What We Love
- Luxe textures, a muted color palette and chic furnishings make rooms feel like private pied-a-terres
- The inventive Indian and Mediterranean cuisine in the Bengal restaurant
- Top-notch boutiques just a stiletto’s throw away
- French-style balconies overlooking chic Callao Avenue
What To Know
- Party people might prefer a livelier ‘hood, like Palermo or San Telmo
- Free WiFi
- The hotel can provide guest cell phones on request
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set in the upscale, elegant Recoleta district, this boutique gem is for those wanting to revel in Buenos Aires’ Euro-fabulous side: in location and decor, it’s reminiscent of a Parisian hôtel particulier, but the hotel is also within easy reach of the city’s distinctly South American pastimes like tango dancing and Malbec-sipping. The spa menu spans the globe, from Hindu massages to Japanese therapy, while the restaurant, Bengal, offers an exotic alternative to the ubiquitous steakhouses and bistros.
In the Area
A wander through Recoleta Cemetery is a must – with its aged tombstones, endless avenues and resident cats, it feels like something out of a Gothic fairytale. Several Argentine luminaries are buried here, including Evita Peron. Visit one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores, the 100-year-old El Ateneo, then stroll the upscale Avenida Alvear, home to many galleries and high-end boutiques before stopping for lunch amid the Belle Epoque splendor of the Palacio Balcarce, whose first-floor restaurant overlooks lovely gardens.
How to Get There
This hotel is located in an upmarket area of the city making it easy to commute. The rooms are stylishly decorated and ours was large with a large on suite bathroom. It was situated at the front of the hotel which meant the never ending noisy traffic into the early hours of the morning particularly on a Saturday made sleeping harder.
The breakfast was nice enough, but somewhat limited in choice and the hot choices never very hot. The staff were always very helpful however bringing fresh coffee and freshly prepared eggs if ordered.
The front of house staff were also friendly and helpful. Juan and Pablo in particular who managed to secure us a last minute booking at a nearby busy upmarket restaurant. The free tango dance class and wine tasting events were a nice touch laid on by the hotel in the evenings.
We stayed here for our first three nights in Buenos Aires, and our last night before returning home to Toronto. The first three nights were in an upgraded room which was decently sized, but our last night was in a room that was so small, we had no room to open our luggage (only 3 cases for two people). The room was clean but cramped. The staff were extraordinarily polite. The breakfast area was quite small and the food choices were somewhat limited. The orange juice at breakfast was not really juice was some unidentified carbonated beverage, orange coloured. The hotel is well situated in the City. We'd consider returning, but would have to ensure that our room was large enough to at least open our suitcases.
We chose this hotel hearing that Recoleta was a good neighbourhood, the hotel was centrally located and the staff were amazing. Check all that! All the staff were friendly, responsive and can-do. Juan, the concierge, was able to book restaurants, shows, and provide great advice on Buenos Aires. When we mentioned a toilet that wouldn't flush properly, it was repaired in minutes. When there was an Internet connectivity issue, it was fixed almost immediately. From afar, Juan organised our transfers from and to the airport making it a seamless process for travelers. As soon as we gathered our luggage after arriving in Buenos Aires, a driver was holding a sign with our names. The included breakfast included Buenos Aires specialities and Argentine foods as well as an international cold buffet. Hot foods such as eggs were available for order. While my wife and I generally avoid hotel restaurants as often they are overpriced and underwhelming, the resto at CasaSur was fairly priced and had great wines also at very fair prices. The food was very good - we ate there on our first night. Recoleta is well-to-do residential neighbourhood with excellent restaurants within a few blocks. Juan will happily recommend them and we were very impressed - Fervor and Sottovoce are two great examples. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is only a few blocks away as is the Saturday market. We walked as much as 20 km return from CasaSur in exploring Buenos Aires. CasaSur has a free three hour bus tour of Buenos Aires on Saturdays. This was a great opportunity to become acquainted with Buenos Aires and its neighbourhoods. The Eva Peron museum, worth a trip, is walking distance from CasaSur as is the amazing Malba museum of South American art. All in all, we'd highly recommend the CasaSur for all of above but especially for the warm, considerate and welcoming staff!