My husband and myself have recently returned from a brief two night stay at this small hotel / B&B and highly recommend it to those travelling to Colonia. It was a welcome relief and escape from BA.
Location: It is located in the historic part of town, which is really pretty with lots of cobblestone streets. It is only a short taxi ride from when you get off the ferry from BA and I would suggest you do that, rather than trying to walk. There is also a big presence of police in the area, both during the night and during the day, so we never once felt uncomfortable, regardless of where we were walking in Colonia. Note: Beware of the taxi drivers, as I know that we were ripped off on arrival, as well as on our departure.
Accommodation: We booked directly via: e-mail with the hotel and at the time of our booking, there were only two rooms left. We chose to upgrade and took a room/suite for US165 and it was gorgeous. My only suggestion would be, request a room at the back, as the rooms at the front are extremely noisy from the restaurants across the road. The grounds ie. the courtyard are very pretty and there is also a nice spot to sit at the back of the hotel.
Breakfast: Breakfast was probably one of the best I have had when staying in a B&B. Great choice, with lots of fresh fruits and local dishes. Loved it.
Internet: There was a small room where you had free internet access. To me this is important and I never once had an issue trying to get to the computer.
Staff: The staff are friendly and helpful and if you only speak very basic Spanish like myself, the were no issues communicating with the staff, as they all spoke English.
Restaurants / Shopping: There are lots of restaurants to choose from and we found ourselves having a big lunch and a big dinner, just because we couldn't choose. You don't go to Colonia (or at least where we were) for the shopping.
Would I stay at this hotel / B&B again, absolutely.
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Mayor Hotel
- Posada Plaza Mayor Uruguay/Colonia Del Sacramento