Intercontinental Buenos Aires
What We Love
- The Terraza del Virrey restaurant serves an authentic Argentine dining experience
- The fitness center’s spa offers a range of massages and an indoor pool
- Some suites have Jacuzzis
- The hotel is within walking distance of some great attractions, including Avenida de Mayo and El Zanjon de Granados
What To Know
- The gym is operated by an outside vendor, and there’s a fee of $10 per day
- Pets aren’t allowed, with the exception of service animals
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
While the hotel’s exterior is businesslike and modern, the public spaces — particularly the marble lobby — capture some of the Old World charm for which BA is known. The guestrooms have a warm color scheme of beige, tan or mocha, as well as flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minibars, while 350-thread-count Egyptian linens and goose feather duvets provide a touch of pampering. BA is renowned for its dining scene, and you can start your culinary odyssey on the premises at the Terraza del Virrey restaurant, where all kinds of meat are grilled to order in classic Argentine style. After a morning spent sightseeing, you should carve out an afternoon at the spa, which has an indoor heated pool, a steam room, a sauna and a solarium.
In the Area
For history and atmosphere, no Buenos Aires neighborhood beats Recoleta. Here, you can wander the wide pathways of the spooky-fabulous Recoleta Cemetery, the last resting place of many prominent Argentine leading lights, including Eva Peron. And speaking of Evita, be sure to get some snaps of the Casa Rosada, the palatial pink government building on the Plaza de Mayo where Juan Peron gave his famous 1945 speech to a crowd of thousands. Take refreshment at the legendary Café Tortoni nearby, an Art Nouveau masterpiece founded in 1858 and popular ever since with the Argentine intelligentsia, who dig its portrait-covered walls and genteel/bohemian air. Finally, watch tango dancers work their stuff on the streets in the artsy San Telmo district, or hit the dance floor yourself at one of the many tango bars in the area, such as La Cumparsita, a hit with locals and visitors alike.
How to Get There
The service, lobby and breakfast are nice but that's about it. The pool was closed and I don't actually think it is included. The room is very dated and the bathroom was gross and smelled terribly of mold. The entire room smelled disgusting, almost made it difficult to be in there. The towel and products seemed very poor for an intercontinental hotel. We were there for work and everyone's room smelled terrible. The location is also pretty lame but I guess ok for working or having a more central location in the city. Would NOT stay here.
The room was a good size and I slept well on the beds. At the desk, there are outlets that allowed me to plug in my US adapter that has USB-C and USB to allow me to charge my iPhone and iPad Pro.
The bathroom was clean. The toilet filled very slowly - over two minutes to fill. I thought there was something wrong with it.
I am not a big person - 5'7" 175 lbs. I found the shower stall small. I had to be careful getting in and out because it is raised up and I held on to shower handle to make sure I didn't slip.
The staff is very friendly and speak in Spanish and English. I'm not sure if they were fluent in other languages, since those two are the only ones I know.
We were in the hotel for one night for a wedding. Check in was quick and easy. I booked a executive suite. My sister booked an executive room. What’s the difference you ask, money and a wood floor. Not what I expected. The bathrooms are old and need to be remodeled. When we went to check out at 2:30, the manager of the front desk area, tall thin man and no personality said the computer noted a 2 pm check out. We were told we had a 3 pm. We gave him the name of the person who told us we could check out at 3 pm. With a smirk on his face, he sarcastically said no problem. We stood in line for 15 minutes to check out. Only one person at the front desk with a trainee. There were only 2 people in front of me. Poor service though the young lady was very nice. It was not her fault that no one came out to help her from the back room office.
Breakfast was included and I have to say that the selection offered was not very good. The service disappeared when breakfast was over even though guests were still in the dining room.
This is not what I envisioned from such a great brand.
By the way, I am staying at the Park Tower Hotel and did not want to check out of my beautiful room for one night. We just took a change of clothes and went to the intercontinental for the one night because the wedding reception was being held there.When I checkout of the Park Tower Hotel, I will leave my review. Been fantastic so far.