Need to know
88, including 22 suites.
12pm, but flexible, subject to availability; those checking out after 6pm will be charged a half-day rate. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $429.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates do not usually include breakfast, but do include access to the sauna and hammam.
The spa at Faena alone is worth the journey for its lengthy menu of botanical facials, energy-aligning chakras and deep-tissue massages. Get over jetlag in the candlelit marble hammam, warmed with eucalyptus-scented steam. The hotel also offers an array of private baths, including a detoxifying sea-breeze bath and a couples’ bath in a two-person tub, followed by a massage.
At the hotel
Spa with hammam, bicycles to borrow, gym, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, Organ & Co. bath products.
Our favourite rooms
With a freestanding tub designed by Philippe Starck and sweeping city views, the spacious Porteno Suites combine the best of city spirit and instant relaxation. The antiques-filled Executive Rooms are smaller, but have oversized white leather chairs, dramatic red-velvet drapes and the best views of the river.
The heated outdoor infinity pool is surrounded by red sunloungers and pots of matching geraniums, with a giant gold crown-shaped fountain at the centre. There’s a drinks service in summer, as well as foot massages while you tan.
Tango shoes: the hotel offers individual lessons to give you moves for the Buenos Aires dance floors. Stylish swimwear is imperative for afternoons by the pool; if you forget, the hotel has a carefully curated boutique stocked with kaftans, bikinis, jewellery and other fashionable finds.
Pets of up to 11 pounds are welcome. In advance of your arrival, the hotel will set up the room with a special bed, food menu and toy for the dog. The hotel has a dog-walking service, a pet menu and a choice of grooming treatments.
Pets of up to 11 pounds are welcome. In advance of your arrival, the hotel will set up the room with a special bed, food menu and toy for the dog. The hotel has a dog-walking service, a pet menu and a choice of grooming treatments. See more pet-friendly hotels in Buenos Aires.
Welcome. The hotel has cribs available at no charge, and rollaway beds for $100, plus tax. Babysitting is available for $35 per hour, plus transportation costs for the sitter.