Hotel Madero Buenos Aires
What We Love
- The curated collection of art throughout, with many local artists represented
- A Spa & Health Club with sauna, heated pool, solarium and massage rooms
- Fusion of classic European and South American flavors in the Red Resto & Lounge
- Panoramic views of the river and city from the rooftop bar
What To Know
- The rooftop bar is only open in summer
- With its location close to the airport in the modern part of the city, business travelers are a large part of clientele
- Rates include wifi and buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Conceived by Argentine design studio Abulafia Figoni Prado, the interiors of this 197-room hotel are designed to soothe, with neutral tones, plush retro-inspired furnishings and welcoming touches like orchids and original artworks. If the rooftop bar is closed, the White Bar is the spot to sip cocktails while loungey music plays – there’s even a terrace with tropical plantings and a reflecting pool. The spa offers the usual menu of massages, with a handful of more left-field treatments like Shiatsu and Esalen massage techniques.
In the Area
Set on the old harbor, Puerto Madero is one of the city’s newest neighborhoods, and as such seems to be constantly evolving. Be sure to photograph the Puente de la Mujer, designed by Spanish starchitect Santiago Calatrava, a rotating footbridge whose needle-like spire looks particularly striking at dusk. Stroll the revitalized Puerto Madero Docks, where you can sample the famous Argentinean beef at restaurants like Cabana Las Lilas, before changing pace completely at the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, a 865-acre nature park that features a huge variety of plants and great bird watching.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Madero in a zen suite in early November for a week. Buenos Aires is an amazing city, though there was quite a bit of road construction around the Puerto Madero district, it was still accessible enough that we had no problem getting around walking or taking a taxi.
The room was large enough for our needs and the king size bed was comfortable. The biggest area of concern was the bathroom. Water drained poorly from the shower (probably due to the crazy high water pressure from the rainfall showerhead) which caused some leakage into the rest of the bathroom. There where also rubber mats to use in the bath area, but they had mildew all over the bottom of them so had not been cleaned properly.
The room is called Zen, but we were only on the second floor and our garden view was immediately above and overlooking an outdoor patio area where people gathered every evening. Hardly zenlike to have that noise directly outside your window.
The included breakfast was more than adequate. The concierge and hotel staff were all amazing, especially with our language barrier. A little bit of tweaks on the room and this would be 5 stars for sure.
The hotel is very nice and modern. It is located in a very safe area of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero. It’s an area where you can walk around and feel safe. That definitely is a large plus of the hotel. The rooms are clean and modern. What makes this hotel not 5 stars is the service. One day our room was not cleaned until 6pm after we complained 4 times. The manager, Paula, paid for our transport to the airport the next day to make things right- something that was truly appreciated. She was wonderful. The breakfast was ok but they did not seem to have capacity for the amount of guests in the hotel and it was difficult to get a table. Water bottles are only free on the first night of your stay- something not typical of a 5 star hotel where water bottles are replenished daily.
Stayed here 3 nights, excellent location in Puerto Madero, high floor room on the rear side of building had a spectular view of the towers. Room was huge with a balcony, maid service was twice daily. Nice sun deck, fitness area. Breakfast buffet was great. Easy walk to San Hello and numerous restaurants in Puerto Madero.
Great location but overall poor service.
The pool and spa are old. The towels were old and worn out. The breakfast buffet limited and not at the standard of five star hotel.
Rooms are spacious and modern but too dark.
Reception were not helpful to accommodate our requests and not very polite.
Wouldn’t not go back to that hotel.
I stayed for 5 nights in this hotel during a business trip in BA and I must say that I really liked the hotel. It was very modern, classy, and the location was great. The staff were very helpful and always polite. It was quite well located, close to shops, walking distance to a lot of interesting places (i.e. San Telmo market), a lot of restaurants nearby, very close to a church and area feels safe.
The rooms are very spacious, clean, well lighted and well equipped. the bathroom is clean and spacious with a nice bath. The bed is very comfortable and the pillows are perfect. Balcony is a nice feature to the spacious room. Breakfast was adequate, I've noticed that they have more sweet options than savoury, I'm not sure if that is how they like their breakfast in BA. I also tried the restaurant and it was good.
I also asked the reception to help me arrange for taxi when i decided to explore the city a bit and they organized that for me.
It would have been a perfect stay if only they had better wifi. I had to work during my stay and it was impossible coz the wifi was next to non-existent. I do appreciate that staff tried to improve the connection in my room by placing some wifi repeaters or something, it didn't work but I appreciate that they tried.