Melia Recoleta Plaza
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Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Recoleta Plaza Buenos Aires
Watch out for the bugs!
We (family of 6 in 3 rooms) stayed at this Melia for 1 night in December on the way to Sao Paolo. Location is good for day time touring and shopping. Not so for nighttime walks, diner or people watching. It seems that this area of BA in on a downturn. Gentlemen's club just around the corner. Check-in could definitely be faster. Breakfast room is in the basement and typical of a highway motel. Biggest drawback: Bugs. 2 of our rooms had bug infestation. We did not realize this until we returned from diner past midnight. We had to switch 2 rooms at 1am. The hotel is aware of this and even offered to vacuum the bugs out of the ceiling. I will not stay there again!
Almost 5 Star
Coming from a critical old queen (lower case), this hidden gem could be FABULOUS. There are some small flaws in the service, but Melia recoleta can be half the price of the Big Luxury Hotels and is better in some ways.
The pitfalls first:
No pool. Just an outdoor dunking tub.
Really, really friendly staff, but not so efficient.
We got very excited about the "Pillow Menu", but they never arrived or were the wrong type.
The good stuff:
Very near the Alvear, Hyatt and Four Seasons, the best location in BA's "Upper East Side-like" neighborhood. Recoleta.
BA can be absurdly stuffy - especially in Recoleta - and the friendly casualness of the hotel staff was charming. We laughed about the pillows.
Two to three room services per day.
Charming, if a bit small, rooms and bathrooms. Great linens.
In summary, If you would like stay at one of the Luxury Hotels but don't need over-the-top opulance - and want to save a few bucks - and don't need a pool - this is a GREAT choice.
Enjoyed our stay at the Sol Melia Recoleta Plaza . . . .
We just returned from a very pleasant stay at the Sol Melia Recoleta Plaza. Our room was beautiful, and the hotel is in a wonderful location, right in Recoleta, within walking distance to many great parts of the city. The nice thing about this hotel was that it was classy and luxurious, but also smaller, more of a boutique hotel . . . .great service, and very friendly and helpful staff. There is also a spa on the top floor which was great for a little relaxation. Higher price than other hotels in BA, but great value and we certainly had a pleasant stay. I think for the service, location and style -- the value is good. And, I recommend this hotel whole-heartedly to anyone!
Ok, the hotel is nice, very good service, regular room.
But the bathroom is small, VERY UNCONFORTABLE !!!
I don't recommend !
All the amenities of the Four Seasons - half the price! I Love This Hotel!
Traveling without my husband, as part of a Buenos Aires tour, I had an apartment rented for me in the Recoleta, through our Tour Operator. The apartment proved to be a nightmare - drab, dirty, no amentities - whatsoever. Fortunately for me, The Recoleta Plaza Hotel was just steps away and within hours, I left my dreary apartment and wheeled my luggage to my new digs. What a find! The hotel is beautiful - marble floors, glass elevators, a large reception and lounge area for guests to mingle, an elegant bistro with great food; as well as a jazz club downstairs that doubles as the breakfast area in the mornings. Breakfast each day was a delight! Huge assortments of freshly baked pastries, fruit, cheeses and meats, cereals, yogurts, etc., as well as your choice of eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, etc.
My standard room was fit for a queen. Spacious, elegant with a sitting area, writing desk, and a king size bed fitted with the softest, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforter and six huge, fluffy pillows. There was a plasma television with a CD/DVD player, high-speed internet, a gorgeous, modern bathroom with two luscious bathrobes and slippers.
The staff was very helpful and polite. They suggested two wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood and made reservations for me both nights. They helped me several times with directions, translations, currency exchanges and made sure I was always called a "radio" cab. Of course it was lovely to return to my room at night, having my bed turned down with chocolates placed on top. My only regret was that I didn't have time to use the gym and spa services - They were beautiful.
This hotel has all the amenities of the Alvear or Four Seasons (both in the Recoleta) for AT LEAST HALF THE COST - and for me, the preferred intimacy of a "boutique" hotel. I will stay here whenever I have the opportunity to return to Buenos Aires!
No reservation, no pillows, no breakfast
Meliá Recoleta is a new, chic and very well located hotel in Buenos Aires. However I had some problems that made my weekend much less nice than it could be.
When I arrived they didn´t find my reservation (made at the Meliá site and CONFIRMED by e-mail). I asked for pillows offered on a pillow menu and there were NONE of the pillows offered.
In the morning after I was interrupted at breakfast by a lady from the hotel asking me and my husband to register at the front desk. However, we had register and also left our credicard number at the front desk at the time we checked in on the day before.
The only nice thing was a letter and a bottle of wine from the general manager apologising for all the inconvinience.
Modern, comfortable, regal, friendly
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Melia Recoleta Plaza for four nights in early April. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to return one day.
The Melia is a brand new hotel - it is decorated as a classic upscale hotel, but you can tell everything is new. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The bellboys, the concierge, even the waiters at breakfast met our every need. The rooms are very comfortable: large beds with crisp white linens, a flat screen TV, charming furniture and a small sitting area. The bathroom was small but had everything we needed; we never felt cramped. The complementary breakfast was plentiful and included hot and cold dishes. The neighborhood is great! The Melia is just a block down from the famous Alvear Palace and a few blocks over from the Four Seasons. It was wonderful to walk around - day or night - and feel like you were both in the heart of the city and in a quiet neighborhood at the same time. Also, all the other guests spoke Spanish - I appreciated the local feel this gave the hotel (unlike other hotels where every guest spoke English and it felt like we were just back in the US).
Fabulous hotel. I highly recommend it.
Wonderful New Hotel
My family and I have have just returned to Canada from a fantastic trip to Buenos Aires and we stayed in a new Melia hotel in the Recoleta area of the city.The location is superb for walking as the streets are tree-lined and are dotted with many interesting shops and restaurants.The hotel has only been open for 3 months so everything is clean and up to date.The rooms are large and all come with a lovely seating area.Some of the rooms even come with 2 flat screen TVs(one for the bed area and another in the sitting area).
The breakfast in the morning was very good and included cereals,fruits ,eggs ,yogurt,pastries and a number of other alternatives.One of the best things is that the hotel staff were extremely knowledgeable and always ready to help.The area is also much quieter than other areas of the city so we had no problems sleeping at night because of potential street noise.
We were so pleased with our stay at this hotel that we haved promised ourselves to return in the near future.
Un excelente hotel
Estuvimos en este hotel en febrero. Es realmente un "boutique" hotel. Las habitaciones son bastante limpias e confortables. Los baños también son muy buenos. Esta ubicado en Recoleta, el mejor barrio de Buenos Aires, e donde es posible, todavía, caminar tranquilamente, mismo a altas horas de la madrugada. Mas, lo que nos impresiono mas fue lo staff. Gente muy amable e gentil. Recomendamos mucho este hotel.
Charming new Small hotel
Really a boutique hotel, all the personnel at your service, you ask for something and you get it. Polite, helpfull, corteous. Rooms with wonderful beds. Located in Buenos Aires´ best area Recoleta, you can walk safely, it is located very close to these top hotels (four seasons,Caesar Park,Hyatt and behind the Alvear Palace Hotel, so you can imagine the zone). Plenty options of restaurants nearby. Next time in Bs As no doubt about where I´ll stay
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