Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires
Hotel Pulitzer is located in Microcentro on the west side of Buenos Aires, a short walk from Recoleta.
The city’s domestic airport is 20 minutes away by car. From Ezeiza International, which operates flights directly from London (www.britishairways.com), New York (www.aa.com) and elsewhere, the drive will take around 50 minutes.
The nearest train station is Retiro, 1.5km, or five minutes’s drive, from the hotel. Three national lines depart from the station. The city also has a metro system with a station, Plaza San Martin, a short walk away.
Retiro is on the western edge of Buenos Aires. The hotel has a car park on site ($22 a day).
Worth getting out of bed for
After you’ve sunned by the pool and sipped cocktails high above the city streets, head out to see Recoleta Cemetery, a sprawling maze of mausoleums patrolled by neighbourhood cats. Devoted fans of Eva Perón continue to make pilgrimages to her tomb. Outside the cemetery, the Recoleta barrio has a large number of galleries and museums. Be sure to visit the National Museum of Fine Arts, one of the continent’s largest museums, which has collections dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including works by Argentine artists Diego Della Valle and Jacques Morel, along with classic pieces by the likes of Degas, Gauguin and Modigliani. Browse the luxury goods displayed along shop-lined Avenida Alvear and swing by El Ateneo Grand Splendid: a thetare turned bookstore, widely considered the most beautiful in the world.
On the same block as the hotel, Tancat channels Spain with Catalan tapas. Sit at the long bar, order wine and try garlicky shrimp or tomato-slathered bread. Piegari plates inky squid pasta, ravioli and caprese salads in a beautiful, perpetually packed dining room only five minutes from the hotel. Or let the chef take you on a journey at i Latina, where the menu travels from Mexico to Patagonia, with a few stops along the way. And, you can't visit Buenos Aires without at least one steak dinner (unless you're vegetarian, in which case head to Buenos Aires Verde); there are plenty of carnivore-friendly choices, but we like La Carniceria for its laden asador of home-made sausages, gizzards, ribs and slabs of steak.
Tired of steak? the aptly named and eco-minded Bio in hip Palermo Hollywood, about 6km from the hotel, serves vegan dishes made with local veg. Close by is kitschy cool Bartola, too, whose art deco frontage and photogenic plates will fill up a few squares on your Insta-grid.
A short walk from the hotel, Gran Bar Danzon fills later in the evening with locals who choose from hundreds of Argentine wines to pair with sushi and small plates. In a refurbished old house, Milión serves cocktails over multiple levels, indoors or out in a garden. The basil daiquiri is not to be missed. Dress up for an evening at chic drinking den Floreria Atlántico, where the drinks list reflects the city's melting pot of cultures and tastes.