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“Nice hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Alvear
Ranked #53 of 86 Hotels in Montevideo
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Nice hotel to stay at in a central location. Walkable to most sights in the city. Rooms were very clean and the bed was comfortable.

As someone else stated, our shower also leaked water all over the bathroom floor. It was almost as if the glass partition wasn't long enough. So don't leave anything on the floor you don't want soaked! The elevator is also a bit scary as there is no internal door! We just opted to use the stairs.

Breakfast was basic - nothing special. Walkable to a grocery store though - nearly across the street. Wifi worked well throughout the hotel. Staff were ok - one girl spoke really good english and was cheerful and helpful, while the others didn't really talk to us much. We would stay here again though.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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toronto
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Good place to stay, would have stayed here again but the price went up about 25 USD for later in the week so stayed elsewhere. Awesome location, in the perfect area everything is walk able and is safe. If you are looking else where in Montevideo be really aware to not stay too close to the ferry terminal as it is a hardcore ghetto... There are many hotels in the area of the Alvear, trust me this is the area you want to be in.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pantera623
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Alvear is Like a $20 bill found in your sock drawer--it won't change your life, but it will start your day right. Rooms are old and hallways are noisy. However, Central location (supermercado very close, too), fair prices and amiable service leave a favorable impression.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AustinZorro
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Kew Gardens, New York
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Just stayed one night at this hotel with my husband. It is centrally and convenientlly located (10 min walk to plaza independencia, old town and teatro solis) but the hotel was quite disappointing.
CONS: the floor we stayed on (4th) had a stench of urine, the corridor leading to the room had no light, seems bulb was out, stand up shower did not have proper way to keep water in and water spilled all over into floor and soaked up bath mat. Elevator rather antiquated and seemed dangerous as it has no door separating you from the exterior door - definitely not child friendly. No full length mirror in room, no clock in room.

PROS: very clean sheets and towels and room overall clean. Staff polite and helpful.

Probably would not recommend or stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sweetjuly0723
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

This hotel is just about to be a bad hotel, but it isn't. Furniture, walls, ceilings, everything is quite old and the "lobby" and restaurant are a bit depressing and dark. Elevator is quite weird, with no internal doors (you can see the walls between floors moving as if they were the elevator door), seems dangerous to me.
Corridors follow the same standard with old carpet (but clean), fixtures and pictures on the walls.
Room was small but very clean, as well as the bathroom - old but clean. Windows are old and almost impossible to open (to improve the view), but compensated by new A/C with remote control. Flat screen TV. WiFi Internet in (I guess) every floor.
Service is overall good, they were helpful and polite.
Hotel well located, near some cafes, supermarket and different kinds of stores.
I booked this hotel as an emergency, I had to stay an extra day in Montevideo and this seemed the cheapest 3-star hotel. It includes breakfast and WiFi. Maybe I should have stayed closer to the beach, but would have been more expensive and no breakfast and WiFi.
I would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Front street was quiet when I stayed there, almost like a boulevard, so no noises reaching the 5th f...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marco Antonio F
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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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833 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

I stayed two nights at Alvear Hotel. It is located at Yi Street and 18 de Julio Avenue, which makes it perfect to explore the city. Although it is in the new part of Montevideo, the Historic Centre is very near, within walking distance. There is a supermarket half a block away on 18 de Julio Avenue (called Ta Ta) , as well as a bakery next to the hotel, selling some ready made food to take away apart from sweet things.
Breakfast is excellent, buffet type: many different fruit, jams, honey, diet marmelade, "dulce de leche", butter, coffee, tea, both cold and warm milk, cocoa, yoghurt (two or three flavours), a lot of varieties of bread and sweet things, etc. Really good!
The room was rather small and dated. However, the bathroom was new. There was air con and a mini bar in the room.
Wi fi internet was not available on the 2nd floor where my room was. They promised to fix it up the following day but they didn’t.
The staff is the hotel’s strength. They are very kind and polite, always ready to help customers.
It is true that the hotel is old and needs refurnishing and remodelation. However, I still find there is a good relation price- quality.
I would go back in future trips to Montevideo.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Betilu
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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

LOCATION: Good, near the city center. It takes a 10 minutes walk to "Plaza Independencia" and the "Solis Theatre".

Also, there are exchange offices and a supermarket called "Tata" right next to the hotel.


ROOM: Dated. You realize it the minute they hand you a key instead of a key card.
And, you are convinced that this is an old hotel once you step in the elevator which bumps and shakes like a ride in an amusment park.

Our room had a working air-conditioner, a mini-bar, a clean, modern bathroom.
There was no safe box though.
Upon inspecting the bed sheets in the morning, my friend found blood stains on them which was shocking.

The best aspect of the room: free wi-fi internet with a fast connection.
You don't get this in many 3 star hotels.


RECEPTION: The most beautiful thing I saw in Montevideo? The girl working at the reception of this hotel.

Great smile, friendly, and spoke very good english.

Answered all our questions about the city and was very helpful.


GETTING THERE: From the airport, we took the shuttle which costs 10 US dollars per person.
On the way back, we used the hotel taxi which costs 475 uruguayan pessos (26 US dollars).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kaiser_Amir
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Property: Alvear
Address: Yi 1372/74, Montevideo, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #53 of 86 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alvear 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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