Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola
What We Love
- A warm staff, including an in-house sommelier
- The library of art, architecture and film books, plus classic films
- The eponymous hidden garden, with its lush foliage and leafy nooks
- Peruvian weavings, regional decorations and art from Coppola’s own collection
What To Know
- No garage and no guest parking
- Rooms might feel small – Deluxe and Superior Rooms both start from 269 square feet
- No pets allowed
- Free WiFi
- With all the nice public areas, you'll see a lot of your fellow guests
- Free WiFi
In Buenos Aires’s hip Palermo Soho neighborhood, the Jardin Escondido is named for a lush little garden that lies behind the main house on the property, which is owned by Hollywood royalty.
This is the place where Francis Ford Coppola wrote his latest script, and when I visited on a leisurely four-day vacation, it was easy to see why. The trellised garden simply dripping with ferns, herbs and brilliant red impatiens lining a brick patio is a perfect place to work or relax and pieces from Coppola’s own art collection and an outdoor solar-heated pool make the townhouse feel like home.
In the living room, hand-woven rugs and calfskins, leather couches splashed with red Peruvian pillows and willow lamps all give a modern feel to the space. Guests gather here to investigate the ample library or select a movie to watch. There is also a long table set next to a floor-to-ceiling window looking out onto the patio, a welcome space for projects — something you won’t find in most hotels.
With seven bedrooms in all, the Jardin Escondido has the feel of staying at a friend’s well-appointed city apartment. Friends and families gather on the patio for wine tastings with the in-house sommelier or around the grill for a Sunday asado, or barbecue (at an additional fee). Nigel Tollerman, the sommelier, is one of three full-time staff members who offer personalized, thoughtful service. Nigel can tell you the best wines in each restaurant and which wines to buy and take home, and he’ll even create pairings and arrange delivery for dinner parties.
Although the guestrooms are small (Deluxe and Superior Rooms start from 269 square feet) the open-air public areas of this hotel are where you’ll spend most of your time (my husband took a daily siesta right on the terrace, while I plotted our exploration at the large table in the living room). And with one of Buenos Aires’s trendiest neighborhoods right outside the door, you shouldn’t expect to get too comfortable; hundreds of boutiques, sleek cafés and culinary adventures await.
How to Get There
my wife and i live in manhattan and stayed in the roman suite at be jardin for four days / three nights in aug after a week snowboarding in patagonia. jardin escondito was the perfect place to relax in palermo - small and intimate, beautiful courtyard gardens, lovely sitting area inside - and the staff was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. we loved it here - i joked with my wife that staying at jardin was like staying at your wealthy uncle's city mansion, with impeccable staff to make your stay memorable. not a single negative thing to say.
the best place to feel like home.
the people, the breakfast as if it were in your house. the attentive service of all. the atmosphere and all the decor make it the place like no other place to be in buenos aires.
This is a very special and memorable boutique hotel that feels like home. The decor is exquisite - old BA meets all the modern conveniences. The staff is utterly amazing - the most friendly, knowledgeable people, who can recommend the hippest/coolest spots in BA that you'd never know about otherwise. The breakfasts were out of the world - a huge buffet of the best pastries, eggs, fruit, cheese and meats. Plus they serve you a delicious tea and the most fabulous alfajores in the afternoon. My daughter and I were there during the country-wide power outage and the staff could not have been more helpful and supportive. I would give this play 10 stars if I would and will definitely be back!!