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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 938 Reviews
Lovely historical hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Buenos Aires. It is located on a lovely tree lined street in a safe walking area. It is conveniently within walking distance to most points of interest. The staff is very welcoming and work hard to make guests comfortable. The breakfast is excellent and the beds very comfortable. I will stay in this hotel again when I come to Buenos Aires.

A great disappointment.
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chose this hotel for the Melia brand with which we've had excellent previous experiences. This hotel was well located and had good wifi and cheerful service but.....it was pokey, smelled markedly of mildew and damp, had stained and dirty carpets in hallways, was shabby in places and had a bistro like a dungeon.
Very disappointing.

Fab location and staff
Reviewed 6 days ago

First visit to B A forget the scare stories we found it to be a wonderful city.
This hotel is in a great spot everything lovely is nearby.
We arrived on an early flight from London they let us check in immediately- that was wonderful to shower and snooze before heading out.
The staff were fantastic really helpful.
Only thing is the rooms are ok but a bit outdated but very comfortable beds and nice showers
We stayed in a glitzy hotel in Puerto madero at the end of our stay and regretted it really as the location here was fabulous.

Old world charm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old, charming hotel in a beautiful neighborhood in Buenos Aires. 5 minute walk from the famous cemetery where Eva Perón is buried. Eva actually lived in this building from 1942 through 1944.
Checking in was smooth, room was new and spacious. Breakfast is very good and included. The staff is friendly and attentive. We walked everywhere. A couple of really nice restaurants practically next door to hotel made it very easy to get dinner. WiFi was good. I got a great deal on the price therefore I have absolutely no complaints to report. Would stay at Meliá Recoleta again I n a heartbeat!

Exceeded Expectations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a week in February. It met or exceeded our expectations in every way—location, amenities, restaurant and above all, a helpful and friendly staff. It is a boutique hotel with quite a unique history—Eva Duarte, a popular Argentine actress who later became world-famous as Evita Peron, had an apartment here from 1942-1944. Highly recommend it.