Four Seasons Buenos Aires exterior
Home Hotel poolside beds
Home Hotel pool
Scoffing empanadas and inviting dashing Potenos to tango are all alluring factors for adults seeking a luxury holiday to Buenos Aires, as are the vast open spaces, parks and pretty towns to explore, such as Tigre, just a train-ride away. Buenos Aires is fantastic for a luxury family holiday too, and children are often seen out late, joining in the fun. They’re viewed as mini-adults in Argentina and, for this reason, there aren’t too many kid’s clubs or kid’s menus in Buenos Aires. That said, you’ll find a plethora of family activities and child and baby-friendly places to stay and, so much to do as a family, you’ll be planning another round trip in no time.
Glu Hotel Buenos Aires
The Glu hotel offers unrivalled luxury and service in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
You’ve got all the class and style you desire at Palermo’s Glu Hotel Buenos Aires. A tranquil garden and terrace is the perfect place to catch up on a book at the end of a busy day, as is the stunning deck. The Jacuzzi will instantly relax you and the L’Occitane amenities in your bathroom are a lovely little...Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Hotel Novotel Buenos Aires
Centrally-located convenience, Hotel Novotel Buenos Aires Is close to all the attractions.
The Hotel Novotel Buenos Aires is slap bang in the heart of Buenos Aires, on the prestigious Avenida Corrientes. Just two blocks from the Obelisk, this family-friendly hotel puts you in walking distance from great family restaurants, the city's main theaters and all those exciting attractions. Family rooms at the...Baby-friendly / Pre-Teen friendly / Toddler-friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Four Seasons Buenos Aires
The Four Seasons Buenos Aires offers glamour and child-friendly services in the height of luxury.
In the exclusive La Recoleta district, The Four Seasons Buenos Aires offers 116 large and luxurious guest rooms and 49 luxury suites, plus seven ultra glam suites in the adjacent belle époque-style mansion. A concierge team will organize some of the best tours and days out to keep the whole family entertained....Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Home Hotel is definitely where the heart is in Palermo Hollywood.
Home Hotel is a super stylish, very family-friendly accommodation in Palermo Hollywood has more than a hint of luxury, but its main priority is to make everyone feel like they’re at home. All rooms are very large, and filled with baby-friendly, carpet, and little ones can breakfast on boiled eggs (in the poshest...Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
The Vitrum hotel demonstrates boutique elegance in one of the city’s funkiest districts.
The gorgeous Vitrum hotel in Palermo caters excellently for younger guests and provides free baby baths and cribs, although a child's bed costs a little extra. The duplex suites are two-storey, 50 metre squared affairs, featuring rich Argentine wood accenting and all the fancy mod-cons you’d expect. All the...Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Rodriguez Peña 1149 (Corner of Santa Fe), Recoleta
Cumaná, an atmospheric restaurant in swanky Recoleta, serves real Argentinean food in a relaxed setting, where staff are used to picking up after even the most boisterous of little ones. Kids can scribble on butcher paper with crayons and mingle with other children – the tables are very close together. On winter days, warm up with the locros and guisos (vegetable and meaty stews) or opt for huge, stuffed roasted potatoes and a wide range of country-style empanadas.
Av. Costañera and Av. Sarmiento, Buenos Aires
This century-old building, now El Muelle, is located on a jetty stretching out into the Río de la Plata was once open only to members of a Buenos Aires fishermen’s club. Two years ago its doors were flung open to all, and now, chef Martha Lazarte prepares special children’s dishes, like yummy, cheesy gnocchi and boneless hake fillets for a luxurious lunch or dinner to remember. Parent can feast on the finest seafood and watch the yachts floating past. Try the lunch prix fix menu for a great deal.
California Burrito Company
Fresh burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas and cookies are the name of the game at the family-loving California Burrito Company in Buenos Aires. Kids are free to run around and get messy in all three branches, thanks to the chilled Californian beach vibe. The special kid’s menu features one taco or mini quesadilla, mini crispy chips and a small drink, while adults can tuck into classic combos at all hours of the day.
There are more than 300 animals in this Palermo family attraction, from lizards and snakes in the adjoining reptile centre, to giraffes, lions and rhinos. Worth a half-day trip, the Jardín Zoológico is an educational addition to your holiday and some of the enclosures were built to align with the corresponding animal’s home country. Buy a ‘passaporte’ to ensure you can enter the reptile centre and aquarium, too. Your children wouldn’t want to miss the performing seal show.
Boca Juniors stadium
If your children are football fans, there’s plenty to excite them in Buenos Aires. One of the best things to do with the family is to go to a match at the famous Boca Juniors stadium, the very pitch where Diego Maradona famously built up his skills. The museum at the stadium makes for an interesting stop, as it tells of the Argentina team’s history and shows video footage of the best goals. Stock up on soccer souvenirs in La Boca itself.
Parque 3 de Febrero
This beautiful haven of green is also known as the Bosques de Palermo and is a peaceful respite for families in busy Buenos Aires. Here you’ll find roughly 400 hectares featuring fenced play areas for children, plus in-line skate rentals and boats to hire on the three artificial lakes. In summer, events in the park make for great family entertainment, so look out for street performances, puppet-shows and live music. Don’t miss the Museo de los Niños – a puppet museum for kids, or the Poets’ Garden, with its stone and bronze versions of Jorge Luis Borges, Luigi Pirandello and William Shakespeare.
Dial 107 for medical assistance in Buenos Aires. You can go to a public hospital for any emergency, 24 hours a day and assistance is free. There are two clinics that are popular with foreigners – the British Hospital Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires; (+54 11 4309 6400) and the Hospitál Alemán (Av Pueyrredón 1640; (+54 11 4827 7000). Both accept non-Argentine patients and most staff speak English.
When to go
The best to time to go to Buenos Aires is in the autumn, between March and May, although October can reward you with beautiful blooming jacaranda trees all over the city. In January and February, temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach the high 90s, and at times more than 100°F (38°C). This hot and humid weather can make walking around very uncomfortable, especially with children. Winter, from June to August, can be quite cold and rainy, although some great travel deals can be found at this time.