As I travel abroad more, I am learning that TripAdvisor definitely has it's limitations. I'm guessing this place was ranked number one because potential guests can use Expedia to book a room, so it isn't necessary to know any Spanish to make arrangements
I saw the price online (via Expedia) but then contacted the property directly and got a lower rate. I speak Spanish, so I could have chosen another place, but hey, this was ranked number one in Colonia on TripAdvisor...
Okay, I haven't stayed at any other hotel in Colonia, so I don't really know....but this just can't be the best place to stay. Yes, location was great. But the room was just not clean enough. When we checked in, at 12:30, the woman said, "check in is at 1, but since the room was almost ready, you can move in". The "almost ready" part might have been a clue.
There was a brown substance (I'm really really hoping it was chocolate) on the table lamp next to the bed. And the bathroom wasn't very clean. There was a lot of mold in the tile grout. The room just didn't feel very clean. And once you see one sign of filth (icky brown substance or mold for example) your confidence in the overall cleanliness of a place tends to wane.
The rooms face an inner courtyard so the windows are covered for privacy. Privacy is good, but lack of light made the room claustrophobic.
The building itself is actually quite interesting with a lot of charm and character, and the included breakfast was fine. It was exactly what you get everywhere in Argentina (oh right, this was Uruguay, but who could really tell the difference).
We wouldn't stay there again because the cleanliness of the room just wasn't good enough for us.
- Also Known As:
- La Mision Colonia Del Sacramento
- La Mision Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento
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