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Awa Boutique and Design Hotel
Ranked #5 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
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Anna, Texas
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“Great little Hotel in Punta”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

My husband and I have been staying at Awa several times a year for about three years (since we sold our home there). The staff is excellent. We usually try to stay in the suite (largest room available) just because that extra space is such a treat. I would rate this hotel "excellent" if the bathroom wasn't so difficult to navigate. Not much room on the vanity countertop for his and my stuff and getting into and out of the shower/tub is a challenge. I would not recommend it for anyone of advanced age unless they had assistance! The restaurant is really good. We normally eat at friends' or family's homes but ate in the restaurant this past Saturday night and it was excellent. Wines are very good quality at a very affordable price!

Room Tip: if the rate is not too high, I would always try to get the suite for the extra room. This hotel is...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Punta del este in winter is a very quiet city, therefore you have to choose a location close to restaurants etc...tris small hotel is close to punta shopping where you have restaurants and cinemas. The hotel is nice, has a small spa, and the service is ok

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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AwaHotel, Gerente at Awa Boutique and Design Hotel, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
Thank you for your nice review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your short stay at our hotel
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Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

My recent visit to Punta del Este was during the off season for a conference being held at a nearby hotel. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Most spoke enough English to converse, if one didn't, they found one who did. It is a convenient location, near a shopping mall and a few restaurants. I ate dinner in the hotel a few nights and enjoyed what I had, well prepared and nice presentation. If you are coming to Punta del Este for the beach, it is more like a 10-15 minute walk. There are certainly hotels closer to the beach, but don't pass this one up if you can get a good rate.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

I got a fantastic deal at Aja. $100/night including free wifi and buffet. And quite a buffet it was. The staff's english was about as good as my spanish--not very. But they were kind and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and relaxing. Some small shops to walk to, 5 minute walk to the beach. Not a party scene, I'm not a party scene person so it was quite nice.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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AwaHotel, Gerente at Awa Boutique and Design Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
We appreciate your comments. We are going to considerer what you say. Thank you
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

While the staff was very friendly and helpful and the bed was quite comfortable, I was turned off by mildewy grout in the shower.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

1: AWA Rooms are on the small side but well maintained.  Bathroom or showeroom is small - no shower gel is provided. Hot items are available at breakfast, but are not promoted.

2:  AWA Front desk staff are excellent, very helpful and speak good English.

3:  AWA front desk can arrange car hire for US$75 a day for a simple manual car.  Automatics are rare.

4: Car hire is key to see the local sights.  Note the alcohol limit for drivers is zero!

5:  In Punta del Este, taxis have to be called or found at a rank.  You can't flag one down.  Hotel or restaurant will call one.

6: There is a supermarket in the shopping centre near the hotel for drinks etc.

7:  There is selection of about five restaurants a few minutes walk from the hotel.  Leave the hotel and turn right, then walk up the main road past the hotel Saltzburgo.

8:  Restaurant portions are huge by European standards.  We often shared a starter and a main course, restaurants were OK to do this.

9:  Uruguay is Expensive! Punta del Este is Very Expensive.  

10:  Punta del Este is very clean and seemed to us to be safe too.

Enjoy your trip!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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AwaHotel, Gerente at Awa Boutique and Design Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2012
We appreciate your comments!!

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Punta del Este is filled with 1970s aging hotels with dirty carpets and bad service. Awa stands out in that crowd. It's modern and nicely designed. Nice rooms, clean, minimalist and well sound proofed. Service is good, most staff speaks English and helpful. Location is perfect - just away enough from the hustle and bustle of PDE but close enough to just walk to the beach and most restaurants. Good pool and quality breakfast buffet. There's a (slightly overpriced) spa and a (slightly overpriced) good restaurant with a lovely outside space for dinner or lunch. Overall, a good place to stay with a contemporary feel. Much needed in PDE. Careful - there is currently (Feb 2012) construction works accoss the road, making the pool area quite noisy in daytime. Kind of ruines the relaxing mood, but it should be over soon. Other than that, this is possibly the nicest hotel on the peninsula.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Awa Boutique and Design Hotel
Address: Avenida Pedragosa Sierra y San Ciro, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Awa Boutique and Design Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern boutique and design hotel designed by Vivai Studio in the best location, steps from great restaurants like La Bourgogne and El Palenque and the only Shopping Mall in town. Five blocks from both beaches: Mansa and Brava. Luxury rooms, Llibrary, Hi Tech Microcinema, Spa, Gym, Swiming Pool, Congress Room, and excellent Fusion Cuisine in the Life bistro + bar! Free Wi Fi everywhere ... more   less 
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