Need to know
12 noon, or later if you pay for an extra half day. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $163.80, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
With three days' notice, the hotel can hire a parrilla master to assist in buying local meat and vegetables for a full Argentinian barbecue in the back garden.
At the hotel
DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player.
Our favourite rooms
Each room is named for a member of the Coppola family and features terracotta tiles and weighty salta blankets. We prefer the privacy of the largest room, Francis. Set apart from the main building, it has a king-size bed and private garden balcony with a breakfast table. Pen your own Oscar-worthy screenplay at the dark-wood desk.
The small, unheated pool is perfect for a cooling dip, and though there's no room for loungers, it's a welcome addition to the garden.
Pack lightly to leave room for finds from Palermo Soho’s posh boutiques. Bring mosquito spray for the garden and floral prints to complement the blooms. Riding boots will help if you plan to make off like a gaucho across the grassy pampas.
Cots for babies are free. With two days’ notice, babysitting can be arranged for $15 an hour.