Buenos Aires Boutique Hotels
With Aerolíneas Argentinas scheduled to officially become the 18th member of the SkyTeam alliance in a ceremony in Buenos Aires later tonight, and rumours circulating that Virgin Australia will be looking to operate a code share arrangement with the airline in early 2013, I thought it would be a good time to have a look at a couple of the best boutique hotels that Buenos Aires has to offer.
Located in the trendy Palermo Soho district of the city, this hotel is receiving fantastic reviews from guests for its service as well as the comfortable well furnished rooms. Drinks are offered on arrival and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the best restaurants, bars and other places to visit in the local area.
There are three room types available; the Luxe, the Glam and the Glu Suite. The Luxe and the Glam rooms are very similar in size at 38sq.m and 35sq.m respectively both with King or twin bedding, rainfall shower and a balcony, but if you want to live it up the Glu Suite is the way to go.
The Glu suite is approximately 70 sq.m with King or twin bedding, whirlpool bathtub and a large outdoor terrace for soaking up the Argentinean sun or entertaining guests. A 37″ TV and large collection of DVDs will keep you occupied should you not feel like getting out of bed. The hotel also has an onsite spa centre as well as a sauna and Scottish shower (therapeutic shower with alternating hot and cold temperatures – I had to look it up) There is also a bar onsite and a large patio/terrace .
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Innovative design is common in the many small hotels in the fashionable quarter of Palermo, yet many overlook the basics. The Fierro swims against that current by focusing on core needs. Well-sited among the boutiques and bars, its 27 spacious, soundproofed rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, and hypoallergenic goose-down pillows.
The decor in the lobby is aggressive—sleek vinyl furniture, abstract art, textured rubber walls, however things are toned down a little in the rooms where effective use of space and comfort are the key drivers. Friendly well informed staff help guest see the sights by day and choose the perfect Mendoza Malbec to sip on by the rooftop plunge pool.
The Fierro calls itself ‘The Hotel for the Gourmand’ and the Hernan Gipponi restaurant located on site does not disappoint, if you can’t get a table the restaurant also does room service.
The best room at this hotel and possibly in the city has to be the Terrace Suite, located on the top floor of the hotel the room features a 42″ LCD TV and a huge outdoor terrace complete with private jacuzzi and views across the city. If that wasnt enough it also has a barbeque so you can have your own private Argentine asado.
The hotel runs a blog to keep potential visitors informed as to what’s going on in the city you can check it here.