This lovely hotel has so much going for it—a historic setting, a pair of fine restaurants, a fitness room, and sophisticated rooms, for starters. Relax beside the indoor pool, work out in the fitness center, or enjoy a massage at the spa. The lobby bar is a great place for a drink; if the weather's right, sit in the courtyard, where you can forget you're in a concrete jungle. By day you can readily explore the quaint antiques shops, restaurants, and tango halls of nearby
San Telmo. After the office workers head home the area is desolate; it's also on the fringe of some sketchy streets. Taxis are the way to go.
Feb 9, 2004
Basic InterContinental at less than basic price. Rooms are spacious and lobby is good for meetings. Not directly in, but close to shopping and restaurants.
Oct 18, 2003
For $89USD, a great breakfast buffet, gracious service, well-appointed room, and the spa is worth the modest upcharge. I've stayed in "Leading Hotels of the World" that offered much less and charged much more. Not as posh as the Alvear, but about 1/3 of the cost for an elegant outpost in B.A.