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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short ride from the airport, the Casa Sarandi is located in the heart of the "Old City" of Mvd. Karen, the owner, welcomed us right at the door steps and helped us with our luggage into the 4th floor apartment. There is an elevator. The place is spacious, bright and fully furnished. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms make staying...

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Orange City, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a super 10 day stay at Casa Sarandi. Guesthouse is comfortable, clean, and kitchen well-stocked for cooking. Within walking distance is the Rambla (boardwalk near beach), quaint parks and shops, lots of restaurants, and 2 grocery stores are like next door. Karen is always available for questions and her daily email of possible activities is invaluable. And if a...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a solo, female traveler I have been very interested in staying at Casa Sarandi, but the visit had taken almost two years of planning and unfortunate cancellations by me before I finally arrived for my orientation with Karen. Other reviews have covered the many positives I enjoyed during my stay, so I will not repeat, except to say that...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karen is a wonderful host and resource and her apartment is a perfect base to explore Montevideo and beyond. Karen truly is the "guru-guay" (even our friends who work for the US embassy had heard of her). She was answering our questions and helping us plan itineraries even before we booked her place. She welcomed us in person and has...

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Virginia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I always hate to write lackluster reviews, but I also appreciate honesty from other TripAdvisor members... so here goes. Case Sarandi was OK, but not what we were expecting. We booked it after reading the owner's book, "Guru'guay," hoping to have onsite guidance for our visit. The owners are not in residence and we did not see them after check-in....

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Karen H, Owner at Casa Sarandi Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kelly thank you so much for your feedback. It's always very helpful to hear back from our guests regarding what we can improve and what they liked. We will clarify on our website that we are not permanently on-site, to avoid any future misunderstandings. So thank you for being clear about this issue which is one we can definitely...

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We particularly liked the information Karen gave us when we arrived - it was just what we needed - , the beautiful rooms and well-stocked kitchen, and the location in the old part of the city of Montevideo. We definitely recommend this to future travelers. It was like having your own beautiful, historic apartment in the middle of Montevideo.

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Karen H, Owner at Casa Sarandi Guesthouse, responded to this review

Maud, thank you so much for the review! So glad you like the location! We love it too. And you can walk everywhere! Casa Sarandi is one block from the Colonial Square and Sarandi, the pedestrian street going through the Old City. The Old City is full of art galleries, antique shops, auction houses, enchanting book stores, quaint bars and...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Excellent place to stay in the old town of Montevideo. Felt as if one were a part of the city rather than a guest in a hotel. Great room, bathroom and use of well equipped kitchen (if required) and sitting room with the guests in the other couple of bedrooms. Very helpful and extremely knowledgeable owner (Karen) who makes guests...

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Karen H, Owner at Casa Sarandi Guesthouse, responded to this review

Captain Tiki (how you made me laugh with this monicker!) -- "Felt as if one were a part of the city rather than a guest in a hotel" - this is EXACTLY what we want our guests to feel when they are with us :) Thanks so much for sharing. Greetings from Montevideo ! -- Karen and Sergio

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Actually, we were delighted to be free of hotel restraints, to wander about with a cup of tea to our own timetable. Karen gave us a concise and informative package of information and was at hand for any further help should we need it, but it was all there, within easy walking distance, lots to see and do. The flat...

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Windsor, Colorado
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Wonderful old town apartment, within walking distance to plazas, banks, cambios, restaurants and museums. The owner, Karen, is a great hostess with extensive knowledge of Uruguay, places to go and things to see. The apartment has a modern kitchen, great bed and en suite bath. Wifi and computer available for your use. Stayed a week and could have stayed longer....

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Melbourne - Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic three day stay! Karen my hostess was a mine of information about Montevideo. Where to eat, what to do etc etc Her own guide book was a wonderful addition too. A great buy with everything you need to know about Montevideo! The house is a charming 1930's house. I had a comfy big bed, with ensuite and even a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Sarandi is a 1930s style art-deco guesthouse and loft in the heart of Montevideo's Old City - the Ciudad Vieja in Spanish. The guesthouse is a block from the Colonial Square and the Cathedral and two blocks from Uruguay's premier theatre, the Solis and from the rambla - a 25-km long promenade, great for biking and running. The owners Karen and Sergio have lived in Montevideo since 2000, love the city and the national music scene and will help make your stay unique with their daily recommendations -most of which are walking distance-- for things to do, places to go, the most unusual places to eat and drink and the most interesting music and culture Montevideo should be more famous for. Karen runs Guru'Guay, a much-visited website on Uruguay, and now author of a best-selling guidebook "The Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo". The guest house is very intimate - just two guest rooms. Both rooms have hardwood floors, antique furnishings and original art. Besides your guest room and private bathroom, Casa Sarandi offers a cosy living room and a fully-equipped modern kitchen. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Sarandi Guesthouse

Address: Buenos Aires 558, Montevideo 11007, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Price Range: £75 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Sarandi Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 2
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“The Mascara Room has views of the cathedral and the sea from the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles nst2, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to ask whether you will be sharing the apartment with other people.”
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“Both rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles JohnColo, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All good - don't worry!”
 of 5 bubbles catchusifu, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“mascara room is the best, isolated at the end ;)”
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