We chose this hotel because it seemed to be in a great location but beware its not where Google maps says it is! It's not even where the hotel's own website Google map says it is but much nearer to Plaza Independencia, about 2 blocks away in fact. That said, it's a great place to explore the city from including the old town, museums and within two minutes of the riverside ramblas. Oh and there's a great gay bar 'Chains' just 50 metres down the road.
The hotel was only 6 months refurbished when we went so all facilities were tip top. Avoid room 501 as the metal steps up to the great rooftop dining room go up the side and you'll be woken up at 7 by people going up to breakfast which is typical South American/European style and plentiful. Wifi is slightly annoying as you have to sign in each time to use and it's a bit slow but the hotel has two Macs in the entrance which we found useful. We used the pool but it's small so don't expect to be doing laps.
Overall good, reliable hotel and recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esplendor Hotel Montevideo is located in the heart of the recently inaugurated Barrio Literario. The property was residence of important historical characters, such as Julio Cortazar who wrote “The Condemned Door” inspired by a room of the old hotel.The old building was completely refurbished to achieve this beautiful boutique hotel, keeping the distinctive facade of the old lodging but remodeling the interior to offer comfort, relax and a unique experience of design and innovation.Esplendor Hotel Montevideo offers, among many conveniences, indoor pool, spa, two meeting rooms and the old Cervantes Theater completely remodeled to be used as ballroom while keeping its ancient splendor. ... more less
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