A modern hotel in an excellent location for sight-seeing, this good-value property has set itself high standards of service and comfort in a no-nonsense, contemporary ambiance.
The Recoleta Grand in the affluent suburb of Recoleta is highly recommended for its smart and stylish presentation, convenient central location and high level of comfort and service. There's a small pool open to the sky (Nov-Mar), and a spa and fitness centre. The restaurant, like the generously proportioned guest rooms and suites, is decorated in contemporary-chic style, with good quality furnishings. This isn't luxury, but the clean lines and uncluttered design and decoration will be pleasing to many.
All the guest rooms have minibar, coffee machine, free Wi-fi, a huge flat screen TV, air/c on and heating. There are four categories of rooms, from Junior to Grand Suite. In relation to similar properties in Buenos Aires, the hotel is also excellent value for money.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlights: As booked by JLA Chiloe. W trek and trekking in Fitzroy Mountains out of this world. Perito Moreno a must.KM, Stroud
Most Memorable Moment: Perito Moreno glacier.SU, London
Highlights?: Tango performance and landscapes in Patagonia.DB, London
Perito Merino and Iguazú Falls were undoubtedly the high points - unforgettable experiences.TW, Prenton
Excellent trip during which we felt we saw some of the real Argentina. Delightful and helpful people abounded who had an enviable pride in their country. Excellent service from JLA (particularly Lina) and local representatives in Argentina added to our enjoyment.ML, Cheltenham
Overall, Journey Latin America took excellent care of us on our journey through and across Argentina. We will travel with them again.US, Godalming
Most memorable experiences: "Perito Moreno glacier - my photos don't come near to conveying its magnificence! Bus over the Andes. More comfortable than a flight and the mountains are truly awesome (was a long day, however,at around 8hrs 30mins.)"AW, Leeds
It was all highlights but Iguassu falls from Argentina and Brazil were really amazing. We were fortunate to be there when the water volume and power of the falls were especially high (which outweighed the occasional heavy rain by far).MW, Oldham
Most Memorable Moment?: Seeing Iguazu falls was brilliant.IM, Chippenham
Most memorable aspect: “Something between a long walk in Torres del Paine, the glacier, the boat ride in Ushuaia, San Telmo in Buenos Aires! Too many to pick from.”RM, Tooting
Highlights:The visit to the milonga for my husband and the Iguazu Falls for meLS, Dorchester
Difficult to identify (the highlights of my self drive holiday)... I would highlight the interest of the looping drive down the mountains to the west....watching the leaves of the roadside foliage increase in size as the temperature rose was mesmerising. I would suggest that the pleasure of long drives through changing countryside is one of the unsung pleasures of such holidays as mine. But perhaps that's just lazy old me!RS, Salisbury
Too many highlights to mention - almost every day. Unexpected highlight was the 3 Lakes crossing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche in beautiful weather.JM, London
Overall, a fantastic trip. Will recommend Argentina and Journey Latin America to any friends looking to travel to this area. Thank you very much for helping us to create such a smooth running and enjoyable trip for us!KB, Chelmsford
Most Memorable Moment?: Difficult to pick out one part. Patagonia Camp was fantastic. However we found the scenery in Argentinian Patagonia stunning.BS, Derby
A succession of world class excursions throughout the two weeks.JS, Newbury
Not easy to pick out a highlight. It was a very varied trip as we had requested. The natural scenery around Salta, Iguazu, the Lakes and all over Patagonia was amazing, helped by some very favourable weather. The top hotels - Patagonia Camp, Patios de Cafayate, Arakur were great; some of the lesser hotels surpassed their descriptions - Molinos, la Yegua Loca, Anslemo;...The Andean Crossing was fabulous: fantastic scenery which we saw in perfect conditions, with very easy transfers and helpful guides.CB, Winchester
Highlight? The trip to Puna.RE, Sheffield
We had an excellent holiday in Argentina and are very grateful to Sophie for organising it for us so well.JR, Acton
This was our first trip to South America and most definitely will not be the last. And we will be travelling with yourselves again. It was an extremely varied trip and we enjoyed every bit . However we especially loved all the natural beauty and wonders of Patagonia and the Iguazú region .LH, Altrincham
Each day gave us stunning scenery, amazing sights and the friendliness of the Argentinian people. Although one particular highlight was seeing an armadillo on the road from El Calafate..YGG, Wirral
Highlights?: Perito Moreno breathtaking, Cerro frias,Patagonian lunch and staff (Anna)delightful, Iguazu spectacular, Tango dancing at El Querandi unforgettable.AM, Egham
Bariloche area and the Lake crossingHS, Grays
The mountain trip in Mendoza was spectacular. We loved Buenos Aires too.PW, Tonbridge
The whole trip was memorable! The excursion to Estancia Cristina was amazing, trekking Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres were awesome too. And nothing beats being able to see and hear the Perito Moreno Glacier calve!LB, London
Everything met with our expectations (and beyond) but If there was a real highlight it was probably the visit to Estancia ChristinaRJ, Arundel
Highlights: “So many highlights - relaxing and wine tasting on the Estancia, trekking on the glacier, enjoying the polo and good in Buenos Aires and the experience and animal spotting in Iguazú. Such a diverse range of activities and experiences in 1 country made for an amazing 2 week holiday”KB, Chelmsford
Highlight: Andean crossing to BarilocheHL, Rickmansworth
We had a great time. We'll definitely be going back to Argentina in the future.HD
What a fantastic country with genuinely friendly, happy people; it was a delight to meet so many. Although we realise we haven't seen all that the country has to offer, we felt we did get a real impression of Argentina and loved it.ML, Cheltenham
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Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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