Alvear Palace Hotel
French-style wood paneling, spacious seating areas, and large Victorian windows create a sophisticated atmosphere at the 5-star Alvear Palace Hotel. Each of its 188 air-conditioned guest rooms is outfitted with luxurious furnishings and elegant old-world décor. Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs with cable programming, work desks, and laptop-compatible electronic safes are included in all units.
En-suite baths feature Jacuzzi tubs, shower compartments, LCD TVs, toiletries by Hermès de Paris, and bathrobes. A local or international newspaper, flower arrangements, a basket of fresh fruit, and a turndown service are provided each day. The hotel's Wi-Fi network can be accessed from anywhere in the building. Connection apartments for groups and families, hypoallergenic furnishings, units that are handicap-accessible, and those that allow for smoking should be requested upon check-in.
The extensive wellness center is one of the property's most appealing amenities. A state-of-the-art fitness gym has cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, as well as personal instructors skilled in facilitating kinesis workouts. Guests can choose from a variety of beauty, relaxation, and detoxifying treatments in the spa area. Meditation rooms, a vitality pool, hydro-massage circuit, hot-stone walkway, sauna, and Turkish bath complete the wellness experience.
Working travelers will appreciate the desktop computers with high-speed broadband Internet, photocopiers, laser printers, scanners, audiovisual equipment, and technical support staff down in the business center. The bilingual staff at the 24-hour reception desk can assist with arranging for transportation to and from the airport, luggage storage, laundry and dry cleaning, childcare, currency exchange, ticket acquisition, car rental, and use of an area shuttle. For an additional fee, guests can park in the private garage during their stay.
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The neighborhood in which this hotel is found is considered to be one of the nicest and most exclusive in Buenos Aires. Dozens of popular restaurants and cafés are hidden away here. Italian and Mediterranean flavors come together in dynamic dishes at Sottovoce.
At Fervor, guests can sample Argentinean delicacies. A fast food court, international restaurants, and a coffee shop chain are part of the nearby Patio Bullrich shopping center. This complex has many affordable outlets interspersed with designer showcases.
In addition to gourmet restaurants and high-end shopping venues, there are a few cultural attractions to be explored. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is less than two blocks from the hotel. It is the final resting place of Eva Perón, many Argentinean presidents, and some of the city's richest socialites.
After touring the cemetery, head to the Recoleta Cultural Center. Paintings, photographs, and an interactive science museum are sure to entertain visitors of all ages. The Bellas Artes National Museum is a little further beyond the cemetery. It is home to some of the most significant works by the European masters of the pre-Renaissance era, as well as those by Argentinean sculptors and painters.
Food & Beverage
A breakfast buffet of sliced fruits fruits, deli meats and cheeses, yogurt, pastries, coffee and more is served each morning the on-site L'Orangerie restaurant. An international lunch buffet and an authentic afternoon tea service also take place here. At La Bourgogne, guests can sample French cuisine of the highest quality for dinner. Delicious appetizers, international drinks, and Brazilian cocktails can be purchased from the Lobby Bar, while the finest cigars are available in the Cigar Bar.
How To Get There
The Alvear Palace is located on Avenida Alvear at number 1891. From the Recoleta Cemetery head northeast on Azcuénaga and continue onto Avenida Pueyrredón. Turn right onto Avenida del Libertador, which will curve slightly to the right and become Avenida Alvear. Turn left to stay on Avenida Alvear. At the beginning of the second block, the hotel should appear on the left. The Jorge Newbery Airfield is approximately 4 miles northwest of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Express Check-In/Check-Out, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Shop, Tea Salon, Facilities For Disabled Guests, 24-Hour Security, On-Site Parking (free), Garden, Valet Parking, Family Friendly, Welcome Drink, Lounge Area, 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, Air Conditioning, Doorman/Bell Hop, Lobby Bar, Breakfast, Daily Newspapers, Cigar Bar, Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7, Soundproofed Rooms, Restaurant, Snack Bar, Meeting/Banquet Facilities.
Services:Concierge Service, Train Station Transfer, Travel Desk, Taxi Service, Medical Assistance, Secretarial Services, Fax, In-Room Flower Arrangement, Business Center, Room Service, Ironing Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Cruise Terminal Shuttle, VIP Services, Laundry Service, In-House Chauffeur Service, In-House Car Rental, Wake-Up Service, Ticket Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Tours and Excursions, Casino Shuttle Service, Butler, Airport Transfer, Currency Exchange, In-Room Breakfast Option, Luggage Storage, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions, Babysitting, Photocopying, Interpreting Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ferry Terminal Shuttle, Dry Cleaning, Shoeshine Service.
On-Site Activities:Anti-Stress Therapy, Sauna, Piano, Spa & Wellness Center, Beauty Parlor, Indoor Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Reiki Treatment, Gym, Hair Salon, Steam Bath, Shiatsu, Collection of Books, Hydrotherapy, Massage Service, Aromatherapy.
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