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On a quiet street in chic Bosques de Palermo with beautiful parks just a short walk away
Awwa Suites & Spa is located on a quiet street in the tranquil Palermo neighborhood, located on the northern edge of downtown Buenos Aires. The Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are a short walk away, and there are a bunch of beautiful parks a block from the hotel, but there are few other tourist attractions within walking distance. The subway is not really an option in this area (you’ll have to walk at least 20 minutes to the closest station), and the bus service is slow, but Awwa is right off Avenida del Libertador, a large avenue that takes you straight to the city center in less than 15 minutes.
Palermo proper covers a huge area in northern downtown Buenos Aires, and it encompasses several smaller but very different neighborhoods, like Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. The hotel is located in what some call Palermo Nuevo or Alto Palermo, which is the northernmost section of this district. Bosques de Palermo is a quiet area of this neighborhood, surrounded by woods and beautiful manicured parks located between Palermo Chico and Palermo Viejo. It may not be as vibrant and young as the latter or as high-end as the former, but it feels more secluded and intimate, despite being a short drive from the city center. There are few tourist attractions in this area, but the renowned Museum of Latin-American Art (MALBA) draws crowds, and the Botanical Garden is a good place to unwind after a long day of walking around busy central Buenos Aires.
A tranquil, minimalist vibe pervades this upper-middle-range property in peaceful Palermo. Its 60 large, bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, fully equipped kitchenettes, and contemporary decor with dark wood accents and black-and-white photos on the walls. The spa is comprised of a gorgeous indoor pool area, sauna, and small massage room, adjacent to a tiny fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. It’s a great pick for those who prefer a quiet location close to shopping, dining and nightlife, but visitors who want to be within walking distance to major tourist attractions might prefer a more central location.