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Mantra Resort Spa & Casino

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Ruta 10 Parada 48 Av Jaureguiberry y Ante Milat | Punta del Este, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay (Formerly Cipriani Punta del Este)
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in La Barra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone from arrival to departure was totally on the game, smiles, languages, helpful - all like they mean it, which they probably do. Top end resort hotel keeping up standards off season (when I was last there). Everything you need and seemingly provided without question. Full kids club year round. A top end efficient international hotel resort, not a quirky... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My first experience with Mantra in Punta del Estes was good, with the the pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel by Moricio, this was a welcome relief from a long flight. Moricio also works at the front desk and is a great source of information and advice during your stay on what to do and see,... More

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Miami, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

What a great place to stay, it's a classic, walk down the street to bars and the beachclub. Great Spa, great Pool area and great rooms with garden. Recommend this hotel to everyone!. Thanks david PS: it also has a casinooooooooooo

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Estimado Huésped, Agradecemos mucho su recomendación y estaremos encantados de recibirlo en una próxima oportunidad. Cordialmente, Departamento de Calidad y... More

11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Mantra resort for four days. Important to notice, this is a in-room smoking hotel as we were not told so at the time of booking. The rooms are well appointed and the grounds well kept. It is not a five star hotel by western standards, maybe four. The hotel is about 20 minutes east from Punta... More

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56 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

All. Hotels at peak are really expensive and this is no exception. Very nice large rooms, good breakfast, excellent pool, spa and gym facilities. Also tennis courts, baby club etc. Casino and convention centre. Beach club nearby with top restaurant and and full beach facilities. Valet parking. It looks like a. 5 star hotel but there are signs of lack... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Mantra is nice, has a good infra, good pool, good service and good restaurant, but I would not consider it as a 5 star Resort, at least don't worth the expensive rate room. Your outside view needs a maintenance but inside the hotel is very good. The water of the swimming pool is too much warm. Hotel staff is very... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

First, some advice about the Punta del Este/La Barra/Jose Ignacio area in general. It is super expensive, so be prepared, and don't go if you aren't prepared to spend 2 to 3 times for food and hotels as you would at upscale Caribbean resorts. To put it in perspective, St. Barts is often cheaper than this area, and St Barts... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

La Mantra is an attractive hotel, a bit off the main drag in La Barra. You will want a car if you stay here, as it's too far to walk to anything but maybe the beach itself. We came off season around American Thanksgiving time, and occupancy was light. It was odd not to be able to get change at... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

The resort is nice enough but the over the top prices do not match the level of the hotel or service. One lesson learned - you really must rent a car when staying or else you could find yourself paying $100 round trip in taxi fees to go somewhe 15 minutes away.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with a lovely spa. Good room service, nice pool, front desk staff nice ans helpful. A nice chap on the door who gets taxis for you very quickly. But a usd 30 taxi ride away from the 'main' punta beach but I think the niceness of the hotel makes it worth it.

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Address: Ruta 10 Parada 48 Av Jaureguiberry y Ante Milat | Punta del Este, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay (Formerly Cipriani Punta del Este)
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Maldonado > La Barra
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mantra Resort Spa & Casino 4.5*
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Also Known As:
Mantra Hotel La Barra
Mantra Resort Spa And Casino
Mantra Hotel Punta Del Este
Mantra Resort Punta Del Este
Mantra Resort Spa & Casino Uruguay/La Barra

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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