Fierro Hotel, Buenos Aires

 

Arriving at Ezeiza airport in the late evening, we needed to get to our hotel. No obvious buses or trains were anywhere to be seen so taxi really is your only option. Luckily a desk in the centre of the arrivals hall can not only get you a taxi but tell you the exact fare. This eliminates the chances of getting into a dodgy cab.

For $530 ARS (£11.06) it’s an hours ride into Buenos Aires. Having battled the evening traffic with our lives still intact we tipped the driver and walked into our lodgings for the week at Fierro Hotel in the Palermo district.

Palermo, as our new friend Marcos described, is like the Hollywood of Buenos Aires. TV shows and films are shot here and it’s a safe area – although it does look like it could do with a lick of paint.

In stark contrast, this hotel is a standout. A modern reception area and smart restaurant named ‘Uco’ also with decent sized lifts up to the rooms. Our room was no ordinary one – we had secured The Terrace Suite complete with an outdoor hot tub.

Fierro Hotel Terrace Suite

The size of this room is insane. A huge bed, a large TV and a free bottle of red wine from the hotel. This stay really had got off to the best possible start. I will never forget the feeling of jumping in the hot tub gazing across the city, it was beautiful and well worth the money.

Fierro hotel Buenos Aires
Fierro hotel Buenos Aires

Breakfast here is taken in the Uco restaurant which looked beautiful in the day with a smart garden area outside now visible. We had traditional Irish breakfasts for the most part which were expertly cooked by the owner who happens to be from Ireland. In South America you simply have to get coffee in the morning, it’s the best you will ever try.

Fierro Hotel Uco restaurant
Fierro hotel Buenos Aires

Cocktails are also epic in this place. A happy hour is an occasional treat during which you can try some amazing creations – a Pisco Sour was my choice, a Peruvian specialty, it was flawless.

Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires

The hotel were also really helpful in securing metro tickets for us. The nearest station is Ministro Carranza, a station on the main line to the city centre. However, this is Argentina. Possibly the only place in the world where you can’t buy train tickets at the train station.

Fierro hotel Buenos Aires

After visiting the station to be told in Spanish that you either have to go to a shop or a hotel to purchase a ‘Subte’ card which is like an Oyster Card that you would use in London, we headed back to the hotel. We managed to purchase a card for $35 ARS (£0.73) and top it up there and then.

Fierro hotel Buenos Aires

The hotel was so ideally positioned for everything. A journey into the very centre of the city was no more than around 20 minutes. The immediate area is home to many bars and restaurants, many serving traditional ‘Parrilla’ – Argentine barbecue. If you happen to get The Terrace Suite – you even get your very own Parrilla grill! 

Fierro Hotel Terrace Suite

With quiet rooms, a safe neighbourhood and excellent staff The Fierro Hotel is a no-brainer when it comes to accommodation in Buenos Aires. The food served in the restaurant is of good quality and the cocktails are out of this world. For a boutique hotel experience, this is undoubtedly one of the best.

Fierro hotel Buenos Aires

Website: www.fierrohotel.com

 

Nearest Metro: Ministro Carranza

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. January 7, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    That hotel looks amazing, especially your room! How lucky to get the room with the hot tub and grill on your balcony /terrace. The views looked great! Also, the breakfast looked yummy, I would be all over the cocktails!
    Thanks for sharing. I know where I will be looking st stay should I ever visit Buenos Aires!

    Aimsy xoxo

    • Chris
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 7:52 am

      Hey Aimsy – This was one of the best rooms ever, the hot tub overlooking the city was so cool. The cocktails are ace in South America – must be the fruit! You have to visit Buenos Aires, it really is the jewel of South America.

  2. January 7, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    Looks like a fun trip! Happy Hour and a hot tub with a view sounds amazing right now!

    • Chris
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 7:53 am

      Hey Crystal – Hot tub and Happy Hour, what could be better?

  3. January 8, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Great post. I love the photos of the hotel! That place looks magical! The food and drinks looked amazing. Looks like a wonderful trip.

    • Chris
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much Shayla, the hotel is so cool and the hot tub is the best! It was a trip of a lifetime!

  4. January 8, 2019 / 10:05 pm

    We have friends from Buenos Aires- we’d love to visit someday! Looks beautiful!

    • Chris
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      Go for it! It’s an amazing city with lovely people!

  5. January 11, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    I’d love to visit this beautiful city someday.

    • Chris
      Author
      January 11, 2019 / 5:17 pm

      Book a plane ticket – it’s so worth it!

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