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
- 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
Location was ok. The service was TERRIBLE, they treat you like an employee you dont feel welcome at all because they are so rude.
Good thing here is excellent food, bar and decoration by philip starck.
Definitely not a family hotel, when you’re paying that much you cannot afford that many errors. As a reference i been traveling all over the world in excellent hotels.
Located in the hip area of Puerto Madero, this stylist hotel and rooms on one side with great views. The breakfast is fantastic and the location is good for getting easily to many sections of the city. One downside is the music in the bar every night late. you need to ask for. Room high enough and away from the bar area or you won’t be able to sleep
I didn't stay in the hotel but I asked to visit the common areas since I love the architecture of the building. Staff is really friendly and the smell of the place is from another world. Simply amazing.
I stayed in the Faena hotel as this hotel is part of the company program. My overall experience is good, reception staff is friendly but does not seem professional in cases for taxi arrangements.
I have arranged with the reception 4 times taxi for the Morning to take us to the meetings, my college twice. 4 times the taxi did not come on time, or did not know we pay wit cards or was not informed at all about destination. I do not know the taxi ordering process in the hotel - can not be so magic - but do not understand when our credit card details were given at check -in, and we were asked every single time with the time and destination to be given with the order, how did we hardly manage to get a taxi to get to the meetings on time and why the drivers were not informed about card payments, etc.. Yes, I know, there is a big traffic in BA, but not at 8 am, and the taxi should come 5 minutes earlier, as it is a ppreorder from previous day, so than not we need to wait 10 minutes or so and ask to double check, but the driver should be on time. Sorry: as this was a business trip so this matters. Also the hotel ordered a taxi to the airport w/o informing us, that the price is a fix price, no meter: 1200 ARS, which was unacceptable and we did not pay this amount. Basically we had to bargain with the driver, who stopped 1 miles away from the entrance to arrange our payment.
I find from the reputation of the hotel point of view the handling of the taxi orders very poor. My suggestion would be to use: Remis Universal or similar quality companies instead of the Radio Taxis for quality and security. Guest trust locals, this was the reason we used taxi ordered by the hotel but very disappointing.
Restaurant/bar staff, housekeeping, spa was excellent also the stuff at the entrance door.
Stayed here and another property while in Buenos Aires. It was a great, Argentinian authentic experience. The food in the restaurant was phenomenal, the library had a super fun scene at night, and the tango show was the best in town. Would definitely stay here again when I come back.