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In the quiet, affluent residential neighborhood of Recoleta, flush with many restaurants and cultural institutions
Recoleta takes it name from the Recollect Fathers, a Franciscan order that established itself in the area during the early 18th century. In addition to a monastery, they also built a church and what would become the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Featuring striking 19th and 20th century funerary art and architecture, the cemetery today is the final resting place many of Argentina’s most influential political figures; Eva Peron’s tomb is one of the most visited. Recoleta is also close to the National Library of Argentina and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Microcentro, the city's primary downtown area, is a 15-minute drive away.
Loi Suites Recoleta is a 112-room apartment-style hotel in the swanky Recoleta neighborhood, surrounded by art galleries, restaurants, and the famous Recoleta Cemetery. Of the three Loi Suites properties in the area, Recoleta is by far the most "luxurious" -- featuring a small but lovely pool in a glass-atrium garden setting, a modern fitness center, and a full-service spa. The hotel also has a number of different special events and meeting spaces, and on-site restaurant La Fuente serves international cuisine. The rooms, though, are not quite up to "luxurious" standards -- furnishings are comfortable but decor is far from inspiring with a bland mix of neutrals, and some areas are in need of an update. Thanks to its great location and nice mix of on-site amenities, though, Recoleta offers great bang for the buck.