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“The Very Best in Eastern Uruguay”
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Hotel L'Auberge
Ranked #3 of 67 Hotels in Punta del Este
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

I have stayed at L'Auberge overnight in the past. This trip I took my daughter for lunch.

It's a magical place - and so unusual in this area. Very old school, "French farm house" sort of feeling…old beams, fireplaces, quaint - but absolutely first class.

The grounds are gorgeous with mature old plantings.

Excellent food and service - and total peace in a very busy area.

If you want to see what this area was like before the bling factor in Punta now, do stay at - or visit l'Auberge.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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10  Thank Sarah v
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

I am coming to this Hotel for seven years. The garden, the staff and food a truly 5 star. The rooms deserve hoewever only a 2 star rating. Very small, old used furniture, very unpractical bathrooms. There are no do not disturb signs in the rooms. The cleaning woman walked in twice on me laying on the bed taking an afternoon nap.
Food as mentioned is very good. Try the fruit salad at breakfast. Worldclass. An espresso costs however USD 8. If they do not invest in updating their rooms I will not go back

Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
5  Thank Marcel G
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

You need to be careful here as some of the rooms are ridiculously small 16 sm 160 sft, especially those in the water tower, which also back onto the elevators so noisy as well classic rooms are also small and even the de luxe rooms are only 25sm 250 sft.

Our room also smelled of sewerage and we had to move to another room. All the rooms we saw are dated, old aircon, old hair dryers, old pad lock safes too small for iPads etc no complimentary drinking water, and no tea coffee making facilities in the rooms. Badly tuned tv. Sporadic wifi. Very small bathrooms only room for 1 person and showers no baths.

You really need to pay a lot extra to get a proper sized room here and make sure in advance what facilities you are going to get as well, as the place looks a bit run down and as if no money has been spent here for years. It's like an old French or English country house from the 1980s that needs big bucks spent on it.

Breakfast was a very small buffet, not good staff either.

Other guests were also complaining about the room sizes.

On the positive side it is a lovely old building in a beautiful residential district outside of the mad house of PDE, staff are generally lovely and beach facilities are offered by the hotel as well. Family run, with Excellent garden grounds, easy walk to the beach and 10 minutes by car to PDE .

Clearly this place has had better days, not really suitable for modern international travellers with the poor room facilities offered to us. But check what you are getting and perhaps you will enjoy it. There are much better hotels around the area and if you want good trendy places go to La Barra or the other beach resorts further out of PDE towards Jose Ignatio to get a feel of life as was on the beaches of. Uruguay.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank peterah
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LAuberge, Owner at Hotel L'Auberge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2014

Dear peterah,

Thank you for visiting L'Auberge.

We are glad you liked our building and surroundings. We are proud to be running one of the best hotels in Punta for over 66 years now, with a lot of historic background as well as recent awards for excellence.

The rooms inside the tower are indeed small (they are inside the tower...). Nevertheless, many of our returning guests love the small rooms there, as they appreciate other aspects rather than space.

The rest of the rooms in other areas of the hotel are large and comfortable, and each one has its own carefully selected furniture, special decoration and excellent sheets and towels as well as artisanal amenities (not industrial). Some have balconies, jacuzzi, terrace, and even some have fireplace.

Every country has different uses and customs. In these latitudes, for example, the in-room coffee maker is not of paramount importance.
On the other hand, we offer great surroundings with an aprox. 10.000 sq. mt park, security, excellent food, proximity to the beach, free WiFi (you have to pay for that in many countries), beautiful gardens, and helpful and friendly staff.
If WiFi was having problems it was something temporary, but remember we are not the Internet Service Providers...

Overall, we try to offer a different option for travelers, with a more cozy and personal touch.
But I understand that maybe it was not the type of hotel you were looking for.

I regret that our hotel was fully booked and that we were not able to show you some of our best rooms which I am sure you would have loved and enjoyed very much.
I look forward to showing them to you personally.

Kind regards,

Ignacio Carrera

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

This hotel is in a residential area not too far from the beach but far enough away from the hustle-bustle of the main peninsula. The grounds are spectacular and it is a like a private paradise tucked away with a beautiful building and pool. The service was great and they were always helpful with local directions and suggestions, and also spoke English very well which was great. The onsite restaurant is great, the food is very good. I would also highly recommend the daily afternoon BBQ, the food was fresh and tasty. Overall a wonderful setting, service and experience, very relaxing!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank JH3970
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is a magnificent hotel in Punta Del Este. We stayed as a couple, but there were many families staying as well, but nothing interfered with the tranquility this hotel provides. The rooms are gorgeous, well appointed, and spacious. The hotel is located just two blocks from a great beach, and the hotel will give you chairs, umbrellas, and towels to take with you. The restaurant in the hotel is also great. We ate at several supposedly top restaurants in the town, but our meals at the hotel were our favorites. The outdoor eating environment is great. Also, be aware that most restaurants in the town itself charge an automatic cover per person...crazy in my opinion.
If you become tired of the beach, the hotel pool is awesome. The water is warm, the design unique, and the surroundings beautiful. Service throughout the day, nice lounging amenities, and wifi - what more do you need!?
The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the housekeeping was ample, unobtrusive and well done. We would recommend this place to anyone - couples, families, all would love staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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19  Thank Cora B
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

+ Beautiful historic building and gorgeous grounds
+ Helpful stuff, something you'd expect from a 5 star hotel
+ The waffles at the restaurant are delicious
+ Free wi-fi

- Rooms are small and don't have luxurious feel to them. Obnoxious old cigarette smoke smell everywhere in the hotel. Time to repaint and change carpeting
- Far from everything. Helps if you rent a car (it's inexpensive)
- No drinking water provided in the rooms except for minibar and no place nearby to buy it

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Trettini
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

this is a great place. Customer service is amazing. They are very attentive but give plenty of privacy. stayed in the tower two bedroom and found it to be very comfortable. Feel of the room is very antique like, but pleasant. Grounds are extremely well taken care of.
Town is a bit away so need a car or a cab. Food is very good, both in the restaurant as well as the grill.
Not too far to the beach, maybe 5-10 walking and they provide chairs, etc.
Traveled with a friend and we found it to be a nice place. I would think that this place could be very much enjoyed by couples and families.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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19  Thank Marcin K
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Address: Carnoustie y Av. del Agua - Pda 19 Brava | Barrio Parque del Golf, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Punta del Este
#2 Family Hotel in Punta del Este
#3 Luxury Hotel in Punta del Este
#4 Business Hotel in Punta del Este
Price Range: £118 - £692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel L'Auberge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer our visitors a place that is different from the rest, where antiques and works of art combine with the most modern comfort. We strongly support the idea that an international hotel should develop the "Art of being a Good Host". ... more   less 
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