Arriving in Nueva Helvecia after a 120km bike ride from Montevideo at dark, we were a bit nervous about finding a place to stay. A local suggested La posada de Ofelia and I am so glad he did! Javier and Martin, the brothers who run the hotel, were friendly and welcoming. But our favorite part by far was the amazing dinner at the in-house restaurant. Maria is a culinary goddess! No menu, it's up to whats available from the days local purchases, but I can assure you, every dish she whips up is delightful. And we were shocked at how reasonable the bill turned out. Hands down, our favorite meal from the two week trip through Uruguay.
The surroundings are gorgeous and though we didn't swim, the new pool is beautiful. The rooms are simple, spacious, and clean. The entire community has a very romantic feel and it would be easy to fall in love with Colonia Suiza. We had a hard time pulling ourselves away after just one night.