There are plenty of big and flashy luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, but that’s not for everyone. If you’re more the type who likes a small boutique hotel with style and personal service, the new Hub Porteño might be your ideal choice.
Located in the same Recoleta district as many of the best-known hotels in the city, Hub Porteno is the kind of place you could easily miss as you stroll by, not even knowing it’s a hotel. Once inside though, it’s an elegant 11-room hotel where there’s no check-in desk and rooms don’t have numbers. The place is filled with valuable artwork and rooms have lots of artistic touches that allude to the thought that went into the design.
The personal service extends to the experiences outside the hotel, no small thing in one of the world’s greatest cities for tourists.
The well–connected staff proudly sets up “local experiences.” The four signature experiences are Tango, Evita, The Gauchos, and Belle Epoque, but the hotel also offers tailor–made itineraries built around guests’ interests in history, art, music, literature, fashion, and polo, complete with English–speaking guides and drivers. In a city that overwhelms with its cultural offerings, it’s an indispensable service.
This small hotel is getting an outsized reputation for its showpiece Tarquino restaurant as well, headed up by a chef who trained at El Bulli in Spain.
Rates start at more than $400 per night, which puts it in the upper echelon of luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, but spacious rooms and baths have Nespresso machines, complimentary snacks, Wi-Fi, iPod docks, large flat-screen TVs, and much more.
See our detailed review of Hub Porteno Boutique Hotel in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.
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