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“Very Quaint” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Posada Plaza Mayor

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Posada Plaza Mayor
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Nelson, Canada
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Quaint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

We enjoyed this beautiful hotel in the old city.
Most pleasant. The staff were helpful, the location perfect, and the courtyard wasvery quiet and relaxing.
The hotel is in the heart of the old city and one can easily walk to all of the sites in old Colonia.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lazyhs
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, Lancashire
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463 reviews
228 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

The posada is located on one corner of the main central square in the old town. It is a lovely location convenient for wandering the streets of the historic centre. We booked a colonial standard which faced a central patio complete with fountaIn and a lovely garden. Chairs are provided to sit outside the room - perfect for spot of late afternoon relaxation.
The rooms themselves are very traditional. Although the bedroom furniture and bathroom fittings are a few years old, all work perfectly well and the room was spotlessly clean. The room we stayed in had a high beamed and tiled ceiling giving a spacious feeling. The bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast the next morming had a good selection of food including breads, pastries, juices.
Highly recommended for a stay in Colonia.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank T-SGlobetrotters
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Hong Kong, China
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67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Might not be your modern sleek five star hotel but it is full of character and very peaceful/restful in a brilliant location.the rooms open onto a beautiful courtyard all adding to the ambiance. The staff are very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hightea9
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Graz, Austria
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84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very nice colonial rooms around a shady patio with a fountain - a peaceful romantic setting in the centre of the old town and in walking distance of everything. Bathrooms are rather small, breakfast simple (standard Uruguayan breakfast), the lack of good coffee is made up by a good tea selection. Very friendly staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carmencarola
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

It is definitely worth staying in Colonia for more than one night which is what most people do.

It's a lovely little town but the hotels seem to take advantage by overcharging for what they are delivering.

As other reviewers have said, this is a charming little hotel, with a very pretty central courtyard and it has an excellent location. But for $200 for the night, I think you should expect more than an uncleaned room with faulty aircon when you check in ( the staff did react quickly and just changed our room without a fuss to be fair), a rather tired looking decoration and a positively terrible "breakfast" which hardly deserved the title.

So we have marked this hotel down as we believe there must be better options in Colonia.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank Richard J
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Worldtraveller
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

This is a lovely historic building with a beautiful courtyard in a very good location.

Some of the room facilities are a little odd like the shower control coming away from the wall when turned and the basin tap not flowing into the basin but allowing water to pour onto the floor.

The breakfast was rather basic and not very well presented.

Like most things in Colonia it probably does not represent great value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank maguern
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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Colonia can be a noisy place but this central hotel with its thick walls and inviting courtyards gets you away from it all. Our room was great with a high vaulted ceiling. I'd give it five stars if the prices were better and they added a pool.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paulreidny
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Additional Information about Posada Plaza Mayor

Property: Posada Plaza Mayor
Address: Calle Del Comercio 111 | Barrio Histórico, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Colonia del Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada Plaza Mayor 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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