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In the heart of La Recoleta, an upscale and safe neighborhood in central Buenos Aires, close to great shopping and fine dining
The Ayres de Libertad is located in one of the most upscale and safe neighborhoods in central Buenos Aires, La Recoleta. It is two blocks from 9 de Julio Avenue, the city's main thoroughfare, and a three-minute walk to great shopping and dining on Santa Fe Avenue.
Residential La Recoleta is one of Buenos Aires' grand dames, with marble buildings and top-notch boutiques lining busy streets full of locals and tourists alike. Alvear Avenue is one of the main thoroughfares in the area, and has some of the most beautiful Parisian-style apartment buildings in the neighborhood, including a couple of magnificent palaces.
But it's not all about shopping here -- the neighborhood is home to major attractions like the National Library, a handful of art museums, and some interesting art galleries. However, there is little to no public transportation available in the area, requiring the use of cabs to get around.
The 30 apartment-style rooms in the Ayres de Libertad utilize space fantastically without sacrificing an attractive modern aesthetic. Studios offer plenty of wall storage, stocked kitchenettes, polished marble bathrooms, and balconies; some units have courtyard views, but other views are lousy. Common areas feel more cramped, with the indoor swimming pool and tiny fitness area dropped into one section of the lobby. Despite the lack of spread out common space, this sleek and modern hotel offers a convenient location in Recoleta and free breakfast is delivered to rooms each morning.