We stayed at the Posada Siglo for 4 nights in May 2011 so that we could explore the area with a view to possible relocation from Australia.
We booked the Cardenal Suite which is upstairs in this lovely property. There are also rooms on the grount floor. There are pictures of the nice rooms on the website.
Unfortunately there was a mix up with our booking dates by the owner and the place was completely deserted when we arrived. Eventually I was able to contact the owner and then there was a great rush to get someone to come to the property to let us in and turn on the hot water etc. Once everything was sorted it was okay and we were also offered a discount off our accommodation because of the mix-up.
We rented a car at Punta del Este airport and it was a very simple drive along Ruta 12 and 9 to find our way to the Posada.
The young couple that are managing the property have limited English but I think they are trying to learn more, and we managed okay with a lot of pointing and the computer translator.
There was a computer available for the internet and a nice lounge area where you could sit and enjoy the view or read a book or even watch tv.
Breakfast is included in the price, and there is the option of purchasing dinner each night, which we did as there are no shops close by. We were given a menu each day to choose from, so that the food could be prepared at night for us.
My husband needed some emergency dental treatment and everyone was very helpful finding us a local dentist and making an appointment. Even though our Spanish is improving it is still very much appreciated to have someone help us like this.
We enjoyed our stay very much and took delight in seeing the alpacas as we took some walks in the morning.
Would definitely recommend a stay here if you like peace and quiet and nice friendly hosts, but you do need a car to get around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Estancia Siglo XX is the home of the Alpacas del Uruguay, where we raise Alpacas Huacayas. They are herd animals and are native to the Andes mountains of South America. Alpacas are very gentle, clean animals, and make wonderful pets. Location: Ruta 9 KM 123.7 (close to Ruta 12 Intersection)-20 minutes from Punta del Este peninsula-50 minutes from Carrasco Airport (Montevideo)The Hotel Posada is in the north coast of Laguna del Sauce, 10 minutes to the Beach (Portezuelo). Free access to the Estancia Siglo XX facilities2 Pools, Barbeque, Direct TV, WIFI, Air conditioning, Continental breakfast, Sports, horses, carriages.Suites with sommiers. ... more less