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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 962 Reviews
Great location, good service, economical rates that include breakfast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really liked this hotel. Recoleta has big, very expensive hotels and then this one, which is relatively small, has very congenial staff, a good breakfast, is on a relatively quiet street, and is close to everything in Recoleta and has multiple nice restaurants nearby. Rooms are not lavish but they are comfortable and quiet and there are only a few on each floor. There are evidently rooms in two columns, with an elevator feeding each. We had one served by the elevator nearest the street and had a room facing the street, which was great because we could easily check weather and how many layers people had on. The good reviews are quite reflective of the experience you should have. The fact that the manager responds to reviews tells you how much the staff cares about the experience you have. Go and enjoy

Very pleased...
Reviewed 1 month ago

After a 14 hour flight from London, this hotel proved to be an excellent choice, the reception staff were most welcoming, we arrived at 9.30am expecting them to store our luggage until normal afternoon check-in time, but the receptionist asked for the usual passport check etc and then said that our room was ready and that we could go straight to it, the bell boy arrived with our cases soon after, showed us all the features of the room etc, and we had a relaxing morning in comfort, the bathroom was superb, in fact the entire room was absolutely first class in every way.
The hotel lobby and lounge were very good, the only downside would be the dining, the main daytime dining room/hotel bar was rather clinical and lacked ambiance, there is a second restaurant on the lower floor that is also used as the breakfast room in the morning, which was a most satisfactory buffet, in the evenings this room becomes the main restaurant and also features jazz concerts.
All in all, we throughly enjoyed our 3 day stay at this delightful hotel...

A friendly, quaint hotel in a superb location for a solo traveller
Reviewed 1 month ago

I had already travelled in Argentina before I stayed 2 nights in this lovely hotel in Recoleta.
I had arranged an airport transfer which was waiting for me, and brought me directly to the front desk of the property where I was greeted very warmly and shown to my room.
The rooms are not very spacious however I think this is expected in a city centre hotel. Mine was clean, with a large bed, nice furniture and a small but well decorated bathroom.
I have solo travelled a lot, and carefully choose which area and property I stay in when in a big city that I don't know - and this place was perfect. The staff were helpful, and booked me on a city tour and booked a return airport transfer. The room service food (I arrived quite late and didn't have my bearings yet) was pricey but plentiful. Breakfast was a good variety of hot food, pastries, fresh fruit, good juice and decent coffee- I didn't need lunch.
The main advantage of this hotel especially for a solo female traveller was the safe location. I felt completely comfortable in the neighbourhood both by day and evening, and the short walk to the cemetary and the central areas was perfect.
The only thing which needs a little attention is the carpets in the public areas (stairs etc)
It may not be the same as other, modern luxurious 5* properties but it is charming, in a perfect location, with lovely staff.

Excellent boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Great nice small hotel owned by the Melia chain. Usually they have big hotels but this is a really charming small one in one of the best areas of Buenos Aires. The hotel is clean, comfortable and very well decorated. It is close to good restuarants, tourist attractions, and public transit. The place has also interesting historical heritage being the house of Evita Peron during 1942 to 45, which is also remembered all over the place. Breakfast is very good and the staff are excellent and extremely helpful

Very Small Rooms, but excellent overall value
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel property is a charming classy building in one of Buenos Aires nicest locations, and it has a historic flair as it was a residence to Evita once. The staff is super nice, breakfast excellent and the jazz club in the basement a jewel. Beware of the very small rooms , old and slow elevator that tests your patience. Rooms could/should be better lit and a better attention to cleanliness is needed.