Meliá Recoleta Plaza
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
We like so much everything at this hotel: location, attendents, breakfast, our room and The Jazz club! We’ll came back for sure! Recoleta is the best place to stay in Buenos Aires! There are great restaurants, parks and beautiful stores just nearby.
The hotel is situated in a very safe area, central, with all you need in walking distance.
The bed is super comfortable with 6 pillows, the shower has a unique design. Breakfast also was good and they helped me with airport transfers.
The staff is very polite and helpful, they all speak good English.
On the downside I had to push hard via email to get a king bed guaranteed instead than two twin beds, finally the request bed type wqw granted to me, thank you.
One strange thing happened at check-in: the attendant took my credit card and wrote down on a piece of paper the all 16 digits and even the security code from the back of the card without even asking me!
I was expecting him to take the machine and do the payment and block a deposit rather than taking personal information that could be used to execute online payments. I ripped off the piece of paper immediately and he told me this is normal practice to speed up the check in process. I have never seen anything like that, I can't say if this was really a standard procedure in Buenos Aires, it was my first time there and Melia Recoleta Plaza waa the only hotel I staid in Argentina.
Anyhow the staff member sent me to the room and then called me back 10 minutes later to do the payment with the credit card machine and everything went well.
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