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“Overall Decent Hotel on Peninsula” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Aqua
Ranked #61 of 63 Hotels in Punta del Este
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Overall Decent Hotel on Peninsula”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2008

Went to Punta Del Este in Mid December for 1 night on a weekday with my brother hoping to enjoy the culture. We were a bit disappointed that it was not as busy as we had hoped. Apparently weekends in December, and all of Jan and Feb are the busy times.

The Aqua hotel was a good hotel in terms of location and staff and to some degree a comfortable stay.
1) Location - It was conveniently located on the peninsula where it was walking distance, although about 10 minutes, from both Playa Mansa and Playa Brava, the two beaches in the area. It was also walking distance to the bus station, which since we didn't rent a car, was very important. We were able to get a cab to La Barra (not busy in Mid December) from our hotel, but it was US$20 each way.
2) Staff - the staff was friendly and helpful, helped us get a cab to La Barra. Only one of the receptionists was fluent in English, but all knew a little and for small things we were able to communicate in simple Spanish.
3) Comfortable - The room was pretty small, 2 twin beds and a nightstand wide. We stayed on the second floor and the hallway lights were off for most of our stay. The water pressure in the shower was very good. The continental breakfast was pretty good.

Overall, the stay was decent. It wasn't cheap (US$120) considering it wasn't crowded on the beaches. I would stay here again, but might try another hotel in the area.

  • Liked — Location, Staff
  • Disliked — Small rooms
  • Stayed December 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2007

We liked the Aqua Hotel. It's basic but decent. On the plus side, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is located on the Punta del Este Peninsula, which is to say "in town," away from the beaches, though close to the yacht club and the road which runs along the coastline. You can walk to a few decent restaurants from here. Our room was clean and quiet. The hotel breakfast was included and was very good. Our first room had a water leakage problem in the bathroom and the staff moved us to another room - they discounted our final bill by 10% for our trouble, without us asking them to do so. On the minus side, the price is a bit expensive for what is offered. A "suite" at the Aqua Hotel is really a room with a small living area. No kitchen facilities of any kind. We paid US$125 per night, which we thought was a bit expensive for what they offer. On the other hand, we booked at the last minute and the weekend of October 13, when we stayed, was the Columbus Day weekend for Brazilians and Argentines, and most places were booked solid. We would stay here again.

Stayed October 2007
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Property: 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 #61 of 63 Hotels in Punta del Este
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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