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Buenos Aires Hotels

Buenos Aires has seen a boom in boutique accommodation in the last few years, and many of the addresses are found sprinkled across the trendy barrio of Palermo. The city's old-world grandeur and modern spirit are represented in its generous spread of high-end and design hotels that range from classic establishments like Alvear Palace to the more budget-conscious boutique Pop Hotel found in the up-and-coming Villa Crespo district. Due to the instability of the Argentine peso, most hotels are priced in US dollars.

The Buenos Aires hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:

Luxury (over US$300)

Moderate (US$100 to US$300)

Cheap (up to US$100)

These Buenos Aires hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room unless otherwise indicated.

Luxury

Alvear Palace Hotel

This luxurious establishment has been a favourite with royals and diplomats since it opened in 1932. Conceived during the belle époque, the hotel is a symbol of that era, and some rooms contain reproductions of renowned pieces of French decorative art. The hotel is a short walk from the best restaurants, boutiques and museums of Recoleta.

Address: Recoleta, Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4808 2100
Website: http://www.alvearpalace.com

Faena Hotel

A pioneering design hotel, opulently contemporary Faena has been crafted out of a former grain warehouse along the docks of Puerto Madero. Designed by Philippe Starck, the interior is an eclectic mix of minimalist décor, regal furniture and quirky artefact, with facilities counting a spa, outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art meeting and events space and two stylish restaurants.

Address: Puerto Madero, Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4010 9000
Website: http://www.faena.com/buenos-aires

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

A 5-star Park Hyatt property in the affluent downtown Recoleta district, chandeliers and working fireplaces set the tone in this grand palace - first built in 1934 and lovingly restored in 2006. The 165-room hotel commands an impressive array of art in its underground gallery, the Paseo de las Artes Duhau, and facilities include the Ahín Wellness & Spa with its indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.

Address: , Avenida Alvear 1661, Buenos Aires, C1014AAD
Telephone: +54 11 5171 1234
Website: http://buenosaires.park.hyatt.com

Moderate

Casa Calma

In the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, this wellness boutique equips its 17 rooms with jacuzzi tubs and six deluxe rooms have saunas. The vibe throughout is eco-chic, with furniture fashioned from recycled fabrics and floors crafted from sustainable pine. Healthy buffet breakfast, bicycle hire and an honesty bar are among its many attractions.

Address: Microcentro, Suipacha 1015, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4312 5000
Website: http://www.casacalmahotel.com

Fierro Hotel

This super trendy bolthole in Palermo draws in food-lovers thanks to its highly reputed restaurant. Facilities include a lovely little pool with loungers looking out over city views as well as a spa and sauna. The interiors are sleek and minimal with a red and charcoal colour theme. Downstairs there's a secluded garden with comfy sofas and a laid-back vibe, complimented by the friendly staff.

Address: Palermo Hollywood, Soler 5862, Buenos Aires, C1425BYK
Telephone: +54 11 3220 6800
Website: http://www.fierrohotel.com

Home Hotel

The award-winning boutique stay is a tranquil and stylish retreat set in the heart of trendy Palermo, complete with heated pool, outdoor cocktail bar and palm-shaded garden. Scandinavian furniture sits amid luxurious French wallpaper in the 17 designer bedrooms, while the basement houses a sleek spa offering a range of massage, body and facial therapies.

Address: Palermo Hollywood, Honduras 5860, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4779 1006
Website: http://www.homebuenosaires.com

Cheap

Hotel Frossard

This centrally located hotel offers simple, modern facilities in an old, French-style house. Most visitors are attracted by the reasonable prices and ease of access to nearby cultural attractions rather than its specific charm. Offering bed and breakfast, Hotel Frossard is also surrounded by many of the city's finest cafés and restaurants which makes it a worthy budget choice in what can be a pricey city.

Address: Microcentro, Tucumán 686, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4322 1811
Website: http://www.hotelfrossard.com.ar

Pop Hotel

This budget boutique hotel is located in the emerging neighbourhood of Villa Crespo amid a scattering of trendy cafes, art spaces and new restaurants. The hotel's design is fresh and urban, with 44 air-conditioned rooms boasting plenty of light and fitted with iPod docks and security boxes for laptops. The deluxe rooms offer private balconies and breakfast croissant delivery.

Address: Villa Crespo, Juan Ramírez de Velasco 793, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4776 6900
Website: http://www.pophotelsbuenosaires.com

Telmo Tango

This friendly San Telmo hostel and bed-and-breakfast is a comfortable option for newcomers to Buenos Aires. Organised trips include outings to football games and sailing from Puerto Madero, and the English-speaking manager is happy to share his tips on the city. The building's top terrace is a nice little spot to catch the sun away from the busy streets. Ask for a room at the front of the building that benefits from a balcony.

Address: San Telmo, Chacabuco 679, Buenos Aires,
Telephone: +54 11 4361 5808
Website: http://www.hostelmotango.com