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“Great location; too noisy and shabby”

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Punta del Este Shelton Hotel
Ranked #35 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Morganton, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location; too noisy and shabby”
Reviewed 23 September 2010

The off-season price of US$60 per night for a superior room (including refrigerator and AC) was still too much. The overall condition of the hotel is a bit shabby with its way-outdated carpet, cramped bathrooms, lack of electrical outlets, old plumbing, and poor cable quality just wasn't the most pleasant experience. However, the staff was great with most desk clerks speaking English and the WiFi was secure and very good. As it turns out, the 6 nights we were in Punta del Este, the few hotels open at this time of year were full so we really did not have the ability to change hotels. As older persons, we managed at this hotel but cannot say we would return. Younger people may not be as inconvenienced

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

The Shelton Hotel has seen better days but, out of season, it is cheap and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Very well located at the beginning of the main restaurant area so that accessing food was easy. The room was run-down and the bathroom was tiny, but there was lots of hot water and a heater, which was useful as it was cold at night. The hotel was quiet and we had cable TV so for $50US it was okay given that Punta is very expensive.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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san diego CA
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2010

While the other reviews say pretty much the same thing and they are all true, I might have some other notes to mention. You might consider this a 3 star, but in truth it's less than that. For price and location it's a huge value. The rooms were clean but the bathrooms were quite run down. Tiles missing, horrible paint job,old, torn plastic shower curtain and generally very very tired. The breakfast room had shag carpeting from the past century (70's), so you can get my drift, however the staff was (young) and very helpful and happy. We were told immediately upon checking in that the Carnivale Parade would be only 1/2 block away; they told us the time and the best place to view it. (how lucky were we to happen upon this?). Uruguay in general has high standards for cleanliness and I had no reservations about cleanliness. If you're watching your pennies this will work for you.

Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2010

We stayed at the Shelton for 6 nights in a double room. We initally booked only 3 nights but the hospitality was so great and the weather so warm we found it hard to leave both Punta and The Shelton!

Our double room was spacious and well ventilated with a small terrace and windows, and had a good size ensuite bathroom and TV with cable. The room was cleaned and replenished with new soaps and towels daily, and the sheets were changed every other day which i was very pleasantly suprised with. Yes.. the previous reviews are correct in that the decor is definitely from the 70s... but its clean and not at all shabby.. just a bit old. If you want modern decor there are plenty of expensive options in Punta that would happily cater for your needs at treble the price or more.

The breakfast was great - toast, croissants, orange juice, and your choice of a hot drink - and went on for a very comfortable amount of time - 8am til 11am - so no early wakeups necessary!

By far the best thing about this hotel though (if everything above hasnt convinced you) is the location. Literally bang in between the two long stretches of beach that run down Punta.. you can walk under 2 minutes in either direction and hit the sand. The high street with all the restaurants and shops begins at the hotel - its opposite. This place literally couldnt be better placed within the town.

Great staff, free internet 24 hours with 3 computers, the best location, spacious rooms.. i would highly recommend this as a great budget option and i would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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vancouver
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Reviewed 7 December 2009

Location, location, location, thats what i said to the front staff as we walked 150 paces from the bus station and found ourselves smack dab between the two beaches and next to the new casino. He assured me that although the location was ideal we would learn that the service is really the most important. How true, how true, Our stay for the first week of december could not have been more enjoyable. Our room was always kept clean, we had new sheets when we asked for them and when we asked to change our room to one with aircon they were happy to accomidate us. The breakfast staff was very nice and with coldcuts and cheese that we bought from the supermarket made breakfast was highly enjoyable. Chairs for the beach, and a minifridge with our beer kept icy cold made this a very easy stay. Strong wifi in all floors of the hotel with lightning download speeds. Remember this is not a 5 star but i was never disappointed and when i asked i was told extremely useful info. i would recommend this hotel to my grandparents or my little sis. ps. The blackout window shades makes sleeping inn very easy and the aircon was new and clean.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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new jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2009

We had a wonderful time in Punta del Este. We stayed in this hotel because my wife's cousin lives in Montevideo and told us to stay there , 1 block from both beaches, Mansa and Brave, ans just one block brom main terminal and main street.The staff very friendly and the rooms are simple but very clean.We did not need to rent a car to go around

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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new york,ny
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 May 2009

I am wondering if the reviews above are true
the hotel is nice for the price.
it is in the best location, close to everything, good clean,the staff is very friendly,
I was 1 week, and I enjoy
I highly recomened the hotel

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Punta del Este Shelton Hotel
Address: Calle 31 y Av Gorlero, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay (Formerly Shelton Hotel)
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #35 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Punta del Este Shelton Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the most privileged zone of the "Peninsula", only a few meters from Nogaró Casino, and Gorlero Ave., between Mansa and Brava Beaches, you will find Shelton Hotel. A place that will offer you everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. ... more   less 
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