Having shed its reputation as a place of political unrest, Buenos Aires is welcoming visitors with warmth and an open pride for its complex history. Often dubbed “The Paris of South America”, the city appeals to those with a love for unwavering eclecticism. An artistic flare gleams in barrios such as Palermo and Colegiales, while a European influence is still palpable in areas where immigrants first settled including San Telmo and La Boca. Diverse neighbourhoods lined with rosewood and ombú trees are punctuated by lush green spaces – the city is defined by its many parks designed by French landscaper Charles Thays. Between them, you’ll find plenty of museums to explore, cultural events to enjoy and great food to savour. This is a city unafraid to show its true colours.

Estancia El Ombú de Areco

Located 120km from Buenos Aires’ centre, this historical farming residence dating back to 1880 is great for a few days away from the city – hotel staff can arrange travel between the two, including stop at San Antonio de Areco, a nearby town of historic national interest. Rooms at the hotel are well appointed while in keeping with the property’s traditional feel. Activities on offer include horse riding, folklore shows and outdoor asado.

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  • Ruta 31 Cuartel VI 2760
    San Antonio de Areco

Palo Santo Hotel

If you are looking to be within walking distance of all the Palermo action but still like to experience the quaint personality of a neighbourhood, Palo Santo Hotel is ideal for you. With a biodiverse vertical garden, the building is designed to minimise its environmental impact. Inside you’ll find a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. While there are plenty of gastronomic options within walking distance, contemporary Nikkei restaurant Namida offers some of the best ceviche in town.

Vain Boutique Hotel

Set on one of the hippest shopping streets in Palermo Soho – minutes from the Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays and many other cultural hotspots – the belle époque-style Vain Hotel offers modern, eco-conscious hospitality in a 20th-century setting. Some rooms offer a whirlpool bathtub with bath salts, perfect for unwinding after a busy day of walking in the city – or perhaps an aperitif on the hotel’s decked terrace will do the trick.

Hub Porteño

Hub Porteño offers a personalised stay in a particularly posh pocket of the Recoleta neighbourhood. Both a travel service and boutique accommodation, the hotel has experts who can tailor a bespoke itinerary so that you make the most of your time in Buenos Aires – just email your preferences in advance. Amenities here include a sauna and treatment room, fitness centre and a rooftop terrace with a bar.

L'Hôtel Palermo

Based in a part of Palermo teeming restaurants, bars and arguably the most vibrant nightlife in the city, this small hotel is ideal for anyone wanting to experience the cool young Buenos Aires. Set in a restored 20th-century home, the hotel’s highlights include its lush garden at crowned a divine pool, as well as the terrace offering a private space to enjoy a glass of wine in the midst of the neighbourhood’s bustle.

Mine Hotel Boutique

Putting guests at the centre of Palermo’s action, Mine Hotel Boutique houses 20 rooms, a garden blooming with bougainvillea and a heated outdoor swimming pool. The hotel takes measures to make it a sustainable and environmentally friendly option, and donates slippers, bed sheets and towels to charity.

Casa Calma

This small, 17-room luxury hotel is just a short walk from the city’s most important streets and monuments. A must for eco-conscious travellers, Casa Calma is billed as “the first zero contamination hotel” in Argentina, with sustainable selling points including bamboo bicycles and plant-lined walls that help maintain the building’s thermal balance.

Casa Bevant

Those wanting to experience the true porteño lifestyle should stay in one of Casa Bevant’s two studio apartments which come with a fully-equipped kitchen as well as access to a fitness centre and rooftop patio which provides stunning views across the city’s colonial architecture. The on-site house manager has great recommendations for exploring the Recoleta area and beyond.

Hotel del Casco

Set on a cobbled street in the historic San Isidro district, this charming old-world hotel is housed in a neoclassical palace dating from 1892. Restoration was sympathetic and kept original features such as terrazzo-tiled floors and soaring columns. Of the hotel’s 22 rooms, eight offer garden views – ideal for those looking for a relaxing oasis away from the city noise.

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  • Avenue del Libertador 16170
    San Isidro

Fierro Hotel

A straightforward boutique establishment, you get what you pay for at Hotel Fierro.The hotel has a little heated pool on the roof and is conveniently located in the creative Palermo district, which is full of fun restaurants, shops and bars.

Home Hotel

This 20-room, ivy-covered retreat is an oasis of calm in the middle of Palermo. Filled with comfortable Scandinavian and French-inspired delights, the eclectic boutique brings together the concept of a home and a hotel. The pool, complete with its own bar, is a nice place to sit and relax with a cocktail after a long day of sightseeing.

Be Jardin Escondido

Situated in the artsy district of Palermo Soho, is the leaf-laden Be Jardin Escondido by Coppola. The “Godfather” director, Francis Ford Coppola, lived in this establishment during the filming of his movie Tetro and was decidedly charmed by the hotel’s blush-stained facade. With just seven bedrooms, this compact and stylish bolthole is ideal for city breaks.

Faena

Corridors lined in red velvet and sparkling crystal candelabra make for a fantastical first impression at Faena. Design is bold and expressive with touches of signature red dispersed across the hotel and bedrooms. The restaurant and adjacent open fire outdoor terraces is a great night spot to enjoy live music and tango acts. Ideal for those in search of chic aesthetics with sumptuous trimmings.

Legado Mitico

An air of masculinity surrounds Legado Mitico. Rooms, steeped in various shades of mahogany and beige, are dedicated to Argentinian legends of the past including writer Jorge Luis Borges and Ernesto “Che” Guevara. The charming Palermo boutique hotel is a great choice for those looking to relax while on holiday. Take time out and explore the hotel’s generous library, before cosying down with your chosen book in a luxurious armchair.

Alvear Palace Hotel

A city classic, the Alvear Palace Hotel is revered in Buenos Aires for its luxurious and old-world charm. Surroundings are decidedly opulent, with a fantastic pool rooftop pool and excellent spa. The pool bar, located on the 11th floor, is a must for hotel guests wishing to take in the cityscape. Book for afternoon tea whether or not you stay the night.

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Fierro Hotel

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Faena

Legado Mitico

Alvear Palace Hotel

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