Alvear Art Hotel
What We Love
- The stylish rooftop pool with a retractable ceiling that opens on sunny days
- Spectacular panoramic views of the Rio de la Plata on a clear day
- Perfectly professional service and multilingual staff, from the front desk to the fitness center
What To Know
- This is a business hotel — not especially suited to honeymooners or families traveling with children
- Despite the hotel’s name, the understated art collection — more conservative than cutting-edge — isn’t much of a selling point
- The city’s downtown is quiet at night, so use usual street smarts when exploring after dark
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Practical luxury. The Alvear Art Hotel offers all the upscale comforts of the Alvear Palace, but none of its over-the-top grandeur. This is a place to get work done, eat well and rest easy. The contemporary lobby, flanked at the near end by the reception area and at the far end by the Contraluz restaurant and Artesano cocktail bar, is the hotel’s most visually striking space. In the studios and suites the look is simple and refined; think natural wood, smooth marble and fine fabrics in a warm palette of ivory, bronze, peach and chocolate-brown.
Bed and Bath
Studio rooms, though not overly spacious, are stocked with a range of comforts and conveniences: large flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines, cozy armchairs, kingsize beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, double-glazed windows to keep out street noise. Rich white marble walls and deep Jacuzzi tubs add an air of extravagance to the contemporary bathrooms. The Art Executive Suite, which has a living room separate from the sleeping area, is easily twice the size of the standard studio.
An elegant continental breakfast, complete with a French-style cheese cart and silver platters of pain au chocolat, is served at Contraluz, the hotel’s ground-level restaurant. During lunch and dinner the tables are usually occupied by the business set; the adjacent Artesano cocktail bar provides a more festive setting. High above the street, on the 15th floor, the heated swimming pool is a retreat for all seasons – a retractable roof opens and closes according to the weather. On the same level there’s a small spa and a sun-drenched fitness room with superb views of the city.
In the Area
The city’s downtown, traditionally deserted after the bankers and lawyers head home for the evening, is undergoing a small renaissance. Arguably the hippest spot in the city for a cocktail at the moment, subterranean Florería Atlántico is located beneath a flower shop: walk past the rose bouquets to find the staircase. Nearby, feast on fresh ceviche at sophisticated Peruvian eatery Mullu, or dine alongside porteño foodies at a barrio classic like the petite Dadá bistro. For a special evening out, get tickets to the ballet or opera at the gorgeously restored Teatro Colón.
How to Get There
Wonderful hotel - incredibly nice staff; they really cared about their service and our needs; the hotel is in a great location in a nice area of Buenos Aires - lots of opportunity to walk and see some of the major tourist sights
We stayed at this hotel upon our arrival to Argentina and following a trip to Iguazu Falls. The hotel is conveniently located in the city for touring the sites. The public spaces are attractive and the staff is extremely attentive and professional.
We walked to a number of places within a mile or so of the hotel. With common sense we felt secure and safe doing so. The hotel staff mentioned keeping expensive looking jewelry and watches secure and out of public display.
Our room was quiet and very comfortable.
I was pleasantly surprised at this hotel , excellent location, great service and the concierge was kind enough to upgrade me to a higher floor with a great view and very big room. I highly recommend this hotel and the upstairs warm pool is a treat
This is a wonderfully located hotel in Buenos Aires, near to museums and markets and fine restaurants. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the art that adorns the lobby is striking and significant. We received such personal service that we are sad to leave. You do pay a premium price to stay here but it is a wonderful sanctuary in the middle of a bustling metropolis. We have cherished our days exploring this city and the Alvear Art Hotel had been the perfect spot to launch our discoveries and the perfect spot to return to!
I was there a few days and the hotel is new and the service is very good, they have a good concierge and the rooms are spacious, the hotel is well located, especially on Florida Street, it is recommended