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.
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