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Hotel Rivera
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Rivera 131, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay   |  
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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Perfect hotel for no-hassle vacation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We booked this hotel last minute on bookings.com - it was $70/night and included wi-fi and breakfast. Breakfast consisted of coffee/tea/juice and some plain pastries. The hotel is 1.5 blocks due north from the ferry station, and the main street in Colonia is 1.5 blocks past that. The staff were super friendly. The room was fine - nothing fancy but had a private bathroom, and a/c/heating unit, as well as a small television with a lot of channels available. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an easy and affordable stay in Colonia!

Room Tip: Ask for rooms in the back away from the main lobby area for a quieter stay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We paid $50 US for 2 in the off season. For this price, you will not find better.
Colonia is a small town, so everything in the inner core is close and walking distance. However if you rent a car, Renter beware. Best to have someone other than the company review the contract. Gouging is an under statement.
Other than that, Colonia was great.

Room Tip: If you are on a budget, this is a good place.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tarija, Bolivia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

We chose this hotel due to it being in walking distance to the ferry and bus terminal. Good points include nice linen and okay breakfast, and for Colonia a reasonable price. Unfortunately the rooms are really small, the shower is small, and the dining area and tables small.

My recommendation is, in Colonia, spend the money on something with character and located in the historic part of the town.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012 via mobile

It is the hotel closest to the Harbour and mostly those are the shabby ones but this hotel is very nice and clean with a helpful staff, able to point out poi's. They have a voucher printer for discounts. The breakfast was decent with better coffee than in most places I have been. Definitely good value.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I stayed in this hotel in February and I must say that this family run business is really a good place to stay. Rooms are very clean equiped with TV and AC, bathroom is clean and they have offer to their guest a simple breakfast.

Staff is extremely helpful, you can get all the details how to travel in Urugvay or to Argentina at their reception. Free internet.

Room Tip: Upstairs in the back part.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Banff
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Very personable and helpful reception. The rooms face into two small quiet courtyards. Clean, simple small rooms with comfortable beds in an old house. The restoration includes nice design elements. Close to supermarket, bakeries, coffee shops, and only one block from the bus depot and Buquebus terminal. We had a very nice stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

easy walk from the Buquebus terminal. Room was completely satisfactory--comfortable bed, good hot water for a shower. Front desk staff always helpful. It's far from a luxury property, but you already know that. The point is that it meets your needs.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Rivera 131, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Rivera 2.5*
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