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Gran Hotel Fray Bentos

Paraguay 3272, Fray Bentos 65000, Uruguay
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fray Bentos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014
Marcel S Breda, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Breda, The Netherlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hotel was clean and the rooms are OK. The staff however seemed not to like their job. They could hardly great you and give the geust the usual hospitality you could expect. The restaurant was closed on monday. That was good because obn Tuesday the restaurant uses a ventilation which was oeprated by a very noisy engine. You could... More 

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Biloela, Australia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
94 hotel reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights in November 2013 as part of a two week trip to Uruguay from Australia. This hotel is situated adjacent to a nice park above the Rambla and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Upon arrival we were given an upstairs room, but it was obvious it had previously been used by smokers. After... More 

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Thank you very much for writing about our hotel. We are pleased to hear that both our restaurant and breakfast were of your fulfillment. In other order, we are sorry to hear about the inconvenience that, for reasons beyond our control, occurred in the parking area. We will consider your suggestions of marking this area. Beyond all, we hope you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The first double room we were shown only had the bathroom light and one bedside light working. the second room had the entrance light working as well, also had two single beds. We were on honeymoon, so not perfect. Went back to reception to explain this and was told hte maid would put the beds togther to make a double.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Fray Bentos is not a tourist destination, but a small quiet town. I have stayed at the hotel twice, once in November 2010 and other time in November 2011. I can agree with all said about the hotel here, it's clean and offers the basic services, but nothing more. The breakfast was quite different each time, but not very good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I agree with most of the previous comments. The main problem is it is overpriced at $90USD for a std double and $105 for the superior room. But, let's face it, they can get away with it. It does seem strange as these are near the prices we paid in Montevideo for a lot better place and service. For example,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

decent breakfast, very clean hotel, friendly staff but in no rush to help, nice cooling pool in the summer heat - and right across the road from the gorgeous Rio Negro- but far too pricey at 100 US dollars a night for a simple room with 2 singe beds

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Staff was extremely helpful in arranging a guided tour in English at the excellent El Anglo museum. (And I just asked the to please check if there were any guided tours in English.) This hotel is under the same management as Gran Hotel Brisas del Hum in Mercedes, so you get the same excellent rooms and beds. On the negative... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

The hotel is wonderfully located for enjoying the waterfront, the sunsets. Strongly recommended: visiting the former Anglo meat-packing plant (now a museum) and taking the panoramic road to Las Cañas. The town is not a place for sophisticated living but for relaxation. You will feel welcome at all times. Also, while visiting Fray Bentos we never felt the slightest concern... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

After a cockroach experience in my last hotel, chose the Gran Hotel for a bit of comfort. Standard travelling salesman hotel: clean, decent room and bathroom, helpful staff, rubbish breakfast. All this would be fine, but for $70 a night? This is Fray Bentos after all. It is just too expensive, but I was too much of a chicken to... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

The hotel is in a pleasant location next to a nice park built on the steep banks of the Rio Uruguay. It is a 5 minute walk to the central plaza. Fray Bentos has very limited accomodation - only a couple of seedy or old and run-down hotels near the Plaza that I know of. The hotel is modern but... More 

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