Elegant interiors, impressive facilities and top quality service are key elements at Four seasons in Buenos Aires. This high end hotel is in the fashionable Recoleta district of the city, an area of cafes, restaurants and boutiques frequented by the locals every bit as much as by visitors.
Rooms and suites are beautifully furnished and decorated. Sizes and layouts vary, from the 40sqm rooms to the palatial 180sqm presidential suite, yet all share the same sense of style. Bathrooms come with toiletries and bathrobes and you have free wifi, a phone and minibar. Suites in La Mansion building are especially lavish with high ceilings, period decor and antiques.
You'll be treated to some fine Argentinian cuisine at Elena, the hotel's main restaurant, where you dine in suitably opulent surroundings. The breakfast buffet is an impressive spread including cereals, fruit, pancakes, pastries and cold meats, with lunch and dinner accompanied by fine Argentinian wines. Nuestro Secreto specialises in barbecues served in a light room with glazed walls and ceiling, and at Pony Line you can enjoy your choice of the cocktail menu in an atmosphere inspired by the polo lifestyle.
During the day you can explore the local neighbourhood and wider city, with staff at the hotel happy to help you make the most of your time by arranging excursions. The hotel offers several recreational options. Take a stroll in the gardens, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool, the only outdoor pool in Recoleta, challenge yourself to a workout at the gym or opt for a revitalising treatment at the spa. The hotel welcomes families and there are board games and DVDs for youngsters and a babysitting service to help parents.
Open: Four Seasons is open all year.
Location: The hotel is on the fringes of the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, close to the city centre and about a 40 minute drive from Ezeiza International Airport and 15 minutes from the domestic airport.
Rooms: There are several styles of accommodation, all en-suite and with free wifi, phone, minibar and safe. E-lounge rooms, mansion view rooms and city view rooms are all 40sqm. E-lounge rooms have king size beds, while mansion and city view rooms come in both twin and double configuration. There are many suites, ranging in size from 60 to 180sqm, each with a lounge with picture windows. Some have a dining room and a balcony or terrace. Some of the suites are in the adjoining La Mansion building.
Activities: City sightseeing and shopping. Recoleta cemetery, site of Eva Peron's tomb, is nearby, and there are many cafes and boutiques close to the hotel. Staff can arrange excursions and activities such as private tango classes and venues for watching tango dancing. At the hotel you can book a private cooking lesson and a coffee lesson from the barista.
Facilities: There is a choice of dining venues (see below). The hotel has attractive gardens and an outdoor swimming pool. Cielo Spa offers a good choice of treatments and there is a gym. Yoga sessions can be arranged. The hotel provides a laundry service (pay locally).
Dining: The hotel's main restaurant, Elena, serves grilled meat and fish accompanied by local wines. It is complemented by Nuestro Secreto, specialising in barbecues. Snacks and drinks are provided at Pony Line. Room service can be arranged.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby sitting can be arranged. The hotel has a collection of children's books, toys and films. Interconnecting rooms and suites make good family accommodation.
Health: Buenos Aires is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free wifi internet access in the rooms.
Notes: Some bedrooms are accessible by wheelchair.
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