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“Charming but still weird atmosphere”
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Ermitage Hotel
Ranked #24 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2012

The hotel is just fine: the size of the rooms, cleaned and specially the breakfast is quite good. However, the service is rather gloomy y/o cold? During my stay I did not feel in a hotel with a South American atmosphere rather within a "polar environment".

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Charming location at Placa Gomensoro, Pocitos. Standard rooms are small and old fashioned, like they were in the fifties. But everything works. Huge closets with sliding doors, one mirrored, can hold abolutely all your luggage and more. The mirror makes the room look twice as big. TV, big fridge, internet. And the most beautiful view of the river. Good airco and a bright and handy bathroom.
The scrambled eggs at breakfast are horrible, they are green, a disgrace. Good breads, butter, ham, cheese, orange juice.

Room Tip: rooms viewing the river
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ConstanteVanPlanck
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

Outstanding location with waterviews. Being our second trip to Uruguay, in Montevideo Pocitos is our neighborhood of choice. Spending four nights at the Ermitage, we were most satisified and actually pleasantly surprised with the rambla and waterviews. Better than pictured! Even lying in bed we had a waterview. Hotel is older with its own charm and updated in many aspects. Good service, pleasant staff and the hotel is clean, extremely clean. The room was ample in size, plenty of storage, wall safe (free), mini refrigerator and good wifi (free). Bath was adequate with the most amazing hot water pressure in the shower, there was even a hairdryer. Waterview breakfast (included) served on the second floor was pretty typical faire; however, there is a very large terrace with umbrella tables for outside dining. Very nice. This is a residential area and within 2 blocks in any direction there are numerous shops, restaurants and cambios (no need to rate shop they are all the same). It is reasonably safe to walk at night to a local restaurant. Cabs are abundant, metered and fairly inexpensive. A nice park is located between the hotel & rambla. Considering this is a Capital city, rarely does one find such an expansive ramble (wide walkway/sidewalk) & waterfront with beaches which by most standards is pretty clean. Again, this is less than 2 blocks away. Location can't be beat. Strolling the neighborhood we discovered other hotels, some are much more upscale yet none offering the views of the Ermitage. Truly a 5-star location. Would we revisit...YES!

Room Tip: Terrace Room with seaview - just like the website offers & room was as pictured!
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank FalWetVet
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

A good hotel close to the beach and restaurants and stores . Good and friendly service . Rooms of a good size with all amenities . Good breakfast , served till 11 am which is great if you are in no hurry ! Above all very good service , one has the impression that they enjoy their job and want you to visit again . A new restaurant will open shortly . Very reasonable price , very much value for money .

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Ron1938
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Spent three nights here in August with my wife and teenaged daughter. There were some good points and some not so good points. I booked a triple - asking for two beds, and was pleased to discover we had been given connecting rooms - each with two tiny twin beds. The beds of course were too small for two people (I hate twin beds) - so the two rooms was a good solution, and at no extra cost. And the cost was reasonable.

The room was clean, although the carpet was threadbare. There was a new large flatscreen tv as well as refrigerator with cold water. Both nice. The internet was free and worked pretty well.
The location was just 100 yards from the beach and we had a nice view from the room. But - it is really a long ways from anything of interest and downtown. It's a 15 minute taxi ride (about $10-12) to the Ciudad Viejo or the Independednce Square area. The neighborhood is really quiet and it is three or four blocks to find a restaurant or coffee shop or bank. The desk clerks spoke decent English and were helpful when needed - but i wouldnt call them attentive. The elevator broke down a few times while we were there.

The part that irked me was breakfast. It was vile and inedible. The coffee was so bad I almost spit it out. How can you mess up coffee? It was in an urn, and tasted like it was made with chemical water and had sat and burned for about a week. The pastries tasted like they were sitting out for weeks, and the eggs on the buffet were green (no kidding). Nasty. I travel 100 plus days a year and i have to say it was the worst hotel breakfast i have ever seen, and i refused to eat there after one try. That might explain why it always seemed empty when i walked by.

If you want a decent price, and are not looking for more than a decent clean room in a decent location (albeit far from downtown), and you can get by on eating breakfast out of the hotel - than this place may be okay. But next time I am Montevideo i will pick a place closer to downtown and one where i can have a decent cup of coffee.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank yecats59
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

This is a nice hotel in a good location. The rooms are clean and relatively modern. It's located across from the beach, although the beach was pretty windy (don't know if it's always like that or not). There is also a public bus that stops just in front of the hotel that can take you to the old town. The neighborhood where the hotel is located is also nice for just walking around. There are lots of nice buildings to look at and cute little restaurants to discover. The buffet breakfast at the hotel was good and had a fair amount of choices. It's definitely a good place to stay and if I ever go to Montevideo again I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean are really windy!
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

The Hermitage undoubtedly meets the objective of meeting the guest the best possible: the rooms are clean, well equipped with 32 "LCD, beautiful view Gomensoso Square and the river.'s New breakfast room location is on the mezzanine , facing the river and nice color. Parking for now is 2 blocks but are contsuyendo one inside the hotel.'s 2 pc's that are available in the lobby with high speed internet. Beds are comfortable, rooms are great and the bathroom is remodeled. Cleanliness is necessary and care staff are very warm and efficient.
Prices are more than acceptable
It always comes back to this "home sweet home" in Montevideo

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Juan Benito Blanco 783, Montevideo 11304, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Montevideo
#12 Family Hotel in Montevideo
#17 Romantic Hotel in Montevideo
Price Range: £40 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ermitage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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