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Golden Beach Resort and Spa
Ranked #12 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A bit run down”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed in the off season for around $95 per day. For Punta del Este, that is cheap. But I would never pay $200 a day in the prime time. The place
needs a lot of work and feels like a revolving door.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Dear Brad D:
Thanks for staying at Golden Beach Resort & Spa on your last trip to Punta del Este and for your comments about your stay. Actually we are developing an important investments plan in which will be included the remodelling of all our rooms. Some highlights of the plan are new tecnology related to the air conditioning, led tv´s, bathrooms renewal, new carpets for the public areas. We would like to receive you back on your next trip in order to experience our improved facilities and services. We stand at your disposal as long as you need.
Sincerely,
Staff of Golden Beach Resort & Spa
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

I had to stay in this hotel for a business trip in Punta del este. Lets put it this way - the only good thing about it is its location. Conveniently close to all you need to have fun on the peninsula.

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Oh my god. I have stayed in gritty hotels the world over when I was young. But this one tops them all. Everything here is at least 30 years old and has never been maintained since. The bathroom smells of mould, the floor is growing stuff, the overall decor is so dated, the breakfast is awful, the windows arent sound proofed... I could spend hours telling stories about pubic hair found in my supposedly clean bathroom and staff not speaking a word of English, all of that for a charge similar to the Four Seasons. Instead, I'll say one thing - just dont go. You'll regret it if you do.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2012
Dear Mehdi_travelling:
We are very sad for knowing about your bad experience at our hotel, even more surprised by not being noticed about your complain during your stay. Our hotel was built 17 years ago, and of course it needs to be mantained continuously and some of our areas could not be mantained every year. Fortunely, this year we are starting to develop an investiment plan, that will include the change of the furniture of our rooms, all the bathrooms will be remodeled, new air conditioners and deccor for the rooms and common areas. About the front desk staff, it is true that not everyone speaks english, but there is always somebody who can speaks portuguese, english and spanish, of course, at front desk. We are sorry that the breakfast served here did not meet your expectations, we would like to know what would you include, however we are proud of our homemade pastries, breads and pies. Thanks for your time in reviewing us. Best regards
Golden Beach Resort & Spa Staff
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Beverly Hills, California
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

actually i stayed there in november 2011, but i just wanted to leave a comment right now. i don't understand how a 'red roof inn' type hotel can get 4 stars and even charge you 300 bucks a night? are they all nuts in this place??? breakfast was not included and the adjacent shopping gallery had certainly seen better times. since uruguay one of my favorite words is decrepit :) forget about it. this is a 2 star place and should cost 30 us. just because in punta's short 3 months season they have to rip off anyone doesn't mean you got to be a victim. the only positive thing about this place is the location. it s right in the center of the peninsula and the beach is very close. that's all about it. old rooms, not painted in years,listless staff and noisy argentinians everywhere...enjoy ! or better stay at home :)))

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2012
Dear Adrianmiami:
Thanks for taking your time in write about Golden Beach. The rates of our hotel are based on criterials of supply and demand,competence and S.W.A.T. studies, as most hotels in the world. If you stayed in November it is sure that you did not pay U$S 300 a day. Our aim is not "rip off anyone", it is to offer the best services and experiences in the best place of Punta del Este, probably that is the explanation to our success. Our breakfast is included in every stay except time sharing stays. About our rooms, fortunely we are going to start to develop on this year, a great investiments plan that will include the change of the furniture in our rooms, remodeling of all our bathrooms, new air conditioners and deccor for common areas. Best regards,
Golden beach Resort & Spa Staff
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is a very well located hotel, I've stayed there with my boyfriend, my mother and sister in law in a room for 4 people in 2010, and we were really pleased with our choice, we would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 13, 2012
Dear Lublasi303605:
It was our pleasure to have you as our guests. We are proud of knowing about your nice experience at our hotel. Thanks for your words about Golden Beach. We would be very pleased to receive you back anytime.
Best regards,
Golden Beach Resort & Spa staff.
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Orlando
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

The quality level is probably best described as a tired seaside resort Holiday Inn. Interior and exterior pool areas are nice. THE biggest problem is the odor from the bathrooms. We were going to ask for another room but since I'm in fluent Spanish I asked the maids and they leveled with me that there are plumbing issues and all rooms have the odor. She was kind enough to give us a can of deodorizer that along with a couple extra wet floor mats I placed over the drains masked the odor about 90%. Positives are... 1 block from the beach, grocery store next door, 1 block to main shopping drag, free basement parking (actually ALL parking in Punta is free... There are guys that have fluorescent vest on that guide you to open spots and you just give them under a buck/coins after you return to your car. If you stay here you could possibly get away with not renting a car during your stay BUT to get to the chic and bohemian beach towns of La Barra (15 min.) and Jose Ignacio (35 min.) a rental car is a must. Punta is expensive, reserve car rentals early preferably from local agencies like Interautos or others. Are Budget car was $150 a day! BTW if you have not driven in a foreign country before then be prepared. The first thing I think they do when they get a car there is rip the blinker/indicator off the steering column and throw it out the window... no staying between the lines. OTHER TIPS... We traveled Aerolineas Argentinas from BA. Poor departure times... leave plenty of time for connecting flights! Also, the domestic airport in BA, although called Jorge Newberry, goes by "Aeroparque" .So if you are at the airport in Punta you will not see your flight to Buenos Aires and instead see the word Aeroparque. Security wise we felt very safe every where we went. Try La Gabanna across from the marina for dinner and dancing but remember everything is late dinner 11-12 pm, cocktails 1-2am, dancing til sun up.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Dear Johndawn99,
Thanks for your review. After the high season we will be attending the problem about the odor in the bathrooms, since we will be remodeling all the bathrooms in the hotel. Also we will be including new furnitures for the balcony and terraces areas that will improve the appearance of the hotel and give best confort to our guests. We look forward to see you on your next trip to Punta del Este.
Best regard.
Staff of Golden Beach Resort & Spa
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La Jolla, California
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

My family and I stayed at the Golden Beach this past Christmas for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The staff at the hotel were attentive to our every needs, and the location was great. Within walking distance to everything, with a great penthouse view!!!!!! I would not hesitate to recomend the Golden Beach to anyone, and when we are back in PDE, we will for sure stay there again!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Dear Drrono:
It was our pleasure to have you and your family at our hotel. We are very happy to know that you were satisfied with our facilities and services, which makes us feel very proud. We expect to see you on your next time in Punta. Best regards,
Staff of Golden Beach Resort & Spa
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

We completely enjoyed our stay at Golden Beach - the suite was bright & spacious. The hotel itself is old but in general fairly nice. The pools are excellent - comfortable loungers around the pool are plentiful. The indoor heated pool is very spa-ey. What really made our stay enjoyable was the friendly and helpful staff. Great place to just rest and relax.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Goldenbeachresort, Gerente at Golden Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, November 25, 2011
Dear Patti G, It was a great pleasure to us to have you as our guests. We would like to thank you for choosing us as your hotel in Punta del Este and specially for your review in Trip Advisor. We also would like to inform you that on next year we will be remodeling all our rooms and common areas in order to give a new and nicer look to our building. We expect for your visit to enjoy these new features on 2012. Best regards,
Golden Beach Resort & Spa Staff
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Property: Golden Beach Resort and Spa
Address: Calle 24 esquina calle 29, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Punta del Este
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Beach Resort and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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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