Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
What We Love
- Daily activities — from cooking lessons to walking tours — are included in the rate
- All of the spacious, open room plans have private terraces
- Free shuttle into town
What To Know
- Its remote location means a two-hour drive and a ferry ride from Buenos Aires (or 20-minute flight on a small plane)
- In March and April, grapes are collected at local wineries and new wines are ready for tasting
- Although the resort provides several “couples experiences,” expect a lot of families, too
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked up against the grassy bank of Uruguay’s Rio de la Plata, the Four Seasons Carmelo is a rustic retreat housing 20 bungalows and 24 bi-level suites. But the resort’s features speak to a seemingly larger scale: The three restaurants, library, 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and spa leave little room for the idle. Bring the tots too; they’ll love a day of horseback riding lessons or hosted activities at the kid’s club. Six of the bungalows have river views, but all accommodations feature spacious open plans and private terraces — perfect for spreading out with the whole family.
In the Area
Though the hotel’s free shuttle into town makes for a nice day of local shopping and exploring, the ample onsite activities leave little reason to leave the grounds. Consult the hotel for their full schedule of activities, from pastry or polo lessons; horseback riding to canoeing; and even a sunset cruise, complete with snacks and refreshments. While the kids are at the Children’s Club, opt for a day of golf at the 18-hole golf course, or unwind with a 60-minute Uruguayan Tannat treatment at the spa.
How to Get There
This is a lovely place, great rooms, great food and lovely staff.
I came after Colonia and they pick us up and return us to the Ferry.
The spa is nice. They also have a yoga studio in front of the river, very unique and instructor very knowledgeable.
The chef cooks amazing food and is very adaptive to your needs.
We did laundry and was ready one hour after. Brilliant!
Staff were very efficient, specially Ariel!
Excelent resort. Perfect location, silent ( except when kids on vacations) and amazing spa and pool. Requires a bit of investment in mantainance to keep what was. The best of all places. Their employees are a helpful and very nice and caring. Massages with Heda remain the best of all the experiences!
The only thing which were high were prices - way beyond scandinavian level. The service did not at any time match the prices and you had to pay for all. In addition it was added 22 % tax and service fee. The water in the pool was cold and even visiting a wine yard was expencive.
The food for our group were terrible although we were the only guests snd chefs should have all the time to prepare.
Stay away from this place!!
We felt like we were at at mountain lodge. Beautiful property, great staff and food. Bar was fun and service was knowledgeable. The spa treatments were one of the best we have ever experienced. Highly recommend this property.
I would give 4,5 stars if I could, but I decided to give 5 stars because:
I went during Winter's South America high season (las two July's weeks), so the hotel was full (and full of kids) so some areas such as the Spa, were dirty (used towels on chairs), and weekend breakfast was collapsed (we needed to wait about 20 minutes standing...)
But on the positive side, staff was always attentive, remembered our names, you had free bottled water in many places and staff tried to serve us in every matter. Mens bikes were OK (Trek), but women's were outdated. And last but not least, the bungalows and the place are very nice. You really feel peace in every place of this hotel. If you like Yoga, the have a very nice room meters away from the river. Don't miss it.