Talk about a hideaway in the middle of a bustling city! In the Palermo, Hollywood neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina you'd never expect there to be such a lush, green space awaiting your arrival. And the day we arrived, we could not have appreciated it more. It was a long flight from San Francisco to our first stop in Argentina. We were jetlagged and loopy and just didn't feel like navigating a new city at that moment...and it was HOT! When we opened the gate off of the busy street, it was like a dream come true. What a sweet, quiet, sunlit setting it was.
We were only staying one night and by chance they had a suite available for us for a single night's stay. Typically the suite is completely unnecessary for just the Frenchman and I, but in this case it was like kismet. We walked our suitcases and our scrappy selves through lobby, past the bar, by the pool to a gate to our room and walked in to what felt like a dream... our own pool! Granted it's pretty much just a shallow wading pool, but it's surrounded by green climbing the wall and the sun shining in on us. It was a lovely sight.
It was only one day and night that we enjoyed this fantastic hotel as we were en route to visit Iguazu Falls the next day, but it was a pleasure all the way around. The restaurant served us a healthy, delicious meal and the best cocktails I've ever tasted (note the shape we were in). We enjoyed both the community pool and our own private dip in our room. And the staff were more friendly than I've ever encountered at another hotel. We left there feeling so enthralled with Argentina before we even really explored it.
Since that brief stop at home, I've read more articles about pretty people and rock stars hanging out there. I'm a sucker for rock stars and apparently the entire lot of U2 was spotted hanging around there only a few days after we left. So our timing is the only thing that may have been a bit off...
Our room also had a private upstairs patio and a spacious living room amongst other niceties. Can't speak for the other rooms, but it's worth visiting their website to check them out as they all look pretty sweet. Hope you make it home one day.
food & libations: home hotel resto / bar, a fabulous steakhouse that the hotel staff will find for you
cool for kids: we didn't have a kid in tow, but I would suspect the pool in the room would be pretty cool... and the lobby was full of vintage robot toys
must visit: La Recoleta cemetery