Melia Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center
What We Love
- Central location, close to Calle Florida’s shops and restaurants
- The Jet Lag Revival Massage at the spa
- Lunch buffet of local dishes, such as empanadas, at the Azorín restaurant
What To Know
- Nine meeting rooms make it popular for business conventions
- Mod cons include minibars, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Hotel Meliá works well for both leisure and business travelers, thanks to its convenient location near Calle Florida, its polished public spaces and its top-of-the-line conference center. The guestrooms are modern, decorated in a light, neutral color scheme, and they feature such mod cons as minibars, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, as well as full bathrooms with tubs. When you want to unwind, hit the hotel’s spa, which includes a heated pool, hydromassage, a sauna and a state-of-the-art gym. There are four dining options to choose from, including Terraza, where you can watch the city go by — glass of Malbec in hand — from one of the sidewalk tables.
In the Area
Take time to explore the varied neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. See tango dancers, artists and brightly colored tin houses in La Boca, café-hop in fashionable Recoleta, or wander the parks in Palermo. The hotel is also just a short walk from Calle Florida, the city’s main pedestrian street, which is lined with boutiques and restaurants. When hunger strikes, head to Sucre, renowned for its contemporary beef dishes, a must-try in Argentina. Check the calendar at Teatro Colon, one of the best concert venues in the world, for an evening of opera, ballet or classical music.
How to Get There
My wife and I really enjoyed our 6 night stay at the Melia Buenos Aires. We have had great success with the Melia brand in Berlin in the past and decided to stay at this hotel despite some of the negative reviews. It is true that the rooms are a little tired, so if you are looking for "perfecto" you may want to pay a lot more and stay at the Four Seasons.
We stayed in a Supreme room and were quite pleased with the amenities despite the somewhat worn carpet and decor. The bed and linens were clean and comfortable. The wifi worked well for both phones and laptops. The bathroom was excellent with separate toilet and shower and a nice attached sink and bathtub area. The openness of the room made everything seem quite spacious.
We ordered breakfast with the room and found it more than adequate. It is not quite the feast we are used to at the Melia Berlin, but it is certainly more than a continental breakfast. It includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, potatoes, breads and pastries, fresh fruits (including tomatoes), yogurt, and many juice and beverage selections.
There is a small pool, fitness center, and spa at the hotel. We tried a massage on the second day and were so pleased that we booked a second massage a few days later. Again, this is not a fancy, luxury spa, but we found the masseuses to be very capable.
The service at the hotel is very nice. We had an issue with our blinds on a Friday evening and an technician came to our room and fixed it almost immediately. There are also very helpful doormen and bellhops. We did find that most of the guests are proficient in Spanish, so English-only speakers may have a bit of a challenge.
The area is quite convenient and we were able to walk to nice restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing.
Overall, a very nice value for the money.
Got in rather late from airport. What a comfortable hotel with so many facilities. Comfortable bed and excellent check in.
Breakfasts are really good and excellent service delivery
walking distance to Florida Road. Excellent shopping
The staff is not professional enough. I speak the local language, and I've heard them jokingly insult each other when they thought you weren't hearing them. When I was about to leave, and there weren't many people in the lobby, I even heard them making noises as if they were mocking other people or laughing at internal jokes (yes, in the middle of the lobby).
Buenos Aires is a city that likes to take advantage of tourists (be aware of taxi driver scams!), and this hotel is part of this game. The Wi-Fi service, for instance, needs to be payed separately (yes, in a 5-star hotel) unless of course, that you are local and know who to talk with, then they will hand out dozens of free Wi-Fi codes.
The bathroom at the entrance was out of service during all my stay, but you could see staff members using them, and no, they weren't using it to clean or fix them.
The food was not as varied as you could get in other places, and the location is good, but again, you can get better or equal location in many other places.
I will make the best of my efforts in convincing my company not to use this hotel anymore.
Its a 5 star hotel till the lobby. From then onwards its not worth the money.
Our floor was smelling like smoke and the room was not clean at all.
The room we had was disgusting.
Dusty, fungy in the bathroom, paint was going of the wall and dirty.
We got a new room after complaining.
The new room was better but certain things were sticky
Centrally located with lots of restaurants and bars around. Major shoppin
ng mall within walking distance. Restaurant open for breakfast. Very average breakfast. At lunchtime very small buffet. Rooms and passages require renovation. Size of rooms good. Staff helpful