Hotel Review: Hilton Buenos Aires
The Hilton Buenos Aires is one of two Hilton affiliated hotels in Buenos Aires. It is located in Puerto Madero and quite a typical big Hilton property. Nevertheless, my stay was quite enjoyable as you’ll read in this extensive hotel review.
After reviewing the Hilton Buenos Aires, I’ll also release a review of the second Hilton affiliated property in the city, Anselmo Buenos Aires, soon. The hotels are located in quite different areas.
- Classification: Five Stars
- Room Category: Executive Junior Suite
- Month of Stay: April
Puerto Madero, where the Hilton is located, feels very modern and “American”, while the Anselmo is in a more historic area. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the location of the Hilton as well as my stay there.
Executive Junior Suite at Hilton Buenos Aires
Upon checking-in at the Executive Lounge of the Hilton, I asked whether suites would be available for upgrades and was immediately offered a complimentay upgrade to an Executive Junior Suite as a Hilton Honors Diamond member.
The suite was located on the same floor as the Executive Lounge and felt extremely spacious. Upon entering, I found myself in a foyer, which leads into the main room. This one consists of two areas, which are seperated by the television, which is located in a wall of sorts.
The first part of the room is the living room, which comes with a comfortable couch, two armchairs and an amazingly big working desk with a proper office chair. Behind the television, you can find the King Bed with two bedside tables.
Right next to the bed is another door, which leads to the dressing room, which I found to be an amazing feature in a Junior Suite.
While there wasn’t too much in the way of views, the big window front was quite nice anyways.
Bathroom of the Executive Junior Suite
The Executive Junior Suite at the Hilton Buenos Aires comes with a spacious bathroom. While inwards facing and not the most modern, I still liked it.
There’s a single sink, a spacious bathtub as well as a walk-in shower and a toilet with bidet (both separated by frosted glass doors). The shower was relatively disappointing though as there’s just a single handheld device, which isn’t especially great anymore.
The pressure is only average at best. Another interesting note is that the Hilton Buenos Aires offers (great) custom toiletries and not the typical Peter Thomas Roth toiletries.
Executive Lounge of Hilton Buenos Aires
The Hilton comes with a relatively small Executive Lounge for status members as well as those who booked Executive Rooms and categories above. The Executive Lounge is quite nice in theory as it got different areas, including a terrace with nice views.
Additionally, there is a pool table, a business center and a library. Those are amazing features for an Executive Lounge, in my opinion. Yet, the lounge at the Hilton Buenos Aires was very disappointing in terms of the food spread. I’ll focus on breakfast in the next part of this review, but the snacks during the day (not even worth mentioning) and the evening were especially sad.
In the evening, there were 2 or 3 different cold snacks in glasses. Then there were some cold cuts, cheeses and some cheap wine as well as spirits. Quite a sad selection.
Breakfast at the Hilton Buenos Aires
The Hilton Buenos Aires offers breakfast in the Executive Lounge and the main restaurant. Surprisingly, breakfast in the restaurant is not complimentary for elite members. Thus, we ended up having breakfast in the lounge on both days.
Sadly, the offerings were highly disappointing. There was some bread alongside a couple of pastries and croissants as well as some dulce de leche and jam. Then you could have various mueslis, some fruits as well as scrambled eggs (with either bacon or veggies).
Overall, I’d actually say that this was one of the worst Hilton breakfast experiences I ever had. It even beats my experience at the Hilton Lake Taupo in New Zealand.
Pool & Gym at the Hilton Buenos Aires
When staying at the Hilton Buenos Aires, you’ve got access to the in-house fitness and health club. There’s a sauna, a steam bath, a spacious gym and an outdoor pool.
However, the pool has horrible opening times and might not be used by anyone with a regular work schedule as it opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm in winter. Odd. Yet, the pool looked quite nice even though it’s not very big. The gym of the Hilton Buenos Aires is well equipped, but feels a little cramped.
In addition, there’s rarely any daylight what kills the atmopshere. Nevertheless, the gym is good enough for a decent work-out.
Overall impression of the Hilton Buenos Aires
I’m a little conflicted about my stay at the Hilton Buenos Aires. On the one hand, I liked the location and loved the Executive Junior Suite as well as the nicely designed Executive Lounge. On the other hand, the service was so-so, the food spread in the Executive Lounge horrible and the opening times of the pool odd. Nevertheless, I’d recommend staying at the Hilton Buenos Aires as the value for the money is quite good for Buenos Aires.
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