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The SmallEast Hotel

Sotileza 718 (Enfrente Al Faro de Punta Del Este ), Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Ranked #32 of 67 Hotels in Punta del Este
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014
Marcel S Breda, The Netherlands
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For its price its a good hotel. They realy have to do some restyling and make sure to keep doing it right. The room we had was a little small with the bagage we had with us. We had a good laugh that when the cheese and Ham for breakfast was finished the maid went to the supermarket on her... More 

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Even though the front desk staff were very very friendly and helpful the rooms need some updating. The carpets arent good and overall the room isn't great. Decent location though and would probably be much more expensive if they updated everything :)

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 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
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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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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 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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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 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
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 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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