Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From Palermo to Recoleta - Places to Stay in Buenos Aires

It's amazing how many responses I received about my recent nostalgic trip to my birthplace of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It seems a lot of you have either been there and loved it or, if not, have placed B.A. on your bucket list. I loved reading your stories!!

If you do end up going there, one of the things I would highly recommend is to actually savor the city and stay for a while (at least a week). In doing so, I would also recommend renting an apartment which are so plentiful in Buenos Aires. There is nothing better than to live the way Argentines live even if for a little while. I found that some of my best trips were the ones where I stayed and cooked in a place, visited the markets, sat leisurely on a balcony while sipping coffee and reading the paper, etc.

There are lots of websites offering vacation rentals all over the world, but one of my favorites, particularly if you are traveling to Argentina is Buenos Aires Habitat.

Here are some of my favorite apartments. Of course, take note of the furnishings. How gorgeous are they! I picked two opposite extremes for you to see. One is a traditional, french style apartment, while the other is a modern one. Yes, us Argentines have quite a versatile range of tastes. Perhaps that is what has shaped my own taste in design and furnishings.

The first apartment is in the swanky neighborhood of Recoleta, named so after the famous cemetery located in this exclusive neighborhood. This is a two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 patio apartment.









This next apartment is in Palermo, the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires which encompasses some old, french-style mansions. Still, this 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath penthouse loft is anything but old and french.











This is perhaps a more traditional Palermo house, also for rent through Buenos Aires Habitat.
















So what are you waiting for????? Pack your bags and head to the southern hemisphere and stay at one of these gorgeous places to experience Buenos Aires the Argentine way.

Well, even if you don't get the chance to do so, at least I hope these photos with gorgeous decors inspired you in some way.

2 comments:

  1. Renting an apartment is my favorite way to travel because I can blend in better with the locals and experience the way they live their daily lives! These are gorgeous apartments. Now I know where to book my apartment... I am serious - I will get there one day!

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  2. Hotels are always a good option, when you are over 50. That is the age when you do not want to cook, clean or do home tasks anymore so you pay for somebody else to do them. However, young people feel different. I´m travelling to Argentina next month and I have already decided to rent an apartment in buenos aires . It gives you more options to invite friends over, come and go at any time, listening to loud music and cook your own meals thus reducing the expenses!
    Kim

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