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El Refugio

Av. Principal y El Foque | Punta del Este, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20004, Uruguay
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights in April, having found it on Trip Advisor. I was looking for a quiet and low key spot close to the beach. The owners were lovely, room comfortable, location perfect, 5 minute walk to the most exquisite beach in the area. I was very happy there and would stay there again. I am not... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we are glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come back another time. Saludos cordiales Ricardo Rodal More 

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stayed at El Refugio in January 2014. This was my first trip to South America. I speak only a few words of the Spanish language. I chose to begin my trip here before moving on to Peru and Colombia. Being a naturist myself, I hoped this would be a good place to relax, meet friendly people, and acclimate myself with... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

Scott thank you very much for your review, we are glad you've been happy with our attention and hope you can return again at some time. Best regards Ricardo Rodal More 

Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed here February of last year. If you want a spot that is unique and provides an authentic experience this is it. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great. This is a very peaceful spot and close to the beach.

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your good comments, it will be a pleasure to welcome back to you at El Refugio. Marcela y Ricardo More 

Long Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

As you can tell, we liked it a lot although we were able to stay only one night. We arrived early in the day and much to our delight, the Winter weather turned HOT. As a result, we were able to enjoy the clothing optional beach which is within a few minutes walking distance. El Refugio is clean, simple and... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your generous review. We hope you can return soon. Best Regards Ricardo Rodal More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We booked knowing the beach was very close to one of Uruguay's few "clothes optional" and "gay friendly" beaches. We weren't prepared, however, to be among nudists at the Posada itself. Our fault. The rooms are clean, spacious, but have no air-conditioning, which we believed at $110 a night, should be included. Our four-day stay included three terribly hot and... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion. More 

Paris
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

I spent a few days last february at " Posada el Refugio" in Chihuahua Beach , had a nice relaxing time there ,Marcela and Ricardo did everything to please my stay ,in a relaxing friendly and informal atmosphere ; room was simple ,with fan and bathroom ,spotless , no televion ( this i appreciated ) , perhaps a safety box... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at El Refugio, responded to this review

We appreciate the criticism, we now have a safe box for guests in the bedroom. More 

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