Melia Recoleta Plaza
There was no stargazer jacuzzi on top of this former apartment tower when Eva Peron lived here. The building’s mural, donated by Juan Domingo Peron, Evita’s husband, who was Argentina’s president three times between 1946 and his death in 1974, overlooks the lobby.
rnThis is the boutique version of the Melia chain, so do not confuse it with the large and rather tacky downtown branch. With only 52 rooms, all recently fitted with the latest mod-cons, you have a comfortable base.
rnMost importantly, though, you have a plucky Recoleta location – where Posadas crosses Callao street – which gives you access to all parts of the city via Libertador avenue. The Jazz Voyeur restaurant/bar is the resident eatery, but try Sotovocce (Avenida del Liberatador 1098, tel: 4807 6691) around the corner for an Italian spaghetti charge-up.