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“Excellent - a rare find” 5 of 5 stars
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Awa Boutique and Design Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Pedragosa Sierra y San Ciro, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay   |  
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Ranked #3 of 66 Hotels in Punta del Este
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“Excellent - a rare find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

I struggled to find a good hotel in PDE not having been there before and read every hotel review. The AWA scored well and this visit justified the score. Positives: the hotel offers really well appointed, large, comfortable rooms, a great dining room for breakfast and or dinner & a nice pool and deck. The staff are v friendly and helpful. Negatives: hotel is not on the beach so you need wheels to get there (5 mins), the gym is basic and small, no sensible free weights etc, the neighbors have noisy dogs that bark ALL day (hopefully someone will get Cesar down here!). All in all, a wonderful place to stay in a place with a lot of hotels, most of which are crap.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

My husband and I stayed here for just one night during the off season. It was away from the beach area as others have mentioned, but I found this to be a good thing.

The hotel is beautiful and comfortable. The breakfast was abundant, service was friendly and prompt. Bedroom was spacious and cozy.

I think if we were her for a longer time we would have appreciated the quiet in contrast to the beach and club areas.

If you like to party and swim in the surf right outside your door, this would not be your pick. But those places can be reached with a short cab ride and I like the idea of coming home to another world after a day at the shops and beaches.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

My husband and I stayed at AWA for one night on our way to Jose Ignacio, nearby. We totally enjoyed our stay! The hotel is in a quiet location, but a short cab to most of what you want to do and see in Punta. We rented bikes from the hotel and rode along the beach all the way to La Barra. The architecture in Punta and surrounds is amazing. Very sophisticated and creative. The art in AWA was beautiful, as well.

The breakfast buffet was very generous and excellent. Room well appointed, ours with a view to a nicely landscaped area and the pool. We dined at the restaurant bar and enjoyed both the food and the service.

This is a well managed hotel. Highly recommended among the many we saw and researched.

Special thanks to Lucia in reservations for her assistance in our planning. She was especially responsive and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

My husband and I visited AWA hotel. It is in a residential area - no ocean views, across from the Camelot hotel. The entrance area is beautiful. It is a modern hotel with a beautiful restaurant and pool area. The rooms are spacious with wireless but it is very expensive $ 175.00 per night with no views of the Ocean. While I think it is a beautiful hotel, it is way too expensive given the location area.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

The staff is super. The hotel is located in a quiet corner of the woods instead of a tipical beach location.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

My husband and I stayed at this hotel based on the excellent reviews that we read prior to booking. Awa hotel did not disappoint! We arrived late (after 8pm) and were greeted with a glass of champagne and a very welcoming staff. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We were extremely satisfied during our one night stay and wouldn't hesitate to return. The only downfall is that the hotel is not along the beach or downtown but it was only about a 5 min drive. We highly recommend Awa.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

Punta del Este is quiet during off-season, but this hotel was busy. Restaurant is excellent and rooms pleasant. Bathrooms are a little small. The location for us was nice, we enjoyed being tucked away in a little suburb.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Awa Boutique and Design Hotel

Address: Avenida Pedragosa Sierra y San Ciro, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 66 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Awa Boutique and Design Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern boutique and design hotel designed by Vivai Studio in the best location, steps from great restaurants like La Bourgogne and El Palenque and the only Shopping Mall in town. Five blocks from both beaches: Mansa and Brava. Luxury rooms, Llibrary, Hi Tech Microcinema, Spa, Gym, Swiming Pool, Congress Room, and excellent Fusion Cuisine in the Life bistro + bar! Free Wi Fi everywhere ... more   less 
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