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Hotel California

San Jose 1237, Montevideo 11100, Uruguay
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Hotel California
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Ranked #60 of 83 Hotels in Montevideo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked last minute and got a superior, renovated room on the top floor with balcony which was very nice. It appeared that some rooms on the lower floors were being renovated to the same standard. The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet choices were good - scrambled eggs, toasts, cereals, yogurt, cakes, jelly, lots of fruits each... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It wasn't. I'm sharing this review to be helpful to other travelers in my position, not to berate the hotel: I don't need a very fancy hotel, but this was a very disappointing and frustrating experience. There is no reason to stay at this hotel - it's poorly run, the wifi never works, the rooms are not pleasant, and the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For a 3 star hotel it is actually poor, but its breakfast is very good. Despite their lobby and location the rooms are rather bad. You could actually hear everything going on next room and in the hallway. It is not that cheap either so besides the breakfast I will not recommend this Hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The service was excellent. My reservation did not transmit to the hotel. Mauricio was diligent in searching for my reservation. After not being able to locate the reservation he gave me the hotel's email address so I could email the reservation to him. He quickly resolved everything and I was soon settled in to my room! The room did reek... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Despite the nice lobby, our room was simply terrible, nothing like the pics of booking.com. It was extremely old and worse: it wasn't clean at all. We paid 75 dollars per night and the least we could expect was a clean room. We've found hair on our bed sheets, cracker crumbs and a cockroach! And when we complained at the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After seeing the expensive looking lobby, we were shocked by the condition of our room, as it looked nothing like the photos on booking.com. The bedspread had a stain on it that looked like dried blood, the room was old and smelled like stale cigarette smoke and stale water, the bathtub was grubby, the air conditioner was ancient and noisy,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights this february with my boyfriend at Hotel Califórina, and had a good experience there. Although the room was kind of small, we loved the breakfast and the service, always helpful getting taxis for us. We had a small problem when the power of the room went out, but they quickly sorted thing out. Very recomended for... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's my 4th time in Montevideo and I'm sure i'll be staying here again. It has all you want of a 3-star city center hotel in a superb location. Service was great, it's very clean and breakfast is amazing, better than 4 star hotels nearby.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Located a few minutes walk from the main shopping street of Montevideo, reception desk open 24H. There are some food venues around that are open 24/7 as well. The hotel is a bit run down visually , however the equipment in the room was functional ,there was hot water and WiFi was pretty fast

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

I stayed at the California Hotel on New Years Eve of 2007 and again on 2009. Both times, on pleasure trips. Then I returned to the hotel once on a business trip. All times I got what I expected, flawlessly. No regrets at all. The first times I stayed in the California, I was traveling with some friends from Buenos... More 

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