The “good old days” before fast food chains, before mega malls, before e-mails or iphones will never come back. In the middle of Recoleta, in the posh district, next to the best of the best, stands the best hotel, too, the Alvear Palace Hotel.
Alvear Palace reminds me of the Plaza Hotel in NYC. The Hotel in BA is a left-over from the era of Argentina’s golden age. It has all the charm of an elegant place and it is still intact and open for business.
Naturally, the clientele used iphones, the service personnel used computers and the lighting and general furnishings were very modern yet the décor was from a past long gone.
The Alvear Palace Hotel is a must visit when in BA. I suggest you have lunch there, take your time and enjoy the good old days. This is a perfect place to visit, to experience ‘how it was’ but also, if you have the money, to stay for a few weeks or days (US$495.00 per night).
We enjoyed this visit.