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Hotel Posada del Virrey
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Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
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“nice spot; try to get a main floor room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2011

Charming, older, boutique hotel just steps from the old town and major sights. We booked late and ended up with one of the upstairs rooms (no elevator, no bellhop, two long sets of stairs). Strong heart needed.
Free wifi, nice breakfast, decent prices. We caught a quick glance at one of two rooms that are actually reached before the reception area; they looked pretty spiffy; likely tthe ones in the website photos. Go for one of those.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2010

-Good location 30 meters from Rio de la Plata and 5 minutes from the center.
-Room small, with the wash bassin and mirror in the room and attached toilet and shower. Clean, but no space for 2 little bags, mattress not comfortable.
Small terrasse.
-One computer with slow Internet in the lobby, but there is a "locutorio" with cheap internet access at 20 meters far away.
-High quality buffet breakfast with a nice fresh selection.
-Very noisy bar on the back with loud music and entertainer shouting in microphon from 11pm until 3am.
Price overrated, not a 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2010

I stayed in this hotel for a night in May 2010 with my friend. Since we'll just spend a day in Uruguay, we paid little bit more to stay in this fantastic "posada". It's located in the old town, cobbled stoned roads, colonial architecture...

Interior & exterior of the hotel is fantastic, if you travel in low season you'll have better rooms and prices. it can be little noisy since we stay in the ground level. Rooms are nicely and modestly furnitured, but you still feel something early 1900s.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Salvador, BA
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2010

This is a beautiful hotel in Colonia! Charming, clean, confortable and pleasing. Location is excellent and staff very helpul.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2010

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).

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Portland, OR
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2009

We had an opportunity to spend an evening here and you will not be disappointed. The rooms are well maintained with antique furnishings and very large size rooms. They have wireless Internet and a beautiful breakfast set out in their cozy dining area. It is right next to the river and in the center of the hustle and bustle. The service was perfect with all of our questions answered. For those considering others reviews - please note that sometimes travelers except the same type of service as they may receive in their own country and if they don't they assume it is poor service. If you want an authentic experience, a beautiful comfortable stay, and somewhere very affordable then I thoroughly recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

The hotel is some kind of old fashion posada with nice terrace but the service is really poor... to say the least. When we arrived we couldn't get the room before 3.00 PM. We finally got it but with no water. This was sorted out in 1 hour, but there was no warm water... the reception gave us the impression that we were very demanding when we mentioned this little "detail". When we came back around 8.00 PM we were told that the problem was sorted... but there was still no warm water. We were "invited" to move to the next hotel at 9.00 PM which had a similar room but was only 3 stars. We were not offer any taxi or assistance, and move by ourselves at night after repacking.

The other hotel (same chain apparently was nice). We were "generously" offer a 10% discount for the inconvenience and downgrade and decided to file a complaint with the local tourist office. They did not manage to spoil our anniversary but their "romantic night offer" (135 USD) was definitively not what we were expecting.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Posada del Virrey
Address: Calle de Espana 217, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Colonia Department > Colonia del Sacramento
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Colonia del Sacramento
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Posada del Virrey 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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