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
My parents were here as guests and I visited them several times. They have great wines and good service in the bar.
We ate there once, I asked if I could get the glutenfree risotto from the room service and it was possible, unfortunately due to a new chef it wasn't glutenfree anymore: he told me honestly and I am glad he did. I switched to a GF sandwich with salmon and it was great! My parents had two very nice dishes as well, mom ordered a salmon sandwich but got another. She didn't mind because it was still good.
To make up for the risotto, I got some glutenfree cookies to bring back home.
Intercontinental never disappoints us!!
This was a last minute to decision to book a nights stay in Buenos Aires, we were on a cruise which had finished there. What a great choice, we upgraded from superior room to a Club Room on the 17 Floor which gives free access to their Club Lounge, which is beautiful! We enjoy the free Soft Drinks/Coffee Pastries during the day with free evening Wine and Beer with Canapes in the evening. Our room was super big with a beautiful bathroom too.
The staff were extremely helpful in all matters especially advising on safety whilst in the city.
The location of the hotel is idea, just off from the main roads, so traffic noise was minimal (if any) but just a short walk to some attractions and the main Plaza.
This hotel is beautiful inside and out, but it is the staff that makes it so comfortable.
The three restaurants were each wonderful and the staff in each were attentive and remembered, not only your preferences, but names and room numbers. Coming back at the end of each working day to this charming place was akin to coming home. Sabrina, Juan Pablo, and so many others, thank you for leaving me wanting to return. You all do the Intercontinental proud.
Very good experience in this hotel. All very professional, service was timely and cordial, apartment was roomy, clean and well decorated. Room service had lots of options and was prompt. Just internet was not working that properly, but it looks like was a city problem. Strongly recommend the place to stay in BA. Reasonable prices for a 5 star hotel.
By all accounts, an Intercontinental in a major world city should be a five-star or, at least four-and-a-half stars.
We found the staff exceptional at a very busy time with dignitaries and other notable people visiting the property. However the hotel itself needs a major interior renovation. Rooms aren't quite shabby but utterly lack in any charm and aren't very practical for the businessman. Power outlets were hidden and my ethernet connection didn't work.
The shower had no light over it and the first time I used it I got a lot of water on the floor as it has one of those partial partitions.
For some reason, I found the bed uncomfortable and had a bit of a backache and I usually can sleep soundly on just about any mattress.
The walls are thin. I could clearly hear a woman in the adjoining room speaking at length on her phone call, Housekeeping staff in the hallways were also noisy during some hours I needed to rest. The room was quite clean, so at least they are efficient at their basic job.
I expect a top-notch hotel to have slippers and provide amenities I might have forgotten without having to ask -- such as a toothbrush -- as well as an upscale line of shampoo and soap. Not here.
The breakfast buffet was meh -- it did not have me looking forward to returning for a meal here the second and third day. How about an omelette station and some non pork alternatives for the morning meats.
The Intercon Buenos Aires ticks all the most basic boxes. If your business is paying for it and you're collecting IHG points then perhaps you won't mind. But if you're looking for a romantic vacation in a wonderful city then there's probably a few better boutique hotels out there.
Also, be cautious walking on the streets -- two of my colleagues had scary incidents during daytime that appeared to be attempted muggings, intimidation or possible hate crimes. Taxis are very affordable so ask the concierge to arrange reliable transportation for you to and from the hotel.