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 have previously felt that the Intercontinental hotels were on the nicer end of the hotel spectrum. The InterContinental hotel in Buenos Aires made me rethink this. The hotel is quite a drive from the international airport (~50 min). It’s about a $10 Uber ride. After an extremely long trip, we arrived at the hotel eagerly anticipating a shower and a nap. There was only one man working at the reception checking in guests. He casually chatted up a pair of guests who had already completed their check in process, completely disregarding the growing line. When he finally made himself available to other guests who were waiting, he was less than helpful and bordered on being frankly rude. Given my degree of fatigue at the time, I was less than impressed. It became more frustrating to find the wifi not working (so I just paid for a data day pass through my wireless company).
The room service menu is quite good (though light on vegetarian options). The rooms are comfortable enough.
Traveling with a large group we had a lovely buffet the next morning. The food was quite good but quickly ran out. Things weren’t really restocked. Juice ran out immediately and wasn’t refilled until I was leaving. There weren’t enough servers to accommodate such a large group so getting specialty coffee drinks wasn’t really happening. Again, the servers weren’t particularly friendly.
The hotel is fine and comfortable. Just very underwhelmed with the service and wouldn’t stay there again.
Two white men hit me and cut me above the eye and stumped me into the ground on that date. I was badly injured . I mind my own business . Im a person of color . They said, that hate n, Je, Chiness, Dirty Mexi and homo's. The security of the hotel was ask to call the police. Security refuse to. I'm guessing no bad publicity. No apologies at all from the hotel. The next day had to go to the pharmacy to get pain killers. Got back to the United States went to the hospital three times. I have not been back to work since. I feel very unsafe at this Hotel. KDJ firstname.lastname@example.org
The most recent Latin trip included Buenos Aires so I got to stay at the Intercontinental again! This wonderful property feels solid wonderfully decorated. As I walk through, I'm reminded of the Shoreham in Washington, D.C. The bar has a great menu where we had a tasty lunch. The location is great for us as we work directly across the street. I look forward to returning soon.