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“Beautiful Old Historic Inn”
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La Mision
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Reviewed 16 November 2008

As part of a trip to Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, I stayed three nights at the La Mision Inn in the historic district. Factoring in its historic value, in a historic old town district with UNESCO World Heritage status, La Mision is a great place to stay. Its appointments are simple but comfortable. The staff are very accomodating and offer assistance with sightseeing and other local activities. In my case, I arrived with a 15 pound bag of wet clothing left over from an attempt to wash clothes in Buenos Aires. Staff took the wet clothing, ran it up on the roof top clothes lines and had it dried within a few hours. They refused payment for their help! Breakfast was always simple which reminded me of the lifestyle of the monks who stayed there several hundred years ago!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 May 2008

What an amazing facade.... beautiful building, in a magnificent old town! But that was where it ended with the room being absolutely disappointing. VERY SMELLY, and very basic, for the price paid, really not worth it. Staff were fabulous, but the breakfast too was not up to much. For the price, not worth the stay... look elsewhere...

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with friends
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5  Thank lingiloo
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Reviewed 9 March 2008

Stayed one night at La Mision in late February and we wished we had stayed longer. The staff was extremely helpful: they had plenty of advice about what to do and even helped us make travel arrangements in other cities. The location was perfect, right in the middle of old town so we never had to walk far. We even walked from the Buquebus terminal (easy if you don't have too much luggage). The rooms were perfectly adequate (only complaint was the water pressure in the shower) and the courtyard and common areas were attractive. We loved our stay and would happily return!

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kkpeyton
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Reviewed 9 January 2008

Spent one night in Colonia and stayed at La Mision. Basic rooms. Small bathroom. Takes cash only.

  • Stayed: November 2007
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5  Thank mkunal
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Reviewed 27 December 2007

This hotel has a lovely website and looks great in photos. In all fairness, the building itself and the courtyard are both lovely. The rooms, however, are extremely bare bones. I think I read somewhere that La Mision was "filled with colonial charm." NOT TRUE. The stone walls are rustic and beautiful, but the rooms are otherwise rundown, damp, and mildewy. The bathroom was just barely adequate (very low water pressure, mildew, etc.). Our room was a huge disappointment, given the photos and description of the hotel posted on the web.
La Mision is fine as an overpriced place to sleep for one night, but it is NOT, in the least, charming or romantic. Colonia is a beautiful and TINY town, so the advantage of being within the walls of the city and on the main square is minimal. Other much nicer hotels are located just seconds away; it doesn't matter that they are outside the city walls and off the main square. Stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank JR434
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Reviewed 11 December 2007

After reading the other reviews, I was afraid to stay in this place. In short, the property is fine. It is in a fantastic location on a quiet street, but within a very easy walk to the river or the main part of town.

The rooms were basic, as other reviewers have noted, but they were clean. Our shower had virtually no water pressure, but it was otherwise fine.

My main complaint would be that the hotel was very overpriced. We paid $75 a night, which was too much for the small breakfast provided and the rustic rooms. $50 would have been more appropriate. In 2008, however, the hotel is raising its rates to $90 for a single/double room, which is severely overpriced.

  • Stayed: December 2007
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4  Thank guer01ita
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Reviewed 30 November 2007

The hotel has a fantastic location positioned right in the middle of the Plaza Mayor the central square. It is a simple hotel the rooms are basic but have a rustic charm with exposed stone walls and 20 foot ceilings. Our room was on the ground floor and the window was positioned directly onto the square which meant we had to keep it shut and the curtains drawn. The room was clean although small debris kept failing from the ceiling when people walked in the room above (I did mentioned the room was rustic didn't I:) The bathroom was clean, however the tv didn't get any decent recpetion and only one channel. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was okay but basic. A word of warning the hotel only accepts cash for payment which may be a problem as most ATMs are shut early in the morning when you want to check out so plan ahead. When we stayed it was cold in Colonia and we felt the room was quite cold and was in need of a few more creature comforts. It is also expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Doofler
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Address: Misiones de los Tapes 171, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 31 Hotels in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range: £72 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Mision 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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La Mision Colonia Del Sacramento
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