I’ve been to Buenos Aires several times and knowing where to stay can always be a bit of a quandary.
But if you’re looking for some killer views and classic comfort, not to mention a sunny rooftop pool, the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center comes highly recommended.
A friend had recommended the place for an overnight stay on my way back From Antarctica to the UK.
It was a quick Uber ride from the domestic airport AEP to the Sheraton on a Friday night and check in in the sparkling marble-clad reception was efficient.
The friendly receptionist directed me to a king room on the 20th floor.
After being at sea for a couple of weeks, the classic comfort of the Sheraton was most welcome.
Think simple interiors, warm lighting, swathes of varnished wood and a leather desk chair, which tempted me to take a swivel.
After dumping my luggage, I ventured upstairs to the lounge on the 22nd floor before it closed at 10:30pm.
All rooms at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center from the 20th floor upwards come with lounge access. This is where breakfast is served and snacks during the day.
Unfortunately, I’d missed snack hour but there were complimentary soft drinks and some yogurts lurking in one of the fridges.
Back in my spacious room I revelled in the views, with the twinkling city lights stretching to the banks of the Tigre Delta river.
After taking a dip in the large bath, I changed into the towel robe and slipped into the enormous bed.
Before drifting to sleep, I plugged in my gadgets using the useful plug bank on the bedside table and read the amenities list, discovering that the free provisions included a flower vase, curling irons and a bathroom scale, just to keep tabs of the impact of all those juicy Argentinian steaks!
The next morning my wakeup call sounded at 6am as I’d requested.
Breakfast back in the lounge kicked off at 630am and I steadily made my way up.
There was a really impressive selection of goods on offer considering it was a lounge set up with the spread including fresh pastries, hot dishes, fruits, cold cuts, cheeses and smoothies.
Feeling pretty peckish after missing dinner the evening before I had a little sample of everything.
The scrambled eggs were absolutely divine and the cheeses were terribly moreish.
A splodge of Bircher muesli on the pineapple and papaya made for the perfect mix, while some candied figs also went down a treat.
To wash it all down, I think I swigged around 5 mugs of coffee with an attentive server steadily refilling my cup.
Adding to the enjoyment of things, I took a seat by the window with even better views than my room two floors down.
I could see the city steadily waking up, with cars slowly emerging and the odd pedestrian taking to the sunny streets down below.
Thanks to quick hotel Wi-Fi service I took a call from the UK via WhatsApp while I ate in a bid to feel less alone.
Unfortunately, the fitness area and swimming pool at the Sheraton open at 8am over the weekend (6am during the week) and I had to check out before then to catch my fight from EZE airport, around a 40-minute Uber drive away.
On checking out the receptionist noted that the pool is one of the hotel’s main highlights and I’d been shown photos of the swimming spot which does look very impressive.
‘You’ll just have to come back next time,’ the lady laughed.
With good rates, great views and a central location, the Sheraton is certainly a now a spot on my Buenos Aires map.
I look forward to the open-air dip on my next Argentine adventure…
The Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center is located at San Martin 1225, C1104 CABA, Argentina
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