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“nice location but claustrophobic rooms” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rex
Rambla Costanera y Calle Uno, Atlantida, Uruguay   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Atlantida
Bludenz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“nice location but claustrophobic rooms”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Actually we ended up not staying in the Rex. the locacion is great,and meybe its a fun place in summertime, wehn it must be teeming with guests, but for a low season visit it didnt serve its purpose. the rooms are tiny, really, at least the ones they showed us.
maybe you dont mind, because you will be out all day, but why pay 100 dollars for a shoebox? The breakfast room seemed nice enough, though, and yes, it is just across the road from the beach,but we didnt feel to stay.felt somewhat gloomy.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Holte, Denmark
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29 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 1 night in March.
The room is very worn-down and the hotel seems like everything stopped back in the 30's.
The location is very nice - right next to the beach, but because of the primitive rooms and a lousy breakfast, we can only give this hotel 2 stars.
The staff was ok-nice, but very slow; paying with a creditcard took 15 min.
Wi-fi is not available in the rooms, and the picture on their homepage showing a room doesn't look like the one we had at all!
Price out of season US$ 80.-

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Location was excellent, accommodation was frugal but clean. Architecture and ambiance was great. Loved the "galeria" and the view of the beach. Staff was friendly, but not in your face. Great value for the location. Breakfast was excellent. They only serve buffet breakfast through high season tho. Spoke some english, which was helpful.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Biloela, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Rex in Atlantida, Uruguay for 2 nights in May 2011. It was one of the few hotels that were open or even bothered to respond to our queries for accommodation.

This hotel is located on the beach within walking distance to the centre of town. There is off street parkng. When we arrived, it seemed to be all closed up and shuttered and I had to ring to get someone to come to the door. Adolfo could speak some English and he was helpful (when we could find him). The building is multi-storied and I think we were the only people staying there on one of the nights. The room was really small with twin beds and the bathroom was not terribly inviting. Not enough room to lay our bags out. The windows were shuttered and hard to open.

We were told that to get in and out of the building we needed to unlock and lock the front door to the place ourselves. The lock was so hard to operate it became very frustrating. Also, there are bars on the exit doors and you cannot push them open - you need a key.

Being a safety manager I was not very impressed by this bad fire risk, so we walked around the building to work out what piece of furniture we could throw through a window if there was a fire. The extinguishers that I could find were hidden behind other items.

Breakfast we were told was not served until 9am. It was just awful - a rock hard piece of toast that I thought would break my teeth - but my husband did say the coffee was okay. On the 2nd day we decided not to bother waiting around for breakfast.

The place seemed deserted and we could not find Adolfo when we wanted to ask any questions or get an extra pillow.

I could not help but keep singing "Hotel California" the whole time I was there.

I do not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

A genuine Art Deco Hotel (like 1930s Miami) with a slight air of being forgotten (you can have that in quite a couple of places in Uruguay). It is located on the Rambla , hence a few meters from the beach which is nice in Atlantida, white fine sandy, palm tree lined, the Atlantic/Rio de la Plata being here already like the wide open sea, but still maintaining its peculiar alien bluish-brownish colour.
Stayed there 20 times over last 15 years, they stay open in winter. Rooms, food, attention, price/value are all ok, nothing outstanding. Architecture, atmosphere (somewhat quaint) and location is nice though. They mainly receive a Uruguayan middle class clientele that probably doesn’t recognise its charm.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rambla Costanera y Calle Uno, Atlantida, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Canelones Department > Atlantida
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Atlantida
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