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Austral Hotel Montevideo
Ranked #83 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
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“Rooms need urgent renovation”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

I stayed at Austral Hotel in early August 2012. This is a really modest place that I do not recomend. Rooms need urgent renovation. Dirty walls, old and tiny bath, horrible carpet. The only good points are the breakfast and the location. The shower was basically non-functional. Probably one of the worst places I've been.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

I thought this hotel was good. The room is quite standard and the bathroom is not as bad as others have made out. The bathroom is a little cramped and the shower curtain sticks to you in the shower but that always happens.

Bed was fine and had two good nights sleep here. The hotel is well located in the city centre, within walking distance of most things. There is a main bus stop less than a minute away which took us to some bars and restaurants a bit further down the road.

The foyer area looked quick cool I thought, being orange and green. The lifts are the older fashion ones where you have to shut two sets of doors behind you.

There is a pc in the foyer area for people to use but i found it slow when I tried to use it. Unfortunately when anyone can use a computer they dont look after it and visit sites they probably shouldnt and it gets clogged with spyware. Anyway, there was free wifi if you have your own devise.

Nice stay. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012 via mobile

If you want to save money this is a good option, but be aware that the building is old and is desperate for renovations. I bookked my stay thru despegar.com, and there the pics are not from this place, that's why o bought. At list the location is good and the breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed May 2012
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Our first stay in Montevideo was quite pleasant and we decided to book this place as it had decent reviews and wasn't going to break the bank.

Negatives - STINKY DIRTY BATHROOM. There was so much mold in our shower it was horrible. As soon as you stepped into the shower, you could just smell an old, musty, dirty smell. Ugly brown fixtures in the bathroom with brown tiling didn't help either.
Bed was squeaky and bouncy. Pillows were SOOOO lumpy.
Shutters missing and our curtains didn't close properly.
Hotel was just very dated and appeared to be stuck in the 1960s or something - the pictures are very misleading.
Room was very noisy with street noise.

Positive - great location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

The room was in serious need of gutting... (not just repair) the bathroom looked like it was from 1970 and I'm being generous. The facilities were all brown? The ceiling in the bathroom was covered in mold and was actually falling down in the shower because of the mold. There are so many other hotels in the area, stay somewhere else it will be worth spending a couple extra bucks to not breathe in the mold.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

When I first saw my room, I thought it needed a little work, but then I had the breakfast & it was incredible as is the lobby and the wonderful staff & the location is absolutely outstanding. It is near Plaza La Cajancha that is gorgeous & when you have breakfast you look out to incredible architect. A few steps to all bus stops, Plaza Independencia and the beaches!! Fabulously clean, lovely beaches!! Montevideo has class!!!! I stayed at Hotel Austral 1 month and it really felt like home!!! I liked having a small refrigerator in my room.

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Great location and lobby. Breakfast also very good. Room needs a lot of work. Carpet ripped and dirty. Walls need paint, plaster falling from ceiling in the bathroom.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Austral Hotel Montevideo
Address: Hector Gutierrez Ruiz 1296 | esq calle San José, Montevideo 11112, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #83 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Austral Hotel Montevideo 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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