We stayed here for one nigh on a visit to Colonia. Based on the reviews on trip advisor we thought that it looked reasonable and proceeded with the booking.
We recieved a helpful email from the owner with check in out times, options to pay in various currencies (anything but US dollars is an unfavourable rate). We arrived, walked five minutes from the port to the hotel in the pouring rain at which point it was 13:10 (check in is at 14:00) to be told that we couldn't check in until 14:00 so had to make ourselves scarce for 50 minutes. When we returned, soaked and located a member of staff from the adjacent restaurant we were shown to our room.
We had room 6, a superior double with a pleasant view of the sea. The rooms are sparce, but functional. The bed is pretty uncomfortable and very noisy. It was quite chilly during our stay, the bed sheet provided was not warm enough and we disn't want to use the stained duvet (with no cover) that was left in the room.
Breakfast consisted of luke warm coffee that was unpleasant, a couple of small rolls. a few mini croissants and some dolce de leche, not great.
Colonia is a lovely place, San Gabriel has the potential to be a great place to stay with a few improvements. A few tweaks would take it from shabby to chic easily.
- Also Known As:
- Posada San Gabriel Hotel Colonia Del Sacramento
- San Gabriel Guesthouse & Restobar Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento