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“Old and Run Down” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alhambra
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 28 No 573, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay   |  
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Ranked #38 of 66 Hotels in Punta del Este
San Fernando, Trinidad
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26 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Old and Run Down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our hotel room was gross. Very dated, felt old and stuffy. Bathroom was ancient, smelly and didnt feel clean. The only reason we stayed here is because we booked late and it was the only place available. I would not stay here again.

The good thing about the hotel is the location. Close to the main street and the beaches. We were able to walk to and from the bus station with two large suitcases.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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isabel s, Director General at Hotel Alhambra, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
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Estimada Sra.:

Lamentamos mucho su mala experiencia en el hotel y no haber sabido nada de su disconformidad durante la estadía para buscarle una solución.

Actualmente estamos renovando nuestras instalaciones y un 80 % del hotel se encuentra reformado, siempre manteniendo un estilo tradicional.

Esperamos en próxima ocasión tener oportunidad de satisfacer sus expectativas.

Aprovechamos para enviarle un cordial saludo

Pilar Santiago
Hotel Alhambra
info@hotelalhambra.com.uy
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We visited Punta in high season (Christmas time) so most accommodation was booked / very expensive. At the Alhambra we had a small room with 3 single beds and it was clean and basic. The staff were friendly and the location was great. Right by the beaches and main street. There was a lot of street noise (firecrackers and people) but it was the festive season. The WIFI was fine - beware of the elevator - the doors close quite aggressively .... we used the stairs!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

Hotel Alhambra is centrally located and within walking distance to the bus station. It's between the Playa Brava beach and main walking avenue of the Punta del Este peninsula.

Our room looked like it was cool back in the 1960's-1970's. It's in need of some serious updating, especially the lock & key door knob that was really difficult to open and the missing knob on the AC.

Staff was friendly and courteous. The free hotel decent was pretty good with fruits, yogurt, pastries, & ham cold cuts.

I would stay here again due to the location and price if my wife and I were to ever go back to Punta del Este, but we found the city to be a bit boring and saw it was more geared towards those in retirement. We didn't know until we got to Punta del Este that the younger, more hip crowd hangs out down the road in La Barra.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

If you are looking for a no-frills place, seek no more. The place is clean, the staff is helpful, and it is centrally located. They also have free parking, which is a plus. Our room was very small, had no safe, the bed was not very comfortable, and the door locks didn't inspire confidence.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

My husband was born in Uruguay. He wanted to spend three days in Punta del Este because he wanted a place that felt like "home". He knew that in the city's hotels were expensive. I helped him to find hotels from the Trip Advisor. So, He chose Hotel Alhambra because of location and lower prices. I did'nt like the 70's style for everything and the bed was'nt soft. But my husband like it because it was'nt expensive. Also, They do have some parking in the basement, a very good breakfast, and good location near the beach.
You might say "It sound like a "Brady Bunch Hotel".

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poa
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Good service, rooms were very clean, simple but nice breakfast, excellent location.But the rooms were small and it was expensive for its standard, but cheaper than others in high season.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ruzi15
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

I came into my stay at the Alhambra thinking at worst, it would be a dated place that would be serviceable enough, especially in peak season. I expected comfortable beds, adequate space, and a clean, attentive staff. Well, it was clean and the staff was fine, but that's about it. I got over the '70s style carpeting and decor, but the terribly weak mattress and tiny room weren't so forgiveable. It's unfortunate because it's certainly affordable and very close to the beach, and I'm not sure how many options there are during high season. But despite the nice staff and cleanliness I can't recommend it, as it was such a let-down even with my rather low expectations.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Alhambra

Address: Calle 28 No 573, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 66 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alhambra 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a exceptional enclave, a few meters from Gorlero Avenue and from the beach, this hotel offers you enjoying the pleasures of Punta del Este, walking around the center of the town, with restaurants, shops and casinos The hotel offers you a professional bar services, 24 hours room service, safe deposit box, and its special continental breakfast Elegance and comfort in its spacious rooms, cable TV, minibar, music and garage.Hotel gives you a warm welcome ... more   less 
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Alhambra Hotel Punta Del Este

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