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“about as average as average gets... we shouldn't have listened to the charming lady at the info center” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Joan Miro Hotel
Ranked #13 of 63 Hotels in Punta del Este
Certificate of Excellence
Puerto Varas, Chile
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107 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“about as average as average gets... we shouldn't have listened to the charming lady at the info center”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

first day in Uruguay, we were spent from our wedding,
and had not had the time to investigate lodging on the coast.

we popped into Punta del Este's tourist info reservation service. the lady was charming but directed us towards some options that were cheesy, minuscule, etc.

Her third choice was Joan Miro, we were tired, and went to see.

it seemed OK
which it was

78 dollars was the price. which was a little high for low season, but we knew Punta could be expensive.

We had a choice of rooms and chose the biggest.

nothing was bad, except the bed was very worn (the springs sagged).

breakfast buffet was adequate, but... boring

after, we found all manner of great great lodging options in Uruguay, so our first night disappointed us in retrospect.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2010

It was my first visit to Uruguay.
I chose Joan Miro because it was described as a better hotel than others right in the centre. (The hotel is far from centre by walk, so consider taxi rides)

About the hotel: My experience was not the best. We reserved a double bedroom, but they gave us a twin. Also, the bedroom was right in the middle of the breakfast area.
They said they would fix it and give us another room, but at the end of the 5 days nothing happened.

And the Jacuzzi in the garden area was dirty and not working.

Breakfast has the very very basic. The only good point is that lady in the reception is very attencious.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2008

We had only booked accommodation for our first two nights in Punta del Este (The Conrad) as we wanted to see where everything was and then decide if we would continue our stay in the Conrad or move to another location.

We found the Conrad to be a very big, impersonal and overcrowded standard hotel so decided to find a smaller, boutique type, quiet hotel for our last three nights within walking distance to the beach at Playa Mansa.

The hotel described as the Best Western Joan Miro Hotel on an internet hotel booking website seemed to fit the bill.

Upon checking in at the hotel however we first noticed that the hotel is NOT a Best Western. Apparently the hotel has not been a Best Western since May 2008. (Since staying there and before writing this review I have checked a number of websites and all are still listing the hotel as a Best Western so ....be aware).

We then noticed that the Jacuzzi in the garden area was not working...
when asked what the problem was we were told it usually only is available in high season (Jan & Feb) and that nobody had asked about it before...but that they were working on it and it would be working for Christmas...not any good to us....however true to their word it was up and running on our last day - 20th Dec.

The websites also make mention of a hotel bar....well, maybe this also only operates in high season as whilst we were there we saw no sign of it. There is a small bar built in the corner of the breakfast area (which is 4 steps from the reception) but as mentioned there was no sign at all of it ever operating as a bar ie:- a place where you would buy a drink and sit for a chat before heading out for the evening or have a nightcap before an early night.....

Basically this hotel has all the feel of a bed & breakfast - a private house with bedrooms and a shared sitting and breakfast area.

Saying that, the reception and hotel staff are absolutely wonderful. extremely friendly and helpful with no enquiry left unanswered (even if it meant making phonecalls or searching on internet for the answer).

The hotel bedroom (we stayed in a suite with a balcony at the front of the hotel) was cute, a reasonable size (based on European standards so other visitors may find them small), well furnished (comfortable double bed, 2 seater sofa, air-conditioning unit, TV, mini fridge, safety deposit box and the bathroom had a jacuzzi bath).

The 18 rooms are located on the ground and first floor of the building with some having their access doors leading directly into the breakfast area and some are located in the garden area.

There is free wifi in the rooms and for those without laptops there is a PC in the reception area (however not sure if usage charges apply).

Breakfast got a bit boring after the first day (fresh fruit, yoghurt, juice, ham, cheese, bread, pastries and tea or coffee) - even a different type of bread or pastries each day would change it up a bit.

A nice touch is that the hotel supply beach towels, chairs and a parasol. Very handy for the beach which is about 100mts away. There is a small water park and restaurant at the beach (again probably only opened for the high season).

The local bus stop (Parada 11) on the beachfront allows you to travel right into the Peninsula from where you can take a 10 minute ferry ride across to Isla Goretti. The beach here is lovely and less windy than Playa Mansa. (If going outside Jan/Feb probably best to take water and snacks as the beach bar will more than likely be closed.

All in all - the Joan Miro Hotel is a lovely little hotel to stay in when you want to rest, relax and enjoy the quiet side of Punta del Este - which is any month outside Jan or Feb!!

  • Liked — Friendly staff, comfortable & clean room, free wifi
  • Disliked — No on-site facilities
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Irishgirlabroad
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Property: Joan Miro Hotel
Address: Naciones Unidas Esq. Selva Negra, Punta del Este 20000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 63 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Joan Miro Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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