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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 887 Reviews
Great small hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Stayed here for 4 nights. Emmanuel, Juan , Max and Facundo made our stay in Buenos Aires.
Between them they organised our sightseeing, which restaurants to go, Great tango show , which museums were the most interesting etc.
Another great feature of the hotel is the Jazz at breakfast , a pianist , it was like a concert every morning. They also have jazz evenings at the weekend with dinner.
Forget about the gym it’s too small, but we had a good massage instead in the hotel’s health spa.
Well located for sightseeing too.

First visit to Buenos Aires, highly recommend
Reviewed 1 month ago

My wife and I had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay, a very nicely appointed hotel. Our room was tidy and well appointed. Had an excellent sleep. Only negative was no coffee making facilities in the room, although plenty of coffee on tap for breakfast.

We enjoyed many local Empanada for lunch from a restaurant within 1 minutes walk of the hotel (El Sanjuanino). As well a wonderful dinner at Fervor, right next door. The doormen (Facundo and Max) were instrumental in these selections.

My wife and I also made use of the Spa, which we enjoyed.

We didn't know what to expect with Buenos Aires, but we were quite taken back, it reminds us a lot of Paris. The centre of Buenos Aires is safe to walk around and shop, as for any large city, if you are sensible you will be fine. The location of the hotel is ideal to explore from.

BTW set up Google Translate on your phone and download the languages you need. Makes things 10 times easier when trying to explain things to people when needed (taxi drivers in particular). The majority of the staff has good to excellent English.

Loved it....................
Reviewed 2 months ago

Loved it...............

My stay at this hotel was towards the end of July, 2018.

Everything is absolutely wonderful at this small but perfectly own hotel. The people make the difference.

My thanks to Maximilian who was so ever helpful and giving directions on how to get to where I wanted to go, by foot,....Charlie in the restaurant was very nice to my requests...Facundo was like a doctor when I called the front desk asking for help as I had cut my finger with the knife I had bought earlier...he was the sweetest tending to my wound....Juan Pablo and Rolando in the front desk were 5***** customer service. Thanks to all!

The breakfast is one of the best I have had in a long time! A variety of fruits, pastries and smoked salmon, which one doesn't find so often.

The cleaning crew perfect! I checked on the sheets upon arrival (I do it all the time) and they were CLEAN!!! this doesn't happen all the time even in the 5*, expensive hotels...I have a few stories to tell!! my suggestion...check the sheets....

I liked the location of the Melia Recoleta. I walked to the center of town....had some very nice salads at the shopping center a few blocks from it...I like to walk so for me, it was a very pleasant stay in a very nice place.

I got a kick out of this so simple fact: my room 43 was across the corridor where Evita Peron lived for a few years before being famous.

I will return to B.S and the Melia Recoleta is where I will stay!!


Reviewed 3 months ago

Nice hotel, quiet area , close to many sights. Good breakfast with lots of fruit and very good coffee. Comfortable beds and pillow menu. The gym is not worth calling a gym. None of the machines worked and so little. Staff very helpful especially Frankolando who is one of them helping you with tours and other information. The taxis that they ordered from hotel was very late and slow so we almost
Missed our flight. Take one on the street instead. Interesting history about hotel and Evita Peron.

Highly recomend. Max hooked us up.
Reviewed 3 months ago

I stayed at this hotel for four days and I highly recomend it. For anybody thats speaks english or spanish I would recomend asking for Max. Max is one of the receptionists at the front. Me and my friend made an improvto trip and didnt have a set agenda. Max was very helpful with setting an agenda and helping us figure our way around town. Max told us the sights that we must see like the recollete cemetery and japanese garden and areas to avoid like certain places in la boca. Max also told us about and made us reservations at a great argentinian steak house. I forget the name, but would deffinetly recomend asking him about it if you stay here.