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San Jose 1212, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay (Centro)
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Ranked #51 of 83 Hotels in Montevideo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent two nights in two separate rooms. The first drank with cigarette smoke, the second room was much better. Fairly dated but comfortable. Polite staff and excellent breakfast. Close to shops and restaurants, and good internet. Avoid rooms near the elevators

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stayed here for a night and were not impressed. The room smelled of smoke, the furnishings were dated, we needed to wear earplugs to sleep because of the street noise. On the plus side, the staff were very helpful, and the rooftop deck and patio have nice views of the sunset. The location is within walking distance of the... More 

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
114 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Checked in here at 9am after a disastrous night at the Lancaster. We were greeted very sympathetically after we explained why we were so early. Given a room which was very comfortable in all respects and the breakfast next morning was good. The additional bonus was a bath - on of the few we encountered on our 3 week trip... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The rooms STANK. Seems every room is smoking or has been really run down and tired rooms. pretty noisy, we actually opted for this hotel after seeing the small rooms in the hotel california across the road. We paid a reasonable amount, but wouldnt pay more than what we did ($70US double room Superior?!) Would hate to see a standard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Spent 5 nights at Embajojador in December 2012. Good location near numerous restaurants, nice front desk personnel. Rooms where good but a significant amount of street noise. Breakfast was enjoyable and satisfying. Gym and pool where not worth mentioning or worth using. I would return to Embajador.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I stayed here from December 3rd until the 7th while attending a Union Conference and was pleased with the hotel. The lobby is spacious and the front desk staff efficient during check-in, despite my rudimentary Spanish. I later noted as most guests did that the wifi in the lobby is better than that experienced in the rooms. There are 3... More 

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Mar del Plata, Argentina
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19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Very good hotel in Montevideo, close to all attractions, good service and breakfast. Rooms for medium size conventions are excellent and comfortable. The restaurant has an international menu as well as local dishes

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Logan, Utah
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14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I recently spent 8 days at the Hotel Embajador while on a business trip to Montevideo. The hotel is nicely located in downtown Montevideo, and the street 18th of July is only 1 block away, and is a major hub with lots of shops and places to eat within easy walking distance. The Wi-fi in my 6th floor room worked... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

The hotel's location is in central Montevideo, which has seen better days. So has this hotel. The staff is very helpful and nice, and that does compensate for some of the hotel's shortcomings. The construction is old and attempts at renovating/upgrading the facilities have been half-hearted at best. And its advertised as a 4 star hotel. No way! More like... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Location is fine, as many other hotels in central Montevideo, not far from the old city and port. Service is not good. Don't expect a good service. Breakfast is poor and the attention given to keep the rooms in good shape is precarious. On my very first day I reported an electric plug and the TV control which were not... More 

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Address: San Jose 1212, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo > Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 104
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