Alvear Palace Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlvear Palace Hotel Buenos Aires
We have stayed in many 5 star hotels; however, this may be one of the best hotels in the world. The old world charm, service, food, everything was just wonderful. We had a large room with a king bed, bathroom with 2 sinks, a deep soaking tub and a walk in shower. In addition we were provided with an incredible breakfast, fresh fruit and water in our room, and an English-language newspaper. Perfect!
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