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“Jose Ignacio is the place to be - avoid punta del este at all costs!”
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La Posada del Faro
Ranked #1 of 8 Jose Ignacio B&B and Inns
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“Jose Ignacio is the place to be - avoid punta del este at all costs!”
Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

Fantastic boutique hotel with an ideal location. Amongst some of the best restaurants in the area, pasada del faro also has a wonderful restaurant.

Great property, pool and wonderful staff who don't fuss. A perfect escape.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

La Posada del Faro is a delightful boutique hotel in a quiet seaside town, 40 km from the hustle of Punta del Este -- whose light are viisble in the distance at night. It is not cheap -- a classic case of paying more for less, and getting ideal service, peace and quiet -- and worth every penny. The hotel has a restaurant on the beach, where we had fish caught that morning; on the north side of the village, as someone at the hotel said, you cal walk along the beach all the way to Brazil. Delightful.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

This is the place you want to come to if you're exhausted from the big city life. Here, everything is mellow. It's just like being in a large house, that you happen to share with a few other guests. The house dog just completes that picture.

Perfect location, a few minutes walk to the few restaurants in town, and right opposite the beach. Lovely rooms, with plenty of sunlight, nice swimming pool (slightly small, but hey, 9 times out of 10, you'll be on your own in there), amazing little garden, and a nice little bar inside the house. Beautiful furniture, everything feels new and well designed. You can have your breakfast wherever you like, whenever you like - that's just bliss.

Overall, you'll enjoy plenty of calm and quietness. Silence only disturbed by birds, the sound of the wind in the trees, and the waves of the ocean crashing onto shore. Lovely.

If the weather is good, this is the best place in Uruguay to stay for a few relaxing days. When the weather isnt so good, there isnt much to do at the Posada. The addition of a small spa would be a great improvement.

Go to the Posada del Faro, you won't regret it for a second.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

I must say, Jose Ignacio is one of my favourite spots globaly,

During high season, late december and january this is packed place and and the village is crowded,

Go in march, when they left,, this place is beautiful and people go there for a reason.

Excellent staff, great rooms, best sunsets during dec jan, a bit worse in marc april when sun sets over land,

Pretty basic rooms but lots of feeling, great community rooms, like the tv room, or the pool area,, a open bar by the pool, where you make a mark if you mix a drink youself ,

Borrow bikes or rent a golf car, for faster access to La Huella, or Cafe la Place.

Great value off season, incredible expensive high season, plan your holiday.

Room Tip: One floor up, ( which means top floor) More privacy and better view,
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Zürich, Schweiz
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

The posoda is more than it appears from the outside.. it is a small jewel that will offer you everything you are asking for: great service, great vibe and what a view... fi you want to disconnect from the world this is the place to go to F2 will be back again for sure. and everything is close and can be reached by bike. cheers frank

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

JJ, from the 70's TV show Good Times, would love this place b/c it is Dyyyy-no-miiiiiite!! It's kinda small-- about the size of its neighboring beach houses, but still it pops--clean, good-sized suites (at least the upper corner ones) with a homey backyard, pool deck and cool little swim-up bar, sweet views of the sand dunes, south atlantic, and sunset, close to the beach and the little town of Jose Ignacio, and fashion-forward owners that break the mold by being incredibly sweet and mindful of their guests even though they look like they just stepped off a jet from Milan. I think that's it---the posada del faro is not what it appears to be from the outside. It exceeds expectations at every turn. It quickly feels like a big beach house you've been going to every summer for your whole life. Too bad it's 5000 miles away, or i would indeed go back every summer.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at La Posada for 3 nights in April, which are the autumn months in Uruguay. We had the entire hotel all to ourselves for the first evening. Punta del Este was very very quiet this time of year and as such there weren't many dining options available to us; most establishments were closed mid-week (we ate many a chivito). Our host at Posada did his best however to help us find places that were open and although we were the only people there, someone was always at the front desk. Breakfasts were stupendous; we ate fresh fruit and eggs by the pool overlooking the ocean just a stone's throw from the beach. I loathe the term barefoot chic, but love enjoying the atmosphere of a barefoot chic establishment :) This hotel is the best example of it I have ever seen. They knew when to serve us and when to leave us alone.

The only problem I had was that although there was only one other couple staying on the premises we were put two doors down on the same floor as them. Although we made friends with our vacation cohorts and had a lovely time, the quietness made us feel like we had to whisper and tip-toe around our room. It would've been nice if they had put a bit more distance between us...They could've upgraded us! All and all it was great. Loved the bon fire they built us, the attention they paid us, the privacy they gave us, the LOCATION cannot be beat but it fell short of spectacular on that one point. We would definitely definitely return during busier months

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Posada del Faro
Address: Calle de la Bahia Esq. Timonel | Faro Jose Ignacio, Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Jose Ignacio
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Jose Ignacio
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Hotel Class:4 star — La Posada del Faro 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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