Arrived in mid-march with a 60-person group from a US business school. No matter what you might optimistically think, Punta del Este drops DEAD after the first weekend in March. At night, about three bars and a casino were open at all, none of them very crowded.
As for the Golden Beach, its location is very central (one block from Brava beach, a few blocks from Mansa) and the rooms themselves are quite nice. The couch, kitchenette, and bedrooms are pretty spacious and well-equipped. The only problem with the rooms are the bathrooms, which are very 2-star in their appearance and equipment. Not much shelving, no real tub, and a vague feeling of dirtyness - no big problems but you could tell it wasn't a very classy place.
The breakfast buffet is rather pedestrian. No eggs (much less omelettes), one kind of bland cereal, no bacon (only meat is processed ham from a can), no waffles or pancakes or anything - it was very basic South American continental breakfast.
The pool was nice but small-ish, and the games room was fairly run down. You could get a game of ping-pong in, but you'd be chasing your balls into dirty corners. The foosball table was in a state of ruin. I applaud the effort to have some parlor games but it needs some work.
The staff were fairly helpful, although only a few of them spoke English and those not very well. They were very nice and eager to recommend things in the area, though. Overall, Golden Beach was decent but not spectacular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Beach Resort & Spa is very well located at the heart of Punta Del Este. It is the largest hotel in the downtown of Punta, really close to "Calle 20" which is known as "the fashion road", one block away from Av. Gorlero, the main street of the city, and also 50 meters from the "Brava Beach" on the Atlantic Ocean which makes the favourite beach for surfers and brave swimmers, and 300 meters away from the "Mansa Beach" on the River Plate which is very paceful and safe for people of all ages. Golden Beach Resorts & Spa counts with 100 comfortable rooms up to 6 people per room. The hotel offers a lot of services which makes it different from other hotels in the area, as the great indoor swimming pool, out side swiimming pools one of them exclusive for children, play room with billiard, table soccer, table tennis, kids club for children from 2 years old, excellent spa with various treatments, safe indoor parking, wi fi in all the rooms, and a great home made breakfast with local pastries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Beach Resort And Hotel Punta Del Este
- Golden Beach Hotel