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“Fusion of old and good location”
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Posada Plaza Mayor
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fusion of old and good location”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Something that should be mentioned without a doubt is the unbeatable location of this place. And I must say for the location of the place it is adequate to the surroundings giving you the exact feeling of where you are.

Everything is from the Colonial times of the place and to see a little plaza through the windows of my room door gave us a good feeling of those colonial times.

Yes the rooms are not huge neither fancy but they have what you need. This is not a place to be for the room itself but to enjoy the old part of the city to the maximum; so to my modest opinion those rooms where nice, comfortable and gave us a good sleep.

The breakfast was nice and I pretty much ate everything they had to offer. Something nice about is that the breakfast room overlooks to the river and part of the old city.

I like it and I recommend this place if you are looking for exploring the city and be in a good location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2013

I had a disappointing experience with this hotel. I had prepaid (as required) $500 for a two night stay, March 7-9, but in January unexpectedly had to cancel my South American trip. I contacted the hotel on January 27 to cancel my reservation. At first they were very responsive and assured me that I would be promptly refunded. Several more emails transpired but still no refund. On Feb 12 I was assured that the refund should have already been sent and would soon be processed. Still nothing. On Mar 7, after another inquiry, I was told that actually they could not refund through Paypal (the original payment method) and would need my bank account information. I sent that, and since have not received the refund nor any response to subsequent emails.

On the basis of this experience I would advise other travelers not to reserve very much in advance if there is a chance that modifications will be needed. To the hotel, I wonder what happened.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Be forewarned if you cancel your booking. We had to cancel ours last October due to Superstorm Sandy when all flights were cancelled. Even though we were within their policy for refund, and have made multiple requests for same, we have not received reimbursement.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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120 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Perfect little place on the town square. Calm and quiet and a little magical once the day tourists leave and you're alone in the evening. Check out time is 11:00 a.m. but they know you're probably going to be taking a later bus or ferry out of town, so they allow you to leave your luggage in the lobby and provide bathrooms so you can come and go and be comfortable for the afternoon before you leave town. The restaurant right across the street on the corner of the plaza is good for a desert or drink, but the food is pretty miserable. Ask the nice people at the front desk for a recommendation--there has to be somewhere better in town. And do walk up to the main street and stroll some of the back city streets, not just the touristy "old town square" area--it gives you such a 1950s feel of a small city and is a nice break after the chaos of Buenos Aires or MonteVideo..

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Great location but for 125 USD I expected a room bigger than one that leaves you with no room to open your case other than on the bed! Yes it's colonial so shouldnt expect the usual mod cons but if wifi in reception why not push out to rooms. Breakfast was average but you have everything on your doorstep in this lovely colonial town.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2013

This hotel, which was selected for us by our tour operator, Imagine Latin America, is situated right in the heart of the old quarter of Colonia and so is a terrific base for exploration as well as for venturing out to restaurants at night. It’s a unique blend of an old Spanish home and an adjoining old Portuguese home. The rooms are of average quality and organized around a central courtyard containing trees, flowers and a fountain – a lovely tranquil setting in which to relax at the end of the day. There is also a separate enclosed outdoor area that gets the sun in the afternoon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Colonia del Sacramento is an enchanting place and an oasis of serenity, especially when coming over from hectic Buenos Aires. Although small, it deserves more than the common day-trip rush, so staying a night is highly recommended. And if you do so, you would be silly to stay anywhere else than Posada Plaza Mayor! Right at the corner of Plaza Mayor this hotel is part of the scenery, actually a sight in itself, located in a historical building around an idyllic courtyard. Staff is friendly and helpful, rooms are basic (but clean and with comfortable beds) and there’s a decent breakfast, but what brings the 5 stars here is the wonderful setting, the charm, and the very relaxing atmosphere. Just spend some time in the courtyard, surrounded by trees and flowers and a beautiful fountain, go for a walk around the old town (it’s at your doorstep), and come back to relax a little more… Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Posada Plaza Mayor
Address: Calle Del Comercio 111 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Plaza Mayor 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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