Once home to Francis Ford Coppola, Be Jardin Escondido hotel in Buenos Aires’ hip Palermo Soho district is leafy, green and gorgeous; its seven bedrooms decorated with rich Argentine furnishings. Coppola lived here while writing the script for Tetro, but now the colour-drenched garden, luxurious living areas and seven bedrooms have opened as a small, stylish hotel. Jardin Escondido will definitely inspire you, whether you’re seeking your own Palme d’Or, or just peace, Palermo and a boutique base-camp.
Seven-room villa overlooking lush gardens
Hip, city-central location hidden from noisy streets
Sleep in rooms where Francis Ford Coppola once sought inspiration
A bottle of Malbec wine
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With three days' notice, the hotel can hire a parrilla master to assist in buying local meat and vegetables for a full Argentinian barbecue in the back garden.
Pack lightly to leave room for finds from Palermo Soho’s posh boutiques. Bring mosquito spray for the garden and floral prints to complement the blooms. Riding boots will help if you plan to make off like a gaucho across the grassy pampas.
Greet the day in bold, garden-inspired prints.
Mr and Mrs Smith reviews
Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this gaucho-glam boutique hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their malbec and leather satchels, a full account of their Argentina luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick snapshot of Jardin Escondido in Buenos Aires …
There’s no way you can forget your Argentine setting, thanks to Jardin Escondido’s scattering of texture-rich locally made cushions, rugs and wall hangings, and sultry South American colour scheme. Russet reds, earthy hues, pinks and mustard yellows enliven the neutral tones. The interiors blend comfort and style – sink-into leather sofas, vintage trunks, terracotta-tiled floors topped with traditional rugs and cowhide, and beds dressed in velvety sheets and weighty hand-woven blankets. No wonder Coppola kept this place all to himself when he wrote the script for Tetro. Jardin Escondido is an idyllic setting for your own masterpiece; its peaceful, quiet quarters coloured by plants and flowers, and the comfortable but cool interiors decorated with antique wooden furniture.
The property’s ’hood, Palermo Soho, is as hip a barrio of Buenos Aires as you’re likely to find. Stylish locals and travellers flock here for the laidback day-time tempo and lively late-night scene. But this boutique hotel is relaxed, secluded and reinvigorating.
Gorriti 4746, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1414BJL
1.6 mi / 2.5 km from city centre
None, though the hotel does serve breakfast in its lounge. Good food is never far: surrounding Palermo Soho is home to some of the city’s best restaurants. The garden parilla is available for guests’ use.
On sunny mornings, opt to take your traditional Argentine breakfast under the garden trellis.
Breakfast is served between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
The honesty bar boasts an extensive wine selection from Francis Ford Coppola’s vineyards and nearby Mendoza. The hotel's on-call sommelier is at your service to dispense advice on pairings, tastings and great bottles to bring home as gifts.