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Hotel Arapey
Ranked #72 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Copenhagen
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74 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Just avoid it...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

I intended to stay for three nights, but checked out after one. My room smelled like dead rat and had no windows. The wi-fi didn't work (could connect to the router, but router had no internet connection).
The hotel has a fantastic 1950s architecture. Unfortunately, no upkeep has been done ever since, except for throwing in a floor fan and a TV in the 1980s.
Bathrooms are basic, towels and soap is provided, but no shampoo.

Single rooms are US$32, doubles for 38. Add 10% if paying with credit card, and add 20% if paying in local currency (compared to exchange rates in the street).

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

This hotel is a little worn out and not very clean. It's cheap place to sleep near centre, nothing more. Don't expect any other services. When we wanted to pay in pesos they tried to scam 500 pesos from us by using wrong exchange rate. So beware and check your bill twice.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2010

I read a few bad reviews of this place and was a little wary, especially as the taxi slowed down Uruguay outside the shabby doorway. There were no chocolates on the pillow or luxurious toiletries in the bathroom but neither were there bed bugs or cockroaches. It is what it is; a cheap place to stay within walking distance of the old city and the center. Very cheap and reasonably cheerfull.

Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2009

Arapey is a disaster. It was our worst hotelexperience, all categories, during our two months trip in South America. It is nothing at all as their website suggests. OK, it is fairly clean, but the rest is a joke. The service is non existing, the guys at the reception are so unpolite and so unserviceminded that you feel as a big burden for the hotel. They are greedy and generosity is a word unknown.

  • Liked — Nothing at all
  • Disliked — the staff
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Hastings
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2008

It is fabulously over decorated and resembles something out of a Miss Marple set. Super clean and mega cheap. Bloke on reception is a miserable so and so but you can't have it all. Word of advice though, pay in cash dollars (to avoid their criminal exchange rate and 4% Visa fee) and have the right money. They do not have change (or rather they do but would rather not part with it) and will insist that this is somehow your fault and that you need to rectify it (by trawling round for a casino at 11pm) with no effort on their part. Still, I would stay again as it is so cheap.

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2007

Located at Uruguay 925 in Montevideo.

I tried to get a package deal in BA with Buqebus for ferry and hotel but was unsuccessful regarding the hotel because of some conference in Montevideo. This hotel is recommended in an older edition of "South America on a Shoestring" by LP.

This hotel is in a good location with big rooms and is very reasonably priced. It cost about $23 US per night for a single. However, this is a very old hotel that has probably not been renovated in 30 years.

Not bad for what you get at such a low price.

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Property: Hotel Arapey
Address: Av. Uruguay 925, Montevideo, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Arapey 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he Arapey Hotel is in an old building of 1920, art-deco style, recently recycled to offer all the comfort and the services you deserve, with a careful personalized, warm and familiar service, where you will feel like at your own home. ... more   less 
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