the General Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind words!

We look forward to your next visit with us again.

Warm Regards,

Nadia Salvagno
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Springfield, Virginia
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255 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Elegant Small Beautiful Hotel - Best hotel in Buenos Aires. I stayed at the Alvear Palace once, but can say it ranks with the best hotels in the World. The staff at the reception desk go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. They are never intimidating. The Alvear is expensive, but worth it. The breakfast buffet is included. I also ate in La Bourgogne on the lower level of the Alvear Palace, recommended. There are several high end shops in the vicinity of the Alvear. Famous cemetery and Art Museum are only a short walk away from the Alvear. The excellent service and common sense nature of the staff will pull me back, if I should return to Argentina. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank DaveHom1796
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NSalvagno, Assistant to the General Manager at Alvear Palace Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Alvear Palace Hotel and we appreciate your kind words about our staff.

We are passionate about providing excellent service and are pleased to hear that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Nadia Salvagno
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Property: Alvear Palace Hotel
Address: 1891 Alvear Avenue, Buenos Aires 1129AAA, Argentina
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Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#1 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#2 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
#3 Spa Hotel in Buenos Aires
#7 Luxury Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Alvear Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alvear Palace Hotel is situated in the most elegant neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. It is an area of extensive parks, wide avenues, and luxurious architecture in a classical style, where the best restaurants, cafes, antique shops and boutiques of Buenos Aires, are to be found. Some of the main museums and cultural centres are close by, and the financial area is only five minutes away.A symbol of elegance is bornOriginally built as a luxury hotel to accommodate the increasing amount of European visitors arriving in Buenos Aires at the time, the Alvear Palace was transformed in 1932 into a model of the highest expression of refinement. The majestic rooms and suites, as well as the lobby and public areas, are reminiscent of the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, which are evident in the furniture, the crystal chandeliers, walls decorated with gold leaf and works of art of famous artists.The eleven-floor luxurious building with five basement levels stands as an undisputed symbol of the city, on the corner of Alvear Avenue and Ayacucho Street.The second foundationContinuous work and dedication, guided by the maximum standards of international excellence, led to the designation of the Alvear Palace Hotel as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World in 1993, an organization that recognizes the best hotels in the world. ... more   less 
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