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NH Montevideo Columbia
Ranked #35 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Great hotel! Location is not the best, specially when dark. On the other hand there is a great view of the river. This NH has a lot to offer. Excellent breakfast. Beautiful rooms at great price (99usd per night double room). Absolutely recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

We stayed one night at the NH Columbia Hotel in room #411 where we had a view of the roof of the back of our building and a street with old apartment buildings and a few businesses-- kind of a shame as the the hotel is located right on the Rambla along the river front--but for one night it served it's function. It was nice to walk along the river front and from the hotel it was a short but slightly uphill walk to Constitution Plaza and the Cathedral. To walk to the Market area was an additional 6 blocks or so. Montevideo does not seem to offer a lot for tourists and we found that our one day there was plenty of time to see what we needed.

And actually the room was rather unusual as it was really two rooms joined by a roomy foyer. One room had a king-size bed, two armchairs, a desk and a television. The other room contained two quite low twin beds, a closet, 2 counters, another television, and a minibar. The bathroom located off the foyer between the two rooms had a shower/tub combination. My only major complaint was the overuse of Febreeze or a similar spray product in the room and the hallway outside (we were on the non-smoking floor).

The lobby provided two free guest computers but the internet connection was extremely slow. The breakfast buffet was very good except for the few hot items. My husband noted the eggs were burnt and the "sausage" were just those canned Vienna style.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view.
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Pleasant enough reception and public areas at the hotel. We booked in at the restaurant, a table for 6. When we arrived they put us on a large round table set for 10 people, outside of the main restaurant, in spite of it the restaurant not being very busy all night. The waiting staff were inattentive in the extreme - not taking an order from the whole table. Our friend had to walk into the kitchens to find someone to place her order! When food did eventually arrive, our son had to wait 20 minutes for his meal. Needless to say we had all finished. There was not one word of apology. No manager was available but we were able to write our complaint in a book.
The rooms at this hotel did not have a 'clean' feel. Bed linen did not seem fresh and was not in good condition. To cap it all, Montevideo streets are awash with dog mess. Not much to recommend it really. Very surprised with hotel as NH are usually pretty reliable.

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else!
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

Although the view of the Rio de la Plata is attractive, the hotel is located on a very bad part of the Ramblas; it would be acceptable for business people doing business at the Port Authority or the container port or the BuqueBus terminal, but otherwise it is far from everything interesting or attractive. There is almost no one walking around there, even in daylight hours.

The green areas close by are populated by vagrants sleeping in cardboard boxes, stray dogs and there are dog feces everywhere (grass, streets, sidewalks). The old city is behind the hotel, but not very attractive. The buildings could be charming IF they were renovated, but they have not been. The hotel rooms themselves are quite adequate and the housekeeping staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

Within 24 hours of leaving the hotel and paying our bills with credit cards, BOTH my companion and I had fictitious charges posted to our credit cards. This is just too coincidental and we are totally convinced that the credit card numbers were "lifted" at the hotel as neither of us used our cards for any other expenditure in Uruguay. Frankly, we found nothing else interesting enough to buy, except food and drink, which we paid for in cash. The day-tour packages we bought were also through the hotel. Too much coincidence!

Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2011

While the rooms looking out to the Rio de la Plata have great views of the river, ours smelled of mold (coming form the a/c), one armchair was broken and the bedlinens might have been washed but still had stains. Overall, I would not recommend the hotel although I am aware that probably many hotels in Montevideo are worse than this one.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

Located in the water front, in walking distance from old town and port area (good for day strolls, desert by night). Far from Pocitos and Punta Carretas, where most bars and restaurants are - but easily reacheable by taxi (5-8 eur). Comfortable bed but old bathroom and towels. Pricey for the services offered.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

Overall dissaponting stay - location is more or less okay during the day - on the Rambla, you can reach Plaza Independencia by foot within 5 mins, but would not dear that walk after dark. Rooms coud be ok if not for the completely run-down bathroom, with a shower head spraying water all over the place but your body, poorly planned (if you slip on the wet floor exiting the shower box - you may have a nasty injury by hiting the sink edge). Towels poorly washed - they all had black and yellow spots and very worn, some had wholes (on the first night - thought I may got these accidentally, but it's been like this the whole stay of 7 nights), same goes for the bed linen. Room floor was poorly cleaned. Request to change the linen not honered.

Service at the reception is smooth though, no complaints on that part; breakfast included and was a good quality; internet terminal available free of charge; small gym on the top floor, poorly equipped.

Overall a dissapointment as normally expect good quality from the NH chain, price was reasonable I must admit (that's the catch!)

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about NH Montevideo Columbia

Address: Rambla Gran Bretana, 473, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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Location: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Montevideo
#16 Romantic Hotel in Montevideo
#21 Family Hotel in Montevideo
Price Range: $65 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — NH Montevideo Columbia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid the neo-classical and art deco structures of Montevideo's city center, riverside NH Montevideo Columbia beckons guests with its welcoming, contemporary appeal. ... more   less 
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