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“Good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Urban Express
Ranked #73 of 86 Hotels in Montevideo
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78 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed three nights at the hotel. It is only 5 minutes walk from Plaza Independencia, restaurants and bars. The hotel staff were friendly, the room was clean and the breakfast was great. We did get a discount through a booking agency so we thought the price was a bargain for the city centre location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Rooms were basic, small & not overly clean. In addition, there was not much of a lock on the door. There was a pretty good variety for breakfast, but some of it tasted stale. So this isn't great value for money.
However, the hotel is fairly good walking distance ie a few blocks from the Buquebus port as well as restaurants & attractions. Most importantly the staff are extremely friendly.
A word of warning, however, do not take Lonely Planet as gospel. I own two LP editions which are 9 years apart & the content has barely changed. Uruguay is not the cheap holiday that LP has made it out to be (go to a poor Asian country for that one) & that is a good reflection of the economy. But what really annoys me is that info on Uruguay in LP is scant. Uruguay has so much to offer! But don't take my word for it, come & see for yourself!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lyz-the-activist
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Moscow, Russia
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113 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Wi-Fi Internet connection was excellent in all floors. Decoration was very simple, but still modern and good looking. There were not many options in breakfast but croissant were delicious. Almost all hotel staff was friendly. And the location was terrific (2 blocks away of the main street and 4 blocks away of the center of the city).
The cleaning service was not good, they did not clean the floor or desk very well. The first day the hotel run out of soaps and we did not have any in our room. We asked several times and had to wait a lot of hours until they got their soaps (they could have gone to the supermarket and bought some meanwhile).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wind41
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

We just stayed there for one night, very well located, a supermarket within walking distance, quite clean and a little basic but comfortable and nice, breakfast ... better options around -talking about brand chain hotels- but also higher rates. I was looking for the best accommodation before our trip and I am not disappointed at all. Also taxi from Buquebus port very cheap (around 5 USD) and area very safe at night. I would rate it 3.5 stars. And I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank FEnriqueCV
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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71 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

This hotel is new and very good located, near of Plaza Independencia and 18 de Julio Avenue. Its looks like a "Ibis" hotel because it has the same type of services and simplicity. If you you don't expect to have much luxury, and don´t want to spend a lot of money, I recommend this hotel. The room's bathrooms are small, but it's not problem, because the hot and cold water shower works very well. Theres's LCD tv in every room, and the beds are very comfortable. The breakfast is free for every guest, but it doesn't have many varieties of breads and others breakfast foods. The staff is very friendly!!The only thing I think this hotel don't have is a small refrigerator in the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank eduardo602
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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135 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

I have stayed 3 nights in this hotel on my South America trip and I was pleasantly surpised. For the price you pay you really get value for your money. Breakfast is simple but nice. Staff is friendly -locations is just perfect, a few steps away from the plaza de la independencia. Plenty of taxis available. Rooms are very comfortable (but small) and clean. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Angel1977
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Brasilia, DF
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

For those ones who are looking for walking in the ``ciudad vieja`` the location is incredible, you can walk to go there...

The staff are professional and prestative...

Rooms are clean and look`s like new... perhaps dont have minibars and the hotel just sell water...

For the price = GOOD OPTION!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ChristianoBSB
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Property: Hotel Urban Express
Address: Andes 1491, Montevideo 11101, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 86 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Urban Express 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
35 superior double rooms some with mountain and river views of silver, equipped for you.Increased comfort with:Box spring type mattresses.Air conditioners split.26-inch LCD TV with remote control.Wireless Broadband internet by WIFI, FREE OF CHARGE AND WITHOUT LIMIT.Safe- Fort.Cribs. Hairdryer.Wake-up.Medical Assistance 24 hours.Telephonic IDD DDI.Desks for you convenience.Service connection to broadband internet and unlimited free throughout the hotel.NO SMOKING rooms (check availability). Early check in and late checkout ( subject to availability). ... more   less 
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