The Glu Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

Cons

  • Street-facing rooms can be loud from traffic and night life
  • No bathtubs, only small walk-in showers

Bottom Line

The Glu Hotel, a small, boutique property in the posh Palermo neighborhood, feels like an urban oasis in bustling Buenos Aires. The rooms are spacious, stylish, and clean with a clever layout that somehow offers multiple seating options, a workspace, a living/lounge area, and a king-size bed, and still leaves room for morning yoga on the hardwood floors. The rooms also come complete with balconies and smart extras such as dishes, wine glasses, cutlery, a microwave, and convenient bar seating for improvised in-room meals. The lobby bar and patio are chic spots to enjoy an evening cocktail, or guests can really unwind after a day of sightseeing with an in-room massage treatment.

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 Location

Located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Soho

The Glu Hotel is situated in the stylish and relatively quiet neighborhood of Palermo. It is far from public transport and not within walking distance of many tourist attractions, but guests report the quiet, chic atmosphere to be a welcome trade-off. Plus, taxis are cheap and tour providers plentiful.

Palermo proper covers a huge area in northern downtown Buenos Aires, and encompasses several smaller but different neighborhoods, including 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.

  • 41-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini/Ezeiza International Airport
  • 5-minute drive to the Botanical Garden
  • 5-minute drive to the zoo
  • 8-minute drive to the Japanese Garden
  • 11-minute drive to the Museum of Modern Art
  • 11-minute drive to the Museum of Latin-American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
  • 15-minute drive to historic Colon Theater
  • 16-minute drive to the Obelisk, one of the most recognizable sights in Buenos Aires
  • 18-minute drive to Calle Florida, a main shopping area
  • 20-minute drive to Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace
  • 21-minute drive to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • 24-minute drive to lively Plaza Dorrego, complete with a wonderful antiques market on Sundays
  • 24-minute drive to popular San Telmo Market
  • 25-minute drive to Puerto Madero, full of bars and restaurants
  • 31-minute drive to the Boca Juniors stadium
  • 31-minute drive to iconic Caminito, a colorful neighborhood

 Bottom Line

The Glu Hotel, a small, boutique property in the posh Palermo neighborhood, feels like an urban oasis in bustling Buenos Aires. The rooms are spacious, stylish, and clean with a clever layout that somehow offers multiple seating options, a workspace, a living/lounge area, and a king-size bed, and still leaves room for morning yoga on the hardwood floors. The rooms also come complete with balconies and smart extras such as dishes, wine glasses, cutlery, a microwave, and convenient bar seating for improvised in-room meals. The lobby bar and patio are chic spots to enjoy an evening cocktail, or guests can really unwind after a day of sightseeing with an in-room massage treatment.

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Address

  • Godoy Cruz 1733, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Room Types

  • Master Glu Suite
  • Standard Glam Suite
  • Superior Luxe Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 11
Pool: N/A
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
Casino: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires
Address: Godoy Cruz 1733, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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