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Algodon Mansion:Living like Roger Federer in Buenos Aires


The exquisite boutique hotel Algodon Mansion is located in the heart of Recoleta — the most elegant residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires. It is here that the city’s wealthiest citizens enjoy the most exclusive designer boutiques, high-end restaurants and art galleries.

Furthermore, it’s the first (and only!) Relais & Châteaux hotel in Buenos Aires!

It’s of little wonder that tennis star Roger Federer chose to stay here during his exhibition tennis matches against local hero Juan Martín del Potro.  (Spanish report by La Nación)

Join us as we explore Federer’s suite number 3!

Check out availabilities here if you were wondering how it actually feels:

Algodon Mansion in Buenos Aires

Algodon Mansion‘s original French classical design has been impeccably restored. The new look offers an air of contemporary elegance and sophistication.

Algodon Mansion Hotel Entrance

Upon entering the hotel, the attentive staff is on hand to offer guests exceptional service. While checking-in, one cannot help but be drawn to the elaborate waterfall cascading in the lobby.

Algodon Mansion has ten opulent suites featuring dark wooden floors, cream-colored walls and luxurious Italian marble bathrooms. The rooms are all spacious and offer superior amenities and comfort. Some suites even include separate living areas and cozy fireplaces.

Living room

We were not sure if it was a reminder of Roger Federer’s recent stay or if it was a standard feature, but the TV played “tennis legends” programs the whole time we were in the suite.

Private wine selection

Must-have: ensuite wine selection

The hotel’s rooftop swimming pool and spa are just what’s needed after a long day of Buenos Aires sightseeing or shopping.

Rooftop swimming pool

International Tennis Star Roger Federer at Algodon Mansion

The hotel offers a 24-hour private concierge service and is renowned for its outstanding exclusive hospitality.

During his stay, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and his opponent, local hero Juan Martín del Potro, collected 4 million dollars for various charities.

We are certain that he recieved the royal treatment at Algodon Mansions throughout his short stay in the city.

Algodon Mansion’s Restaurant

Dinner restaurant

Algodon Mansion’s restaurant serves regional dishes by using fresh farm products from the hotel’s sister property in Mendoza.

The wines that accompany the delicious food come from the award-winning Algodon Wine Estate in San Rafael, Mendoza.

Algodon Menu Logo

For lunch, we sampled a selection of traditional “empanadas” (stuffed patties), followed by braised pork shoulder … delicious!

Braised pork shoulder on noisettes carrots purée

Braised pork shoulder on noisettes carrots purée

Many thanks to Rodrigo Braun from Relais & Chateaux’ stellar Patagonia property Eolo and Gregor Beck, the general manager of Algodon Mansion for showing us around!

Swiss hotel manager Gregor Beck

Swiss hotel manager Gregor Beck

Check out Algodon’s prices and availability here:

Here are some more yummy impressions from our lunch at Algodon Mansion:

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And here Roger is leaving Algodon Mansion:

Read also our review of the neighboring Mio Buenos Aires design hotel, also found in Recoleta.

It boasts a modern design and rooms with one of a kind bathtubs.

Mio Buenos Aires room with bathtub


About Author

Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.


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