This was my 5th visit to Colonia, a charming historic little town which I like very much.
On this occasion I stayed one night in the Beltran and moved just along the road to here because I thought the Beltran had inflated its prices a lot since my previous visit. This one proved to be very much the same story. Admittedly it was high season (Jan/Feb) so if you visit at any other time it will be somewhat more reasonable.
Af first we were shown a small room downstairs in the courtyard but the lady said she had another one with balcony and river-view for the same price - $95, which I thought sounded nice, but I couldnt see it because it wasn´t ready yet. By the time it was ready we had no choice Unfortunately to reach it one had to climb an absurdly steep (imo, quite dangerous) steel staircase that had been bolted onto the exterior. Getting our suitcases up there - and there was no help - was a real struggle, heaving them up in front of me 2 steps at a time.
The balcony, actually a patio, was quite nice (if very hot in afternoon) and at least had a plastic table and chairs. The room was large, had a fridge and the aircon worked well, but basically it was rather plain, certainly not 4-star. The breakfast was average S.America fare, the fruit better than usual with strawberries and kiwis.
Wifi internet was available in the lobby, dining room, but not in our room. There was one guest computer, small screen, in lobby.
There are some apparently much fancier modern rooms upstairs which I didnt see, but they were priced at $120/145 (about 10% less in low season).
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