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Balmoral Plaza Hotel

Plaza Cagancha 1126, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hotel well placed centrally. Desk staff helpful and some spoke good English. Hotel was clean and rooms comfortable. Beware! Do not use the laundry because the prices are extortionate. There were no advertised prices in the room during our stay and we assumed normal prices applied. The hotel manager was not at all helpful and after a brief conversation, refused... More 

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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Nicely kept hotel. Fast check in and check out good breakfast buffet spread. Lots of restaurant and money changer around the hotel. Exchange rate for P19/20 for $ 1. The staff knows how to speak English very well which is good for the non native speakers like me. Easy to get around the hotel and everything is walking distance

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Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
37 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is NOT a 5-star hotel, but it is a very friendly and helpful 4-star in busy, downtown, Montevideo! Our room was clean, well-equipped (yes, rather small, but did have a sorta queen bed), and the desk was over-the-top in helpfulness! I mean...the desk clerk even walked me down two blocks to the ATM to read the script in Spanish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

I booked a single room for one person. It was tiny, claustrophobic and way overpriced for what I paid. However I complained and I was transferred to one of their suites. Which was absolutely huge by any standard. So I was overly compensated beyond my expectations. It is quite an old hotel, but if you get the right room, it... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed in late November 2012 and the hotel was under construction and had scaffolding blocking the plaza side. Trying to find the hotel proved very difficult as we were arriving in rental car and the garage was on the back of the block and no signs for parking were clear. Parking in the underground lot was quite tricky so we... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Balmoral is OK. Good food, good service. Location... is close to the old town (about 15 minutes walk) and close to shops, but not so close to the newer part of town, or the higher-end part. The hotel rooms are TINY (and I mean tiny... the same size as the showers), yet they are clean. Good hot water. As the... More 

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Downey, California
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We spent a couple of nights in this hotel on 2 separate occasions and were extremely pleased with the rooms and the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Good morning breakfast buffet. The rooms were clean and comfortable and we were able to just walk out the front (or back)door and be right in the center of Montevideo. Two main... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Good, but not great. Very good location, in Centro, so easy to get to places to eat and shop. Room was quite comfortable and we found staff very courteous and helpful. Breakfast was good and reasonably diverse, but after the fourth morning we were a little tired of it. Unfortunately, the coffee was not good (but neither was it much... More 

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89 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My room was a little more than basic and comfortable, the staff professional. There was free internet and they will sell you stamps for your postcards and mail them for you. Since it is on a busy street, lots of places to shop and eat. Their breakfast buffet was plentiful with many food choices.

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Costa Rica
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80 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

The company that brought me to Montevideo offered me 3 different hotels to stay. I selected this one trusting the reputation (Balmoral). Now I am really sorry I picked it. The hotel staff is not very kind or helpful. They always talk with an attitude. The hotel breakfast is very poor in quality, diversity and presentation. I left to the... More 

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