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Everyone who reads this blog knows by now that NPS is a creature of habit. Find a hotel that we love? Stay there over and over. Sadly, our usual haunt in Buenos Aires was ignominiously deleted. Time to try a new place. Of course, we stuck to the Palermo neighborhood for its hip vibrancy, great shopping, and good eating. Make sure to spend some time in Palermo when you come to Buenos Aires.

The Fierro Hotel fits the bill. Great staff. Delicious food. Nice rooms. Modern style. You may recall that the Fierro was very much accommodating and welcoming when we dropped in unexpectedly to shower on arrival in Argentina. Great service!

For our real stay, we requested the rooftop suite (room 84). The room includes a sizable outside terrace with lots of room and a great view.

84 bed

By far, the silliest and most fun feature of 84 are these captain’s chars.

Terrace at night

The Fierro Hotel hot tub, which we actually used

This quirky shower cube will do just fine

A welcome amenity in Argentina! Now that is service.

Wine courtesy of Fierro with a note

Breakfast is delicious.

When in Argentina, Fernet and Coke

Work

A very fancy seven course dinner at Dario Gualtieri BistrĂ³ in Palermo was world class in all respects. Well, all but one. The credit card machine refused to cooperate, so we left without paying and returned the next day (somewhat to the surprise of the staff) to settle up.

Modern art

Dario Gualtieri BistrĂ³ logo

What do you need after a nice dinner out? Some fernet and music of course.

This sign drew us in

Veleros de Sol (a band from Chile)

Parrilla Don Julio restaurant is also very good. If you want a great steak in an authentic Palermo restaurant, this is the place. We had dinner with a good friend outside on the street.

La Dorita

the culprit

And then it was off to the world famous Verne Club and Suspiria Resplendoris both run by the mythical (and non-existent) Cuco. Both bars are fantastic.

World class rum cocktails at Susperia

The great trade

Suspiria bar. Top notch cocktails and great design

Cuco does not exist.

Verne Club. Some work. Others goof off.

Verne Club

Verne bar is intimate and welcoming

Thanks for the Pineral Cuco!

The UCO restaurant (located in the Fierro) has a lofty reputation indeed. We had a great dinner there, memorable more for the company than for the food.

We hit the MALBA again, which is a great museum. The Belles Artes museum collection is nowhere near as interesting. See more art here.

Five showerheads, a hot tub soak and a wish to return soon for Fierro Hotel. Highly recommended.