Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
What We Love
- A very hip scene at the pool area
- Location in trendy Puerto Madero, near restaurants and shopping
- Pets are permitted at no additional cost (weight limit of 11 pounds)
What To Know
- This is a luxury property, and services at the spa and restaurants are priced accordingly
- It’s about a 5-minute cab ride to the historical center (San Telmo)
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In trendy Puerto Madero, a waterfront barrio, the Faena Hotel Buenos Aires is built in statuesque red brick, walled in from its buzzing surroundings. The over-the-top style starts in the lobby, with velvet curtains and a sumptuously dark interior. The dramatic color palette of reds, blacks and whites defines the property’s style, and there’s a vibe to match: Beautiful people are everywhere — by the intimate pool, doing business deals in the Library Lounge, eating in the cantina-style El Mercado restaurant.
Bed and Bath
If the public spaces are a study in dark drama, the guestrooms are the opposite. Decorated in bright reds and pure whites, the rooms add drama, some with sleek glass-walled bathrooms, others with mirrored furniture and leather and metallic accents. But wood floors and large windows create a light, airy ambience, while blackout shades ensure undisturbed rest.
Entering the white and gold El Bistro, the property’s upscale restaurant, can be disarming. Don’t let the unicorn heads scare you — the experience will be unusual from start to finish, especially if you order dessert (try the white chocolate egg with a gooey tangerine yolk). El Bistro is just one of the hotel’s public spaces dedicated to the kind of sceney nightlife found in locales like Miami Beach. The famed El Cabaret has authentic tango shows, while the Cellar holds 400 bottles of wine, and the Pool Bar serves fruity cocktails late into the night.
In the Area
Spend an afternoon flexing that plastic in Palermo Soho, a posh part of town that’s home to some of the area’s most unique boutiques. Continue your shopping stocking up on leather and exotic skins at Lopez Taibo and Casa Lopez. When night falls, see an opera or ballet at the legendary Teatro Colón, considered to have some of the best acoustics in the world.
How to Get There
Absolutely delighted with this property and every single employee we encountered. Rooms were spacious and comfortable with very much updated bathrooms in a very old brick building converted from a warehouse to a fine hotel. The pool bar and restaurant were excellent, the breakfast restaurant was outstanding. And we took advantage of our experience manager's suggestion to attend the Red Tango Cabaret and were more than delighted with the quality of the food and the entertainment. All around, have nothing but great things to say about this hotel and look forward to a return visit. Very safe neighborhood and we walked all over the place with no fear.
We really enjoyed our stay in the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires. Nice people and nice staff Well worth the stay. There are two nice restaurants in this hotel. Fantastic smallish pool outside the bar Live music most days of the week
If you want a luxurious and too expensive hotel, this is the place. Employees are polite, hotel clean. BUT if you need to sleep at night, forget it - noisy parties from Wednesday to Saturday late at night (2 a.m.) - and nothing to do to solve it.
Traditional and modern hotel, we spent our three nights in Buenos Aires here. the attention of the staff was very good and the food delicious, we will be back on our next trip to Argentina, very recommended.
We only stayed one night on our way home. Our room was not ready on time and the man checking us in covered our lunch and cocktails by the pool while we waited. We were upgraded to the Presidential suite which was amazing. The decor of the hotel is red and black vampish and sexy. The service and staff were attentive and friendly. Breakfast included with many choices, fresh fruit, pastries and almost anything you could want. Loved this property. We also saw the tango show which included dinner and my mind was blown! Incredible quality food, the wine was poured heavy and the show was intimate and simply amazing. I am so glad we extended our trip one night since we had to change airports to get home. We were so ready to just be home and then so glad we stayed here and saw the fabulous show and had some relax time by the pool.