In the colourful heart of busy Buenos Aires you see business men in suits dashing past fruit sellers and their stalls, and the local butcher might be sandwiched between an internationally known boutique and an award winning seafood restaurant. Buenos Aires is both cosmopolitan metropolis and, in places, a small, friendly town. A place where everything from wine to the tango deserves celebrating in festival form! Every barrio, or neighbourhood, has something different to offer, so deciding on the best places to stay in Buenos Aires can have a big impact on your visit.
'Mash-ups' are where the appeal of this city-like-no-other lies. In the Bacchanalian atmosphere of partying 'til dawn and sleeping 'til midday, but still open for business first thing. In the edgy 21st Century style encroaching politely onto the faded gentility. She's half Latin American, half European and totally unique.
Palmero Viejo is one of the best places to stay in Buenos Aires if you want to immerse yourself in the nightlife. A magnet for independent boutiques, street culture and club culture, this is the perfect spot for evening people watching in the trendy cafes and bars. Palmero Viejo is also the only part of the Palmero district not filled with high rise apartments, so it's got more of a traditional feel. Bohemian Palmero Hollywood is a good neighbourhood for restaurants.
San Telmo was once one of Buenos Aires' wealthiest, as well as oldest district, but she was left dilapidated by a Yellow Fever epidemic in 1871. Some of the beautiful old building are now being restored and if you appreciate distinctive architecture this is one of the best places to stay in Buenos Aires. San Telmo is also well known for its Sunday fair, antiques shopping and tango schools...
If you enjoy poking round galleries and antique shops, head to Retiro. This is also where you'll find the Palacio Paz, and several other interesting old palaces. And the central train and bus stations.
The famous red brick dockyards of Puerto Madero are being gentrified into a brand new, vibrant waterfront neighbourhood. The best places to stay in Buenos Aires are never far from shops, bars, restaurants and other entertainments including concert halls and auditoriums.
You can always explore further in the vibrant and exciting country that is, Argentina.
A hip and romantic B&B set in a beautiful neo-classical building and surrounded by artworks. Lovely boutique rooms have attractive decoration and views onto a pretty garden. Breakfast room, sun bathing area, tango lessons and yoga classes. A real steal in a cool area.
Colourful boutique hotel in Villa Crespo. Contemporary rooms have large beds, flat screen TVs, iPod docks and modern bathrooms. Library lounge and business centre to plan your excursions from. No restaurant, but walking distance to plenty of eateries. Great value, cool and friendly.
Buenos Aires (Bairo Norte/Recoleta)
Great value hotel in Buenos Aires most exclusive neighbourhood. Elegant and understated rooms house canopied beds, wrought-iron balconies and original Argentinean art. Charming inner patio, art gallery and cozy library to boot. Don't miss breakfast on the pretty roof terrace.
A traditional European-style hotel with classic bedrooms and great business facilities. The Tudor-style restaurant serves local and international cuisine and the cultural heritage coffee shop is renowned for its high tea.The rooftop pool boasts wonderful views of the city.
Buenos Aires (Palermo Soho)
An old convent turned designer bed-and-breakfast in a fun, safe neighbourhood. Lots of natural light, high ceilings, and white open spaces meld with traditional features to create a sense of wellbeing. A lovely place to relax and to explore the city from.
Buenos Aires (San Telmo)
A beautifully resotred Art-Deco building in San Telmo, offering luxurious modern facilities. Loft-like rooms boast sophisticated style with lots of natural light, white washed walls, and rich wooden furnishings. A stylish city stay with Bohemian undertones and plenty of crushed velvet!
A boutique B&B in a bohemian district of central Buenos Aires. Understated elegance is the order of the day with ten beautiful individually decorated rooms. Natural light fills charming courtyards and exquisite textiles cover oak paneling. A peaceful sanctuary in a trendy area.
Buenos Aires (Barrio Norte/Recoleta)
A hotel in a leafy residential area with an art gallery, sweeping marble staircases, and a roof top terrace with views over Buenos Aries. A cosily romantic place to stay, relax, and peruse the many artworks in the hotel and surrounding galleries.
Hotel Babel is a hub for the hip and trendy - and great value for money. An anything goes atmosphere with retro designs. A laid back and funky place to stay in BA's boho district.
