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
Jardin Escondido is everything you are looking for in a small 7 room Boutique Hotel. Located in the heart of Palermo SoHo on a quaint street this lovely hotel is truly a home away from home!! Warm, friendly hospitality awaits your arrival.
Attention to detail and service is the calling card for this lovely authentic home of Francis Ford Coppola, now a boutique hotel.The beautifully appointed rooms are nice size with full bathrooms overlooking a beautiful garden. Gladys and Carmela await you and could not be more helpful with tips, sights to see and restaurant choices for all tastes and pocketbooks.
Full Breakfast is well done with a buffet of fruit, breads, yogurts, cereals, eggs to order and cafe personally served in a beautiful dining room set with antique china.
When I come back to Buenos Aires, I DEFINITELY will return! Do not miss this gem.
Fabulous place, great atmosphere and excellent staff.
It all felt like being in a family house, cosy and warm ambiance. Interior decor was beautiful and we had a very nice room.
I sincerely wish to comeback again.
Once again compliments to the nice and polite people working there.
I loved my stay here and would rank as one of the loveliest hotels I have stayed in. We stayed in Eleanor’s room as we needed twin beds. So peaceful across the courtyard. We appreciated the staff’s support on arrival, things to visit taxis for and departure, restaurant recommendations, tango shows and running routes. Breakfast was a delight. Tea to our room on request. If we had stayed longer I would definitely have spent time sipping from the bar, watching movies and relishing the intimacy of the connection with the family. Garden spaces to sit and unwind are lovely. If I run away I have told my family to look for me here.