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.
- 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
From the friendly greeting on our arrival (despite our dusty Patagonia hiking clothes) to assistance with a taxi to the airport, the hotel’s staff made our short stay wonderful.
We recommend the club floor, where Frank provided helpful suggestions of restaurants and sites to visit. There were drinks and snacks throughout the day, and a simple breakfast in the morning with great coffee.
The hotel location as very good for walking to sites, restaurants and our bike tour.
I wish we stayed another night or 2.
We stayed here after leaving a beautiful suite on Holland America cruise. We decided to up our room at the Inter Continental and were truly pleased. Decor is lovely, room was large. We had expected a larger room as you would find in the US, but this room almost had a mini suite feel with an area of chairs, coffee table and beautiful lighting. We had privileges to the lounge one floor above which was another very nicely decorated area. We were able to walk to all the nearby tourist attractions. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again if we return to Buenos Aires.
I absolutely loved every minute of my ten day stay at the Intercontinental Buenos Aires. The main goal of my trip was relaxation, and I can honestly say this trip will stay with me, always. I fell in love with Buenos Aires like I knew I would, because this had been a long-time bucket list place for me.
I also fell in love with every aspect of the Intercontinental: The kindness of every single member of staff, the quality of the amazing food, the location of the hotel and the incredibly soothing atmosphere of and talented Souls at the spa.
I will most definitely be back in the near future. The Intercontinental Buenos Aires felt like a home away from home, and I cannot wait to experience it again.
Although you’ll fall in love with the breakfasts, hot and cold snacks and wonderful Malbec wine available in the Club Lounge - the sunrise/sunset views from rooms on that floor are magnificent.
Well worth the upgrade. You will also have access to the Club Lounge managers who will easily check you in and out with great warmth and hospitality.
Our second trip to Buenos Aires was a stunning success largely thanks to them. Wish we were smart enough to stay there on our first trip.
Great hotel, great Club Lounge, great views and....oh, did we mention the Malbec?
I have been coming to Buenos Aires since 2000. All of the staff are exceptionally welcoming, friendly and courteous. I am also impressed how they reorganized the lobby and club lounge. I also like the location which is away from the collection of hotels further north. The concierge and club lounge staff are always there to help you with anything you need...very professional. Christian, Nestor, Veronica and others are exceptional. These individuals, among many others, make it a pleasure to return here as often as possible.I have recommended the hotel to all of my friends and family.