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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Some rooms come with a free nonalcoholic minibar
  • Fantastic location near historic Recoleta Cemetery
  • Reportedly an early home for Eva Perón
  • Afternoon tea in the greenhouse-style Terraza Jardín Mallorca
  • Old World elegance
  • Atmospheric Jazz Voyeur club with live jazz every weekend

What To Know

  • Best for those looking for a quiet stay; not a party hotel
  • Standard guestrooms are on the small side, at 322 square feet
  • The rooftop bar and Jacuzzi are closed June through August
  • Free WiFi only in the hotel’s public areas; in your room you have to plug in
  • The hotel is filled with valuable antique furniture — don’t be a bull in a china shop


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Buenos Aires (Recoleta), Meliá Recoleta Plaza is minutes from Plaza Francia and San Martin Square. This 4.5-star hotel is close to Teatro Colon and Obelisco.

Make yourself at home in one of the 57 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring espresso makers and LED televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle.

How to Get There

Meliá Recoleta Plaza
Posadas 1557
Buenos Aires, 1112 Argentina


4.5 Very Good 920 Reviews
Excellent boutique hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

The hotel is in a great location close to the Recoleta Cemetery and within easy walking distance of many sights for visitors. The room was very comfortable and although the bathroom was very old, it was clean. Breakfast was good and wifi was fast. The staff on the front desk were extremely helpful and spoke excellent English. We received good advice for our two day stay and were given the names of some good restaurants nearby. Nothing was too much trouble and they organised taxis for places we wanted to see, giving the drivers instructions on our behalf. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Old hotel with helpful staff
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for seven nights. Hotel is well located near parks, restaurants and shops.
It was very hot and part of the city experienced a blackout. The hotel s generator broke down for five hours. Staff were most helpful and accommodating. Rooms are OK but plumbing is old and there were a few problems including a strange smell in the bathroom.
Breakfast was quite nice and served until 11 am. A bit overpriced for the quality of rooms and amenities.

Excellent hotel in a great location
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights in the hotel, everything was absolutely great! Super helpful concierge and front desk staff, they helped us quickly and accurately every time we asked for help. The location was really the best, so close to so many sights, and in a very safe area. The room was very nice with AC and a great fridge to store drinks in. We would recommend it without hesitation.

Different from the big hotels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father and I stayed two nights at the Melia Recoleta Plaza hotel in January 2019. The hotel has some unique features and the staff was very friendly. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable and the breakfast was very good. The location was only 3 to 4 blocks from the Recoleta Cemetery and there were several great restaurants within walking distance. Max at the front desk gave us very good restaurant recommendations and was very helpful during out stay. Everyone at the front desk spoke excellent English which was helpful to me because my Spanish is weak. I would definitely stay at this hotel if I was to return to Buenos Aires.

Excellent boutique hotel and staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip Advisor lived up to my expectations again! Needed a post cruise hotel in Buenos Aires. After much searching, opted for this small boutique hotel which had very favorable reviews. The staff is superb! I needed a document printed such that I could sign it with a wet signature and ehen email it back to the US. They helped me at the front desk and we had my problem solved in 5 minutes. I was thrilled! They all speak excellent English and are friendly as well. The rooms are very nice with excellent bathrooms, lovely showers, and lovely bedding and pillows. It was hot when we were there and the A/C cooled the room very well. Robes and slippers. There is a spa and tiny pool and a small gym. Not the hustle and bustle of big hotels. Eva Peron actually lived in the hotel from 194201944 so there is real history here as well. The breakfast was exceptionally nice with hot and cold choices. Delicious breads, pastries, eggs, smoked fish, cheeses and fruits. Just blocks for the Recoleta cemetery and close to the port. We did not use the main restaurant at the rear. There are many restaurants nearby that you can walk to. Highly recommended if you want a mre personal experience.