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Hotel Aqua
Ranked #62 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Spent 3 days too many over the weekend. Great location - over priced for the lack of quality of experience.

The entire building needs a massive make over. Strange smell in lobby, skylight covered up by blue tarp, carpets are so worn and stained, doors and security into rooms were like hollow wood doors. At least they had a safe. No wifi in room, only in lobby.

Breakfast buffet was disappointing - from sugar to coffee to the bread was stale - for a world class Resort Barrio - i would say this hotel does not help Punta Del Este reputation.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

From the stained carpets in the hallways and our room, to the threadbare towels and linens (also stained) and the chipped paint on the walls, this hotel is a disgrace. Breakfast was put out in a very unappealing manner and the tables were rarely cleared promptly.
On a positive note, the staff (front desk and cleaning) were generally friendly and helpful. They deserve to be working in a finer establishment.

Room Tip: Go to a different hotel.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

It's well located, near all the good things in Punta. The staff is helpful and the breakfast is delicious. However, the shower is very very very small, and because of that the bathroom gets all wet and the room may become a mess. Also, I saw two cockroaches while staying there and a weird insect that I didn't recognize. The towels had some holes and didn't look so clean as they do in others hotels. It may bother you some things like that. I'd prefer to save more money and go to a better hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the first floor, because the internet connection is better there.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andre_Yukio
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Spent 4 nights there in November 2011. It is a standard hotel, but the rooms are small. Everything clean. The staff are very nice. Wi-Fi in the lobby, and very simple breakfast. Location is very good. Walking distance to bus station and restaurants, shops, beaches.
We were there a bit before the main tourist season (15 December until end February) but still a high price area.
Can recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Fjeldvang
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

This hotel is in a good location on the peninsular. Friendly staff, free internet, nice rooms and clean. Not cheap but nothing on the peninsular is during the season.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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Thank willynillyAustralia
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Reviewed 20 August 2009

Not as usually I go to a place I go without arrangements. So in this case I had no choice and went directly to the city centre and as we founded the exterior nice so we came in. The rate published there was OK we decided to stay our former night there.
As the room and service were more than good, we decided to be there the whole stay. No complaints and good service. Form the exterior it seemed to be smaller but inside the perception was much better. Specially because it seems to be renovated or something.
We recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Southamericaride
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Reviewed 22 May 2009

I went for a second time to Punta del Este and my friends and I decided to go to this hotel because it was well recomended. The first time I went to Punta del Este I visited all the hotels, and I mean ALL the HOTELS, to find the better one. Aqua looks ok, service is pretty standard. Thay do noy have city maps, or much more about like touristic places, this was very dissapointing, but the staff is very nice. They Offer Internet Wi fi but in my room there mas no signal so I had to go to the lobby to have Internet access. They make a mistake with our reservation so we had a room at the back part of the hotel, a room they were even not renting but it was big, so we say ok. There is NO parking, due to parking in front of the hotel is not permited, really bad!!! Breakfast is abbsolutly noo, go and eat another place. I called reception for a wake up call, and they call late.
So with all this points we can say dont go to this hotel BUT! As I told you I visited all the hotels, and in Punta del Este the hotels are like old hotels with new painting on the front. and they smell old, and are not good. Aqua is like new, clean and we can say like a decent hotel. San Fernando Hotel is almost the best one if you dont get a room in San Fernando go to Aqua. No pool, dont now why the name is Aqua. Is very clean, everything is white. Rooms with Air C. Nice restaurant next to the hotel. Also go to eat to the Italian Restaurant at the main street.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank Dichi
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Additional Information about Hotel Aqua

Address: Calle 20 No. 877 entre calle 28 y calle 29 | A pasos de la playa mansa y brava, en el corazon de la calle 20, con los mejores comercios de las marcas mas famosas del mundo., Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 65 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range: £29 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aqua 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel, totally renovated in 2005, by it's present owner, with a minimalist design. Its white interiors and furnishings have a calming effect. The lobby is open and large with bright sunshine filtering in. There are a total of a 70 rooms of which 56 are standard and 14 are suites. Some with French balconies others with private terraces, with views of the gardens and the sea. Queen size beds, AC, Cable TV, Internet. ... more   less 
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