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Zen Boutique Apart Hotel

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Calle Botavara | Playa Anaconda, La Paloma, Uruguay
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place on tripadvisor and had high expectations arriving. We were not let down! The apartment hotel is right on the beach, you just cross a street and you're there. The apartments have nice balconies with sea view and a bbq! The kitchenette is fully equipped and if you are missing something just ask the friendly staff and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a very good option in La Paloma. It is well designed for a beach hotel--meaning, common spaces/hallways are outside, so there is easy access to the beach. The staff is very nice (but speak minimal english. They were very patient with our Spanish skils). We appreciated the pre packed "beach buggies" and the use of cruiser bikes. Yes--the... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The hotel has a bad cost/benefit relation. I found it extremely expensive for the quality of services it provides. It charges high end prices for a tacky décor, with cheap copies of design furniture, a mix of cold white lights and warmer yellow ones, and a small bathroom with a huge Jacuzzi taking most of the space. Furniture is piled... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a fantastic play to stay in La Paloma. We were just here for one night but if I come back this is were I will be staying. The rooms are new, clean, and very spacious with very comfortable beds and bedding and very quiet. I loved my breakfast on the balcony over looking the water. It is a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a treasure! This is by far the best hotel in La Paloma, and perhaps all of Rocha. The rooms are clean, bright and spacious with modern kitchenettes and large balconies. Every patio has a traditional parrilla -- a barbecue grill with free wood supplied for the essential asada. This is a quiet retreat, perfect for writers, artists or anyone... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is brand new. I believe recently changed ownership. Need a phone charger they will get it. Plenty of DVD to choose for in room films.Cable TV and free wifi in all rooms.Across from the beach,kayaks and bicycles are free. Also an open pool soon to be heated.Breakfast is brought to your room where you have a balcony to... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was the find of our lovely vacation in Uruguay. We stumbled upon it on trip advisor and we were so thankful one of the 16 rooms were available. The owners and staff are exceptional- always there to help two travelers who never make a reservation ahead of time and don't speak Spanish. The rooms are well thought out with... More 

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ZenLaPaloma, Propietario at Zen Boutique Apart Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying! For Andres and I personally, it was a pleasure to have met you both. Happy travels and we hope that Uruguay is a country that you may return to in the near future. PS, I love your website! I've saved it to favourites so I can refer back to it when I have more time. Tamara,... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Staying at Zen was the highlight of our trip. The rooms are modern, clean and comfortable, with a gorgeous ocean view. But the people make the difference at this hotel. The staff went out of their way to meet our every need. Tamara was quick to respond to our numerous email inquiries before we arrived. Once we arrived, we learned... More 

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ZenLaPaloma, Propietario at Zen Boutique Apart Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. The staff all told us how lovely you were, and it was a pleasure to have had you stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and I hope that you had a lovely time whilst in Uruguay. All the... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We´ve been visiting La Paloma for years, but the lack of really good accomodation always persisted. Well, not anymore. This place is by far the best in La Paloma. New, clean and with a very helpful staff, Zen makes you feel comfortable at the same time that respects your privacy. Breakfast is served in the rooms, at the time you... More 

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ZenLaPaloma, Owner at Zen Boutique Apart Hotel, responded to this review

G'day mate! Thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you both and exchanging stories about Australia. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Andres, Tamara & the Team at Zen More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Look no futher, Zen is simply outstanding in every aspect. Suggesting it to other travelers whom we've met on this trip, I referred to Zen as the lap of luxury. This is our 2nd trip to Uruguay, but the first visting this area of beautiful coastline. Reservation was painless, Tamara speaks flawless English (pro active owners!) and responded to our... More 

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