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The SmallEast Hotel

El Faro, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Ranked #16 of 65 hotels in Punta del Este
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

The rooms at first glance look pristine with its white walls and white bed spreads. However, the beige carpets were in need of a shampoo with its traffic showing. The shower head in the bathroom broke off, but the staff allowed us to shower in another room. Even that other room had the same worn-looking carpet, and the mirror in... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel is located a little away from the more bustling areas of the city, but the place is really beautiful and peaceful. I prefer things this way. The hotel is clean and well organized. Even though the room I stayed in was small, the bed size was excellent and the bathroom had everything needed.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Smalleast hotel is located on the peninsula part of the town and within walking distance of the beaches, port area and main attractions. It is in a quiet neighbourhood opposite a small park and a lighthouse and about 20 minutes walk from the Punta Del Este bus station. We were in Punta Del Este in winter and the town... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We booked a last minute trip to Punta del Este and didn’t want to spend a fortune. I felt lucky to have been able to book a room at the SmallEast hotel for around $120 US a night. A steal for this area. The front desk staff rotated with a few different guys. All of whom were super nice and... More

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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

we came back to the small east at punta del este the best price in town and the best service its run by the owners and mr Jose always helping us with questions concerns and tips about the area very professional and always keeping the hotel like new clean a perfect and the complementary breakfast got bigger yes great food... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My two friends and myself stayed 2 nights at this hotel (in 3 different rooms) and whilst the location is convenient, there is nothing else positive I can say. The rooms varied in size but overall were tiny. The biggest issues were the dirty floors and bathroom, totally unacceptable! When this was highlighted to staff, there seemed to be an... More

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thesmalleasthotel, Manager at The SmallEast Hotel, responded to this review

Here at The Smalleast Hotel we make sure that all the gust leave happy, sometimes we fail. This poeple came loking for a bargain and didnt have have money to spend , they stayed 3 days with us, and they could have left the second they came, no questions asked. At check out the woman got very aggressive and said... More

Punta del Este, Uruguay
1 review
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

This is the second time I stayed here. I find every one of the staff friendly and helpful, including the maids. Rooms are always clean, comfortable. The manager speaks fluent English (for you gringos who appreciate it). If you want top value for your lodging dollar, you can't beat the SmallEast Hotel, right next to the peninsula lighthouse, 3-4 minute... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Mixed feelings about this strangely-named hotel. The Good - I liked the location on the quiet and low-rise south end of the peninsula, but there are several good restuarants within 10-15 mins walk. Our upstairs room was spacious - a very plush kingsize bed, fancy headrest and nice pillows - the sort of bed you would expect in a 5-star... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is in a nice location, located very close to the lighthouse. The staff is fairly nice, but the rooms are not so much. The bathrooms are very small and cramped. Also there are spots of mold in the bathroom and rooms. However one thing that was quite disturbing was seeing a fairly large spider crawling by my bed.... More

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

It's taken me a long time to review our stay at The SmallEast Hotels because I would rather not recall the experience. Yes, it's a great location and there is a nice view of the Lighthouse ... but there was mold everywhere we looked in our room! As soon as we opened the door we could smell the musty mildewy... More

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Address: El Faro, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
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Ranked #16 of 65 hotels in Punta del Este
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new modern hotel, right across the street from Punta del este´s lighthouse.Every room has king size beds, 32 inch tvs, direct tv, free high speeed internet access,hair dryer, refrigerator, air conditioning, digital safe box.Other amenities include bussiness center, Free buffet breakfast, beach service ( umbrellas and towels) ... more   less 
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