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
I stayed two weeknights at the InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires, receiving a Platinum Ambassador upgrade to a junior suite on a high floor. I had an excellent arrival experience, with check-in taking place on the 17th floor at the Club Lounge.
The room is comfortable and well-appointed, with a large living area separated by curtains from the sleeping quarters, and an excellent bath with large bathtub and separate large Italian shower.
I wasn’t impressed by the Club Lounge upon visiting in the evenings. The food was rather limited and there were only two red wines on offer, which is a major disappointment given Argentina’s contribution to viticulture.
I had a good spa experience, with a massage and a visit to the dry and wet saunas.
Parking is a bit inconvenient to access, as you must wait for a security agent to come to open the gates in order to get a ticket for the car park.
I encounter Jullian Mezzeo in the Hotel Intercontinental . He made our trip beautiful. He was knowledgeable and friendly. Eager to make you trip one you would remember. A beautiful wonderful smile just pulls you to go ahead and experience all their hotel has I was not disappointed. Would definitely go back because of Jullian & his team made us enjoy it all, definitely would go to this hotel again!’nn
I took a trip to Buenos Aires and it was my second visit. I booked a room at the Intercontinental Hotel pretty much in the heart of town. I am an Ambassador member and so I get a nice room upgrade and late checkout. They have a lounge on the club level and it's probably the least generous with food of the Intercontinental hotels they do offer some nice wines. I was upgraded to the Presidential Suite and it was truly sumptuous. The gym and spa are quite nice as well. Overall, a classic and impressive hotel
Very friendly and helpfull staff! Excelllent Breakfast, convienient location: All attractions can be reached in walking distance. Professional Management at reception and on the excecutive level. The best Hotel to stay in Buenos Aires. We will come back!
Fabulous hotel to finish our South American holiday. After five months away we absolutely wallowed in the luxury and personal attention at the Intercontinental. Our suite was spacious and comfortable, the conscierge faultless. Food and service were excellent, with cafes and little nooks to enjoy.
Perfectly located to explore the city either on foot or on a tour. The hotel is surrounded by great restaurants.