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Posada de los Pajaros
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in La Barra
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

This little hotel is such a beautiful space. Located in what looks like a Spanish villa just off the coastal highway in la barra, Uruguay, it feels like you are staying in a very exclusive beach house owned by a celebrity. The theme of the hotel is birds, and there are beautiful little decorative items and paintings all over that reinforce that theme. Outside there is a little garden where many birds make their home. Our room had stone floors, fresh white linens, and a little fridge tucked into a corner. It received lots of light and the bed was very firm and comfortable.

If you have a car, i would highly recommend staying here at any time of year. It is quite far from the punta del este bus station and the local bus that stops on the highway in front of the hotel only comes once an hour, and stops running at 930pm. We took a few $25 cab rides because of this, since puntas restaurants barely start serving until 9, and la barras restaurants were closed in the shoulder season when we were there. In the high season, la barra is apparently much more happening, with casual bars and restaurants abt a 20 min walk from the hotel. However for any of puntas fancier dining options, you'd need to make arrangements by cab. In the low season, it was a little awkward to use public transit, but we made it work.

This hotel had the most wonderful service, and so despite the relative inconvenience of staying so far out I am very glad we made the trip. We were the only guests that night, and still the staff pulled out all the stops for us, serving us drinks on the gorgeous terrace at sunset, and preparing a lavish breakfast the next morning, which we ate staring at a breathtaking view of the Atlantic. I felt like we were in the hamptons! The beach that is just down from the hotel is also extraordinary, white sand, big waves, and a long, uninterrupted view if the coast. I would have loved to stay there for longer.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

My family was priviledged to visit posada de los pajaros the last week in November 2011. The hotel is not located in Punta Del Este proper, but rather in La Barra. During off season the town is quiet with little nightlife. This was a plus for us although there might not be enough activity for some. I understand that during high season the nature of La Barra changes radically. We loved the beach and the pool as well as the "can do" freindly staff who went out of their way to make us comfortable. The rooms are a bit spartan, however are clean and more than adequate for a seaside accommodation. Tax is included in the room rate for tourists- a great plus. The La Barra area is expensive so the cost was in line for other hotels nearby.

Room Tip: ocean view rooms are not worth the extra cost.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were surprised at the location of this hotel as it is not very central but it did not matter and actually added to our experience as the city centre was very quiet anyway and only a short bus ride away for 75cents!! Great looking hotel with great service to match. the staff rang ahead to places we wanted to visit to make sure they were open and really could not do enough for us. Great for a base if you want to tour around or just to stay there and relax. I miss it already

Room Tip: No bad rooms but you can choose between ocean view and garden view. If staying a few days it would...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

Loved this little hotel, that oozes with charm, fantastic decor, great comfort, and extraorindary service. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

-Feel well in this hotel and want to sit and enjoy the various areas, to read the available books, listen to good music, relax in the garden or around the swimming pool.
-Very friendly staff and service, nice buffet breakfast. Free WiFi and one computer with Internet available.
-Ocean at 30 meters with hours of walk. Need a car to reach the place.
-Room very comfortable, very nice bathroom, terrasse. Very relaxing and friendly place. There is a lot of pajaros-birds.
A little pricy

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Posada de los Pajaros for a portion of our honeymoon trip in South America. The hotel is absolutely charming, and we loved the location: In a relatively quiet strip of La Barra beach pretty much equidistant between Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio.

Our large room (ocean view with a jacuzzi) was terrific, and the hotel itself was great. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool and the Atlantic? It hardly gets better than that!

What really made the experience special was the attentive, helpful staff. They provided beach towels and beach chairs (which they let us just keep in our rental car for three days), posted post cards for us, and made restaurant reservations. They even sent a bottle of champagne to our room on arrival, to help celebrate our honeymoon. Incredibly thoughtful! (Also, for whatever it's worth, we're a gay couple.)

I would recommend Pajaros to anyone traveling to Punta del Este. It made our visit memorable and special.

If I had to say anything negative, I'd just say that we were very glad we'd rented a car. There's a great beach right at the hotel, but walking to restaurants/bars, etc., would have been a bit of a challenge.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2010

Lovely hotel. Great location, close to shops and restaurants in La Barra.
I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Posada de los Pajaros

Address: Calle 10 esq. 5 | Route 10 Bus 48, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Maldonado > La Barra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in La Barra
#4 On the Beach Hotel in La Barra
Price Range: $138 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Posada de los Pajaros 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 50 metres from Montoya Beach in La Barra, Posada de los Pajaros Hotel Design is a fascinating place to enjoy and experience an unforgettable stay. It accommodates 16 cheerful & finely decorated rooms which invite you to rest and relax together with the fresh breeze of the sea. Buffet breakfast is served daily with outstanding home-made marmelades, healthy recipes, fresh fruit and natural juices. ... more   less 
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