We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge

Tula Suarez de Cutinella s/n, Colonia del Sacramento 70000 Uruguay
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (144)
Dining (17)
Pool & Beach (16)


#16 of 33 hotels in Colonia del Sacramento
We created Rio Ancho because we love to make others feel right at home. We want to welcome you, get to know you and allow you to experience a moment of magic through our cuisine, so that you can then relax and enjoy the magical sunsets on our privately accessed beach, or the sounds of our naural forest and its inhabitants. Family owned and operated, only three exclusive bedrooms.
Read more


Full view
Tula Suarez de Cutinella s/n, Colonia del Sacramento 70000 Uruguay
Getting there
Carrasco Airport110 miSee all flights
Jorge Newbery Airport32 miSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
65Reviews3Q+A5Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 62
  • 2
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Gabriella G wrote a review Feb 2020
Montevideo, Uruguay101 contributions33 helpful votes
We were greeted by our host and chef Federico. A few hours earlier, when I made the reservation, he got in touch and offered a few choices of dishes, so we could pick ahead. The concept is Farm to Table, therefore fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The meal was outstanding, as were the drinks and of course the service. The small lodge is very tasteful, located on the river bank. Will return for a weekend stay!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Wylie Norwich wrote a review Jan 2020
United Kingdom33 contributions45 helpful votes
We arrived here by vehicle from Montevideo. Having gone past Colonia you then turn off the tarmac and on to tracks (which were pretty smooth). You then arrive a a very unpretentious gate to enter the property which is in effect part of the garden. We were warmly greeted by the owner and shown to our room. We had the master suite. This is accessed up stairs so may not be suitable for all. It has a bedroom with a very large bed, a lounge with sofa and chairs. A bathroom with a shower. As I recall the owner is a former engineer and prides in some of the items such as the TV hidden in the cabinet at the end of the bed. The bedroom and lounge have large windows which have sliding screens to keep the sun out at certain times of day. There is sliding door from the lounge out on to a large wooden deck. This has two wooden sun loungers and a hot tub. Beneath is another deck area with the swimming pool. The view is over the gardens, and trees in the swamp area to the River Plate. A few tall buildings in Buenos Aries can just be seen. There is an observation tower in the grounds. There is a track down to the "Beach", this is fresh water not the sea. The service received was exemplary and nothing was too much trouble. The whole place is run for the comfort and enjoyment of guests. There area activities including a trip in to Colonia but we just were totally content to spend our time relaxing and enjoying the views and bird life. Within the building there is a lounge with books and games if you need them, there is a more open indoor seating area near the pool which also adjoins the restaurant. The owner has 3 dogs, we met 2 and they were very friendly. Also a couple of cats which we did not see. The name includes the word "Gourmet" and this is certainly the case. All meals are prepared to order and the owner gives his suggestions but if there is something you do not like an instant alternative is made available. Highlights include the Beach BBQ to watch the sunset and the Uruguay indoor BBQ. Portions are quite large but they will adapt to your requirements. During the day there are offers of drinks, both non alcoholic and alcoholic, The memory of standing on the deck looking over to the River Plate, glass of red wine, loads of birds will stay with me for ever. Anyone going anywhere near must go here. Just splendid.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Would recomend the master suite
See more room tips
2 Helpful votes
dom.ugo@wanadoo.fr wrote a review Jan 2019
7 contributions
Staying at Rio Ancho Gourmet lodge was one of our best trips expérience, the owner do any think possible to make us as special guest , we feel like we were expecting for a long time, Marcelo and all the team was very attentioned to our request. In on word rio Ancho Gourmet lodge is lived dream.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jane C wrote a review Jan 2019
Scotts Valley, California10 contributions
Upon arrival we were greeted by Marcelo, the owner. He was warm and welcoming. The accommodations were fabulous. Everything was clean and of exceptional quality. The private chef was at our disposal. He masterfully prepared a variety of dishes, baked fresh bread and croissants each day and tailored each dish to our desires. The private beach was less than 100 yards where we were served lunch and an incredible dinner. As we prepared to depart we realized we were genuinely sad to leave such a spectacular place with amazing hospitality 💕 Thank you Marcelo, Miri, Federico, and Miriam! Jane, Carlos, Michael (15) Nic (13), & Bobby (11)
Read more
Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
María Inés M wrote a review Jun 2017
Montevideo, Uruguay245 contributions20 helpful votes
Salimos a pasear por los alrededores de Colonia y llegamos a Rio Ancho. Nos encontramos con un lugar absolutamente soñado y de revista, donde se respira paz y tranquilidad. Deborah nos invitó con una bebida refrescante y nos dio un recorrido por la casa, cada habitación más hermosa que la anterior. Cuando llegamos al comedor nos decidimos por las dos opciones de los 3 pasos, para probarlo todo. Cada plato estaba delicioso, gustoso y finamente presentado. Fue una excelente experiencia. Definitivamente quiero volver pero esta vez a quedarme! We were nearby Colonia del Sacramento and we found out Rio Ancho to have lunch. The place is simply amazing, dreamy, its a place were you breath peace and ease. Deborah invited us with a refreshment and gave us a tour of the house, each room invited us to stay. When we arrived to the dinning room we chosen the three steps lunch, and both options, so we could taste everything. I have to say that each dish was tasty, well served, and every detail was taken into consideration. This lunch was the best experience of the weekend. I want to go back and this time stay in one of the rooms.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
UruguayColonia DepartmentColonia del Sacramento
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rambla de Colonia (2.4 miles), Muelle del Puerto de Yates (5.0 miles), and Parque Anchorena (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Comarca Las Liebres Barrio Restaurante Hotel, Deli de las Rosas, and La Beduina Deli & Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rio Ancho Gourmet Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos (2.8 miles).