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
I stayed here with a friend for his birthday. I contacted the hotel before and asked for something special. At turn down service, they had a bottle of champagne and a cake waiting for him!
We asked for recommendations on dinner and they did not disappoint with a beautiful table in the restaurant for us.
The rooms are spacious/gorgeous and would be great for a couple.
The bar is beautiful as well.
This is a beautiful hotel with the best service. I highly recommend.
From our grand red carpet entrance to the Faena on September 26 to our grand red carpet exit on October 17 , every moment was enjoyable.From the personal attention of each member of the Faena crew to the superb service at our room , the Breakfast area ( the market), the library , the tango dinner show and finally the late checkout I was given , everything was perfect. We felt like royalty, or perhaps a better expression, we were royalty ,during our stay at this delicate and well design hotel.
I would strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy their stay in Buenos to the max and be well taken care at all times , and stay at the safest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero.
Just go and have a medialuna with dulce se leche and a mate and thank me for the advise!!, daniel and teresa.
The staff, the room, and every need were met and exceeded. It was an incredible experience for my partner and me. I wish to be there now, as I write this comment. It was a treat at every level.
If you visit Buenos Aires, this is the place that will make your experience unforgettable.