A secluded hidden gem in the heart of lively Palermo Soho. A uniquely quiet destination with a large garden and stunning roof top terrace - sip cocktails and recline on the wooden beds St Tropez style. A chic refuge.
A wonderfully placed boutique hotel close to Palermo Soho's hip boutiques and BA's only Botanical and Rose Garden. Avant-garde design, individually decorated rooms, and tranquility in the solitude of a terraced hide-out. An ideal base to explore BA from.
A funky boutique hotel, oozing life and understated cool. Contemporary rooms are decorated with vibrant colours on white washed walls, vintage wallpaper and retro furniture. The bar has a wide selection of cocktails and the spa offers Ayurvedic massage. A trendy hang out you could call home.
A wonderfully unique hotel, with undertones of quiet sophistication and glamour. Each room gently honors a national hero. Wooden floors, paintings, posters of the era, and fireplaces make it a completely charming cultural infusion. No restaurant or bar, but in a buzzy area of town.
Buenos Aires (907 (Esquina Paraguay))
An extremely smart contemporary hotel in BA's financial district. Primarily a business destination, but its outstanding facilities and magnificent roof top Sky Bar should not deter any city visitors.
A boutique hotel in the outstanding location of San Telmo. Eclectic contemporary designs set this hotel apart architecturally - not to mention the accompanying luxury of the spa, magnificent views from the roof top terrace, and complimentary wine-tasting. True city-style.
A hip, intimate, and eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Palermo Soho - enjoy the boutiques and bars on the hotel's doorstep. Bright contemporary interiors and in-room jacuzzis ensure a comfortable stay. Suitable for families and city-explorers.
Buenos Aires (Palermo Hollywood)
This striking Art Deco hotel is a lively destination. Avant-garde designs, colourful boutique rooms, fabulous spa, and trendy restaurant - all ensure an exciting stay for a city break.
This hotel is an eco warrior's fairytale. A Robinson Crusoe-esque building wrapped in the canopy of plants to save energy. Each light-wooded and bright room is a private spa-haven with a jacuzzi and sauna. The ultimate eco spa-break.
Urban and modern designs welcome guests to this boutique hotel in the happening Puerto Madero District. Chic, modern rooms, with private balconies boasting fantastic views of the River. Red Resto & Lounge offers an extensive wine list with its French-Argentinean cuisine, or check out The White Bar.
Buenos Aires (Capital Federal)
Gallic charm merges with Argentine flair in this imposing landmark building. Situated steps from antique shops and art galleries, and equipped with fantastic facilities. Exuding old school elegance and charm this hotel is a great spot for any visitor. Large, luxurious rooms and fine dining for all.
An ultra-chic hotel in the trendy district of Recoleta. Rich wooden furnishings, neutral tones and subtle lighting make for a smart-rustic but relaxed ambience. A fantastic Indian restaurant, Bengal, and a pampering spa. A stylish city spot.
Billed as an art hotel and close to the financial district, this tall new boutique hotel has fabulous panoramic views of the city. Sunny, light and airy, public rooms and suites are spacious and luxurious. Marble, natural fabrics, mirrors and art, are used to the bare minimum, the effect is superb.
This Philippe Starck-designed hotel represents the best in extravagant decoration and cultural performance. Lavish and individually decorated rooms, fantastic restaurants, and performance spaces which host anything from tango to art exhibitions. A unique experience.
Buenos Aires (RECOLETA)
A majestic boutique hotel. Stunning six meter-high doors made from French oak wine barrels lead into a wonderland of design - marbles, silks, cottons, and glass abound. Luxury spa, gourmet restaurant, and lively bar. A marvellously unique hotel for city visitors.
This townhouse hotel epitomises all things luxurious with uncompromising classical elegance. Ten outstanding suites provide private butlers, pianos, and chefs. Fantastic spa, extensive wine lists, and magnificent Sky Bar. Extravagance with style.
Alvear Palace has all the splendour that one would expect from an aristocratic palace. Grandeur and elegance permeate the interior with marble floors, chandeliers, glittering ballrooms and banquet halls. The lap of luxury for any city visitor whether on business or holiday.
A 5* luxury hotel in a 1930s mansion. Contemporary and masculine decoration with hard woods and sleek clean lines. The spa is its piece de resistance. A stylish destination not just for business meetings or spa breaks.