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Hotel Alhambra
Ranked #47 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
San Francisco
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed 2 March 2009

We stayed at the Alhambra the week before Xmas, just before the rush.
This hotel has the best location and a wonderful staff, especially Angel and Nancy.
We had a room with a little kitchen and that was a plus.
You can't go wrong for the price.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2009

I agree with the reviewer below. This hotel was a terrific value for the money! When we decided to come to Punta del Este the week after New Years (peak travel time in Uruguay), I was shocked by how expensive every hotel was! I found the Alhambra Hotel on Trip Advisor and booked it since it was cheap and appeared to be centrally located. I was really happy with my decision! Besides the very outdated furnishings, it is spotlessly clean and has one of the best locations possible on the peninsula. The staff were very helpful and friendly too. The beach is only 3 to 4 blocks in each directions and the main shopping streets are a block away. If you are looking for a comfortable hotel to stay at, but don't mind decor from the 60s & 70s, then the Alhambra Hotel is perfect.

  • Liked — Terrific location, clean room, friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing, I have no complaints (besides outdated furnishings, but that didn't really bother me)
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2009

We booked this hotel, wanting somewhere affordable to stay in punta del este during high season. In fact, it was one of the only hotels even available when we booked in november.

If you can look beyond the 70's hotel decor (so out-of-style, its almost in style) , you will be very happy with your stay here.

- Our room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. in fact, i think the maid came in the evening as well, to replace our towels after our post-beach showers.
- The air conditioning worked very well
- The breakfast was delicious, with a buffet of pastries, cereals, fruit, toast, coffee, etc.
- The staff were incredibly nice and very helpful
- And most importantly, the location was fantastic (30 seconds from the beach, 30 seconds from the main street with shops and restaurants)


I highly recommend this hotel. it a great value.

  • Liked — Clean room and bathroom, amazing location
  • Disliked — the view in our room wasnt good
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dallas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2008

Just got back from a four-night stay in Punta at the Hotel Alhambra and had a wonderful stay. If you are looking for an affordable, clean room close to the beach and downtown area, I definitely recommend this hotel. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was sufficient. They even kept breakfast open longer and made an extra pot of coffee once morning after sleeping in.

  • Liked — Value and location
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
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shady cove
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2007

We just got back a few days ago from spending our 19th anniversary at Hotel alhambra. Angel got us a room even though it said it was full on the internet. I just called up the hotel and he got us a room. Very nice place to stay. Clean, excellent staff, great beach to lounge or swim at. The only thing that wasn't so great was we got a room on the side street, calle 8 and it was pretty noisy every night. But other then that we would definitely stay there again and just get a different room. Also just a block away from 5th avenue where all the shops are and restaurants so we walked that every night. Perfect location all the way around. Definite must stay.

Stayed April 2007
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Georgetown, ON
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2007

Punta del Este is a pricey beach area to visit, but Hotel Alhambra offers a comfortable stay for a reasonable price. I paid about $75 Cdn. You can't beat the location: Steps off the main street, a 5 min walk to the bus station, and a 5 minute walk in opposite directions to the beaches (one on the Atlantic, other on the river). The room was clean, the bathroom a good size and there was a handy bar fridge in the room. Free internet in the lobby, too. The place doesn't have a lot of extras (i.e. a pool, spa servcies, etc). I would stay there again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Basic hotel - Not a lot of extras (pool, casino, room service)
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Alhambra

Property: Hotel Alhambra
Address: Calle 28 No 573, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alhambra 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a exceptional enclave, a few meters from Gorlero Avenue and from the beach, this hotel offers you enjoying the pleasures of Punta del Este, walking around the center of the town, with restaurants, shops and casinos The hotel offers you a professional bar services, 24 hours room service, safe deposit box, and its special continental breakfast Elegance and comfort in its spacious rooms, cable TV, minibar, music and garage.Hotel gives you a warm welcome ... more   less 
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