Atlántico Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Centrally located near Punta del Este’s charming harbor
- Bright and comfortable rooms with modern amenities
- A lovely garden with a pool, lounge chairs and a bar
What To Know
- A car is necessary to get around Punta del Este
- Partygoers might want to stay closer to the La Barra or Manantiales areas, which draw younger crowds
- In peak season (late December to mid-January) everything needs to be booked in advance, including restaurants and transportation
- Free WiFi
Punta del Este is full of design-minded hotels, trendy shops and celeb chef–helmed restaurants, but the Atlantico Hotel is the only boutique lodging near the city’s emblematic lighthouse and harbor, an area of stately residences just minutes from the shops and cafés of downtown. Owned by Tay Group, this contemporary 42-room property is housed in a four-story building from the 1960s that was completely renovated in early 2013. From the airy, whitewashed lobby, done up with pillow sofas and black-and-white photographs, to the lush garden, surrounded by climbing ivy, the vibe is relaxed and refined.
Bed and Bath
The Atlantico’s casually stylish rooms have blond hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, minibars, Egyptian cotton linens and modern bathrooms. Many of them also have spacious balconies where guests can relax while admiring the ocean. The suites, which have kitchenettes, dining spaces and separate sofabeds, are perfect for families.
Every morning a buffet breakfast of medialunas (small, fluffy croissants), fresh fruit, tea and coffee is laid out in the downstairs dining room, a perfect spot for reading about the goings-on of the Latin American jetset in the magazines provided by the hotel. But the garden is the real star of the hotel, with a lounger-dotted pool area and an outdoor bar. Don’t forget to bring your tablet — there’s free WiFi everywhere.
How to Get There
We stayed here the second week of April. The check-in was smooth, we received a lot of information about the hotel and the surroundings. The room was clean and the every day cleaning was perfect.
The breakfast was excellent with good food choices and great service.
The hotel staff is very polite, all the time with a smile on their face , greeting you and answering your questions and offering help. And yes, they speak English. The garden around the pool is very well maintained. Aaa, the pool! a great use of the backyard, with everything you need, a super clean space and a crystal clear pool. A true oasis.
The decorations are very beach-inviting, the music is relaxing, the white furniture is very cozy and a good fit with the beach theme.
In the afternoon you can have complimentary tea and coffee with a snack. I found this a great idea.
The location is very convenient, close enough to the beach, main street and restaurants.
This hotel is a gem and I highly recommended.
We had a great time staying at Hotel Atlantico. We were three and they have the room perfect for us. We are very happy with our experience and recommend this place for an affordable yet comfortable stay in a very nice location, close to many interesting places like El Puerto (marina), La Rambla, and many good places to eat and have a good time at nightime.
The front desk people are very helpful and friendly. They are also very knowledgeable of the city which was very useful for us to get oriented from the get go. Franco was particularly accommodating and the check in was fast and efficient as it should be.
We had not a single complaint about this place, everything was glitch-less, the breakfast was good with fruits and eggs and bread, etc., rooms clean and very well upkept, always an answer for any question, a little self-service bar with sodas, water, juices and adult beverages.
This place functions as clock work, with its little pool and outdoor bar, the computer station, and the extraordinary staff tending to all your needs.
It's got everything you may need and then some, however there are no useless spaces or amenities which is what makes it a very smoothly run and consequently affordable option to stay in Punta del Este.
Highly recommended as friendly, clean, affordable, and very well located in la peninsula (La Punta)
We stayed here for 3 nights from 25-28th March and had a lovely time. As we travel as a group of 3, it can be difficult to find good accommodation with 3 beds in one room so sometimes book 2 rooms as some of us snore! There was a bit of an issue at check-in as we had used Booking.com who stated the rooms had stunning sea views, which they did not. This was not a problem for Mary, who offered a choice of rooms for my 2 friends who ended up with a suite. Nothing was too much trouble. It is a lovely relaxing place, with a great little pool. A special mention must also go to Franco, who is exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and all round lovely guy. Also the young man working on reception at night (who unfortunately I've forgotten his name, sorry) who was friendly, helpful and also very knowledgeable about history. Thank you for making out stay lovely. I would definitely stay again if in Punta Del Este.