Faena Hotel Buenos Aires luxurious red and white themed bed room

Faena Hotel

Buenos Aires - Argentina


The Faena Hotel is a ravishing vision in red, a sumptuous marriage of cutting edge design and theatrical exuberance.

Originally a grain warehouse in the down-at-heel docklands of Puerto Madero, this is now one of the hottest addresses in Buenos Aires. Designer Philippe Starck’s tableau of velvet curtains, golden candelabras and crystal chandeliers is inspired by the Belle Époque, and it comes as no surprise that the hotel is home to one of the hottest tango shows in town.

The Faena has been a big hit with holidaymakers and locals alike, and there’s a real party vibe at the weekends, when big name DJs drop in to get the dancefloor moving. It’s a popular choice for LGBT travellers, and the central location means you’re within easy reach of the city’s top attractions.

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5 stars

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£1,099 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in May 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Phillippe Starck designed hotel
  • Located in one of the city's hottest addresses
  • Sumptuous hip hangout with an amazing party vibe
  • Home of 'El Cabaret' one of the hottest Tango shows in town
  • Yoga and Tango classes for guests to enjoy
  • Choice of dining options including El Mercado which showcases fantastic Argentinian cuisine

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Faena Hotel Buenos Aires courtyard with man lighting fire pit and lit lanterns
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires fine dining with red rose, lit cream candle and wine glasses
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires romantic red theme bathtub
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires dining room with wood and red theme
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires chefs in white preparing food, with wood and brick design
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires library lounge with brown furnishings and portraits
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires romantic red theme bathroom
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires outdoor pool , with crown in centre and red pool deck chairs
Cosy Faena Hotel Buenos Aires dark brown wood bed with view and red accessories

Nearby Attractions

The Faena Hotel is one of the hippest hangouts in Puerto Madero, a waterfront neighbourhood that has been transformed from gritty docklands into a shiny enclave of luxury apartments, upmarket bars and fine dining restaurants.

Within Puerto Madero itself you’ll find the Costanera Sur ecological reserve and Santiago Calatrava’s striking Puente de la Mujer bridge, as well as the Faena Arts Center, an excellent gallery housed within an early 20th century flourmill and owned by the same group as the hotel.

You’re also close to Buenos Aires’s more established attractions, a short taxi ride from the Plaza de Mayo and the tango halls of San Telmo. The city’s top cultural venues include the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Teatro Colón, highly recommended for fans of ballet, opera and classical music.


Philippe Starck’s fingerprints are all over the 87 rooms and suites: red velvet drapes, white leather furnishings and high-end hardwood floors set the tone. In-room tech includes a flatscreen TV, iPod dock, WiFi and mini bar, and the lavish marble bathrooms have a shower and claw-foot bathtub. Splurge on one of the top end suites for extras including a kitchen and spacious terrace with panoramic views.

The swimming pool is centred around a unique fountain, designed to resemble a giant golden crown, and the lively pool bar is especially busy at weekends. The Faena Spa offers a tempting menu of treatments, and there is a fitness centre, hammam and beauty salon. You can also take a class in yoga or tango, depending on how the mood takes you, and bicycles are available if you want to explore the neighbourhood on two wheels.

Starck’s eye-catching design threatens to overshadow the haute cuisine on offer at Bistro Sur, an elegant dining room in red, white and gold where the walls are lined with unicorn heads. The more intimate El Mercado showcases the best in Argentinian cuisine, including an excellent Sunday brunch, while the Library Lounge is an all-day venue serving coffee, afternoon tea and craft cocktails.

Amenities & Activities

  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Cycle Hire
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hammam

El Cabaret: the hottest show in town

The Faena Hotel’s 1920s-inspired theatre, El Cabaret, is bedecked with resplendent red velvet and golden trim, and the tango show is one of the best in the city. Nothing evokes the spirit of Buenos Aires quite like this dramatic, emotionally charged dance, and the evening’s entertainment is accompanied by contemporary Argentinian cuisine, fine wines and craft cocktails.

LGBT friendly Buefae El Cabaret

How to get here...


British Airways operates direct flights daily from London to Buenos Aires. Flying time is just under 14 hours.

airport transfer

The hotel is located in Puerto Madero, a waterfront neighbourhood that is around 45 minutes' drive from the airport.

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Travel Information

Flight time

14 hours

Transfer time

45 minutes

Time difference

-3 hours (GMT)

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