The former home of American film director Francis Ford Coppola, Be Jardín Escondido today is a wonderful urban retreat in Buenos Aires’ trendy Palermo Soho neighbourhood.
It was here that Coppola stayed during the filming of the 2009 movie Tetro. He was so enthralled by the house and surrounding neighbourhood that he collaborated with a hotelier to convert the property into an intimate, stylish hotel with seven bedrooms, colourful terraced gardens and luxurious living spaces.
The rooms, most of which are named after members of the Coppola family, are individually decorated and comfortably appointed with plush beds and richly toned furnishings. ‘Francis’ is the largest room and features a private garden balcony, desk and king size bed. There is a small pool in the garden and, whilst there is no restaurant on-site, the hotel offers easy access to some of the city’s top eateries.
Be Jardín Escondido by Coppola, at a glance
- Small, stylish hotel in the Palermo Soho district of Buenos Aires
- Seven colourful, comfortably appointed guestrooms
- The decor is made up of Argentine textiles, solid furniture, red floor tiles, rugs, original art and plenty of plants
- Traditional Argentine breakfasts as well as seasonal fruits, fresh juice and eggs made to order
- Honesty bar with a comprehensive wine collection
For leisure and pleasure
- Three levels of beautifully terraced gardens
- Plenty of nearby cafes, parks, restaurants and museums to explore
- Small swimming pool
- A library filled with DVDs and Latin American literature
- Inviting living area with a TV
- Barbeque area