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Recommended accommodations in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
1555 Malabia House, 1555 Malabia, Palermo Soho
Occupying two 100-year-old townhouses in Palermo Viejo, 1555 Malabia House is a great choice for those who wants to be steps from the
shopping, dining, and nightlife of Palermo Soho. The interior is all white-washed wood and modern art. And a quiet courtyard with gurgling fountain adds to the charm.
Phone:  54.11.4833.2410
Fax:  54.11.4832.3345
Doubles from:   145USD

Alvear Palace Hotel, 1891 Avenida Alvear, Recoleta
If sophisticated, old-world luxury is your cup of tea, this is the spot. Separated at birth from any number of European "palace" hotels, the Alvear Palace caters to a traditional, well-heeled clientele with butler service, Hermes amenities, and immediate access to BA's most exclusive shopping. There is virtually no miracle that the concierge staff can't perform. The French restaurant, La Bourgogne, is one of the best on the continent.
Phone:  54.11.4808.2100
Fax:  54.11.4804.0034
Doubles from:   450USD

Art Hotel, 1268 Azcuenaga, Barrio Norte/Recoleta
Just a couple blocks from Av. 9 de Julio and the cemetery, this boutique hotel offers good value for money in otherwise pricey Recoleta. The lobby and breakfast room of this 100-year-old townhouse serve as a gallery displaying the works of local artists. The 36 rooms have been tastefully redone with all the necessary amenities. And there's a small bar open in the late afternoon and evening.
Phone:  54.11.4821.4744
Fax:  54.11.4821.6248
Doubles from:   65USD

BoBo Hotel, 4882 Guatemala, Palermo Soho
You don't have to be one of pundit David Brooks' Bourgeois Bohemians to stay at the Bobo, but it doesn't hurt. The 1920s townhouse has been tricked out with seven stylish rooms, and the Palermo Viejo location is steps away from chic shopping and dining. The restaurant off the lobby is excellent, and all in all, the Bobo offers great value for money, so book well in advance. With its own patio and hot tub, the Argentina suite is the nicest room, and also the first to go. Service is a cut above. The only downside is fellow guests returning from a night out at 3AM.
Phone:  54.11.4774.0505
Fax:  54.11.4774.9600
Doubles from:    120USD Continental Breakfast and parking included

Faena Hotel + Universe, 445 Martha Salotti, Puerto Madero
Designed by Philippe Starck and Argentine fashion luminary Alan Faena, the absurdly named Faena Hotel + Universe will appeal to those who value style over location. Housed in turn-of-the-century granary on the Rio de la Plata, the hotel is convenient to Puerto Madero galleries and restaurants, but not much else. With a personal "Experience Manager" to tend to their every need -- and amenities like in-room theaters, and state-of-the art health club and spa -- guests don't seem to mind.
Phone:  54.11.4010.9000
Fax:  54.11.4010.9001
Doubles from:   360USD

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, 1086/88 Posadas, Recoleta
Originally the Park Hyatt, this luxury property has rooms in a modern 13-story tower and seven suites in the beautifully restored Belle Epoque "La Mansion." The two buildings are separated by a lovely garden and outdoor pool. As you'd expect, there's an excellent spa and health club. Guest rooms are among the nicest in town. And the staff is attentive and professional. The stylish Recoleta location is good for shopping.
Phone:  54.11.4321.1200
Fax:  54.11.4321.1201
Doubles from:   395USD