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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Place is not four star as this website claims. The place looks like they opened it in 1993 and never put a penny into it for maintenance. The bedding is old, wifi doesn't work, front desk systems : does not exist. Do yourself a favor and find another hotel to stay in. Pay more and go else where.

Thank EngelsMendez
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We found out that there is a legal fight between the owner of the hotel; this is the reason why there are no maintenance investments. The wall and roof paint is falling down. The air conditioner has wires and hoses visible inside each room. We didn´t have water in the bathroom for 5 days. The bathroom sink was riven and... More 

Thank Ignacio F

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los angeles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2016

this hotel is right on a beautiful stretch of beach. that is the only thing it has going for it. I spent a total of 6 hours of my first day/night here working with the staff to find a room that had consistent electricity and a functioning air conditioner. Wifi is not reliable. the rooms are carpeted and haven't been... More 

1 Thank kevin m
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Location and sea views are the only extraorsinary things of this hotel. Beds and pillows are old, rooms in general too old and weared, wifi doesnt connect, no coffee maker or something to heat water, and when we requested they had no idea... Swiming pool and gym are OK.

Thank AgusatRome
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Was afraid about other comments here, but hotel is really good, huge rooms with plenty of space, clean, almost inside the beach and very comfortable. Breakfast is regular, bread, coffee, milk, water and fruits are ok. There is a playroom on the hotel basement, if a bit dark inside but my kid could have some fun over there, toys are... More 

Thank Marcelo S
Boca Raton, Florida
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431 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

You are on the beach...right on it.. But the hotel is at the far end of Punta del este and La Barra...so car is a must. The rooms a good and service very good. So if you don't mind the driving is a great choice with the kids.

Thank alvimangles
Manantiales, Uruguay
1 review
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I had to LIVE here for 3 months while working in Punte Del Este and pretty much everything said about it is true. Stuck in time, 1972 or thereabouts, and incredibly OLD to the GILLS. Ancient TV's and air conditioners, Noisy echo-ey halls and sub-par quality through out. Its BASIC - "Leaving Las Vegas" MOTEL on the beach. Yes it... More 

Thank 2013Traveler2014
Montevideo, Uruguay
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I'm not a very pretentious guy, but when I stay at a 5 star hotel, i expect at least: Modern/updated infrastructure, sound proofed rooms, buffet breakfast, LCD tv, radio/cd player etc. Well, I did not find anything of the above at Las Dunas... The location is unbeatable, the place is on the beach, in a quiet part of "La Barra"... More 

2 Thank Ricrey1966
Montevideo, Uruguay
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Actually, not sure where the fourth star comes from. I used a 50% discount coupon to stay there the weekend of November 10,2012. I stayed at a junior suite which was ample and with nice view of the sea. However, the elevator was not working properly, the cold water-tap in the bathroom gave no water at all, the faucett at... More 

Thank pocitense
San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This is a very nice but OLD hotel, well located jn La Barra, Punta del Este. Very clean and good service, like everything else in Punta: Expensive for what it is.

Thank Luis C

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Las Dunas Hotel

Address: Ruta 10, Km 163 | Manantiales, La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Maldonado > La Barra
Hotel Class:4 star — Las Dunas Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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#4 Spa Hotel in La Barra
#6 On the Beach Hotel in La Barra
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“Go to another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles ignaciof790, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on base floor have a door that you can use to go directly to the beach, but may seem insecure (I was not stolen or anything, but you may feel a bit insecure about this).”
 of 5 bubbles 976marcelos, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you HAVE to be here - try and get one of the "suites" (there are only 2) with bedrooms facing the ocean and not the noisy busy highway. Dont expect internet and roll your eyes when they tell you Princess Diana once stayed here..... #WHoCares #AncientHistory”
 of 5 bubbles 2013Traveler2014, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in a junior suite. Ample, but needed upkeep. Asked for a double bed and got two beds put together. They tended to move apart as the night progressed.”
 of 5 bubbles pocitense, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
“Higher floors so as to have a terrace in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Marcela2005, 28 May 2012 | Read review
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